The crossbow is one of the strongest ranged weapons in The Forest, only beaten by the flintlock pistol. Unlike the pistol where you have to go all over the island and use explosives to blow open the hiding places for all eight pistol parts, the crossbow can be found in one piece and you have no requirements to get it. In this guide, I will show you how to find the crossbow location.
On the southern part of the island, you will find a large white tree slightly west of the yacht.
When you stand close to the white tree, if you look west, you can see a small island with a wrecked ship on it.
Swim towards this island and watch out for the shark. As long as you keep moving, the shark shouldn’t be able to bite you more than once.
When you are on the island I recommend turning the water graphics down to “flat”, this will make it a lot easier to look at what is underwater.
Just off the coast of this small island, you can see a wrecked ship in the water; on its top deck, there is an opening that you can swim in.
There should be just enough light to see an opening that goes underground. Beware when you swim down this hole it will get pitch black so a high brightness setting is recommended.
Upon swimming north for a little bit of time you will find a cave, here you can use your lighter for light again. Follow the cave, and at the end, you will find the crossbow.
The hardest part of this will be swimming in the dark, if it is still too dark and you do not feel comfortable you can go to the submerged cave. This entrance is located just north of the white tree. There you will find the rebreather which allows you to breathe underwater longer and comes with a light as well so you can see where you are going.
That’s it! Have you found it? How do you like this powerful weapon?