The Jackal Submachine Gun is a popular and much sought after SMG due to its high caliber. A caliber that makes sure that your target stays down. The sheer amount of Modifications makes it highly customizable, and there’s a fit for every assassin out there.
The Jackal is the big brother to the highly-popular Compact-5, boasting superior stats across all fields bar Stability and fire rate. It is a highly modular, high-performance SMG with a lot of mod potential, allowing it to either be configured as an extremely compact weapon for stealth/Dodge players, or a mobile powerhouse for the aggressive type. It also has the highest damage of all SMGs, tied with the Swedish K, Krinkov, CR 805B and Tatonka.
The biggest downside to the Jackal, however, is its relatively shallow ammo pool of only 90 rounds, which translates into about 3 full magazines worth of shots that can be emptied rather quickly in the heat of the moment. Like its smaller brother, the Jackal is also not very accurate at long range even when modded, requiring a lot of skill augments before it can be effectively used without problems of any sort.
Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot.
It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag.
This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
UMP for Me, UMP for You Kill 45 Russian specials on the Boiling Point job with the Jackal submachine gun on the OVERKILL difficulty or above. Unlocks the "Zaschita" mask, "Mist" material and "Battle Wounds" pattern.
Modifying it with the Civilian Barrel, Short Magazine and Civilian Stock mocks the Jackal up as a Heckler & Koch USC, the UMP45's cancelled civilian sporting carbine version, albeit not a perfect impersonation as the USC stock is not integral to the gun's frame, plus the UMP's stock hinge, fire selector switch and gadget rails remain attached to the weapon.
Due to the Short Magazine only reducing the magazine size by 10, it is still carrying too much ammo to be legally marketed as a civilian market part. A standard civilian magazine for the USC would only contain 10 bullets, 11 at most.
Although the weapon is modeled after the UMP45 as evident by the ".45 ACP" engraving on its bolt, its fire rate (the actual UMP45 has an even lower RPM of 600) and magazine capacity (UMP45 submachine guns have a default capacity of 25) are more akin to the lower-caliber UMP variants.
Despite being apparently milspec, the Jackal also bears the caution to read the user manual above the fire selector, a feature not present on military UMPs.