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Light Crossbow

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Bolts can be picked back up
Regular ammo pickups are disabled for this weapon.

Light Crossbow FBI Files
THIS IS A GAGE CHIVALRY PACK ITEM!
Bolts can be picked back up
Regular ammo pickups are disabled for this weapon.

Gameplay
Unlock Level 17
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Special
Firing Mode(s) Single shot SemiIcon
Cost $372,000
Statistics
Magazine 1
Total Ammo 50
Rate of Fire 40
Damage 750
Accuracy 96
Stability 96
Concealment 29
Threat 10
Other
Internal name frankish
Achievement(s) Heisters of the Round Table
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Mod stats
Description
The crossbow was a game-changer on the battlefield. It was simple in its design, cheap in its construction and powerful enough to punch through a knight's plate armor.

The Light Crossbow is a special weapon for PAYDAY 2, introduced in Update #77 as part of the Gage Chivalry Pack DLC.

OverviewEdit

The Light Crossbow functions very similarly to the R93 in most aspects except for the increased ammo pool, lack of penetration, and, obviously, magazine size. As such it should be used primarily against common police forces and non-Shield specials. One can however utilize the Explosive Bolts to stun and bypass a Shield's defense.

The weapon is also very concealable, making it an attractive weapon for users of Sneaky Bastard and Low Blow-focused builds. It also has applications in stealth heists; it is one of the few concealable weapons able to kill alerted enemies and guards in one shot on higher difficulties. On heists like Shadow Raid and Scarface Mansion, this weapon's high damage per shot may prevent alerted guards from having a chance to fire their weapon.

SummaryEdit

Pros

  • Very high base damage
  • Highly concealable
  • Large ammo pool

Cons

  • Low rate of fire
  • Single-shot
  • Cannot easily deal with multiple enemies at the same time without Explosive Bolts
  • Heavy projectile arcs requires careful calculations to land hits from medium range onwards
  • Special ammunition types cannot be recovered

TipsEdit

  • Due to its extreme concealment rating and high damage, this weapon is ideal for low-profile stealth and/or Dodge builds.
  • Compared to the Heavy Crossbow, the Light Crossbow deals less damage, but has a faster "reload" time after firing a bolt. This can allow users to deal with groups of enemies.

Available modificationsEdit

Explosive Bolt

Gage Chivalry Pack
v·d·e
Explosive Bolt (Light Crossbow)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -50
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

Poison Bolt

Gage Chivalry Pack
v·d·e
Poison Bolt (Light Crossbow)
Total ammo -15 Magazine -
Reload - Damage -650
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): 100% chance to poison target

Concealment

Base game
v·d·e
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Stability

Base game
v·d·e
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Accuracy

Base game
v·d·e
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Team Boost

Base game
v·d·e
TeamBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Total Ammo

Base game
v·d·e
ModBoost
Total ammo +3 Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Heisters of the Round Table Heisters of the Round Table
Complete any heist on the OVERKILL difficulty or above with 4 players using only Gage Chivalry Pack masks, primary weapons, melee weapons and Ballistic Vests or heavier armors. Unlocks the "Agatha Knight Veteran" mask, "Blooded" material and "Agatha" pattern.

TriviaEdit

  • This weapon was based on a medieval Frankish crossbow.
  • Strangely, the Light Crossbow's fire mode is locked to full auto. This is rendered moot by its single-shot capacity, though.
  • As with its bigger counterpart, the Heavy Crossbow, the concealment is very unrealistic, at 29, despite being visibly more higher in profile than the English Longbow.
  • The light crossbow is reloaded incorrectly, as the player simply pulls back the string when reloading, which is not practical in reality due to crossbows that light crossbow is based off having a draw weight of roughly 300 lbs (approx. 136kg), the correct way to draw the string back would be to brace it against the ground with the foot in the stirup (the metal extention on the front of the crossbow) in order to keep it in place, while using either the back muscles or a lever to pull the string back.
  • The description claiming the Light Crossbow can pierce plate armour is innacurate, as the neccessary tension to enable this would require a large bow structure with pulleys to achieve (e.g. a Heavy Crossbow).
    • Despite this, neither crossbow are capable of this feat, their bolts will bounce harmlessly off of Maximum Force Responder breastplates and Shields when shot.

GalleryEdit

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