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Bows are two-handed ranged weapons utilizing elastic string to launch long-shafted arrows or bolts at high velocities.

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Recurve bowEdit

FO76 Bow
Gameplay article: Wastelanders

A simple recurve bow made of polished wood. The bow boasts high damage and rate of fire, but can only have one arrow nocked at a time. It can be modified to fire different types of damaging arrows.

Compound bowEdit

F76 compound bow
Gameplay articles: Far Harbor, Wastelanders

A sturdy compound bow made with wooden limbs. It is more powerful than the recurve bow, but can still only have one arrow nocked at a time. The compound bow can be modified to fire different types of damaging arrows.

The compound bow was cut from the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor and originally cut again from Fallout 76. It was re-implemented in the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders.

CrossbowEdit

FO76 Crossbow
Gameplay articles: Fallout 76, Van Buren

A horizontally-mounted bow with iron sights on a wooden frame. It holds a single crossbow bolt at a time, with the exception of the Nuclear Winter game mode when it holds three.

Unnamed bowEdit

Gameplay article: Van Buren

An unnamed bow was set to appear in Van Buren.

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