Call of Duty: Modern Warfare adds the Crossbow this week

An old friend returns in CoD: MW this Wednesday.

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A new weapon is coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare this week and it’s sure to be a hit with fans of the classic Sticks and Stones game mode.

The Crossbow will arrive on Wednesday, Jan. 22 for all owners of CoD: MW, Activision announced today. It’ll be found in the Marksman Rifles tab in the Loadout menu.

To unlock the Crossbow, players will have to complete a marksman rifle-related challenge to earn it. Activision describes the Crossbow as being a “super-sleek one-hit kill” weapon.

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While it takes only one shot to kill an enemy, the drawback to the Crossbow in the past has been its slow reload and the fact that it’s a projectile weapon. It most likely won’t be a hitscan gun, meaning you’ll have to aim and adjust for the distance between yourself and the enemy.

CoD: Modern Warfare’s first content season is scheduled to end on Feb. 11. Whenever season two is released, even more weapons are expected to be added to the game.

Update 5:55pm CT, Jan. 20: Activision has removed the above blog post. Dot Esports has reached out to Infinity Ward and Activision for comment.