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"Bolt-action ballistic rifle. One shot, one kill from the waist-up. Rechambering breaks scope aim."
— In-game description


The KBS Longbow is a Kendall Ballistics bolt-action sniper rifle featured in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Campaign

When all side missions are completed, the Longbow unlocks the Stasis upgrade, which increases the magazine size and heavily reduces sway when scoped-in, negating the necessity of a Ballistics CPU.

In the mission Operation Dark Quarry, several C6 robots can be found wielding semi-automatic versions of the weapon, which can be used by controlling them with the Hacking Device.

Specifications

  • Weapon Type - Sniper Rifle
  • Bullet Type - Ballistics
  • Special Features - None

Multiplayer

The KBS Longbow is available immediately to the player at Level 1, and is the most powerful Sniper Rifle in the game, being a 1 shot roughly always, if aiming above the thighs. This is not affected with the addition of Suppressor, making it a highly powerful attachment on the Longbow. The low rate of fire, however makes follow-up shots against enemies difficult, and coupled with the moderately slow reload, the KBS Longbow fares very badly in close-quarters combat, but Dexterity significantly reduces the reload time. It has low idle sway, meaning that it is very accurate. This is further helped by the glowing scope reticle heavily contrasting against enemies.

Attachments

Variants

For variants images, see KBS Longbow/Variants.
Name Image(s) Gun Perks Cost Notes
Stasis KBS Longbow Stasis Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Stasis MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Focus Gun Perk Icon IW.png 200Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Recover KBS Longbow Recover Supply Drop Card IW.pngKBS Longbow Recover MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Kickback Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Mirage KBS Longbow Mirage Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Mirage MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Scrambler Gun Perk Icon IW.pngPresence of Mind Gun Perk Icon IW.png 500Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Affliction KBS Longbow Affliction Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Affliction MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Glacial Gun Perk Icon IW.pngLights Out Gun Perk Icon IW.png 2000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Fortune File:KBS Longbow Fortune Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Fortune MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Gambler Gun Perk Icon IW.pngReadiness Gun Perk Icon IW.png 2000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Bombshell KBS Longbow Bombshell Supply Drop Card IW.pngKBS Longbow Bombshell MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Visor Detonation Gun Perk Icon IW.pngFocus Gun Perk Icon IW.png 2000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
K.E.M. File:KBS Longbow K.E.M. Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow K.E.M. MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Nuclear Gun Perk Icon IW.pngFocus Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Conjurer File:KBS Longbow Conjurer Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Conjurer MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Vanish Gun Perk Icon IW.pngKickback Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Ghoul KBS Longbow Ghoul Supply Drop Card IW.png Vanish Gun Perk Icon IW.pngKickback Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Halloween Scream Week #2
Big Brother File:KBS Longbow Big Brother Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Big Brother MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png File:Awareness Gun Perk Icon IW.pngStockpile Gun Perk Icon IW.png 4000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Harbinger KBS Longbow Harbinger Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:KBS Longbow Harbinger MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Feeder Gun Perk Icon IW.pngFocus Gun Perk Icon IW.png 4000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png

Zombies

The KBS Longbow is a Sniper Rifle available from the Magic Wheel for $950 or from a wall-buy on Rave in the Redwoods for $1250. At level 15, it becomes available for modification via Weapon Kits. It is one of the most powerful weapons available in Zombies, as it is effective until between round 10 and 15. Its primary disadvantage is being unable to remain scoped in once fired, similar to the Multiplayer version, but this is less of an issue in the Zombies mode, since re-acquiring a target is very easy. Another major issue is the low rate of fire typical of a heavy bolt-action Sniper Rifle, meaning that it can be unreliable in close-quarters. This is partially negated with the use of the Bang Bangs perk. A minor issue is the slow reload speed, also negated by the Quickies perk. Optical attachments are greatly welcomed on the KBS Longbow, allowing the weapon to be more adequate at short range, but apart from that, attachments don't improve the performance of the Longbow very much.

When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the Wasp's Stinger. It becomes significantly more powerful and has a slightly larger magazine, more reserve ammo and when fired from the hip it shoots four rounds in a cone-shaped pattern. It can kill multiple zombies from a single shot until the mid to late 20s. It also becomes more accurate, being even more suited to taking out zombies from a distance, quite useful on the large Zombies in Spaceland map. When used with the previously mentioned perks and some survivability and mobility perks, the weapon becomes highly effective, useful until the early 30s. When double Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the Scorpion's Stinger and further bolsters previous traits of the weapon.

Gallery

For camouflage images, see KBS Longbow/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see KBS Longbow/Attachments.

Trivia

  • The Kendall Ballistics can be seen between the scope and the magazine frame, clearly visible when reloading while not completely emptying the magazine.
  • "AMP" is written on the barrel.
  • When cycling the bolt, "15x120mm" can be seen written on the bolt.
  • An unusable bipod is folded away at the front of the weapon.
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