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"Time to go to work."

— Mackay

Webster Mackay is an Assault specialist featured in Battlefield 2042. He is unlocked at level 15.


Birthdate // May 27th, 2006 (36 years old)
Birth Location // Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Spoken Languages // Native English
Nationality // Canadian

Personal History[]

Mackay was born on a Canadian army base where his father served as an officer. His mother was an absent figure through most of his childhood and spent long stretches in hospital to treat severe depression. Military life meant the family never stayed in one location for more than a couple years. As such, Mackay came to rely heavily on the one constant in his life: his father. Together, they formed an unbreakable unit.

At 18, Mackay followed his father's wishes and joined the military where he excelled in survival and marksmanship training. He rose through the good ranks and joined Joint Task Force 2. Deployed in multiple NATO-led missions in Eastern Europe, their primary task was the elimination of terrorist cells that were exploiting the region's worsening crisis.

It was during one such tour that Mackay's father died unexpectedly of a stroke. The bereavement shook the son to his core. Suddenly everything he did, everything he was, reminded him of his loss. It was too much to bear. He retired from the military, sold what little he owned and retreated to a quiet corner of the globe, eventually settling in Peru where he worked as a mountain guide.

For 7 years Mackay kept the world and all its problems away. But eventually they found him. A corrupt paramilitary unit began operating in the area and was targeting a group of Non-Patriated migrants. Conflict was inevitable—as was the opening of old wounds.

Mackay's judgment was swift and severe. With the paramilitary threat erased, he decided to help the migrants cross the border and find their destination: an infamous No-Pat vessel and safehaven named the Exodus. Mackay saw the promise of a new world aboard that ship - one that gave him hope. And one that needs protecting.

Key Dates[]

  • 2006 - Born in Cold Lake, AB, Canada.
  • 2024 - at 18, joins the Canadian military following in his father's footsteps.
  • 2028 - at 22, advances into Joint Task Force 2 as a part of their counter-terrorism division.
  • 2034 - at 28, loses his father who abruptly dies of a stroke.
  • 2035 - at 29, retires from the military and resettles in Peru.
  • 2042 - at 36, escorts a No-Pat group to safety aboard the Exodus.


Grapple Gun Icon
"Use to scale buildings, reach ziplines, or damage enemy soldiers."

— In-game description

Mackay comes equipped with the Grappling Hook as his specialty. Capable of firing a Grappling Hook, it allows him to quickly ascend various structures, or move quickly over shallow terrain.

The Grappling Hook has unlimited ammunition, limited by a modest cooldown. It can attach to most map elements (perhaps short of foliage). It can also inflict 50 damage against enemy infantry and Ranger drones, at risk of being reeled in with a miss.[1] The hook can even penetrate helicopter canopies to injure occupants.

After latching onto a suitable target, the gadget immediately winches the player towards it at roughly 20 meters per second.[2] The player has no control over the winching action beyond steering ( or ) or detaching (Jump). The player will automatically climb any ledges above the hook, and can parachute in instances where a landing might be unsafe. Should there be a window below the winch point, the player will instead crash through it (taking priority over climbing up to a ledge above). With careful aim, winching may counteract some falls, and can even propel a player above the launch point. The gadget takes longer to cool down after using the winch feature. If for any reason the operator switches weapons right as it attached onto something, It does not trigger its cooldown and must be reloaded, This can be taken advantage of for quick treks across gaps or onto roofs, Using the momentum to get up.

The Grappling Hook pulls the player towards the spot where the gun made contact with a vehicle.[3] Even appears to be the rocket on Orbital, which can drag the player along during launch, but may eventually exceed the winch speed if the player fails to reach the rocket.

The player appears to gain invulnerability to terrain-based damage, but may possibly continue to receive damage from vehicle collisions and falls (if the winch does not act quickly enough).


Nimble Trait Icon
"Move faster when aiming & on ziplines."

— In-game description

Mackay comes with Nimble as his trait. This allows the player to move more quickly while aiming down sights especially on SMGs and pistols, further enhancing their speed-related advantages. This and his gadget allows him to be extremely mobile.


Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Going Places Trophy Going Places Travel for 1,000m in one round with Mackay's Grappling Hook 15G Bronze Trophy



Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Dust Shield Dust Shield
Login between October 18, 2022 to October 25, 2022
1,000 BFC (Morning Raid Bundle)
4,000 BFC (Liquidators Bundle)


Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Specialist Mackay Specialist Mackay
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Mamba Mamba
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Hexmesh Triweave Hexmesh Triweave
Mackay Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Night Operations Night Operations
5 kills and assists as Mackay
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Navalized Navalized
Level 55
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay BF2042 Dev BF2042 Dev
Exclusive to developers
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Apologist Apologist
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Standard Fit Standard Fit
Master of Arms Free Battle Pass tier 43
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Soldado Soldado
500 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Judge & Jury Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Lynx Lynx
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 88
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Marauder Marauder
Earn 12 ribbons during the second week in Battle of Nordvik playlist
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Solenoid Solenoid
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 56
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Rising Waters Rising Waters
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 68
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay JTF Vet JTF Vet
Mackay Mastery 4 (T4)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Tier 1 Tier 1
Mackay Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Great Outdoors Great Outdoors
Pre-Season Week 6 reward
EA Play reward
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Salvager Salvager
Zero Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 34
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Deathless Deathless
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Deathbringer Bundle)
1,500 BFC (Best of Mackay Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Heatwave Heatwave
750 BFC (Set)
3,000 BFC (Against the Grain Bundle)
1,500 BFC (Best of Mackay Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Cryosphere Cryosphere
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Flash Freeze Bundle)
1,500 BFC (Best of Mackay Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Surface Tension Surface Tension
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 29
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay War War
750 BFC (Set)
2,400 BFC (Twiilight Strike Bundle)
3,000 BFC (Battle of Nordvik Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Outlaster Outlaster
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Midnight Sun Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay United Strike United Strike
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Strike Back Bundle)
3,500 BFC (Joint Task Force 7 Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Zero Resistance Zero Resistance
Gold Edition, Year 1 Pass or Ultimate Edition owner before February 1st, 2022
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Vulcan Vulcan
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Fire Team Bundle)
1,500 BFC (Best of Mackay Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay The Administrator The Administrator
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Company Man Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Ex Machina Ex Machina
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 0
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Termination Clause Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Atacama's Fury Atacama's Fury
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Atacama Colossus Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Webster Mackay Giant Leap Giant Leap
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Next Frontier Bundle)


Loading Screen Quotes[4]
  • "Not sure I'll ever get used to living on a ship. But Exodus is home. When you think about it like that, I'm luckier than most."
  • "I'd almost given up hope we'd ever pull ourselves outta this fucking mess. Then I found the Exodus. I saw we still had a chance."
  • "The grapple's custom. Everyone in my old unit thought I'd lost my mind when I started swinging around on it, but hey, genius is never recognized in its time."
  • "Black Ridge sticks like a knife in my gut. That's where it all went wrong, isn't it? First the satellites, then our future."
  • "I'll be honest, Sundance scares the shit out of me. But if you want something - or someone - gone fast, they'll take care of it."


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