Nerf Modulus: Nerf 2015
Ah, the Nerf Modulus. I could write articles about this blaster all day and I haven’t even used it yet. I’m pretty sure I’m in the infatuation stage with the Modulus. In case you need a refresher course about what this blaster is and what it means for the industry, well here you go.
The Nerf Modulus in 2015
The Nerf Modulus is an upcoming N-Strike Elite XD blaster that promises to shift the focus back to Nerf Gun Attachments. It is a semi-automatic, flywheel powered, electric clip system blaster. It is most often compared to the Nerf Elite Stryfe. The Stryfe was a great little blaster when it was released and it still holds its own with the big boys today. The Nerf Modulus aims to be the most modifiable, easily customizable, “modular” blaster available for purchase. It comes with several attachments in the box already and 4 more upgrade kits have been announced so far. That brings us back to another Nerf Stryfe comparison. The Nerf Stryfe released in a Mission Kit package which included a Retaliator barrel and foregrip, a Stockade buttstock, and an 18 dart clip. People are saying the Nerf Modulus is nothing but an Elite XD version of the Stryfe. To these people I say, “So what?” What this blaster offers is great, but what it represents is even greater. To see a shift back to a focus on individually sold attachments and accessories is great. I’m extremely excited about this. All of the Nerf Modulus attachments have been confirmed to use the standard attachment system, too. That means all of these attachments will be fully interchangeable, not only for the Modulus, but on any blaster with attachment points.
The Nerf Modulus Upgrade Mission Kits.
There it is, the Nerf Modulus pictured with all of the Upgrade Kits that will be available at launch. I’ve already gone over what each of these kits entail, so I’ll just make some general observations about what we see here. Now that we’ve gotten a closer look at these things, I can say they seem to be very good, diverse offerings. The shoulder stock with the integrated Nerf Jolt inspired blaster? I love it. That was a really great idea. The new Pinpoint Sight? Amazing. I’ve been dying to get more of the original Pinpoint Sights, but they are hard to find for a good price. The new Flip-Clip? I’m a huge fan. Two 12 dart clips? That’s genius. The way it is setup is more realistic and I feel like I’m right back in CoDBlops 2 again. All in all, there is a lot to play with and mix and match to come up with “1,000’s of combinations.” I love it and I look forward to more Upgrade Kits and even other Modulus blasters to release in the future.