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Last updated: June 2, 2021
The Nerf Ultra Series has not been the most successful series in Nerf’s history, but it does actually have a few good blasters that are worth investing in.
In this article I am going to explain what the Nerf Ultra series is all about, followed by my personal top 5 blasters in this range.
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About the Nerf Ultra Series
The Nerf Ultra series, marketed as ULTRA, was released in the second half of 2019, with the appropriately named Ultra One being the first blaster in that series.
The marketing idea behind the new Ultra series was to offer blasters with superior performance and advanced features. Blasters in the Ultra series all fire with Ultra darts, a custom-built dart type, designed to improve performance.
It’s important to understand that blasters in the Ultra series aren’t actually much different from blasters in previous series, such as the Elite and Mega series. The key difference is the newly designed Ultra dart that sets Ultra blasters apart from other Nerf blasters.
The Ultra dart is noticeably thicker than the Elite dart, and a bit thinner than the Mega dart. It’s also shorter than those other two dart types. If you’d like to learn more about the different dart types that exist, check out my article listing all the Nerf darts ever made.
But does the Ultra dart make such a huge difference? Perhaps a bit, but the Ultra dart certainly isn’t the engineering masterpiece that many were expecting it to be when it was released. Ultra blasters do tend to shoot father than, let’s say, Elite blasters, but the firing accuracy isn’t the best at all. Overall, the general consensus is that the Ultra series has not lived up to the expectations.
That said, we shouldn’t ignore the Ultra series. That wouldn’t be fair. Just because the Ultra series as a whole has been rather disappointing so far, doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom. There are in fact a few Ultra blasters that are worth buying.
Read on, as I am going to discuss five of these blasters.
Top 5 Nerf Ultra Blasters
Here we go, this is my top 5 list of best Nerf Ultra guns you should consider adding to your Nerf collection.
1. Nerf Ultra Five
I mentioned the Nerf Ultra One above, and you may be wondering why it isn’t included in this list. Well, because that model was a huge disappointment, and not exactly a good way to introduce the new Ultra series.
The Nerf Ultra Five, on the other hand, is a pretty cool blaster, and one of my favorites. It’s a spring-powered pistol with an internal magazine that can hold up to four darts.
The Five is not a Nerf gun that’s going to win you Nerf wars. But the cool design of the Ultra Five, in addition to its smooth priming mechanism and respectable performance, make this a blaster to consider buying.
Check out my review of the Nerf Ultra Five.
2. Nerf Ultra Pharaoh
The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh is a fantastic sniper style blaster that has earned a prominent spot on my list of best Nerf sniper rifle blasters.
Released in 2020, the Ultra Pharaoh is a magazine-fed, bolt-action, single-fire blaster that looks and feels like a true sniper rifle, which is the main reason I like it so much.
Overall, the Pharaoh has pretty good ergonomics with a very smooth and solid priming and firing mechanism.
And while it may not outperform other Nerf sniper rifles, the Pharaoh does offer decent performance in regards to firing distance and velocity.
Check out my review of the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh.
3. Nerf Ultra Three
Third one on this list is the Nerf Ultra Three, a pump-action single-fire shotgun style blaster with an integrated magazine that can hold up to eight darts.
The Three stands out a bit as one of the best performing Ultra blasters with a very decent firing velocity. That, combined with a pleasant firing mechanism makes this a blaster to pay attention to.
By the way, this is a shotgun “style” blaster, not a real shotgun that is able to fire multiple rounds at once, which the Three can’t do. Check out my list of best Nerf shotguns to learn more.
4. Nerf Ultra Four
Coincidentally, the fourth Ultra blaster on my list is the Nerf Ultra Four, another pistol-style blaster with a firing capacity of just one dart.
That’s right, the Four is pretty much the most basic blaster in this list, but for what it is, it’s actually quite a fun model to add to your collection.
The Four comes with four Ultra darts, one of which fits into the barrel at the front, and two darts can be stored in the small storage component at the bottom of the blaster.
It’s a spring powered blaster, which means you will need to pull the long handle at the back to prime, and then fire the dart.
5. Nerf Ultra Two
The last one in this list of best Nerf Ultra series blasters is the Ultra Two. And to be honest, the Two only barely made it, and it’s definitely my least favorite out of the five included.
The Two is a semi-automatic flywheel powered blaster with a rotating cylinder that can hold up to six Ultra darts. Interestingly enough, the cylinder sits at the back of the blaster rather than at the front, like most other similar Nerf guns.
The problem with the Two for me personally is that it doesn’t provide a fun or smooth firing experience. The semi-automatic mechanism and the firing overall feels a bit unnatural and doesn’t have the fun factor.
By all means, buy the Ultra Two to expand your collection, but otherwise I would recommend to skip this one, and focus on the other four blasters in this list. Or otherwise, look for a semi-auto blaster in the Elite series.
There you have it, my top 5 blasters in the Nerf Ultra series. I hope this article has given you some perspective about this particular range of blasters, as it does have a bit of a bad reputation.
And while I do agree that the Ultra series has been disappointing overall, that doesn’t mean we should ignore all blasters in this series. There are definitely a few decent ones that are worth buying.