It has a digital camo design, like the Longstrike CS-6 and the Raider CS-35. It also does not feature the N-Strike color scheme and instead features a color scheme similar to that of the Gear Upseries. It currently holds the title of the smallest blaster released by Hasbro, beating out the Secret Strike AS-1. The blaster has no tactical rail due to its small size.
This blaster is capable of vacuum-loading darts if it is primed while a dart is already loaded into the muzzle. Rather than on the back, its plunger tube comes out of the bottom of the blaster.
The majority of the blaster is one solid piece, rather than two halves like many others. The only separate pieces are the triggermechanism, the plunger, and a plate from which the plunger projects. Like most blasters of its type, it doesn’t accept Streamline Darts without a modification.
The top of the blaster’s barrel is capable of attaching its proprietary clip-on sight.
Don’t be fooled by this blaster’s micro size, because it’s got macro power! Load your ultra-small stealth blaster up with the 2 included Elite darts. Hide it in your pocket to maneuver in close to your enemy and pull down the cocking handle to ready your shot. With this compact blaster you can get the drop on your opponent and then reload super-fast to win the day!
The Jolt was re-released under the unofficial Elite Repaint series in 2013, where it was released in opaque blue, similar to that of N-Strike Elite blasters. This Jolt was given an additional orange plastic muzzle to accommodate the change in color. It also received translucent orange, blue and green color schemes. That same year, a reshelled version called the Stinger was released under the Dart Tag series.
The Jolt was re-released in 2014 as a Zombie Strike blaster in the Target Set with a clip-on sight, and as a Rebelle blaster with the Knock Out Gallery blaster set. Like the Elite Repaint version, they were both given an orange muzzle, albeit slightly different on the Rebelle variant.
In 2015, it was re-released under the N-Strike Elite line. Like the original, it has a lack of a plastic muzzle found on other modern versions, as the blaster is opaque orange.
The Jolt has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike (orange, black, gray, and orange)
- N-Strike Elite (orange and black)
- Clue Elimination (red, black, gray, and orange)
- Clue Elimination variant 1 (yellow, black, gray, and orange)
- Clue Elimination variant 2 (green, black, gray, and orange)
- Clue Elimination variant 3 (blue, black, gray, and orange)
- Zombie Strike (green, brown, gray, and orange; packaged with the Target Set)
- Rebelle (white, pink, aqua, black, and orange; packaged in the Knock Out Gallery)
- Code Red Collection (white, red, light blue, black, hot pink, and orange; packaged in the Sweet Mystery Set)
- Secrets & Spies (purple, violet, light blue, gray, and orange)
- Elite Repaint (blue, white, black, gray, and orange)
- Elite Repaint variant 1 (blue, white, black, gray, and orange)
- Elite Repaint variant 2 (clear orange and orange)
- Elite Repaint variant 3 (clear green and orange)
- Elite Repaint variant 4 (clear blue and orange)
- Elite Repaint variant 5 (clear, blue, and orange)
- Sonic FIRE (clear red, white, and orange)
- Sonic ICE (clear blue, white, and orange)
The Clue Elimination game comes packaged with four custom Jolts. There also exists an eight-Jolt party pack which also comes with sixteen Elite Darts.
A value pack of the Jolt is sold in Mainland China as the Jolt Target Value Set which includes an Elite RepaintJolt, a target, and ten Micro Darts, although the packaging claims they’re Suction Darts.
There is a value pack of the Mega ThunderBow that includes five Mega Darts, a Jolt, three Elite Darts, and three targets. The targets are recolored versions of the targets included with the Target Set, which also includes a Jolt.
Because of its size and simple internals, there is little to no room for modification. Removal of the air restrictormay actually cause problems with darts blocking the air chamber. It is, however, a good candidate for a blaster integration due to its size.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Jolt, load a dart into the barrel; pull the plunger handle downwards to prime the blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
- The Jolt is one of two N-Strike blasters (the other being the Rayven CS-18) to have a non-standard colour scheme and have no number code on the blaster’s shell.
- Strangely, the recolored Jolt used to be listed as an N-Strike Elite product on the Nerf website, despite only being listed as N-Strike on the package.
- When a Whistler Dart has been used excessively in the Jolt, it slides out slightly when primed. This is due to the air restrictor.
- With some practice, the Jolt can be bow-fired.
- In February of 2017, the Jolt became the subject of a Nerf YouTube comment meme, in which users in the comments sections of Nerf-related videos would claim that any (and all) blasters presented in such videos are “a Jolt re-skin”. The meme became further reinforced when Nerf YouTuber Coop772 uploaded a joke video about a conspiracy theory, in which the Longshot CS-12, Stryfe, Chainsaw, and Coop’s tin foil hat were “revealed” to actually be a Jolt re-skin.