Tutorial: How to get Crossbow in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty received a massive patch in January which extended Season 1 and brought a new Crossbow weapon to the game. In case you didn’t get a chance to claim the weapon or you can’t claim it, we have a great guide to help you out. Do remember that Crossbow is free in the game so you don’t need Battle Pass to get the weapon. That said, here’s the step by step guide on how you can do it.

To claim Crossbow you need to complete a simple challenge that might be easier for people who use Marksman rifle. If you’re accustomed to Marksman rifle then we have some tips for you as well.

  • First, you need to create a new loadout in the game. In the loadout select your favorite Marksman rifle. If you don’t use it, we recommend going with EBR-14 as it’s a lot forgiving if you miss a shot. If you are experienced with Sniper rifle then go with MK2 Carbine and if you are experienced with Marksman rifle then go with Kar98k.

  • Once you have selected the rifle head to Gunsmith to edit the gun. Select Optics and choose Reflex Sight. Almost all the weapons in Call of Duty have different variations of Reflex Sight so you have a bit of choice when it comes to optics. Just remember to check the name of the optics and ensure it’s a Reflex Sight optics. I personally liked the Aim-Op Reflex Sight.

  • Once that’s done, save the loadout and head into the game. Remember, you can use different attachments on the Marksman rifle but make sure to have Reflex Sight optics. Moreover, you can use Blueprints as well if you like but again Reflex Sight is really important as it’s a condition for the challenge.

You will need to play 25 matches with the Marksman rifle and get 5+ kills with the rifle in each match. Every time you get 5 kills in a match with Marksman rifle, you will see the Crossbar unlock bar fills up in the Weapon Menu. Only the kills with Marksman Rifle and Reflex Sight optics will count. You can switch to another weapon after getting 5 kills from the Marksman Rifle if you’re not comfortable with it.

Bonus Tip: Call of Duty has a perk called Overkill that allows you to carry two primary weapons. I would personally recommend pairing a Marksman rifle with something like M4 or .725 that could help you in close quarters.

Alternatively, you can also pick up an LMG or SMG depending on your preferences.

My Loadout:

EBR-14- Aim-Op Reflex Sight, Ammunition, Stock, Underbarrel, Barrel
MP5 (no attachments)

Crossbow will have the follow eight attachment categories:

  • Cable
  • Arms
  • Laser
  • Optic
  • Stock
  • Underbarrel
  • Bolt
  • Perk

Crossbow is a rather fun weapon but has long reload time and can’t kill someone with one shot. That said, the weapon is definitely one to own and is great for days when you’re in the mood of having fun in the game.

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