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"Has a backup mounted shield to swap if the first one gets damaged."
— TARS Mk 0-Transparent Armored Rifle Shield Description
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Operation Dust Line Trailer US01:25

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Operation Dust Line Trailer US

Craig "Blackbeard" Jenson is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Dust Line expansion alongside Valkyrie. He features a medium armor and speed rating. His unique gadget is a special "Rifle Shield" that protects his head when aiming down sights, allowing for additional protection from headshots. He has a second Rifle Shield on him if the first one breaks.[1][2]


Jenson grew up in a comfortable upper middle-class family with no military history. He decided that he wanted to be a Navy SEAL at a young age and devoted his life to achieving this goal. With the help of his father, a kinesiology professor at the University of Washington, he started training at twelve and enlisted at eighteen.

Psychological Profile

The drive and discipline seen in SEAL team members is what drew Jenson to the group. He sees SEALs as an ideal blend of mental and psychical abilities and strives to optimize both of these traits in himself.

Gameplay Description

  • Blackbeard is a strong pointman with his Rifle Shield, which can block a couple headshots before breaking. While accuracy is still a strong priority, the risk is lessened significantly by giving a buffer between him and his targets.
  • The speed penalty applied when his gadget is active only applies when Blackbeard is using his primary weapon. If Blackbeard switches to his secondary weapon, they will still be able to move at normal speed.
  • Keep in mind that Blackbeard's Rifle Shields can only withstand up to 60 HP worth of damage, meaning most weapons can easily tear through his shield in a couple seconds.


Unique Gadget
  • Rifle-Shield x 2
    TARS Mk 0-Transparent Armored Rifle Shield

Loadout Description

The TARS Mk 0, Transparent Armored Rifle Shield, or simply "Rifle Shield", is a prototype based on the armor shield technology for tank gunners. It allows Blackbeard to increase his mobile protection without diminishing his field of vision.


Blackbeard's Quotes
  • "Don't forget, we have a job to do."
  • "I'm with you."
  • "Keep it simple, no need to be flashy."
  • "Keep it together."
Using Rifle Shield
  • "Get behind me!"
  • "Mounting Rifle Shield!"
  • "Rifle Shield deployed!"
  • "Taking point!"
Using Breach Charge
  • "Breach Charge deployed!"
  • "Charge in position!"
  • "Breach Charge is set!"
Using Drone
  • "Activating Drone!"
  • "Loading mag!"
  • "Reloading!"
  • "You're going to be okay."
Getting Hostage
  • "Securing the package."
Moving Hostage
  • "Stay with me."
  • "Pick it up."
  • "Stay close."
Dropping Hostage
  • "Stay here."


  • In the trailer his weapon was the R4-C with the Level III Striker Shield attached from X Armament Ballistic Shield.
  • His name was first revealed with the announcement of the Operation Dust Line expansion on April 22, 2016.
  • On his knee guard, It says BPOS (B Positive), KNA (No Known Allergies).
  • The Rainbow Six Community jokingly call him Nerfbeard, referencing the many times that Blackbeard's rifle shield was nerfed for gameplay balance.

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- UPDATED Operator Profile - BLACKBEARD v405:06

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- UPDATED Operator Profile - BLACKBEARD v4.2


See Blackbeard/Gallery

Patch Changes


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