Rave in the Redwoods - How to Unlock the Vlad Crossbow

Here's the Rave in the Redwoods guide on how to get the Vlad Crossbow in the latest Zombies DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.


Rave in the Redwoods, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's latest Zombies DLC, has hit the PlayStation 4, with Xbox One and PC versions soon to follow. This latest are features all new weapons, with one of the most coveted being the Vlad Crossbow. This walkthrough will be your guide in Rave in the Redwoods on just how to get the Vlad Crossbow.

Locating the Vlad Crossbow

Finding the Vlad Crossbow is the easiest part of this process. To locate the crossbow, head to the main cabin where you start the level. Inside the cabin, you'll find a gun cabinet that is bound by chains. This cabinet contains the Vlad Crossbow.

Now that you've found the crossbow's location, you just need to figure out how to unlock the chains so you can get your hands on it.

Unlocking the Vlad Crossbow

Opening the cabinet to get ahold of the Vlad Crossbow is a little trickier than finding it. You need first to have access to the boat. Luckily, we have a separate guide that will help take you through the process required to build the boat.

Once the boat has been constructed, you can travel to an island where you'll find a cabin. Inside the cabin, you'll find a character played by Kevin Smith, and inside the bathroom, a bucket full of sausages.

Once you've picked up the sausages, you need to acquire an item that zombies drop. The small pouch will fall at random, but after several minutes of killing zombies, you should have one. Head over to the fireplace near the main spawn point and use the pouch to activate rave mode.

Once you've started rave mode, you'll need to find three deer head trophies scattered throughout the level and throw sausages at them. The first deer trophy is inside the main cabin on the wall. When you throw the sausage at the deer head, it will become possessed and fly off the wall. Destroy it with gunfire and a ritual symbol will appear in its place. Pick up the ritual symbol by pressing Square on the DualShock 4.

To find the next deer head trophy, head to the mess hall. You'll find it near one of the doors. Repeat the same process that you did with the first deer head trophy and activate the ritual symbol.

The third and last deer head trophy is over at Camp Owl. Head to the second windows barrier and look inside the cabin there. Throw the sausage at the deer head trophy and shoot it, then activate the symbol.

You now have all three symbols you need to unlock the gun cabinet in the main cabin. Head back over there and interact with the cabinet and you'll receive the Vlad Crossbow Wonder Weapon.

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