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A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

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Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? A Plague Tale Requiem guide, walkthrough

The Crossbow is the best ranged weapon in Plague Tale Requiem. The description from our guide explains how to get a crossbow and how to carry more crossbow bolts.

Last update: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Amicia from Plague Tale: Requiem can eliminate enemies in various ways and one of them is using a crossbow. On this page of the guide, you will find information on when the crossbow is unlocked, as well as how to increase the inventory and carry more bolts. You will also learn about the 2 crossbow's main functions.

Unlocking the crossbow for Amicia

The crossbow is not available from the very beginning of the game - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

The crossbow is not available from the very beginning of the game. You must advance to chapter 5 - In Our Wake.

In the course of chapter 5, you will have to help Lucas get to the boat. Amicia can use a crossbow mounted on the boat. After passing this task, you will also be required to get rid of bandits lining up on the shore. In both of these sequences, Amicia can't move from her spot, but she has an unlimited supply of bolts.

You will take the crossbow with you after you go down the river, specifically after the boat gets stuck - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

You will take the crossbow with you after you go down the river, specifically after the boat gets stuck.

From this point on, crossbow ammunition is very limited. Amicia will carry the weapon on her back and you can freely select it from the radial equipment menu (R1/RB on a controller). In addition, you can change the type of bolts, for example, incendiary bolts instead of standard ones. The bolts can be found as loot - you cannot craft them.

Increase the number of carried bolts

By default, you can carry only 2 bolts and this may not be enough for using the crossbow regularly - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

By default, you can carry only 2 bolts and this may not be enough for using the crossbow regularly. You can fortunately change this by buying the Bigger Quiver upgrade - it requires a workbench, 2 tools and a large number of parts. From this point on, you will be able to carry 5 bolts in the inventory.

Recovering bolts - is it possible?

Initially, every bolt fired is irretrievably lost, but you can change that - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

Initially, every bolt fired is irretrievably lost, but you can change that. You need to purchase the Reinforced Bolts upgrade - you need a workshop, 3 tools and a large number of parts.

From the moment you unlock the upgrade, you can find bolts next to the bodies of enemies you shot - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

From the moment you unlock the upgrade, you can find bolts next to the bodies of enemies you shot. This will allow you to use the crossbow much more often and, at the same time, make the gameplay easier since you can use it eliminate enemies with armor and headgear. You will also not have to use any other consumable gadgets.

Main uses for the crossbow

The main use of crossbow is to kill enemies easily - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

The main use of crossbow is to kill enemies easily. They should die after just 1 hit, and this also applies to those enemies with armor and headgear (those who cannot be killed by the slingshot to the head).

The crossbow is also useful for solving puzzles - Plague Tale Requiem: Crossbow - how to unlock, how to carry more bolts? - FAQ - A Plague Tale Requiem Guide, Walkthrough

The crossbow is also useful for solving puzzles. The important thing in this case is that you can combine it with Amicia's gadgets. For example, the combination of Ignifer and bolt will create a flaming bolt. You can then shoot it at a wooden surface and create a new light source (example in the above image).

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