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Rainbow Six Siege's first season two Operator is a tracker named Jackal

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Ubisoft has teased the first of two operators to launch with Rainbow Six Siege's Velvet Shell update, ahead of a full reveal in early February. The Jackal operator appears to be an attacker, and can detect footprints using a fancy helmet-mounted light. 

Then again – maybe Jackal is on the defence side, because the teaser embedded above doesn't specify. We don't know whether the footprint-illuminating light will be a passive ability or something timed with a cooldown period. I'm heavily inclined to believe it's the latter.

We do know that Jackal is a Spanish operator, because that's the theme of the update: the map, Coastline, will take place in Ibiza (because of course it will). You can check out some footage of the map over here. A couple of live streams will take place on the 3rd and 5th of February, detailing Velvet Shell more thoroughly.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.