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The Kronos XVIII-500 is a Nerf blaster that was released in 2018 under the RIVAL series.

It comes packaged with five High-Impact Rounds and instructions.


The Kronos holds up to five High-Impact Rounds in an internal magazine, curved to reduce space. The rounds are indexed by a torsion spring-assisted follower that pushes them into a chamber. It features two tactical rails between the set of integrated iron sights, one on the slide and one between the loading door and front sight. There is a single strap point built into the handle. The loading door can be opened and used as a jam door should a jam occur,[1] and on the back of the Kronos is a priming indicator and an unjamming button, which when pressed unlocks the slide to fix a jam.

Similar to other RIVAL blasters, the Kronos incorporates a safety feature which can be activated via switch on the left side, just above the firing trigger.

Official description


Strangely, the standard RIVAL Kronos was released after the Phantom Corps and Deadpool variants.

Color schemes

The Kronos XVIII-500 has been released in the following color schemes:


The internal magazine can be modified to hold six rounds instead of five by shortening its follower.

Some Nerfers have made their own 3D printed speedloaders to make reloading the Kronos easier. The speedloader sits above the opening of the magazine, and users drop the rounds from the speedloader into it, similar to how a stripper clip works.

Blaster sets

Two Kronos blasters are included in the Ultimate Showdown 2 Pack, alongside two Face Masks.


  • The Kronos is named after Cronus, the leader and youngest of the first generation of the Titans in Greek mythology.
  • This is the second RIVAL blaster to use an internal magazine, the first being the Artemis XVII-3000, and the third being the Hades XVIII-6000.
    • However, it is the first RIVAL blaster to use only one internal magazine rather than having multiple internal magazines.
  • The Kronos shares some similarities with the Vortex Vigilon, as both are small blasters with internal magazines and similar capacity. It is also similar to the N-Strike Mega Magnus, in that it loads the internal magazine through the top of the breech.
  • Double-priming the Kronos by use of the jamming button permits more rounds in the chamber[2], it can hold two to four, but range becomes unpredictable and may suffer tremendously. Loading too many rounds could also cause the blaster to jam.



  1. YouTube logo.png LordDraconical (2017-09-10). First Review: RIVAL KRONOS PISTOL (Full Demo, So Awesome!) (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-09-15.
  2. YouTube logo.png Coop772 (2017-11-18). [REVIEW] Nerf Rival Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-09-15..

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