How to unlock R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War


While the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow was stealthy added and then removed from Black Ops Cold War on March 18, the special weapon is now finally available to unlock in-game, and players will need to complete a special challenge in order to get it.

When Black Ops Cold War Season 2’s intro cinematic was released, fans got a glimpse of all the weapons that would be coming to the game throughout the course of the season. One of the most notable was the Crossbow, a staple in previous Call of Duty titles, having appeared in various forms throughout multiple entries in the franchise.

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The weapon wasn’t available when the season first launched, and after a small mixup with it getting accidentally added and then removed, it’s finally available for players to unlock, as of March 24, 2020. The best part is the challenge to unlock it is pretty easy to complete.

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The R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow has finally been added to Black Ops Cold War.

R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow Multiplayer and Warzone unlock requirements

In order to get your hands on the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow, all you need to do is get three different “One Shot, One Kill” medals with a weapon that has no attachments on it, in 15 different matches once the weapon gets re-added. As one might be able to infer, this means that you have to get a bunch of one-shot kills.

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Because the challenge requires One Shot, One Kill medals, it’s best to complete this challenge in Hardcore mode, as the health is lower in that the normal modes, meaning the chance of a one-shot kill is higher. You’ll also want to use high-damage weapons like shotguns or snipers in order to guarantee a one-shot kill.

In order to unlock the crossbow, players will need to get 3 One Shot, One Kill medals in 15 separate matches.

Of course, there are a few stipulations and restrictions to this. The most important one is that, like all the other challenges, you’ll need to finish your matches in order for them to count. Also, while this weapon can technically be done in Warzone as well, you’ll more than likely want to complete it in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer.

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Normally, an in-store bundle is also available for the weapon, allowing you to unlock it without completing any challenges and while one was available for a short amount of time, it seems to have been removed, forcing players to unlock it the traditional way.

R1 Shadowhunter Zombies unlock requirements

Players who want to unlock the R1 Shadowhunter in Zombies mode will have to kill 50 Special enemies with a Pack-A-Punch Special weapon.

With the release of Black Ops Cold War Season 3, players are now able to unlock DLC weapons within Zombies mode, something that they weren’t able to do beforehand. To get the R1 Shadowhunter, players will need to kill 50 Special enemies with a Special weapon that’s been Pack-A-Punched twice or more.

Given the fact that it specifies a Special weapon, fans will need to use either the M79 grenade launcher or the newly released Ballistic Knife, as those are the only two weapons currently in the category.

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It’s also worth noting that if you already have the weapon unlocked, you don’t need to unlock it again, as this challenge is only for those who haven’t already.

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