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Pistol Crossbow

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

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THIS IS A GAGE NINJA PACK ITEM!
Bolts can be picked back up
Regular ammo pickups are disabled for this weapon.

Gameplay
Unlock Level 16
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Special
Firing Mode(s) Single shot SemiIcon
Cost $350,000
Statistics
Magazine 1
Total Ammo 25
Rate of Fire 50
Damage 350
Accuracy 96
Stability 96
Concealment 26
Threat 10
Other
Internal name hunter
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Mod stats
Description
Any object can be used as a weapon if you do it right, sure. It's just easier when the object is a small crossbow capable of firing sharpened bolts which can be coated in poison or set to explode, that's all.

The Pistol Crossbow is a unique crossbow special weapon added with the release of the Gage Ninja Pack.

OverviewEdit

The Pistol Crossbow is the second archery based weapon to be added to Payday 2, the first being the Plainsrider Bow from The Butcher's Western Pack. Like the other bow and crossbow weapons, it uses a variety of ammunition types and has reusable bolts.

It has a fast reload and can kill any non-special unit and Cloakers with a single headshot, with Tasers and Medics on Mayhem+ falling to two headshots. However, modifying it with Poisoned Bolts allow it to kill any non-special unit as well as Tasers and Medics on any difficulty, using just a body shot, at the cost of Cloakers being able to survive.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Easily concealable
  • Fast reload time
  • Completely silent, unless the Explosive Bolts are used
  • High damage, accuracy, and stability
  • Regular and poisoned bolts can be recovered after use
  • Unlocked fairly early
  • Can accept a Sight modification unlike most crossbows

Cons:

  • Single-shot capacity
  • Low total ammo, especially with Poisoned Bolts
  • Low rate of fire
  • Bolts drop fairly rapidly, making longer-range shots challenging

TipsEdit

  • If you have an ammo bag with Bullet Storm, you can place a bag and then start firing bolts onto the ground. This way you will have an extra supply of bolts to fall back on when you run out, unless modded with Explosive Bolts. The same applies to Swan Song aced.
  • Always aim slightly above an enemy's head because the crossbow has an arc greater than other crossbows.
  • Use it on enemies that are relatively easy to reach so you can replenish your ammo pool if you're using the default or Poisoned Bolts.
  • Despite being a "Pistol Crossbow", it will not be affected by any pistol skills.
  • The bolt pick-up priority will prioritize your primary bolt weapon (Light Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow) first before restocking the Pistol Crossbow bolts.
    • Therefore, it is possible to "transfer" ammo from the Pistol Crossbow to the primary bolt weapon by shooting a bolt at your feet and then picking it back up.

Available modificationsEdit

Explosive Bolts

Gage Ninja Pack
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Explosive Bolts
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -50
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

Poisoned Bolts

Gage Ninja Pack
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Poisoned Bolts
Total ammo -8 Magazine -
Reload - Damage -250
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

Carbon Limb

Gage Ninja Pack
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Carbon Limb (Pistol Crossbow)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Skeletal Limb

Gage Ninja Pack
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Skeletal Limb (Pistol Crossbow)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Concealment

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

Stability

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

Accuracy

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

Team Boost

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

Camo Grip

Gage Ninja Pack
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Camo Grip (Pistol Crossbow)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Walnut Grip

Gage Ninja Pack
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Walnut Grip (Pistol Crossbow)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Pistol Red Dot Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Pistol Red Dot Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
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SkinsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Pistol Crossbow is based on the Avalanche Pistol Tactical 50 lb. Crossbow.
  • The Pistol Crossbow is the second weapon to utilize a string which fires a projectile, in this case a bolt, the other being the Plainsrider Bow.
  • It has the 2nd fastest reload time of 1.20 seconds in the game, the 1st being, again, the Plainsrider Bow at 0.33 seconds.
    • Hidden stats show that it has a tactical reload time of 1.80 seconds, though its single-shot capacity prevents this from ever being used.
  • The words "Made in Japan" can be seen printed near the trigger, which fits in with the Japanese background of the Gage Ninja Pack.

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