Rainbow Six Siege: Here's Your Guide to the DeathMark Tracker of Deimos

Track enemies with this new gadget. Ubisoft

For Year 9, Rainbow Six Siege is set to introduce a new antagonist to the game. Deimos joins the roster as an attacking Operator. He brings with him his DeathMark gadget which allows him to track and pinpoint the position of a Defender. Today we'll look into how this DeathMark Tracker gadget works.

This unique gadget is actually a small flying probe which Deimos can release into the air and then target a specific enemy. However, to be able to work, Deimos has to choose a specific enemy that the probe can seek out. Which means that if a Defender hasn't been revealed, there's no way to target them.

What happens if Deimos is able to choose a target? Once the DeathMark is released, it flies to the target and gives a live marker that Deimos can see. As long as the tracker is active, Deimos won't be able to use his primary weapon and has to settle for his .44 Vendetta revolver. Anyway, this give's Deimos the choice to move in for the kill himself or share intel with his teammates. Note that teammates of Deimos won't be able to see the live marker.

Limited Time

The tracker lasts only for a set period of time but stops early if the target is dead or if Deimos cancels the ability and calls off the hunt. If he wants to activate a new one, he'll have to wait since there's a cooldown before a new one can be deployed. This is also assuming he has one available. Deimos starts the round with none but gains a few of these probes over time.

Get the Intel

Now the thing is, Deimos isn't the only who gets intel from this DeathMark. Once the tracker has been deployed, all players get an alert on who is being targeted. In addition, Deimos can be spotted Solis and her SPEC-IO Electro Sensor within the short deployment period. However, this all stops once the tracker arrives at the target. In addition, the target can see steady pings on where Deimos is and can share this info with their teammates.

Counter the Tracking

While the DeathMark may appear to be a strong device, there are ways around it. That's because while the DeathMark trackers can't be destroyed, it's possible to deny or disable them. For example, when Deimos is his with a bulletproof camera EMP, it stops him temporarily from using his gadget and can even disrupt any tracking that's in progress. Other counters include Mute's Jammers and Tubarão's Zoto Canisters, which can create areas of denial where the DeathMark can't function. Meanwhile Vigil's Electronic Rendering Cloak results in him being untrackable.

Targeted Operators can also use a counter in the few seconds when the alert is shown on-screen and when the the DeathMark reaches them. If they do this, the DeathMark is be canceled and refunded. However, if the Defender has already been tracked and activates the counter, it only results in the DeathMark being paused.

Year 9 arrives to the game this March. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter video game launched in 2015 and made available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. In 2020, it was released for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S.

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