Crossbow: Location and Best Upgrades | Last of Us 2

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This page about the Crossbow, a Long Gun in The Last of Us Part II. Read on to learn how to get the Crossbow, as well as the best weapon upgrades for it, and how to use the Crossbow.

Crossbow: Basic Information

Crossbow Icon
Description Long-range crossbow with silent shots and slow reload speed.
Type Long Gun
Capacity 1

Crossbow: Best Upgrades

Crossbow: List of Upgrades

Name Parts Effect
Stability 50 Attach a foregrip to increase stability.
+55% Stability
4x Scope 60 Add a scope to aim at distant targets with greater accuracy pressing X
Reload Speed 80 Store arrows in a quiver increase reload speed.
+55% Reload Speed

Best Upgrades for the Crossbow

Upgrade Upgrade Priority
Stability ★★★★
4x Scope ★★★☆
Reload Speed ★★☆☆

It is recommended that you prioritize on the Stability as your first upgrade for the Crossbow. Not only it will help you in mid to long-range fights, but it will also help you aim accurately at the head of the enemy, allowing you to pick up and reuse your arrows. After that, the 4x scope can help you really nail those long range shots.

Investing on the reload speed won't help you much, since you will be only using the crossbow in situations where you are trying to take out an enemy at a distance while remaining hidden. This means you will still have time to reload after firing the arrow.

How to Use the Crossbow

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Crossbows are extremely powerful and can one-shot most enemies if aimed at the head. Use the Crossbow in mid to long-range combat, especially if you are still hidden. Crossbows are silent and they won't attract enemy attention when fired. Use this to your advantage to pick off enemies at a distance without getting seen.

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Also, landing your arrows at the head guarantees that the arrow won't break after being shot. This will allow you to conserve your ammo by picking them up after taking out an enemy.

How to Get the Crossbow

Found in Seattle Day 1 - The Coast

Pick up the crossbow after entering the door inside the boat. It is placed on a dead body blocking the door.

Last of Us 2 Weapons

List of Weapons


Semi-Auto Pistol Revolver
Military Pistol Hunting Pistol

Long Guns

Long Guns
Bolt-Action Rifle Pump Shotgun Bow
Semi-Auto Rifle Double Barrel Shotgun Crossbow
Flamethrower Silenced Submachine Gun -


Throwable Weapons
Bottle Brick Molotov
Stun Bomb Trap Mine Pipe Bomb


Other Weapons
Machete Hammer 2x4
Axe Pickaxe Pipe
Sickle Club Baton
Pipe Wrench Switchblade Shiv


Recovery Items
Health Kits

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    • I’m more of a stealth player so I didn’t enjoy the boss fight in the hospital. One touch and you’re dead, that’s not enjoyable or realistic. Might as well run outside and kick a bear. I’d get the same thing happen, dead. Too much story in this game as well, I feel like it’s hours of videos that takes away from the game play. Just give me the details and move it along. I don’t need to know who’s screwing who.

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