To anyone that has the game when do you get the crossbow? And does it have a story on how you get the crossbow or do you just pick it up??
Rather late into the game actually.
Spoiler describes scene when you get it: The last area before part 2 is over (I believe the game has 3 parts); Merle brings you to a bar to get revenge on some guys over drugs and spits out a line about the crossbow, you end up getting robbed of all your stuff for a little bit and then you pick up your crossbow off of some walker that comes to attack you soon after. So you have to use the crossbow as your main weapon for that part; then it becomes an inventory item that you can't drop after that (though these items don't take up slots in your inventory anyway).