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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.


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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.

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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.



  • 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


  • 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


  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


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


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

SAW Icon.png Chain Gun · Sniper Rifle Icon.png Sniper Rifle

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

Tau Cannon Icon.png Tau Cannon · Gluon Gun Icon.png Gluon Gun · Displacer Cannon Icon.png Displacer Cannon

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

Barnacle Icon.png Barnacle Grapple · Snark Icon.png Snark

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