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Dying Light 2 (DL2) – How To Get & Change Bows & Crossbows?

Read this guide to learn how to get your hands on bows in DL2.

Bows, Arrows, and Crossbows are some of the many ranged weapons you can get your hands on in Dying Light 2. There are several situations where you will find these weapons to be rather helpful. Acquiring these weapons can be a little tricky, especially if you are not very familiar with the game. To make life easier for you, we have come up with just the guide. Here, we will show you all you need to know about getting bows, arrows, and crossbows in Dying Light 2.

How to Get & Change Bows & Crossbows in Dying Light 2?


In order to get bows and arrows in Dying Light 2, you need to take part in and successfully complete the story missions in the game. The Pipe Bow is one of the first bows you will receive as a reward for completing the Let’s Waltz Story Mission. Additionally, you will also be able to get your hands on a blueprint for standard arrows towards the end of the Let’s Waltz mission. This blueprint will enable you to craft arrows with 10 Scraps and 1 Feather.

Moving to and completing The Shoe story mission will see you receive the Paper Clip Bow.

Alternatively, you can also acquire bows and arrows by purchasing them outright from vendors at the Bazaar or Fish Eye or simply looting them. You should try looking in and around Bandit Camps and Airdrops. While both of these methods sound quite lucrative, we suggest you use the quests and missions as your primary method of getting these ranged weapons. The quests are way more reliable too.


If ordinary bows and arrows simply aren’t your thing, you can acquire blueprints for special types of bows and arrows from Craftmasters in Dying Light 2. Among several things, these arrows can induce shock to enemies and poison them. Buying these blueprints will set you back by a bit, so you need to be prepared to pay the required costs.

How to get & unlock a Crossbow in Dying Light 2?



To get a Crossbow in Dying Light 2 (DL2), you need to help the Peacekeeper faction. The crossbow is a gift for your services to the Peacekeeper faction. You can help them by assigning facilities to the faction. Since the Peacekeepers are heavily-focussed on weapons and combat, all you will need to do is get to the fourth level of the faction. You will need to assign 7 Facilities to the faction in order to achieve success. At this point, you will be able to unlock the crossbow. Upon unlocking it, you will be able to find and use it in the Stash.

The best part about this process is the fact that you can help the Peacekeepers even if you were helping the Survivors consistently in the past.

How to Change Bows & Arrows?


To change bows and arrows in Dying Light 2, all you need to do is select the bow of your choice and then open the Weapon Wheel. Once the Weapon Wheel is up, you will be able to browse through the different weapons in your arsenal.

And that’s pretty much all you need to know about bows, arrows, and crossbows in Dying Light 2. As you can see, you should not underestimate the potential of these ranged weapons by simply looking at them. These weapons, while not very imposing in presence, are actually quite potent. Combine this potential with the ability to acquire blueprints to even more dangerous bows & arrows, and you’re in for a treat.

To add to the fun, the crossbow makes for an excellent weapon choice that you can easily unlock by helping the Peacekeepers. And now that you know how to get and unlock all of these weapons, take a look at our guide on the Dying Light 2 DL2 Water Tower Choice & Consequences.