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"The steed, the night, and the desert all know me. Now, you do too."
— Jackal


Ryad "Jackal" Ramírez Al-Hassar is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Velvet Shell expansion alongside Mira.[1]

Biography

Ryad Ramírez Al-Hassar was born on February 29, 1968 in Ceuta, Spain. He and his brother, Faisal Ramírez, were both thrown into the foster care system at an early age. He was nine years old during Spain’s political transition, but did not feel the full the impact of these changes until later on. His focus was somewhere else entirely, as he was shifted from one dysfunctional family to the next. A few years later, Ramírez was taken out of the foster care system by his older brother who had become old enough to become his legal guardian.

Tragedy struck on October 8th, 1985 when his brother was murdered in an abandoned house in El Principe Alfonso. Law Enforcement found Ramírez next to his brother's lifeless body, requiring urgent medical attention. With no witness, no murder weapon, and no clear motive, the local authorities treated Faisal’s death as an inconclusive case of street violence.

After that night, Ryad was determined to unravel the events that lead to the loss of his brother. When he turned 19, Ramírez decided to join the Policía Nacional. He passed the mandatory ESO (Secondary studies) and became a CNP (Cuerpo Nacional de Policía). With strong resolve and broad resourcefulness in difficult terrains, Ramírez joined the Grupo Especial de Operaciones (GEO) to further hone his skills on the field. During his time with the GEO, Ramírez was regularly tasked with tracking down HVTs and intercepting narcotics shipments.

Ramírez continues to investigate his brother's death to this day. Despite this, it has resulted in a serious case of insomnia. It has also caused Ryad to become ill-equipped to cope with letting a target go free. This is due to the fact Ryad internalized the belief that he lost everything when he failed to follow the man who killed his brother.[2][3]

Psychological Profile

Suffers from chronic insomnia. Ramírez is at risk of developing acute symptoms such as muscular weariness, hallucinations and/or double vision. He must be monitored closely.[4]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Jackal's unique gadget is the Eyenox Model III, which can track enemy footprints and can identify its targets.

  • The Eyenox is a visor. Jackal spawns with the visor up. Activating the gadget will have Jackal flip the visor down, activating its effects and downsides.
  • The Eyenox cannot be turned on or off while holding a Hostage.
  • With the Eyenox active, Jackal can see and scan Defender footprints to track their owner. Scanning is activated by using the interact key on a footprint.
  • Scanning takes around 3 seconds.
  • Jackal can scan footprints within 8 meters of him.
  • Scanning requires Jackal to concentrate on a single set of footprints. If Jackal looks to another set of footprints, even if they belong to the same Defender, the scan will cancel.
  • When the scan completes, the footprint's host will be tracked, immediately creating a 3D ping at their location. A new ping is created every 5 seconds for the duration of the tracking, which lasts 20 seconds, producing five pings total.
  • If the target was not previously identified, they will be upon scanning, and the Attacking team will all receive the identification point bonus.
  • Jackal and his current target will see the timer for when the next ping will be and how many are leftover.
  • Scanning a different set of footprints when a tracking is underway will stop the previous tracking and begin a new tracking process on the new target.
  • The Eyenox will produce temporary vision-disrupting static if Jackal takes damage with it active.
  • Shock damage from Bandit's Shock Wires or Kaid's Electroclaws will cause the entire view to be temporarily obscured in static.
  • Mute's Signal Disruptors prevent the Eyenox from scanning footprints if Jackal is within their range. If the Eyenox is active, the Signal Disruptors will also produce vision-obscuring static that grows in intensity the closer to the Disruptor Jackal is.
  • The concussion effects of Echo's Yokai and Ela's Grzmot Mine will turn Jackal's Eyenox off and prevent him from using it for the effect's duration.
  • If Jackal tracks Caveira, the Eyenox will not produce 3D pings on Caveira's location when her Silent Step is active.
  • Regardless if 3D pings are created or not, Caveira will still be identified for the Attackers when Jackal begins the tracking.

Footprint Mechanics

Footprint color

Footprint Color Graph

  • Defenders create footprints whenever they move, standing or crouching. No footprint is made when the Defender crawls. Only Jackal can see these footprints, when the Eyenox is flipped down.
  • Caveira will not create footprints while her Silent Step is active.
  • Footprints are color-coded depending on their recency, starting in red at 0 seconds, becoming yellow at 20, light green at 45, light blue at 65, and disappear at 90.
  • The death of a Defender will result in the immediate disappearance of all footprints from that Defender.
  • There are four types of footprints, with each Operator having one of the four.[5]
Footprints

Footprint chart

  • When playing Terrorist Hunt or Article 5, White Masks do not leave footprints behind, except for Bombers who leave Type D footprints. Jackal can still activate his ability and keep his visor on during the Hunt, but it is purposeless once the Bombers are eliminated.

Strategies

  • The 8 meter scanning range allows Jackal to track footprints through broken flooring, above or below.

Synergies

  • Due to the nature of his Eyenox being disrupted by Mute, Attackers such as Thatcher, Twitch, and IQ can be helpful in removing Signal Disruptors.
  • A well-timed scan from Lion's EE-ONE-D compliments Jackal's Eyenox scans, as the targeted victim will be inevitably detected by one or the other.
  • Paired with Finka's Adrenal Surge, conflicting concussion and static effects are reduced for Jackal, allowing him to use his visor more freely. Also, since the Surge reduces ADS time as well, his PDW9 becomes extremely quick to aim down with.
  • Since Gridlock can deploy her Trax Stingers from a floor above, and she also has a shotgun secondary at her disposal, she and Jackal work well together for intimidating and trapping Defenders from multiple angles.

