Gather your squad and prepare for an epic mission with Hasbro’s Nerf Modulus Recon MKII blaster! This highly modifiable and upgradeable blaster is perfect for creating epic battles with your family and friends. With all of its customizable components, you can configure it to ace any mission. Keep reading to discover what makes it special and whether you need it for your next game!

Overview of Nerf Modulus Recon MKII blaster

Released in 2016 as part of the N-Strike Modulus series, the Nerf Modulus Recon MKII blaster is a clip system blaster with many amazing accessories. It comes with a barrel extension and detachable shoulder stock. The blaster also includes six dart clips and six Elite Darts. Additionally, this firearm is outfitted with two tactical rails – one atop the slide, the other on the right side – and can fire rounds up to ninety feet away.

Original vs. the Newest version

It’s quite easy to differentiate between the classic, first-edition blaster and the more current, updated blaster. There are a couple of minor variations that can assist you in determining which one you own.

The original Nerf Modular Recon featured a small bulge at the bottom, decorated with a dice pattern on either side, that kept oversized barrel extensions from being attached. The revamped Recon, however, has done away with the protrusion, giving the blaster a sleek, flat front.

Elegantly designed with a gentle incline on its clip-holder in the rear, the latest Recon can hold even the bulkiest of clips. Moreover, the sides of the clip well have been neatly squared off, providing a secure fit for the drums. Meanwhile, the predecessor has no such groove, and its sides bend inwards near the rear.

Finally, the latest iteration of the hand guard features a sleeker design, allowing for more space to accommodate larger clips. This results in a shortened angled portion at the base of the hand guard.


Inheriting its moniker from the N-Strike Recon CS-6, the Nerf Modulus Recon MKII was designed with inspiration from the N-Strike Retaliator, making it a modern-day heir of sorts.

N-Strike Modulus Recon MK 2 and Retaliator

Hasbro encountered a design flaw with the Recon MKII blaster but quickly remedied the issue with a fixed version. The easiest way to distinguish the two is to look at the front. The updated version boasts three dainty dots adorning either side of the dice pattern, while the original was embellished with five. A simple solution for those who already have the initial version is to snip away the plastic wall inside the clip compartment.

The N-Strike Elite Recon CQ-12 made its grand debut in 2019, boasting a stunning blue color scheme and fresh accessories to give the classic Recon MKII a refreshed and revitalized look.

In 2021, the Recon MKIII was brought back to the market exclusively on Amazon – a revamp of the classic blaster.

Unboxing the Nerf Modulus Recon MKII

Why do we like Recon MkII Blaster?

  • The blaster has great design: The Recon MkII is an elegantly designed blaster with unmistakable roots in the Recon/Retaliator platform, combined with its one-of-a-kind look inspired by the Modulus line. With its slashed back pistol slide and angular design around the sides, the top tac rail sits higher, and you’ll notice a second tactical rail on the side. Not to mention, the handguard is an absolute sight to behold! To top it all off, it’s been given a refreshing new Modulus-style paint job, though it lacks the bright green color palette.
  • The barrel Extension: The Recon MkII’s barrel extension is an eye-catching and distinct part – it has an intense cut and an uncommon muzzle, giving it a unique look. The Rapidstrike appears to have been hollowed out from the front, creating an almost ethereal silhouette. This barrel stands out from the rest with its unique locking mechanism. Unlike many of its counterparts, the Recon MkII and the Modulus Proximity barrel boast a unique orange inner ring that provides a more relaxed fit, all within the confines of a single circle.

  • Customization: You can customize your blaster to suit any mission or battle, creating up to four unique versions!

Cons of the Blaster

  • The stock: The Recon MkII’s stock is dull and unremarkable, a flat grey with nothing special to make it stand out. Its length is pitifully short, which makes it practically useless. Moreover, there are no distinctive features to boost its value.

  • Performance: Compared to the Nerf Elite Retaliator, the range doesn’t reach the same level. Despite the similarities, the Retaliator can deliver two to three darts per second when the locks are removed, and the technique is on point. Although it might not be sufficient to take on a lot of adversaries, it can be usable.


How far does the recon MkII blaster fire?

The amazing Recon MKII blaster can launch darts a whopping 90 feet (27 meters) away!

How many darts can a Nerf MkII blaster fire?

You can load the Recon MKII blaster with the 6-dart clip and fire 6 Elite foam darts.

How to reload the Recon?

It’s easy to reload the Recon MVII – just slide the priming switch back and press the clip release button to eliminate any used clips. Next, fill the included clip with up to six Elite Darts, then slide the priming switch forward. Now you’re all set to fire off a dart – just pull the trigger and let ‘er rip!