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Elite 2.0 is a series of Nerf blasters that was released in fall of 2020.

Details

Elite 2.0, as its name suggests, is a spiritual successor to the 2012 N-Strike Elite series. Its blasters feature a similar design to those seen in later releases of N-Strike Elite, with the exception that the blasters are now teal and orange in color, rather than blue and orange.

Similar to Alpha Strike, the majority of blasters in the line are clipped together, as opposed to using screws. Presumably, this allows Hasbro to reduce the cost by not requiring either the metal screws, or the labor to actually screw the blaster together. Because of this, all blasters in the line, such as the Echo CS-10, include extra darts beyond the capacity of the blaster itself; enough to load twice.

Reception

Because the blasters are clipped and glued together, the Elite 2.0 series has been the subject of major controversy, as it is virtually impossible to modify the blaster without risk of breaking the outer shell. The quality of the plastic used in production has been called "thin", compared to previous or other releases. Positive reception for the series has been given, despite this, specifically with the inclusion of extra darts and the ergonomics of blasters.

History

Elite 2.0 was first leaked online in early 2020, with imageless listings for most of its products popping up on numerous online retail stores. Starting in June, images of of the blasters gradually began to surface.

Elite 2.0 products

Blasters

Name Year
Commander.jpg Commander RD-6 2020
Echo.jpg Echo CS-10 2020
Phoenix Elite 2.0.jpg Phoenix CS-6 2020
Shockwave.jpg Shockwave RD-15 2020
Trio Elite 2.0.jpg Trio TD-3 2020
Turbine.jpg Turbine CS-18 2020
Volt.jpg Volt SD-1 2020
Warden.jpg Warden DB-8 2020
Acesd1.png Ace SD-1 2021

Product sets

Name Year
Acesd1partypack.png Ace SD-1 Party Pack 2021
Unknown.jpg Commander RD-6 2-Pack 2021

Accessories

Name Year
Elite 2.0 20 Darts.jpeg Elite 2.0 Dart Refill Pack 2020

Sub-series

Flipshots

Main article: Flipshots

The Flipshots sub-series features blasters that have a "flipping" mechanic that allows the user to switch between two sets of barrels of darts.

Trivia

  • The number code system for Elite 2.0 closely resembles that of the Alpha Strike series, rather than N-Strike's system.
    • Despite this, none of the blasters themselves feature their number codes on the shell, only their name.
  • Interestingly, despite being a follow-up to N-Strike Elite, the word "N-Strike" is not present in Elite 2.0's name.