If you want to get your hands on the Crossbow in Warzone 2 and MW2, there are a few ways to go about unlocking it. But there are a few tricks to help you bypass the grind, should you prefer.

The fastest way to unlock the Crossbow in Warzone 2 & MW2 is by heading into DMZ with a player who already has it.

By having another player drop you the Crossbow and then successfully extracting, you’ll unlock the weapon instantly!

Exfil With the Crossbow in DMZ
Credit: Player 2 via YouTube

If one of your friends doesn’t already have the weapon unlocked, you’ll need to rely on the kindness of other players online.

Thankfully, a number of players on Discord, Reddit, and Twitter seem to be more than willing to help their fellow Crossbow fans out.

Aside from the DMZ method, there are two other fast tracks to help you unlock the Marksman Rifle in no time:

Crossbow in MW2 & Warzone 2

Complete the Easiest Path of the Ronin Challenges

Players that own both Warzone 2 and MW2 will have two in-game challenges to choose from when it comes to completing each Path of the Ronin Virtues of Bushido.

Assuming you’ve paid for the 2022 premium title, here are the easiest challenges you should be aiming to complete to unlock the Crossbow fast:

Warzone 2 Challenges

MW2 Challenges

By mixing and matching your challenges between the two games and following the linked guides, you’ll be able to unlock the Crossbow without too much effort.

Alternatively, you can see every Path of the Ronin challenge and how to complete them easily here.

Purchase the Ballistic Love Bundle

Finally, if you want to save some time and don’t mind opening your wallet, you can always get your hands on the Crossbow instantly by purchasing the Tracer Pack: Ballistic Love Bundle in the COD Store.

For 2400 COD Points ($19.99), you’ll get more than just the Crossbow’s Lovemaker Blueprint too. Here’s what’s included:

Crossbow Ballistic Love Bundle in Warzone 2 and MW2
  • “Snack” Operator Skin for Reyes
  • Two Weapon Blueprints
    • “Heartbreaker” MX9 Blueprint
    • “Lovemaker” Crossbow Blueprint
  • “Roses and Riptides” Personal Watercraft Vehicle Skin
  • “Crush” Weapon Charm
  • “Cupid” Weapon Charm
  • “Cupid’s Upgrade” Weapon Sticker
  • “Lovers and Fighters” Loading Screen
  • “B Mine” Animated Emblem

It’s also worth mentioning that, once the Path of the Ronin event comes to an end at the start of Season 2 Reloaded (expected March 15), there’ll likely be a new way to unlock the Crossbow for free.

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