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.
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.
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
|Ace SD-1 Party Pack||2021|
|Commander RD-6 2-Pack||2021|
|Elite 2.0 Dart Refill Pack||2020|
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.
- 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.
|Official||Alpha Strike • Assembler Gear • DinoSquad • Doomlands 2169 • Elite 2.0 • GlowStrike • Hyper (upcoming) • Laser Ops • Nerf Sports • Nitro • N-Strike • N-Strike Elite • N-Strike Mega • N-Strike Modulus • Power Moves • RIVAL • ULTRA • Vortex • Web Shots • Zombie Strike|
|Sub-series||AccuStrike Series • BattleCamo Series • Camo Series • Challenge • Curve Shot • Dude Perfect • Edge Series • Flipshots (upcoming) • Ghost Ops • ICON Series • Impact Zone • Laser Ops Classic • Micro Shots • Phantom Corps • Survival System • Vortex VTX|
|Other||BUNKR • Promotional products • Nerf Dog|