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How to unlock new Crossbow in Modern Warfare – challenge & attachments

Published: 22/Jan/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The massive v1.13 Modern Warfare update went live on January 22, introducing the new Crossbow weapon that players can unlock for free by completing an in-game challenge.

Crossbows have featured in many previous Call of Duty titles, either being available right from the game’s launch or added later down the line as a DLC weapon.


The weapon’s viability has varied over the years; some versions of it haven’t been effective while others have been more than good enough, like the one in Black Ops 4, for example, which was so overpowered that Treyarch had to nerf it a few times.

Infinity Ward / Mr JaRni - TwitterImages of the Crossbow in Modern Warfare were leaked months ago.

After it was leaked months earlier, the Crossbow was finally added to Modern Warfare on January 22, as part of the v1.13 update, one of the largest patches in recent weeks.


“Silent and agile, this high-performance crossbow fires 20.0″ bolts with exceptional lethality,” reads the in-game description. “Exclusive customization, distinct functionality, and unique ammunition types put this weapon in a class of its own. Standard 20.0″ bolts are recoverable and are undetectable by trophy systems.”

Modern Warfare Crossbow gameplay footage

Courtesy of Doom Clan YouTuber mason here is some in-game footage of the Crossbow in action on Shipment, also featuring the new Capture The Flag mode, which was added via the same update.

How to unlock Crossbow via in-game challenge

The Crossbow is, of course, free to players on all three platforms – PS4, Xbox One, and PC – since Modern Warfare does not feature a loot box system or purchasable DLC.


That said, there is still some work you need to put in before you can get your hands on this new weapon.

In order to unlock it, a new specific in-game challenge must be completed: you must create a loadout with a Marksman Rifle that’s equipped with a Reflex Optic sight and get five kills in 25 different matches.

There are currently three Marksman Rifles that can be used to fulfill this objective: EBR-14, Kar98k, and MK2 Carbine. All three are good enough to get five kills in 25 matches, but the latter two are probably more viable than the EBR-14.

Infinity WardIn order to complete the Crossbow challenge, you need to use one of these three Marksman Rifles with a Reflex Optic attached and get five kills in 25 matches.

All Crossbow attachments in Gunsmith

Like every other gun, the Crossbow can be heavily customized with attachments using the in-game Gunsmith feature. There are eight total categories of attachments that this weapon supports:

  1. Cable (normally Muzzle)
  2. Arms (normally Barrel)
  3. Laser
  4. Optic
  5. Stock
  6. Underbarrel
  7. Bolt (normally Ammunition)
  8. Perk

As always, when using the Gunsmith, you can check out each attachment individually for their description, effect on the weapon’s stats, and pros/cons.


For your convenience, we’ve included a video detailing all of the below, courtesy of YouTuber E-Roc.

Since the Crossbow was just released, the jury is still out on whether it’s going to be powerful enough to use consistently or not up to the standards of most other weapons.

Judging by some early gameplay footage, it does appear to be a very slow-paced weapon, since a new bolt has to be loaded in after each shot. However, those who have good aim will likely find the gun enjoyable, and some of the attachments could make it a lot more viable.

Furthermore, there is always the option of equipping Overkill using the Crossbow alongside another primary weapon, maybe an SMG or close-range assault rifle. That way you won’t have to overly rely on the long-range weapon.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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