The MG-S1 Jackal is a submachine gun released alongside the MGR-S1 Gladius and VE-S Canis as part of a series of empire specific weapons each breaking the convention of that faction's SMGs and bringing unique attachments to table. For the Jackal, these attachments are the BX Adapter and Hybrid Suppressor.
Compared to other submachine guns available to the Terran Republic, the Jackal is far more accurate and deals much higher damage per bullet at most ranges, though sacrifices a significant amount of fire rate for these perks. The Jackal, in this sense, is more comparable to the AF-4 Cyclone.
The MG-S1 Jackal, alongside the MGR-S1 Gladius and VE-S Canis, is part of the so-called 'third generation' of submachine guns, as the three were the third wave of faction-specific weapons to be released in the class.
Jokingly referred to as the "broomstick," this adapter reserves 9 rounds from the magazine to add an alternate fire mode that unleashes a torrent of rounds after a short spinup. Pressing Gear Slot 1 hotkey will toggle the attachment. For full details, see main article.
It is possible to earn both Ribbons and Medals while using the MG-S1 Jackal. Each ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the submachine gun. Medals are awarded upon reaching kill milestones with the weapon.
Suppressed audio now uses the correct rate of fire.
BX Adapter icon changed.
BX Adapter received an updated tooltip.
BX Adapter no longer reduces ammo capacity.
BX Adapter reload speed from 2.25sec./2.92sec. to 2sec./2.6sec. (Same as the default reload.)
BX Adapter can no longer be equipped at the same time as the Hybrid Suppressor.
Dev Note: We decided to keep the BX Adapter a niche attachment while fixing some quality of life issues it created. The velocity increase helps the weapon play more nicely with Hybrid Suppressor, and complements the accuracy focus of the base weapon.
MG-S1 Jackal model was designed by Player Studio artist «d0ku», as part of a 3 new sets of Empire Specific weapon models.