I always hated how Minecraft had a lack of ranged weapons. All you have pretty much is a normal bow and arrow, and all you can do to customize the bow is to add enchantments to it, and even then, it’s not really all that unique, because the only thing that happens to the bow aesthetic-wise is that it starts glowing, and gaining an aura. Other than that, there’s really no way to distinguish bows.
Thankfully, there’s theCrossbow Mod 2! TheCrossbow Mod 2 is a mod that adds, well, crossbows into the game. what makes this mod cool is that this mod makes it so you can have over 200 different types of crossbows in the game, such as a blue crossbow, a red crossbow, a crossbow that lights anything it hits on fire, or even a crossbow that blows up anything it comes in contact with.
This mod is extremely useful for survival because the crossbows have a much higher range the the normal bow in Minecraft. In addition to that, the modifiers on the crossbow are much more complex compared to the normal bow. For example, let’s say there’s a horde of zombies in the distance, and you would like to take them out before they get close. Normally, with a bow, you will have to compensate for the bow drop pretty hard, and this can be quite difficult if you don’t have a sufficient amount of bows. With this mod, you don’t have to compensate as much, and if you have an area of effect modifier on the bow, you can wipe out that horde with a lot less arrows.
All in all, this mod is really nice, and really well made as well, and is recommended for anyone who would like to have more ranged weapons in Minecraft, or would like to replace their bow with a more capable weapon.