The Crossbow is a craftable weapon in 7 Days to Die. It is unlocked after reading the Crossbow Schematic. The Crossbow is a medium to long-range weapon that fires Crossbow Bolts as Ammunition. It will reload automatically after each shot. The Crossbow has a Durability of 250 (will last for 250 shots). It can be used as a source of Combustible fuel, with a burn time of 40 seconds. It can not be scrapped.
Before being able to craft a Crossbow, the recipe must be unlocked. This is done by reading the required recipe book.
During combat, a Crossbow is a powerful medium to long range weapon. At short range, however, the player may have trouble because it requires reloading for each shot and therefore has a slow rate of fire. A Crossbow can kill most Zombies with one head shot. Due to its slow firing rate, a Crossbow should be used with care at short range.
Before a player can craft a Crossbow they will need to obtain the following items:
The required items are placed into the crafting grid in the positions as shown below.
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The condition of a Crossbow deteriorates with each use until eventually it will stop working and will need to be repaired. This can be done using a Stick.
- One Stick will restore 10 durability.
- With a durability of 250, 25 Sticks will be required to restore a fully depleted Crossbow.
The example shown below is merely to illustrate the items needed as currently they can be placed into the crafting grid in any position.
- As of Alpha 11 release, the materials required to craft a Crossbow became less easily accessible as it requires Leather Strips instead of Plant Fibers and a piece of Forged Iron.