Has significantly more power than the Bow, but cannot fire rapidly. Can fire underwater.
— In-game Description

The Crossbow is the fourth ranged weapon that can be created, including the Spear as a ranged weapon. The Crossbow can fire either the Stone Arrow, Tranquilizer Arrow, or Grappling Hook. The Crossbow deals more damage when fully charged, but takes slightly longer to reload than the Bow.


Crossbow -ARK Suvival Evolved-

Crossbow -ARK Suvival Evolved-

Update 187 is out! Meaning we now have a ranged underwater weapon. This video will slickly show you the new item and how it looks in game. Unfortunately the crossbow is not compatible with any attachments. According to "Anonymousmaximilious' the crossbow is 73% more powerful then a bow.