Players will soon be able to bring a bow to the fight in Call of Duty, courtesy of the brand-new Crossbow weapon. Infinity Ward revealed the news earlier this week, although they have since remained tight-lipped on some specific details. Here’s everything we know so far regarding the Modern Warfare Crossbow, including the release date, gameplay, and challenge.

During the announcement, Infinity Ward also confirmed the extension of Season One. The next major content drop won’t release until after the Season 1 end date, which is February 11th, 2020.

How to Unlock Crossbow in Modern Warfare

After the news broke, fans began to worry that the weapon will be exclusively available through microtransactions. Fortunately, this is not the case, as the developers stressed earlier this week.

Players will be able to obtain the Crossbow by completing an in-game challenge. Unfortunately, there’s no indication as to what this challenge entails as of the time writing this. You will want to have a go at it while it lasts, however, as it will presumably only be available for a limited time – but that hasn’t been officially confirmed.

Although Infinity Ward hasn’t shed too much light on how to get the weapon, at least we know it will be freely earnable.

MW Crossbow Gameplay

Dataminers discovered the weapon within the in-game files on PC a few months back, so here’s a glimpse of footage. Even though the video doesn’t necessarily showcase the weapon in action, you can clearly see what the weapon will look like.

Crossbow DLC Weapon from r/modernwarfare

In addition to the footage, it appears as though the developers themselves have teased its arrival for quite some time. In the Ground War Map “Krovnik Farmland”, one eagle-eyed fan discovered upon a poster featuring the Modern Warfare Crossbow.

Modern Warfare Crossbow
Modern Warfare Crossbow Weapon discovered on a poster in Krovnik Farmland map

Release Date

When is the Crossbow coming to Call of Duty Modern Warfare? Infinity Ward has confirmed that it will release on January 22nd, 2020.