Here’s how to unlock the crossbow in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Looking to unlock the Modern Warfare crossbow? You're in for a long grind

Crossbow in Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans rejoice, the latest update introduces the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare crossbow plus lots of handy features, including UI tweaks to improve visibility in matches and five additional loadout slots for creating more Modern Warfare classes.

The new Modern Warfare crossbow may arrive for free, you’re going to have to earn it through an in-game challenge – and it’s a little tricky. And by tricky, we just mean it’s going to take a long while, but if you want to add even more Modern Warfare weapons to your arsenal then you’ll certainly want to commence the grind.

In terms of Modern Warfare attachments for the crossbow, it looks like there’s a fair amount of customisation and levels to work through when you eventually get your hands on this lethal primary. The most interesting option is the bolt attachment: you can choose between timed explosive, tear gas, and thermite as your bolt tip. With that out of the way, here’s how to unlock the crossbow in Modern Warfare.

How to unlock the Modern Warfare crossbow

The challenge you need to complete to unlock the Modern Warfare crossbow is:

  • Unlock by getting 5 kills in 25 different matches using a marksman rifle with a reflex optic

And there you have it! Of the three marksman rifles, the EBR-14 is the best bet for close-range, the MK2 Carbine is solid for mid-range, and the Kar98k will annihilate over long distances. An easy way to grab this is to jump into hardcore for as many matches as it takes as all marksman rifles are one-hit kills in this mode.