How does one counter Jack's tracking ability?

Lol, hunters must love you

Then there’s some odd bug I hit? Cause I got inside and didn’t get pinged. I’ll look into it more then I guess

I’m not exactly sure, but I think you only get the notification that you got hit by the satellite if you actually get hit.
The hunters on the other side always see the ping, whether you get hit directly or not.

Maybe that’s what happened? But I don’t recall getting into a dome right after. Reason why I think otherwise is because then it ping tracks or wildlife multiple times. But as mentioned above, there is probably a ping limit or only pings “instances” once (like a single trail of tracks is one instance/object)

It is as long as you are within a certain distance from the laser, so if you go in quickly enough then it might not pick you up.

If it hits it does damage and pings you.

Movement Speed and Sneak

That’s probably it then. I probably just got far enough from it. Because I think each time it goes around it has a 5-10meter gap between the last circle and newest circle.

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finally found something that helps confirms what i thought.


I think that just refers to the damage.

It’s also true for the marking though. There’s a small radius around the laser (~1m?) and if you’re within that, you will get marked even if you don’t take damage. Go past the radius and even if you’re within the large circle, you won’t be marked.

I think we may just need additional confirmation so we don’t look crazy though. Lol

…But I’ve played against Jack and confirmed it for myself -.^ I’ve dodged his lasers in this manner to juke the hunters, and you can tell if you’ve been marked as you see a “Marked by Survey Satellite” warning on your screen. You also see the red diamond monster mark.

destroy it if you are close enough, dodge it if not close enough.

But playing as him, I have never had a Monster not be marked if they are in range. Even when the laser itself is getting to max distance, but the Monster is right in front of me. Such as from a Wraith Abduction.

Hm… That’s odd…

@MajorLeeHyper @niaccurshi I’m starting to doubt myself a little here even though I’m sure I’m right from a Jack and Monster POV… Can either of you confirm? (Niaccurshi since I heard he’s quite good with Jack? -.^)

As far as I’ve seen it you are tagged if you are within the whole radius and there are enough pings left on the tracker. You don’t have to be close to the laser, though in general the point is moot because you are. Not sure if you can avoid being tagged by coming back closer to the center though, never seen a monster try it

And I don’t know if I’m that good a jack, someone like @MrTalha might have a very insight from much more experience

I have never seen a monster that have avoided tagging while still being within the range of the sattelite, though it’s not anything you would easily notice during combat.

As for avoid the tracking ability itself, it’s the wrong mindset. It’s not something to be dodged like a sound spike would.

To put it this way, it’s Jack’s one every 45 second “is the monster… here?” card.
If Jack have a reason to suspect you are in the area then you are found if you are and not if you are not.

If you went to one of as an example, Destillery’s obvious spots, the caves, well, then jack just put down is magic staff and ask Gandalf: “Yo, is the monster in here? My gut says yes, but I want confirmation.” But a smart monster “dodging” the tool wouldn’t have gone to the most obvious spot.

Same with Medbay, in the east with all the bushes. “Yo, my gut says the monster is hiding here. What do you say?”.

But if you came here to hear how to litterally dodge it, then yes, you can easily dodge it.
It makes a sound simular to one of those stock sounds used in UFO movies. And it lights up the sky like a Las Vegas casino. Just move away from it, either sneaking if you are near the edge or to leap away.

Haha. That was humorous yet informative to OP.

Don’t mind me folks, just trying to get some ideas out there.

Adaptations notwithstanding, what is a good way to counter Jack’s track? I’ve been trying some things myself. I think one time I actually avoided it by moving forward out of my hiding spot just a little bit right after a beam went right in front of me. I maybe avoided the beam and it went behind me. I THINK that is what happened anyway…can’t confirm yet that you can actually do this to avoid being tracked.