How to unlock the Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

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Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 2 have officially welcomed back the ever-fun Crossbow. Let’s take a deep dive into the unlock requirements for the Crossbow in both CoD games and see how you can acquire this immensely fun weapon.

Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 have been blessed by the presence of the Crossbow in Season 2. The novelty weapon is not only an entertaining change of pace from traditional metas, but it has also been a terrific option to use in the past due to its unbelievable power and potency – especially when it could one-shot opponents in days gone by.

A decidedly harder weapon to use compared to a more conventional SMG for example or even the new ISO Hemlock AR, but if you can get locked in and be accurate, then the results can be both satisfying and deadly.

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If you want to know how to unlock the Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, then our quick and easy guide will show you how to do so in CoD.

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How to unlock the Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

With the Season 2 Reloaded update having deployed on March 15, the Crossbow can now be unlocked by getting 50 longshot kills with Marksman Rifles in either multiplayer or Warzone 2.

Alternately, players also have the option of skipping this challenge by purchasing a Store Bundle in either Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.

Prior to the Season 2 Reloaded patch, players had to finish seven challenges during the Path of the Ronin Event. These in-game tasks could be ticked off across either title, allowing players to access the Crossbow in their preferred game.

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The Crossbow is listed by the devs as a Marksman Rifle and they describe it as followed: “Silent and agile, this high-performance crossbow fires 20.0” bolts with exceptional lethality. 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 undetected by trophy systems.”

That’s everything you need to know about unlocking the new Crossbow in both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. It doesn’t stop there though as we have more useful CoD guides for you to check out below:

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