Best Crossbow Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you curious about the best Crossbow loadout for Warzone 2.0? Then rest assured, as we show you the best loadout with the optimal setup for dominating Al Mazrah.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been a massive success worldwide. The direct sequel to Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2.0 features guns, equipment, and game mechanics from MW2. There are 70 weapons in MW2, which are also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 73 weapons, 7 of them are Marksman Rifles. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a ballpark for Marksman Rifles. From the Marksman Rifle class, the newly added Crossbow has managed to steal the spotlight with its unmatched damage output and versatility.

The Crossbow is an aggressive Marksman Rifle. It is a single-fire weapon similar to the Combat Bow and R1 Crossbow. This weapon has excellent one-shot potential, making it the perfect pick for Ashika Island and Al Mazrah.

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How to unlock the Crossbow in Warzone 2.0

The Crossbow is available when players complete the Path of the Ronin event in CoD: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon is unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the Crossbow as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up Crossbow, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when it is equipped. While the Crossbow will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by slaying enemies, taking down killstreaks, and completing contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the Crossbow if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best Crossbow Loadout

  • Arms: SO Momenti
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mw
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Wire: 28-Stand Cable
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Best Equipment & Perks for Crossbow Loadout


  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Semtex

Stim is a widely used tactical capable of providing instant heals, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

Perk Package – Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk -1: Overkill
  • Base Perk -2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
Weapon Specialist Package
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The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players more projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, for the bonus perk, players can use Spotter, which spots enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Lastly, the ultimate perk is Survivor, which acts as a self-revive but in the form of a perk.

All the Latest Crossbow Buffs and Nerfs

The Crossbow did not receive any buffs or nerfs, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the Marksman Rifles from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the Crossbow in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Crossbow are MCPR-300 (Sniper Rifle), Lockwood MK2 (Marksman Rifle), and M4 (AR). The M4 is one of the most powerful guns in Warzone 2’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.