Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster Review

Many Nerf blasters follow a traditional format that helps you find the experience you are looking for. If you want a handgun, you know which products to look for.

If you are in need of a semi-automatic weapon, you have a large list of products to choose from as well. Some Nerf guns, however, combine multiple different blaster styles to create a truly unique product.

This is something that the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster embodies quite effectively. If you want to add a unique Nerf blaster to your arsenal, let’s take a closer look at the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt and whether or not this is the right type of blaster for your needs.

Nerf Cross Bolt
  • N-Strike Elite blasters fire up to 75 feet for the ultimate in dart blaster performance
  • Vortex disc blasters Bend the Rules of Battle with discs that can curve, bank, and ricochet
  • FireVision sports gear glows bright, day or night, with blazing Microprism Technology

Style and Design

Where the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster shares similarities with other blasters is in its design, which sports the navy blue, bright orange, and charcoal grey colors that you see throughout the rest of the Nerf N-Strike Elite line.

Keep in mind that this is also a relatively new blaster, which means that it also has a block pattern across the sides of the body that serves to give the blaster a camouflage look.

Light and compact, this product is a sleek option that will certainly impress enemies and teammates alike. Put simply, the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster looks great. But how does it perform?

Nerf Cross Bolt


Ammo Capacity

The Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster is an excellent primary weapon to carry into battle. Why? Although this blaster is indeed a manual weapon, it comes armed with a 12-dart clip that will allow you to streamline the reloading process.

This provides you with plenty of ammo and ease of use, two major factors that will play into your success when facing enemies!

Nerf Cross Bolt
  • N-Strike Elite blasters fire up to 75 feet for the ultimate in dart blaster performance
  • Vortex disc blasters Bend the Rules of Battle with discs that can curve, bank, and ricochet
  • FireVision sports gear glows bright, day or night, with blazing Microprism Technology

Firing Range and Style

You may be asking, where does the unique aspect of the blaster come in? This lies in the firing mechanism of this blaster. Unlike other blasters, the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster combines a traditional blaster experience with real crossbow action.

All you have to do is pull back on the priming mechanism at the top, which will draw back the crossbow cord at the top of the blaster as well, and fire at will. Once fired, you can expect your darts to reach a distance of at least 90 feet!

Nerf Cross Bolt


What We Like

  • Unique Design: The Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt offers a unique blasting experience with its hybrid body, which takes on all the best aspects of the Nerf N-Strike Elite series. If you want something that looks good and is far different than what you traditionally see on the battlefield, the CrossBolt is for you.
  • Great Distance: As it is with all Nerf N-Strike series blasters, the CrossBolt is capable of firing foam darts up to 90 feet. This gives you not only access to the ammo that you need to comfortably take down your enemies but the range to do so as well.
  • Ease of Use: Many other bows and crossbows in the Nerf lineup can be difficult to use. Why? The firing mechanisms closely resemble a crossbow experience, which means you have to carefully load your foam arrows or risk misfiring. The CrossBolt streamlines the crossbow firing process by offering a 12-dart clip, a simple priming mechanism, and a small sleek design that makes using the hybrid easy for any Nerf enthusiast.

Nerf Cross Bolt

What We Don’t Like

  • Not the Same Experience As Other Nerf Bow Products: While the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster can be a more desirable form of some other crossbow products, some people may believe that they are getting something to closer to the latter designs. This is not something that is wrong with the product itself or something that reduces the overall experience. However, it is important that you know exactly what you are getting before you purchase the product. It does have crossbow action, but it is more like a blaster than a crossbow.
Nerf Cross Bolt
  • N-Strike Elite blasters fire up to 75 feet for the ultimate in dart blaster performance
  • Vortex disc blasters Bend the Rules of Battle with discs that can curve, bank, and ricochet
  • FireVision sports gear glows bright, day or night, with blazing Microprism Technology

Our Verdict

Hybrid products often go one of two ways: very good or very bad. Fortunately, the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster falls into the latter category.

With plenty of ammo, an excellent range, and simple operation, you should definitely consider purchasing the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt blaster if you want something that deviates from the norm but still offers a great blasting experience.