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For an overview of bow models, see Bow.

 
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The crossbow is a weapon in Fallout 76 and Nuclear Winter.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

A sturdy crossbow with metal limbs and a wooden stock. While the crossbow deals high amounts of damage, it can only have one bolt loaded at a time, with the exception of the Nuclear Winter game mode in which it can have a maximum of three. As with all bows, the crossbow is equipped with a hidden silencer in the game files, granting it Sneak functionality similar to that of a suppressor.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (6)
Rubber (7)
Spring (5)
Range
Weapons workbench
Machined guns
Level
Crossbow (Lv 15)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (8)
Plastic (10)
Rubber (10)
Screw (10)
Spring (8)
Range
Weapons workbench
Machined guns
Level
Crossbow (Lv 25)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (10)
Plastic (12)
Rubber (13)
Screw (12)
Spring (11)
Range
Weapons workbench
Machined guns
Level
Crossbow (Lv 35)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (12)
Oil (13)
Screw (16)
Spring (14)
Steel (14)
Range
Weapons workbench
Machined guns
Level
Crossbow (Lv 45)

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Sights
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
No sightsStandard.0057275d
Iron sightsSuperior accuracy.+15%-15%+5%+25%Adhesive x1
Steel x2
0057275e
Glow sightsImproved accuracy.Glow-sighted+10%-7.5%+1.25%+10%Adhesive x2
Nuclear material x2
Steel x2
0057275f

Receiver
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard frameStandard.0032cedc
Cryo frameSlows targets.
Note: enemy movement speed is reduced to 60% of normal. (3s)
Cryo+100%Plan: Cryo crossbow frameAdhesive x3
Cryo cell x3
Screw x4
Steel x2
00590456
Explosive frameAdds Explosion damage.Explosive+15% Explosion+100%Plan: Explosive crossbow frameAluminum x3
Gunpowder x5
Screw x4
Steel x2
00590457
Flaming frameAdds burning damage.Flaming+2 Fire per second (5s)+100%Plan: Heated crossbow frameAdhesive x3
Aluminum x3
Fuel x5
Oil x3
00590459
Firework frame
Cut content
Adds distraction explosion.+100%Cut contentCut content00590458
Plasma frameAdds Plasma damage.Plasma+20 Energy+100%Plan: Plasma crossbow frameAdhesive 1
Circuitry 1
Plasma cartridge 5
Steel 4
0059045a
Poison frameAdds Poison damage.Poisoned+2 Acid per second (7s)+100%Plan: Poisoned crossbow frameAcid x3
Adhesive x1
Spoiled meat x2
Steel x2
0059045b
Prime frameSuperior damage. Bonus damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.
(Sets ammo to ultracite bolts)
Prime+25% Attack
(+60% Attack against Scorched)
+100%Plan: Prime crossbow receiverAdhesive x8
Gear x4
Oil x6
Pure crimson flux x2
Pure violet flux x2
Screw x6
Steel x10
Ultracite x5
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Locations[edit | edit source]

  • The Plan: Crossbow can be found on a table just outside a southwestern cabin of Pioneer Scout camp with a crossbow shooting range.
  • A crossbow can be found near the southwestern outskirts of the Palace of the Winding Path, on a table near the archery targets, along with several bolts and a pipe pistol.
  • A crossbow can be found in the outside building at Belching Betty, near Bernie.
  • A crossbow can be found in a red open-topped shipping container between Mount Blair trainyard and Welch. A ladder forming a ramp helps determine the correct one.
  • A crossbow can be found in the basement locked storage room of the Sons of Dane compound, on a metal shelf.
  • A crossbow can be found inside the locked basement of the Bootlegger's shack, on a metal shelf.
  • A crossbow can be found inside the southern cabin at the Middle Mountain Cabins, leaning against the southern wall to the left of beds, near the fireplace.
  • A crossbow can be found on top of a tractor pulling a wagon full of bound prisoners (Skyrim reference) on the path leading to Vault 96, at a point almost directly east of Federal disposal field HZ-21.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Nuclear Winter (mode) Nuclear Winter variant of the crossbow is still considered a rifle, while the Adventure variant was changed to a bow with the release of Wastelanders.

Legendary effects[edit | edit source]

Related quests[edit | edit source]

Challenges[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png NPCs will occasionally comment on crossbows calling it a sniper rifle, due to WeaponTypeSniper keyword.[verified]

  • "Sniper rifle, eh? I bet you can pick 'em off before they even know you're there."
  • "Only cowards hide behind a scope. Don't tell Surge I said that though."
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