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The Crossbow is a scoped weapon used in Sven Co-op that allows player to take down enemies from afar. Unlike the Sniper Rifle, it fires a projectile that requires timing to land shots on moving targets, and has an explosive payload that detonates when it hits hard surfaces.

Function

Crossbow View
Made by Black Mesa research personnel, this weapon is used to poison enemies for a short time, and requires timing to accurately hit targets especially if they are moving. If the fired bolt misses it explodes in contact with hard surfaces and wounds anyone near the blast, although light. Being one of 3 weapons that can fire underwater (the 9mm Pistol, and the Rocket Launcher being the other 2), the Crossbow is suitable for taking down the Ichthyosaur.
Crossbow Darts
It's drawbacks are that it is slow when bolts are launched, not like the M40 that takes a direct hit, and slower than the M40 sniper rifle, on loading another round. It's sights are not like the M40, which is like a sniper's scope, but rather of a simple, side dotted crosshair when zoomed.

Strategy

Pros

  • Poison tipped bolts used to injure enemies to weaken them
  • Explosive bolts to wound enemies if misses- useful for clearing out Baby Headcrabs that otherwise are difficult targets via the explosive
  • Can shoot underwater- used to take down Ichthyosaurs
  • Has a larger carry capacity than the Sniper Rifle (50 for the bow, 15 for the M40)
  • Useful in stealth kills

Cons

  • Slower than the Sniper rifle in all aspects (action, firing and hit)
  • Slow projectile speed
  • Hits are not direct
  • Flies towards the target, and must be still for kill or injury

Tactics

  1. Use this to take down enemies silently from afar, especially strong ones
  2. It is advised to use this to take down Ichthyosaurs underwater
  3. Do not aim towards moving enemies, it is not a sniper rifle

Counter-Tactics

  1. Use sniper rifles to instantly kill threats
  2. Switch to any weapon other than it.

Notes

  • The detonating darts feature can be disabled in a server's configuration files.
Weapons
Handguns Pistol Icon 9mm Pistol · Revolver Icon Revolver · Uzi Icon Uzi · Desert Eagle Icon Desert Eagle
Light arms MP5 Icon Submachine Gun · Shotgun Icon Shotgun · M16 Icon Assault Rifle ·

SAW Icon Chain Gun · Sniper Rifle Icon Sniper Rifle

Special weapons Crossbow Icon Crossbow · Rocket Launcher Icon Rocket Launcher · Minigun Icon Minigun ·

Tau Cannon Icon Tau Cannon · Gluon Gun Icon Gluon Gun · Displacer Cannon Icon Displacer Cannon

Alien weapons Hivehand Icon Hivehand · Shock Roach Icon Shock Roach · Spore Launcher Icon Spore Launcher ·

Barnacle Icon Barnacle Grapple · Snark Icon Snark

Explosives Hand Grenade Icon Hand Grenade · Tripmine Icon Laser Tripmine · C4 Icon Satchel Charge
Tools Medkit Icon Medkit · Crowbar Icon Crowbar · Pipe Wrench Icon Pipe Wrench · Knife Icon Knife
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