In appearance, the Crossbow is made out of wood, steel, and strings designed to be a single-shot crossbow that combatants can use in battle. Its primary ammunition is Crossbow Bolts, but other substitutes can be used as ammunition for the Crossbow as well, such as:
The weapon has no special abilities whatsoever and to make up for its lack of special ability, the players can use the scope mechanic to aim at creatures from afar.
- The Crossbow is the only weapon in-game to have a 'diverse pool of ammunition' as of the Ratboy's Nightmare Update.
- It is the only ranged weapon from the Frontier's release that isn't a single-shot rifle.