In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a crossbow in Minecraft!
A Minecraft crossbow is a weapon that can shoot arrows or fireworks.
How To Make A Crossbow Video Tutorial
In this video, watch as we show you how to make a crossbow using the recipe! Plus, we show you how to shoot it, how it compares to a Minecraft bow, and reveal some of our favorite crossbow enchantments.
|Java Edition||Windows, Mac & Linux PC's||Yes|
|Bedrock Edition||Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
|Education Edition||Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
|PlayStation Edition||PlayStation 3 & 4||Yes|
Materials Needed To Create A Crossbow
Steps To Make A Crossbow
1. Open Your Crafting Table
First, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.
2. Add The Items To The Menu
With the crafting menu open, add the 3 sticks, 2 strings, 1 iron ingot, and the tripwire hook to the grid.
You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below.
In the 1st row place down 1 stick in the first box, 1 iron ingot in the 2nd box, and 1 stick in the 3rd box. In the 2nd row place down1 string in the 1st box, 1 tripwire hook in the 2nd box, and 1 string in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down 1 stick in the middle box. This is the Minecraft crossbow recipe.
Now that you've added the materials to the grid as described above, you'll notice a crossbow in the box on the right.
3. Move The Crossbow To Your Inventory
Simply drag the bow down to your inventory so you can use it in the game.
That's it! You now have a crossbow. A Minecraft crossbow is a weapon that can shoot arrows or fireworks.
Minecraft Crossbow Command
You can also use a Give Command to create crossbows in Minecraft. The crossbow command is available in the following editions:
- Java Edition
- Pocket Edition
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
- Education Edition
To run the crossbow command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.
Java Edition 1.13 and higher crossbow command
/give @p crossbow 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition
/give @p crossbow 1 0
Is a bow or crossbow better in Minecraft?
Crossbows are more powerful and have higher accuracy than bows. However, crossbows take longer to load than bows. Both can be used with Unbreaking, Mending, and Curse of Vanishing enchantments. But, the crossbow also has Piercing, Multi-shot, and Quick Charge, while the bow has Power, Punch, Flame, and Infinity enchantments.
So, it's really up to the player on which they feel is better.
Can you put infinity on a crossbow?
No, you can not put the Infinity enchantment on a crossbow.
What enchantment can you put on a crossbow?
You can enchant a crossbow in Minecraft with Unbreaking, Mending, Curse of Vanishing, Piercing, Multi-shot, and Quick Charge.