How to make a crossbow in Minecraft

Minecraft Versions

PlatformVersion
Minecraft Bedrock Edition1.9
Minecraft Java Edition1.14

Required Items

  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 3 Stick
  • 3 String
  • 1 Tripwire

Instructions

Time needed: 1 minute.

crossbow is a weapon in Minecraft which fires arrows as projectiles.

A crossbow is crafted with a crafting table from 1 iron ingot, 3 sticks, 3 string and 1 tripwire. The crafting process creates 1 crossbow for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 1 iron ingot, 3 sticks, 3 string and 1 tripwire in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Crossbow - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    Arrange the iron ingot, sticks, string and tripwire on the crafting grid in the correct positions as illustrated below. The crossbow will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Crossbow - Step 2

    The recipe for a crossbow is 1 iron ingot, 3 sticks, 3 string and 1 tripwire arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: stickiron ingotstick
    Row 2: stringtripwirestring
    Row 3: empty, stick, empty

  3. Place the completed crossbow in your player inventory

    Select the crossbow and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Crossbow - Step 3

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