Counters

  • Caveira's Silent Step allows Caveira to reduce the amount of footsteps and negate 3D pings from Jackal's tracking, allowing her to stay hidden even if Jackal tries to locate her. However, since the Silent Step has a shorter duration than the Eyenox scans, it is sometimes impossible for a Caveira to completely avoid being pinged if she is already being scanned.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget
Jackal Icon

Eyenox Model III x 3

"Tracking eyewear that locates targets by revealing and identifying recent footsteps."
— Eyenox Model III Description


Inspired by the FBI’s Quick Capture Platform, the Eyenox Model III was created to offer a mobile tracking device able to both identify and trail a person’s footprints in real-time. This forensic tool was first used to track terrorist cells back to hidden cave complex in the mountains of Afghanistan. Equipped with advanced computer vision, the Eyenox detects invisible details relating to footfall and weight distribution so that you can identify and stalk your target.[1]


Quotes

Jackal's Quotes
Teaser Trailer
  • "Siempre dejan algo atrás."
Velvet Shell Trailer
  • "Via libre, puedo seguir el rastro."
Spawning
  • "Did you hear that?"
  • "Every trail leads to death. So is yours."
  • "First rule of hunting: become your target, then hunt yourself down."
  • "Impressive."
  • "It's second nature."
  • "My brother used to say: 'Among the blind, the One-Eyed Man is king'."
  • "Oh good."
  • [Soft chuckle to himself.]
  • "Someone is watching us."
  • "The best hunter is just as smart as his prey."
  • "The hunt. There's nothing like it."
  • "There is someone else here. But they cannot hide from me."
  • "The steed, the night, and the desert all know me. Now, you do too."
  • "We will see."
  • "You ever get the feeling that these operations are getting a bit too... comfortable?"
  • "You remind me of my brother."
  • "You will see."
Using Eyenox
  • "And what do we have here?"
  • "I caught something."
  • "I have a clean trail here."
  • "I see what lurks in the dark."
  • "I see you hiding!"
  • "I see you lurking."
  • "Let's see what hides in the dark."
  • "Let's see what lurks in the dark!"
  • "Scanning."
  • "They always leave something behind."
  • "This will do."
  • "We have a clean trail."
  • "What do we have here?"
  • "Well, well, well."
  • "You better start running."
After Scanning
  • "Better meet Death, than be hunted by its shadow."
  • "Better meet Death, than dread its shadow."
  • "Caught a clean trail."
  • "Caught a clean trail, I'm on course."
  • "Clean tracks, I have a trail."
  • "Clean trail, I'm on course."
  • "Complete trail."
  • "Don't worry, it will all be over soon."
  • "I'm on the hunt."
  • "It will be all over soon."
  • "I won't let this one slip away."
  • "Never trust the naked eye."
  • "No choice."
  • "Nothing compares to a hunt."
  • "Tracks are clean, I have a target!"
  • "Tracks are clean, I have a trail."
  • "The darkness has failed you."
  • "The hunt is near."
  • "Stay still now, I'll be there shortly."
  • "Watch your step now. I'm coming."
Killing the Scan
  • "Better dead, than sorry."
  • "Darkness betrayed you."
  • "End of journey."
  • "Finished."
  • "I finished."
  • "Never let them slip away."
  • "Not sorry."
  • "Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet."
  • "Reached the finish line!"
  • "So predictable."
  • "Sorry, not sorry."
  • "Target was put down."
  • "Target was caught and put down."
  • "The target was put down."
  • "The target was caught and put down!"
  • "The trail has come to a close."
  • "Trail has come to a close."
  • "You couldn't hide from me."
Setting Breach Charge
  • "Breach Charge primed."
  • "Breach Charge set."
  • "Charge ready."
  • "Ready for breach."
  • "Setting charge."
Detonating Breach Charge
  • "Boom."
  • "Brace for Charge."
  • "Breach."
  • "Breaching."
  • "Detonating."
  • "Stay back!"
  • "Stay back. Or don't."
Using Smoke Grenade
  • "Lights out!"
  • "Smoke's out."
  • "Tossing smoke grenade."
Using Drone
  • "Deploying drone."
Scanning Enemies
  • "Enemy located."
Reloading
  • "Fresh fire going in!"
  • "Loading fresh mag."
  • "Loading fresh magazine!"
  • "Loading new magazine."
  • "Reload."
  • "Reloading!"
Reviving
  • "Aiding friendly."
  • "Friendly injured."
  • "I got you."
  • "On your feet."
  • "You're welcome."
Getting Hostage
  • "Hostage recovered."
  • "Hostage retrieved."
  • "Hostage secured."
  • "We have the hostage."
Moving Hostage
  • "Don't look behind you."
  • "Keep moving."
  • "Keep running."
  • "Let's go."
  • "Move."
  • "On your feet."
  • "Run!"
  • "Sígueme."
  • "We have to go."
Dropping Hostage
  • "Be perfectly still."
  • "Be still."
  • "Don't move."
  • "Keep quiet."
  • "Stop!"
  • "Won't be long now."
Other
  • "I'm set."

Trivia

  • Jackal's birthday, February 29th, falls on the leap day. However, his birthday is still celebrated and rewarded with a weekly challenge just like every other operator, regardless of whether the day occurs during that year.
  • Interestingly, this is likely not a given birthday (which is common with children under foster/adoption systems), as the year he was previously stated to be born in - 1968 - is in fact a leap year.

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- How to use JACKAL - Operator Profile

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- How to use JACKAL - Operator Profile


Patch Changes


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Update 2.1.0 Patch Notes - Velvet Shell
  2. In-game BIO > NOTES section
  3. https://gamepicks.tokyo/r6s/1184.html
  4. In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
  5. https://youtu.be/bdYngTwGSGA
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