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Yung Venuz is a character that focuses on offense over all else. Not only does he fire weapons faster, he also has a secondary fire mode that increases his damage output, firing 2 shots.


Yung Venuz has 20% higher rate of fire on all weapons (if weapons normally have 100% reload time, with Y.V. every weapon has 80% reload time). He starts with a Golden Revolver, which is a faster version of the regular Revolver.


Yung Venuz can use Pop Pop to fire a weapon twice with one button press, but with double the reload time (with Y.V's passive, that is 80% × 2 = 160% of the weapon's regular reload time). The amount of shots fired is double what the weapon would normally fire with one trigger pull, i.e. a Super Crossbow will fire ten bolts, an Assault Rifle will fire a burst of six bullets.
Pop Pop ignores an automatic weapon's continuous firing. It's always a single shot or a single burst, regardless of the weapon.
Pop Pop cannot be used in conjunction with Melee Weapons, except for the jackhammer. However, this will only increase its ammo consumption and won't affect the weapon's damage due to the way melee weapons work.
Pop Pop makes the killed enemy's body fly further, which means bodies also deal more damage on impact. Throne Butt and Impact Wrists mutations enhance that effect.

Throne Butt[]

Yung Venuz's Throne Butt changes his special from Pop Pop into Brrrap, which fires off four trigger pulls at once instead of two. Reload time is three times the normal rate (with Y.V's passive, that's 80% × 3 = 240% of the weapon's regular reload time).

Ultra Mutations[]


Ima Gun God

+40% higher rate of fire.

With Y.V's passive (+20% higher rate of fire), Ima Gun God increases the fire rate of weapons to 160% (weapons have 40% of their regular reload time).

It also affects how fast a weapon reloads after using Y.V's active ability. After using Pop Pop, the weapon will have 80% of its regular reload time. With Throne Butt, that's 120%.

Sends you to Y.V's Crib.


Back 2 Bizniz

Pop Pop will fire off 50% extra trigger pulls that won't consume ammo and won't affect the reload time, which means a total of 3 trigger pulls with a cost of 2 ammo and 160% of the weapon's regular reload time.

With Throne Butt, Pop Pop will fire a total of 6 trigger pulls with a cost of 4 ammo and 240% reload time.

Sends you to Y.V's Crib.


Y.V.'s Quick Reload ability makes him incredibly competitive in the late-game, as it is a direct increase to damage per second and boosts the viability of slow-reloading weapons such as the crossbow. In the early game, Pop Pop allows you to very easily rely on your pistol, as it is an accurate one-hit kill on bandits, letting you get the Big Chest on the third stage. Pop Pop suffers when using automatic weapons, as it requires you to fire the weapon semi-automatically, but can provide dramatic increases in firepower with weapons such as the Super Crossbow. With Throne Butt and a large projectile count weapon, you can very easily kill Big Dog in a single shot.
Useful mutations:
  • Back Muscle - you won't have to worry about running out of ammo as quickly with a larger threshold of ammo to satisfy your trigger happy finger.
  • Rabbit Paw - having ammo to supply Y.V.'s special ability and Throne Butt is very helpful.
  • Stress - having lower health may be risky, but you can benefit from it increasing Y.V.'s rate of fire even more.
  • Boiling Veins - since abusing Stress can be dangerous to get the fast fire rate, you may want a little safety net.
  • Strong Spirit - same idea as Boiling Veins, gives you guaranteed defense if you manage to pull your health back to full every time it saves you.
  • Trigger Fingers - a great addition to your active ability, as getting multiple kills with Pop Pop will reduce its reload time. Recommended if you are going for Y.V's second Ultra Mutation.
  • Lucky Shot - as with Rabbit Paw, having good ammo recovery is extremely useful for Y.V.
  • Impact Wrists - Pop Pop makes the killed enemy's body fly further, which means bodies also deal more damage on impact. Throne Butt and Impact Wrists enhance that effect.
  • Hammerhead - can be very useful for Throne Butt, as it allows you to create cover for a safe space to reload.
  • Rhino Skin - combined with Stress, allows Y.V. to boost his fire rate while retaining a safe amount of health, or boost it to even higher levels.
  • Scarier Face - allows Y.V. to single-Pop high-health enemies with strong projectiles (Bolts, Slugs, etc.) which would normally take a third hit.
  • Open Mind - adds an extra chest in the Crib, which allows even more weapon choice after getting an Ultra Mutation.
  • Recycle Gland - helps save bullet ammo, especially while using Y.V.'s special.

