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For information on the blaster's standard features, see RapidStrike CS-18.

The Elite XD RapidStrike CS-18 is a re-release of the N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 that was released in 2014 under the N-Strike Elite series.

It comes packaged with a clear eighteen dart clip, eighteen Elite Darts, and instructions.


As its name suggests, the Elite XD RapidStrike claims to feature improved "Elite XD" internals, which boosts its overall firing power. It advertises an increased firing range of up to ninety feet in the U.S. (compared to the original Elite version's seventy-five feet), or twenty-seven meters in Europe (compared to the original Elite version's twenty meters).

Despite this, and like other re-released Elite XD blasters, it features the same performance as its original counterpart.


The Elite XD RapidStrike CS-18 was first spotted on July 11, 2014 by Southern Brisbane Nerf Club.

In 2019[citation needed], the Elite XD RapidStrike was re-released with an unpainted, orange plastic stock. It also came with a standard orange eighteen dart clip instead of the clear variant.

Color schemes

The Elite XD RapidStrike CS-18 has been released with the following color schemes:

  • Elite XD (blue, white, black, and orange)
  • "Orange-stock" Elite XD (blue, white, black, and orange, with unpainted stock)


The full image gallery for RapidStrike CS-18 (Elite XD) may be viewed at RapidStrike CS-18 (Elite XD)/Gallery.