The classic Crossbow is a new Marksman Rifle that arrived in Modern Warfare 2, so here are the attachments and Perks to equip for the best loadout in Season 2.
The Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 update delivered the brand-new Crossbow weapon to the game. As a Marksman Rifle, players will remember the Crossbow as it appeared in several CoD titles including Modern Warfare 2019.
The Crossbow is an interesting weapon to use in Modern Warfare 2 as it requires precise aim and accuracy. However, those who can wield it properly can take advantage of the Crossbow’s excellent destructive power.
Here is our list of attachments and Perks to help you build the best Crossbow loadout in Modern Warfare 2.
Best Modern Warfare 2 Crossbow loadout attachments
- Arms: SO Momenti
- Laser: VLK LZR 7mw
- Optic: Slimline Pro
- Wire: 28-Strand Cable
- Stock: Speedtrak Echo
Modern Warfare 2 players have several options when it comes to utilizing the Crossbow. Some will look to engage in close-quarters combat, while others may want to equip a long-range scope and keep distance between their enemies.
We’ve decided to create a snappy and quick Crossbow loadout, thus the VLK LZR 7mw and Speedtrak Echo will improve the weapon’s aim down sight speed, sprint to fire speed, and movement speed.
The Slimline Pro optic is ideal for close-range encounters and turning tight corners with the Crossbow. Meanwhile, the 28-Strand Cable will increase the Crossbow’s bolt velocity. Increasing bolt velocity is essential to make the Crossbow hit hard and the SO Momenti also brings this to the table alongside increased damage range.
Best Modern Warfare 2 Crossbow loadout Perks & Equipment
- Base Perk 1: Double Time
- Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
- Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
- Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
- Lethal Equipment: Semtex
- Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
- Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
Utilizing the Crossbow properly in Modern Warfare 2 is all about being in the right place at the right time. Thanks to Double Time and Dead Silence, you’ll easily be able to sneak behind enemy lines.
Battle Hardened will minimize the impact of Modern Warfare 2’s pesky Flash Grenades. Meanwhile, you’ll make use of a Semtex and Flash Grenade for extra utility as you travel around the map.
Fast Hands will allow you to reload the Crossbow faster, and given that it only holds one bolt at a time, it’s a vital Perk. You’ll be an easy target with the Crossbow, so Quick Fix will allow you to bounce back from gunfights with ease when you’re targeting multiple enemies.
How to unlock Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 players must complete the Path of the Ronin event challenges to unlock the Crossbow. There are seven challenges in total and players have until March 25 to complete them. You can also unlock the Crossbow by purchasing a store bundle.
Once the Path of the Ronin event disappears, we’ll let you know if there’s a way to unlock the Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2.
Best alternatives to Crossbow in Modern Warfare 2
The Crossbow is such a unique weapon that it shares very few similarities to other Modern Warfare 2 weapons. If you’re looking to stay within the Marksman Rifle category, then we recommend the SP-R 208 or the SA-B 50.
Furthermore, keep an eye out for the Tempus Torrent Marksman Rifle that could arrive with the Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Reloaded update.
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