Basics Edit

The crossbow is a projectile weapon that costs $10,000 and requires the Pirates vs Ninjas gamepass to purchase. The crossbow fires bolts which are affected by gravity the longer they're in the air.
The crossbow is a very efficient weapon with great single target damage, excellent ammo economy, and high money drop. The only big downside is aiming for the head with a projectile weapon, which could be a deal breaker for most people.

Upgrades Edit

Upgrade Description Effect Levels Price
Ammo Efficiency Reduces the amount of bolts taken per ammo missing, from the ammo box. Ammo Taken -0.5 1 $3,000
Skull Breaker Increases your headshot damage. Headshot Damage +25% 4 $3,000
Fully Loaded Increases the amount of ammo you can carry. Max Ammo +25% 1 $3,000
Poison Bolts Enemies hit will become poisoned, moving slower and taking damage over time. Poison +1200 1 $7,500
Fast Hands Decreases the time taken to reload your weapon. Reload Speed +33.33% 1 $2,500
HV Bolts Increases the velocity of bolts. Velocity +20% 3 $1,500

Strategies Edit

  • Since the crossbow has a high headshot multiplier, and you can only upgrade the headshot multiplier and not the base damage, hitting the head is strongly advised to maximize damage.
    • This may prove difficult as the projectiles have travel time and are affected by gravity. Purchasing HV Bolts can help alleviate both of these problems.
  • Just like Flintlock Rifle and other single shot rifles, if the crossbow stops one-headshotting normal zombies, then it is advised to switch to a different weapon.
  • A level 4 Deep Mags perk will increase the magazine size of the crossbow from 1 to 2. This is extremely helpful as the full magazine is loaded all at once, effectively halfing your reload downtime.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first projectile weapon that is not explosive. The second being Ice Rifle.
    • Flare Gun may only have an initial blast radius of 4 studs, but it's still an explosion of some sort.
    • Due to the latent nature of projectile weapons, a bolt from a crossbow will sometimes phase through a zombie dealing no damage. This is uniquely a handicap for the crossbow and ice rifle as other projectile weapons still have a blast radius when missed.
  • With a fully upgraded Skull Breaker upgrade, the crossbow can deal 2400 headshot damage.
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