- "This fully automatic, 12 gauge assault shotgun takes a fast paced approach towards combat, delivering huge fire power at a phenomenal rate which will devastate anyone and anything in its path."
- ―In-game description
Designed from the ground up for military purposes by upstart company Bishop Ballistics, the Jackal is a heavy-duty combat shotgun in every sense of the term. While its competitors are based on civilian market models, the main concept behind the Jackal is accurate, low-recoil, rapid-fire delivery of 12 gauge shotgun rounds downrange in an urban combat zone.
Despite its expensive price tag, the Jackal is highly sought after by private military contractors and security personnel, who love it for its reliability, high rate of fire and optional high-capacity magazine. There is no target that can withstand a full magazine from the Jackal at point-blank range, and the sheer sound of a Jackal being fired nearby is enough to send adversaries running for cover.
In Crysis 2 multiplayer, the Jackal is a very potent weapon. At a considerable distance (for a shotgun) the Jackal will often produce a kill, while usually consuming a magazine. Extended Magazine helps to counter this, making multi-target engagements quick and painless. Single fire is also a very powerful attachment. The spread of the pellets is lowered and their damage increased. Both together kill at an even further distance while only using a couple shells. The downside is that the fire rate is halved, but the time it takes to kill is still considerably less in most cases.
Rate of fire: 10
Jackal returns in Crysis 3 as Alpha Jackal. Like all shotguns, the Jackal has high stopping power and low range with 12 Gauge shotgun shells. Unlike the other shotguns in Crysis 3, the Alpha Jackal is fully automatic, allowing multiple shots to be fired down range in a short time. However, using this weapon on full auto will increase the vertical recoil.
- Reflex Sight
- Assault Scope
- Laser Sight
- 12g Buckshot
- 12g Solid Slug
- 12g Voltage
- Extended Clip
- Dual Magazine
- Iron Sights
All Attachments are unlocked at Weapon Levels. Below is a list of attachments available for this weapon and the level they are unlocked at.
Level Attachment Unlocked
1. Iron Sights 0 Kills
2. Reflex Sight 10 Kills
3. Foregrip 25 Kills
4. Extended Magazine 50 Kills
5. Rifle Laser Sight 100 Kills
6. Hologram 150 Kills
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- The Jackal is very effective against Pingers.
- The Jackal is the primary weapon of Chino throughout Crysis 2.
- The Jackal gets CELL's camouflage in Crysis 3.
|Weapons in Crysis 2|
|Sidearms||M12 Nova • Hammer • AY-69 • Majestic|
|Sub-Machine Guns||Feline • K-Volt|
|Assault Rifles||SCAR • Grendel • SCARAB|
|Sniper Rifles||DSG-1 • Gauss Rifle • SCARE|
|Shotguns||Jackal • Marshall|
|Heavy||Mk.60 MOD 0 • L-TAG • X-43 MIKE • HMG|
|Explosives||M17 Frag Grenade • M34 Flashbang • JAW • C4 • Swarmer|
|Sidearm attachments||Flashlight • Laser sight • Silencer • Extended Clip|
|Assault weapon attachments||Silencer • Extended Clip • Light Shotgun • Grenade Launcher • Gauss attachment • Holographic Decoy • Assault Scope • Flashlight • Reflex Sight • Laser sight • Iron Sights|
|Other attachments||Sniper scope|
|Weapons in Crysis 3|
|Secondary||M12 Nova • Hammer II • AY-69 • Majestic-Six|
|Sub-Machine Guns||Feline X3 • Typhoon • K-Volt|
|Assault Rifles||SCAR Mod 2 • Grendel • SCARAB Mod 2 • FY71M • Takedown • Claw|
|Sniper Rifles||DSG-1 • Predator Bow • Gauss Sabot Gun|
|Shotguns||Alpha Jackal • Marshall • Rhino|
|Heavy||Mk.60 MOD 0 • L-TAG • O.G.R. • X-43 MIKE|
|Explosives||M17 Frag Grenade • M19 EMP Grenade • M34 Flashbang • JAW • REX Charge • Swarmer|
|Support||Bolt Sniper • Incinerator • Pinch Rifle • Reaper Cannon • X-PAC • HMG • AGL|
|Melee||Knife • Fists • Shield|
|Barrel attachments||Bayonet • Match Barrel • Muzzle Brake • Silencer|
|Scope||Iron Sights • Assault Scope • Laser sight • Reflex Sight • Sniper scope • Tech Scope|
|Under Barrel attachments||Extended Clip • Dual Magazine • Foregrip • Gauss attachment • Grenade Launcher • Holographic decoy • Mini Typhoon|
|Skin||Standard • C.E.L.L.|