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Disambig.png This article is about the classic variant. For for the valentine variant, see Cupid's Crossbow.
Disambig.png This article is about a Suppressed Weapon. For the others, see Suppressed Weapons.
Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.0
Last Adjustment Patch 15.30
Vaulted Patch 4.0

Crossbow is a bow that was available in Battle Royale. It was available in Rare and Epic variants. It uses Arrows as infinite ammo and has a headshot multiplier of 2.0x. It reloads every arrow, after each shot, like the Pump Shotgun. The weapon was introduced in Season 3, and it remained in the game till May 1st, 2018, when, with the release of Season 4, it got vaulted.

The Crossbow was unvaulted on June 28th for 24 hours, Following the Burst Assault Rifle, as part of the 14 Days of Summer event.

Before Patch 15.50, the Crossbow was obtainable in Creative mode via the travel through islands glitch.

The Crossbow has appeared several times on the Summer Splash event, in LTMs like One Shot, Fog Of War, Unvaulted and Arsenal.

Surprisingly, on Patch 15.30 the Crossbow, together with the Cupid's Crossbow, got Reworked. Now dealing less damage but having a faster fire rate, while the headshot multiplier was decreased from 2.5x to 2.0x.

The Crossbow hasn't returned in the normal loot pool for almost 3 years, being the fourth longest vaulted item in game (the others being respectively the Zapatron, the Machine Pistol and Smoke Grenades).

Stats

Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Arrows icon.png
DPS 58.5
Damage 65
Fire Rate 0.9
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 1
Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Arrows icon.png
DPS 61.2
Damage 68
Fire Rate 0.9
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 1

Former Stats

Stats (v3.0.0 - v15.30)

Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Arrows icon.png
DPS 45
Damage 75
Fire Rate 0.6
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 1
Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Arrows icon.png
DPS 47.4
Damage 79
Fire Rate 0.6
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 1


Sound

  • Crossbow Pullout

  • Crossbow Shoot

  • Crossbow Reload

  • Crossbow Pickup

  • Crossbow Drop

Texture

Patch Rare Epic
Since 3.0 Crossbow icon.png

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarity Chest Floor Loot
Rare
Epic

Strategy

  • The crossbow's arrows are slower and curved than sniper rifles bullets, so you have to predict better where the projectile will land, before shooting.
  • For this weapon, ammunitions aren't a problem, because arrows are infinite.
    • Of course for this advantage, it has some downsides. In fact it shoot and reload slower than other semiautomatic sniper rifles, and after every arrow, it has the reload animation of the next arrow, like the Pump Shotgun and Lever Action Rifle.
      • To bypass this last, you just have to switch to an another weapon and to re-switch to the crossbow. In fact thanks to this method you can do "Double-Crossbow".
  • Both rarities are able to eliminate a 150 shielded player in just 3 shoots, while for full shielded players, the Rare variant will need one extra shoot in order to eliminate him/her.
    • In headshot damages it will need, for both rarities, 2 shoots.
  • The crossbow, together with the Cupid's Crossbow and Fiend Hunter Crossbow, are useless to destroy structures, due to only dealing 1.
  • The crossbow is the most silent weapon in game, so missing one or more arrows won't make your position on risk.

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 15.50 (2th March 2021)

Creative Mode

  • Crossbow is no longer obtainable trough glitch, making it only available to certain LTMs.

Patch 15.30 (2th February 2021)

Creative Mode - Battle Royale

  • Crossbow has been reworked.
    • Damage decreased from 75/79 to 65/68.
    • Fire rate increased from 0.6 to 0.9.
    • Headshot multiplier demoted from 2.5x to 2.0x.

Patch 11.0 (15th October 2019)

Limited Time Mode: Playground

  • Crossbow has been removed from the Playground LTM.

Patch 5.10 Content Update (31th July 2018)

Limited Time Mode: Playground

  • Crossbow has been added to the Playground LTM.

Patch 4.0 (1st May 2018)

Battle Royale

  • The Crossbow has been vaulted.

Patch 3.0 (20th February 2018)

Battle Royale

Vault Log

Patch Vault Unvault
4.0.0 Rare & Epic

Trivia

  • Before Patch 15.30, the Crossbow was able to deal 197 on a single headshot.
    • However, at the cost of this damage, the Crossbow was one of the slowest weapons in game, even slower than the Pump Shotgun.
  • Originally the Cupid's Crossbow was also called crossbow but it was changed in Patch 3.0
  • Due to loot settings not being updated to reflect the then-current patch, 50v50 V2 allowed access to the Crossbow for a short period of time despite it being Vaulted. The loot for 50v50 has since been updated.
  • It was the fourth item to be Vaulted after the Smoke Grenade.
  • Strangely in the Unvaulted LTM, the crossbow can be also found from Supply Drops, Supply Llamas and from larger Ammo Boxes.
  • This weapon is similar to the Lever Action Rifle, dealing more damage, having a 2.0x Scope and being more silenced.
    • Of course it shoots slower, has a smaller magazine size and an overall longer reload time.
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