The NERF Elite 2.0 range is a much needed update to the stellar (but now slightly dated) N-Strike Elite blaster series. Though we are sad to wave goodbye to the original Elites, we’re not too sad because the 2.0 blasters are awesome!
Blasters in the 2.0 series develop on some of the best features across the NERF range, making full use of tactical rail customization as well sporting some very sleek designs. You won’t need to go out and buy a load of new darts either, Elite 2.0 works with standard Elite darts so don’t go panic buying just yet!
NERF Elite 2.0 Phoenix CS-6
Includes 6 dart clip
Includes removal scope
5x tactical rails
Includes 12 Elite 2.0 darts
Well, well well, Hasbro has got a lot of things right with the Elite 2.0 Phoenix – perhaps it is symbolic that the best 2.0 has to offer is name after the bird of rebirth but then again, I think I am just trying to stretch a metaphor… The Phoenix is a compact NERFing machine – a motorized blaster which goes straight into our best motorized NERF blasters and top 10 NERF blasters roundups thanks to the huge range of customization options (thanks tactical rails), included scope and reasonable pricing.
The blaster is a small, lightweight, motorized marvel – sporting 5 tactical rails and stock attachment slots you can customize this blaster in pretty much every way imaginable. Pair the customization options with a lovely 6 dart clip and large targeting scope and you have found a match made in heaven. The Phoenix may not max out ammo capacity but if you are an agile player who is after a motorized blaster, look no further!
NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32
Fire two darts at a time
32 dart capacity (2x 16 shot barrels)
1x tactical rail
Includes 32 Elite 2.0 NERF darts
When we first saw the NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32, it blew our minds (not literally, we’re ok). It feels like Hasbro threw the rule book out the window when conceiving the Flipshots sub-series of Elite 2.0
Blasters in the Flipshots sub-series have a unique feature, the ability to “Flip” their barrels and instantly give you a new set of darts to unleash on your enemies. The mechanics are pretty cool, to “flip” all you need to do is pump the handle (located on the underside of the blaster) and you can keep on shooting. There is even a handling locking mechanism which stops the barrels flipping unexpectedly as you tear across the field.
The ability to instantly reload your NERF gun would be scary on any blaster but the NERF Flip-32 features four, eight dart barrels – giving you a staggering 32 dart capacity before you even have to reload! The barrels themselves are front loaded so worth a little preparation time before any fight as you really don’t want to be sat in the middle of a blaster fight loading up.
The Flip-32’s tricks don’t end there, oh no – not only will you be flipping and firing but thanks to a special trigger you can actually fire two darts at once! Pull the trigger half way to pop off one dart but engage it fully and two pieces of foam hell will launch your opponents way. Now, as you might expect packing so much firepower, the Flip-32 is a chunky beast. Coming in at just under 6 pounds it will certainly give you a workout but thanks to the integrated shoulder stock it’s pretty comfortable to handle; as long as you’re relatively stationary…To prime the Flip-32, there is a handle located under the trigger which you will need to push forwards and back before each shot but once you get the hang of it you’ll be firing of NERF salvos at rapid speed.
This is truly an amazing NERF gun, the flip innovation completely changes blasting as you can carry a serious amount of ammo with you at all times and not have to worry too much about the next reload. The fact it comes with 32 Elite darts in the box also means that a purchase will also considerably increase your ammo supplies. There is even a tactical rail located on the top of the gun, just in case you wanted to throw on some of your own attachments.
NERF Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6
Includes 12 Elite 2.0 darts
he NERF Elite 2.0 Commander is the perfect, no frills, entry level blaster for the Elite 2.0 series. You won’t get much in terms of accessories and add ons out of the box but the inclusion of three tactical rails (1 top and 2 bottom), excellent design and low price gives the Commander two thumbs up in our book.
The Commander is a slam-fire, front loaded blaster with a rotating 6-dart drum which means your firing speed is only limited by how fast you can pull the trigger. Hasbro have also been pretty generous with the blaster, including 12 darts in the box so you’ll have a reload ready to go without having to buy any additional darts.
This is a compact blaster with tonnes of customization choices, we especially like the fact that there is a rail located below the trigger guard. If you are looking for something cheap with the opportunity to add to later, definitely worth a look.
NERF Elite 2.0 Shockwave RD-15
15 dart Rotating drum
3x tactical rails
Includes 30 Elite 2.0 darts
If you are after something with a little more capacity than the Commander then look no further than the Elite 2.0 Shockwave. With a 15 dart capacity (thanks to it’s rotating drum) gives you plenty of ammo to play with but it is a little bit bulkier so be willing to trade ammo for agility.
The shockwave features a slam-fire priming mechanism, located at the bottom of the blaster making it a breeze to prime and shoot. The 15 dart rotating drum is front loaded and easily accessible meaning you won’t have to spend too long on your reloads. Once again Hasbro have been kind enough to include 30 darts so you will have plenty of spare darts in the unlikely scenario you haven’t pummelled your opponent into submission. Throw in 3 tactical rails and you have a base blaster with loads of customization options.
NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-16
Fire two darts at a time
16 dart capacity (4x 4 shot barrels)
Integrated (collapsible) shoulder stock
Includes 16 Elite 2.0 NERF darts
Well we have already spilled the beans on the magic of Flipshots blasters with the Flip-32 and you’ll be delighted to hear that the Flip-16 features the same mind-bending “Flip” technology – turning a simple 8 shot, front-loaded, blaster into a secret 16 dart dynamo!
Like the Flip-32, the Flip-16 includes a pump action handle (located on the underside of the blaster) which allows you to instantly “flip” your depleted barrels over and have a fresh reload. Unlike the 32, the Flip-16 doesn’t include a lock on the flipping mechanism so be careful if you are jumping around as you may inadvertently launch a dart straight into the floor! Another shared feature is the dual-action trigger, if you pull the trigger halfway you will pop off a single dart but engage it fully and 2 darts will launch from the side mounted barrels (once each side of the blaster).
Although the Flip-16 doesn’t have the fire capacity of the 32 (with a full load of 16) it does include an integrated shoulder stock which can be flipped up and stored on top of the NERF gun – perfect for when you need a bit more stability in your blasting game. The Flip-16 features a bolt-action priming mechanism located on top, at the back of the blaster.
The Flip-16 may not pack as much of a punch as the 32 but if you are looking for something a little more manageable (with a lower price tag) this could be the perfect blaster try out the Flip-Shot series.
NERF Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10
Includes 10 dart clip
Includes barrel and stock extensions
Includes 24 Elite 2.0 darts
The NERF Elite 2.0 Echo is a one-stop-shop when it comes to customizable blasters. Out of the box you’ll not only get the Echo base blaster but removable stock and barrel extension, if that’s not enough the Echo includes 5(!) tactical rails – this is a customizer dream NERF gun.
The Echo is a slam-fire blaster which is rather annoyingly located at the top. Though this is a solid blaster we aren’t the biggest fans of the priming mechanism at the top of the blaster as it can be quite fiddly to fire and pump at the same time. That being said, the Echo uses vertical clips which mean you can easily swap in your reloads once you have exhausted your ammo.
This may not be the best the Elite 2.0 series has to offer in terms of firepower but if you have a load of attachments burning to be added to a blaster you will definitely enjoy the 5 tactical rails included with this blaster.
NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-8
8 dart capacity (2x 4 shot barrel)
Includes 8 Elite 2.0 NERF darts
If the Flip-32 or 16 look a little too much, or you just want to add a wicked pistol NERF gun to your collection the Flip-8 may be perfect. The Flip-8 (as the name suggests) includes the coveted “Flip” mechanic of it’s older siblings but unfortunately there is no double-shot trigger.
The Flip-8 makes use of a plunger priming mechanism, located in the handle of the blaster and you will need to pull it down before each shot. After you have unloaded the first 4 darts, pull back the “Flip” mechanism located on the top to swap over to a fully loaded barrel! There aren’t too many tips and tricks hidden away in the Flip-8, thanks to its diminutive size, but the “Flip” mechanism does double up as an integrated sight which is a very nice touch.
You won’t be striking the same level of fear in your enemies hearts with the Flip-8 but as a single-shot pistol NERF gun, you can’t get much better.
NERF Elite 2.0 Volt SD-1
Targeting light beam
Includes 4 Elite 2.0 darts
With the introduction of the Elite 2.0 series we say goodbye to one of our favorite pocket blasters, the Elite Jolt but in doing so say a joyous welcome to the Elite 2.0 Volt! While we may be nostalgic for the old Jolt, the Volt improves on its predecessor in every way.
The Elite 2.0 Volt may be a pocket blaster but don’t we beg you not to overlook this little treat. The Volt is a compact blaster, perfect for those sticky situations where you find yourself staring down an enemy with no ammo and thanks to the inbuilt targeting light beam you can quickly pop off a super accurate shot and claim victory! To make things even more magical, the Volt includes 2 tactical rails (top and bottom) so you can attach your favorite accessories for a truly custom experience.
As a single shot, front loaded blaster this won’t be your primary weapon but with a generous inclusion of 4 NERF darts you will have plenty of rounds to spare. Priming is easy-peasy, pull back the priming plunger and you are good to go.
NERF Elite 2.0 Trio SD-3
Pocket NERF gun
1x tactical rail
Includes 3 Elite 2.0 NERF darts
We have another NERF Elite 2.0 pocket blaster! The Trio SD-3 is never going to be your first weapon of choice but we feel it never hurts to have a pocket NERF gun hidden up our sleeves.
The Trio SD-3 is a simple, plunger activated, single shot blaster with a 3 dart barrel. Load up your darts, pull the plunger and you are ready to pop off that life saving final shot. The Trio even includes a tiny tactical rail located on top, so if you want to throw on an attachment you can!