CB-9 Exploding Crossbow

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Reason: Patch 1.000.300

Fires powerful exploding bolts which do maximum damage upon direct impact. Gravity must be accounted for when aiming.

— Armory Description

The CB-9 Exploding Crossbow is a Primary Weapon. It is available in the Democratic Detonation Premium Warbond.

Detailed Weapon Statistics

CB-9 Exploding Crossbow
Fire Rate 50 rpm
Recoil 35
Capacity 5
Reload Time 3.3 s
Spare Magazines 8
Starting Magazines 8
Mags from Supply 8
Mags from Ammo Box 4
Crossbow Bolt Explosive Projectile
Crossbow Bolt Explosion
Crossbow Bolt Explosive
Caliber 15 mm
Mass 100 g
Initial Velocity 100 m/s
Drag Factor 100%
Gravity Factor 50%
Penetration Slowdown 25%
Standard 270
vs. Durable 50
Direct Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Slight Angle Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Large Angle Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Extreme Angle Armor AP0 Icon.png Unarmored
Special Effects
Demolition Force 0
Stagger Force 30
Push Force 10
Crossbow Bolt
Area of Effect
Inner Radius 2 m
Outer Radius 4 m
Shockwave Radius 5 m
Inner Radius 150
Outer Radius 149 - 0
Inner Radius Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Outer Radius Armor AP2 Icon.png Light II
Shockwave Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
AoE Effect
Demolition Force 20
Stagger Force 25
Push Force 10

Tactical Information

  • The blast area of the Crossbow's bolts is very large and will affect many targets caught inside.
  • The weapon deals little direct damage, relying mostly on the explosion.
    • Aim with the intent to get as many enemies caught in the blast as possible, such as aiming at the ground in between them.
    • It would be wise to pick gear/stratagems to compensate for the lack of destructiveness.
  • The bolts have a significant drop off. Limiting their effective range and requiring the wielder to arc their shots if aiming at distant targets.
  • The explosion staggers most small to medium enemies caught inside.
  • It can destroy small items and targets like Terminid eggs.
    • The weapon excels at clearing smaller more agile enemies, while staggering larger enemies. Use this to keep enemies at a distance or to (carefully) peel them off of allies.
  • Like other weapons with a blast radius. It can pose significant harm to the wielder if used up-close.

Change History




  • Increased explosion armor penetration to be the same as the projectile.
  • Increased demolition strength from 15 to 20 (Can destroy Bug holes and Bot Fabricator buildings).
  • Added medium penetration tag.



  • Slightly smaller explosion
  • Increased stagger
  • Decreased number of maximum mags from 12 to 8
  • Increased number of magazines received from resupply from 6 to 8
  • Slight reduction in ergonomics
  • Muzzle velocity increased


  • Explosive weapons no longer pull players inward from the blast.


Added to the game.