The bowcaster resembles a crossbow and is bound to your number 5 key. The weapon has two firing modes. The first mode will fire a single bolt. However if you hold the fire button down, the weapon will charge up and fire up to 5 bolts at one time. This can be especially effective at close range. The second mode will fire a single bolt that will bounce off the first surface it hits. Whether the surface is a wall or floor. Effective for shooting around corners at opponents.