The crossbow is one of the most versatile and useful weapons in The Evil Within 2, and you can get it very early on in the game. Because of this, we definitely recommend that you go grab it as soon as you’re able to.
The Warden Crossbow is a unique weapon that fires different ammo types - bolts - that lend themselves to different play styles. You can lay traps with Shock Bolts or go stealthy with Freeze and Harpoon Bolts. Or just blow shit up with an Explosive Bolt. It's up to you.
The Evil Within 2: How to Use the Crossbow
Most of your weapons in The Evil Within 2 are firearms. You just point and fire. The crossbow is a bit more complicated, but that allows for a lot more control over what and where your bolts strike. The crossbow’s power comes from the different bolts you can find and craft. Each of these five bolts works differently and mastering them will help make the game a lot easier for you.
Where to find the Warden Crossbow
During Chapter 3 is your perfect opportunity, the same time that you should head off to find the broken sniper rifle and also be on the look out for other guns including shotguns and pistols as well as the eight Mysterious Objects. Always remember the locations of safe houses so you can nip in, recharge your health and pick up supplies.
Pull up your Communicator and look at the Mobius APC that O'Neil marked on it. You don't have to go far to find it, but keep low to avoid any conflict. When you get to the APC pick up the Warden Crossbow. A cutscene will play and you now have the perfect opportunity to try out the Shock Bolts. Also remember to pick up the Harpoon Bolts here.