Unlock Method

Y.V. is unlocked by reaching the Y.V's Mansion secret area.


  • Yung Venuz is cool.
  • "Y.V. decided to travel to the wastelands for some fun and action." - JW
  • Y.V's design could be a reference to the Eye of Providence. This is either due to it appearing on dollar bills referencing his love for money or its usage in MLG memes, which were popular around the game's release; or his epic swagger status as a god.
  • He likes money and has a lot of it.
  • In response to a question about where Y.V. gets his money from, JW answered: "None of your bizniz".
  • When Y.V. spawns, an airhorn sound effect plays and the screen shakes.
  • Pressing the "B" key with Y.V. will trigger the airhorn sound and make the screen shake.
    • The airhorn is referencing gangsta rap and trap music, which JW listened to back when Vlambeer was developing Gun Godz.
      • This is not possible in the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One ports, despite the fact that the Switch and Xbox both have B button that normally goes unused with the game's default control scheme.
  • When Y.V's health bar reaches 0, he gets annoyed and teleports back to his mansion, thus he doesn't leave a corpse behind. Since he is a God, he cannot be killed by mere mutated creatures.
  • Y.V. hopes to one day be verified on Twitter #verifyvenuz.
  • According to one of his tooltips, Y.V. seems to hate the I.D.P.D., referring them to the ghetto slang "popo".
  • Reaching level 10 (Level Ultra) with Y.V. will change the loading screen text from "Generating..." to "Verifying...".
  • Y.V. will drop 3 money bills every time you use his active ability with the Back 2 Bizniz Ultra Mutation.
  • Yung Venuz is a crossover character from Vlambeer's game Gun Godz, a first person shooter similar to doom.
  • Several of Y.V's loading screen tips (e.g. "Guns that hate Texas") are lyrics from the Gun Godz theme song.
  • Y.V's voice was done by Doseone, who also did the SFX and rap for both Gun Godz and the Y.V's Mansion music.
  • Y.V. is the only character who doesn't speak in trashtalk, the language that the mutants speak in. Rather, he speaks Venusian, a gibberish language mixed with beatboxing
  • In the game Enter the gungeon, Y.V. has a cameo as one of the shrines. When used, it gives Gungeoneers a very similar ability to his Pop Pop Active. The description text for the shrine is "A shrine to the Gun Godz".
  • Upon unlocking Y.V., the player will receive extra coolness, albeit it is superficial and unknown whether it applies to real life or the game.
  • Prior to Update #83, Y.V's Crib was only accessible by taking the Back 2 Bizniz Ultra Mutation. Back 2 Bizniz also did not enhance Pop Pop.
  • When in his B-Skin, Y.V. floats while meditating with his eye closed. He doesn't need to see to kill things. He will also not make any stepping sounds and won't have the dust particle effect with Extra Feet.
  • Y.V. has a round cousin (called Yung Cuz) that can be seen if you choose either of Y.V.'s Ultra Mutations and visit his Crib.
  • In the save file, there is an easter egg in the text that says "YUNG VENUZ WILL SHANK YOU IF YOU EDIT THIS FILE".
  • Yung Venuz owns "Cool Big Mony Bizniz Inc." which is mentioned in the end credits of the game as one of the special mentions.
    • CBMBI is filing for bankruptcy.