|This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.|
A crossbow with Multishot will shoot 3 arrows on each shot, sending them in different directions (10° apart), but consume only 1 arrow per shot. The two side arrows cannot be collected after shooting. No more than one arrow can hit the same mob from arrows fired in the same shot. Once the mob has been hit, all other arrows from the same shot will be deflected.
Crossbows with the Multishot enchantment will use three durability points each shot instead of the usual one point.
- In 3D Shareware v1.34 (the 2019 April Fools update), higher levels of Multishot (only obtainable through the burning barrels in that version or commands) will shoot more arrows. This is the only version to do this; on other versions, crossbows will shoot 3 arrows regardless of the level of Multishot.