The logo of the Elite XD feature, as seen on the Demolisher's packaging.

Elite XD (or Mega XD) is a blaster performance feature within the N-Strike Elite, N-Strike Mega, and N-Strike series.


Blasters equipped with Elite XD feature more powerful internals, which supposedly boost firing range up to ninety or eighty-five feet (twenty-seven or twenty-five meters in Europe) depending on the blaster.

Hasbro's performance claims are however, not true, as blasters re-released in 2014 to be Elite XD blasters feature little or no boost in firing ranges.[1]

The Elite XD firing range claims have become the standard firing range claims for all Nerf blasters that were released in 2016 and 2017.


Elite XD was introduced in 2014. Every new blaster released under the N-Strike Elite series that year featured a performance boost compared to previous blasters; re-releases of older blasters with supposedly upgraded internals also came out that year. However, the re-releases were tested and found not to feature performance boosts.[1]

Most modern blasters do away with the XD range claim.

Elite XD products

Name Year
CamECS Cam ECS-12 2014
Demolisher alt Demolisher 2-In-1 2014
EliteXDFirestrike Firestrike 2014
RapidstrikeXD RapidStrike CS-18 2014
XDRETALIATOR Retaliator 2014
Rhino-Fire Rhino-Fire 2014
RoughCut2x42014-0 Rough Cut 2x4 2014
Stockade XD Stockade 2014
Strongarm-EliteXD Strongarm 2014
4FFA132F50569047F5CE5D461415BE52-1- Stryfe 2014
TriadXD Triad EX-3 2014
Ojeat Alpha Trooper CS-6 2015
Nerf Crossbolt CrossBolt 2015
Nerf-elite-rampage Rampage 2015
SplitStrike SplitStrike 2015

Mega XD products

Name Year
1374765 356638724470310 636488361 n Magnus 2014
Thunderbowmega Mega ThunderBow 2014
CycloneShock CycloneShock 2015
LightningBow Lightning Bow 2015
RotoFury RotoFury 2015


  • Elite XD is known as NCV in Japan.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter (2014-11-28). The Nerf Elite XD Mega-Test (Article). Blaster Labs. Archived from the original on 2015-11-07. Retrieved on 2015-02-28.
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