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You can not fire a crossbow as a reaction or a bonus action without taking certain actions prior.

What the loading description is trying to say is that if you are somehow able to use an ability to attack with a crossbow using a bonus or a reaction; you would still only be able to use attack once with that crossbow unless the ability said otherwise. Loading the crossbow is part of the attack actionand no matter which action you use when you do it with whatever abilityyou can only attack once even if you would normally be able to attack more than once, unless stated differently by that ability.

You can not fire a crossbow as a reaction or a bonus action without taking certain actions prior.

What the loading description is trying to say is that if you are somehow able to use an ability to attack with a crossbow using a bonus or a reaction; you would still only be able to use attack once with that crossbow unless the ability said otherwise. Loading the crossbow is part of the attack action no matter when you do it with whatever ability unless stated differently by that ability.

You can not fire a crossbow as a reaction or a bonus action without taking certain actions prior.

What the loading description is trying to say is that if you are somehow able to use an ability to attack with a crossbow using a bonus or a reaction; you would still only be able to use attack once with that crossbow unless the ability said otherwise. Loading the crossbow is part of the attack and no matter which action you use when you do it you can only attack once even if you would normally be able to attack more than once, unless stated differently by that ability.

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You can not fire a crossbow as a reaction or a bonus action without taking certain actions prior.

What the loading description is trying to say is that if you are somehow able to use an ability to attack with a crossbow using a bonus or a reaction; you would still only be able to use attack once with that crossbow unless the ability said otherwise. Loading the crossbow is part of the attack action no matter when you do it with whatever ability unless stated differently by that ability.