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Nerf Hyper Series Blasters (2022 Buyers Guide)

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Updated on 09/19/22

The Nerf Hyper series is an exciting group of blasters that have evolved the primary foam flinging franchise into a rubber slinging one. These ball shooting blasters launched with some exciting new looks and features.

This is everything you need to know when before buying a Hyper Nerf gun!

Nerf Hyper Series Overview

Nerf Hyper was introduced in 2021, and there are currently four blasters in the line.

    • Rush-40
    • Siege-50
    • Mach-100
    • Fuel-20
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The defining characteristics of Hyper Nerf guns are: 

  • Grey, blue, white, and yellow color scheme
  • Shoot small, soft, and rubbery Hyper rounds
  • Higher ammo capacity than standard Nerf guns
  • Ammo velocity speed around 110 FPS
  • Include eye protection and are suggested for ages 14 and up

Design

The exterior designs are similar, featuring clear hoppers on top, and rails around the hand guards.

With matching color themes, these guns look real nice with bright yellow accents and carbon fiber finish in the great and the.

All are spring-powered and hand primed with the exception of the automatic Hyper-Mach 100.

Ammo

These blasters all shoot the newer Hyper rounds, which is the first ammo that isn’t mostly foam. The material is a rubbery plastic that has a lot of traction to the point where it almost feels sticky.

The balls are the smallest Nerf ammo currently, but the fluorescent yellow color makes easier to find as you might think.

Pros:

  • The small size allows for greater ammo capacity
  • Quick reloading by scooping or by using canisters
  • The density of the round gives it a greater range potential

Cons:

  • A slightly sticky surface makes them get dirty fast
  • Tractioned surface produces clogging and hopper feeding issues

Performance

The Hyper series is perhaps most well known for the hard shooting speeds of 110+ FPS. This makes them some of the strongest Nerf blasters right out of the box.

This power also produces long ranges that compare with even the best Nerf Rival blasters. However, this series is new and still needs some work in the consistency department.

A common issue with all the Nerf Hyper guns is that the ammo is a little gummy and can clog a bit in the hoppers. Rival blasters have some similar issues with jams in the hoppers, but it isn’t quite as bad.

You have to get used to shaking and moving hopper-fed guns to help ensure they get loaded in the chamber properly.

With the negatives set aside, whatever type of Nerf game you are playing, the presence of a Hyper blaster will be notices

Best Nerf Hyper Guns

There are only four Hyper Nerf blasters currently, but here is how they all stack up!

What is the Best Nerf Hyper blaster?

The Rush-40 is the best Nerf Hyper blaster at its current price. This spring-powered gun holds 40 Nerf Hyper rounds and can shoot them over 110 feet per second. It is a popular new Nerf pistol that has a great overall design and feel.

Included with the purchase of this Nerf gun are 30 Hyper ball rounds and eye protection.

Jump to more details and how it performs!

All Hyper Nerf Guns Ranked in 2022

1. Nerf Hyper Rush-40

Best Overall

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 The Hyper Rush-40 was new and a fresh breath of air when it was released in 2021, bringing some new excitement to the brand. But does it literally live up to the hype?

Features

If you look closely, you can tell some quality effort was put into the color design, especially with the unique carbon fiber look in the grey portions. There is a solid mix of blending colors along with the clear hopper that makes this gun slick.

The whole top portion of the Hyper Fuel is the priming handle for this spring-powered ball blaster, and it must be brought back and forward before shooting

The Rush holds 40 Hyper balls but only comes with 30, which is just a shame. You want to get some extra ammo anyways, as the hyper balls are small and can be hard to find.

At the rear of the blaster, you will find a priming indicator that will show yellow when it’s primed. In the same area, there is an unjamming button that will help you clear the occasional pesky jam.

This blaster has some attachment options with a total of four tactical rails. There is both one on top and below the barrel, as well as two on the white hand guard portion.

Last but not least, on the left side is a trigger safety to help reduce an accidental shooting. Hyper balls will sting at close range, so while a safety may seem silly, it could protect an eye or two.

Performance

The Hyper Rush hits hard, shooting its ammo at an average of 110+ feet per second. Though this gun has a good ammo velocity, it loses that power fairly quickly in flight.

It has impressive ranges that compare to the best Rival blasters, but it is way less consistent. To be accurate, your target will have to be within 15-20 feet max.

The prime is smooth, but the ammo will have to be coerced a bit by a shake here and there to ensure it feeds correctly.

Having a higher ammo capacity is its strong point and does help make up for the inconsistent firing.

If you can accept these Hyper blasters aren’t meant for sniping, they are pretty entertaining to use. I still have the Hyper Rush as one of the best Nerf pistols because it is one of the hardest shooting ones, with a large ammo capacity and great color design.

Who Should Buy The Hyper Rush-40

For anyone looking to try a Nerf Hyper gun, the Rush is fun. It’s not touted for its accuracy, but is great for an intense closer-range battle.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 40 balls
  • Velocity: 110 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

Reasons to Buy:

  • High ammo capacity pistol
  • Cool design
  • Shoots hard
  • Quick loading

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo prone to jamming
  •  Inconsistent range and accuracy

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2. Nerf Hyper Siege – 50

Best Range

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The Hyper Siege-50 is a pump-style shotgun blaster that is spring powered.

Features

The Siege is primed with its pump-priming handle and draws ammo from the decent-sized clear hooper on top. Unfortunately, they kind of cheap out with the included ammo again as it holds 50 rounds but includes only 40.

We can, and I will complain about that, but it still has one of the highest ammo capacities of any Nerf shotgun.

A tactical rail on top and bottom allows some options for a scope or much-needed ammo storage canisters. It also has a safety on the left side, above the trigger, to prevent an unintentional shot.

Performance

The Siege doesn’t really have a greater range, it just seems to be the most consistent with its ranges compared to the other blasters in the family. You can get ranges of 100 feet, with the accuracy really fading off after 20.

It also fires its ammo at an impressive 110 FPS, which is the Hyper standard and well above the average Nerf blaster.

This smooth-firing shotgun is the only gun in the series that features slam-fire, which allows to increase the fire rate by holding the trigger while pumping.

Who Should Buy The Hyper Siege-50

I like the Hyper Rush a bit more, but the Siege is also a great choice if you prefer a shotgun-style Nerf Blaster. It doesn’t really outperform the rest but does seem to have the most consistent shooting.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 50 balls
  • Velocity: 11o feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

Reasons to Buy:

  • Shotgun design
  • Shoots hard
  • Most consistent
  • Has slam fire

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo still prone to jamming
  • Inconsistent accuracy

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3. Nerf Hyper Mach-100

Most Ammo Capacity

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 The Hyper Mach-100 is an automatic flywheel blaster with the most ammo capacity of any Hyper Nerf gun.

Features

While it has the familiar color theme, it is the biggest blaster in the series and the only battery-powered one. To operate the Mach, 6 D Type batteries are required and are not included.

The standout feature is, of course, the large hopper on top that can hold a bit over 100 rounds. 80 Hyper balls are included with the blaster, which is a lot, but not enough to completely fill it up.

It uses the standard firing system for battery-powered Nerf guns that requires the use of the rev trigger and then the firing trigger to shoot.

Interesting features on the Mach include a flip-up sight on top, and a trigger safety on the left side. This blaster also has one short attachment rail on top, and a much longer one on the bottom.

Performance

The Hyper Mach-100 is intimidating as you rev it and let loose, but in the end, it leaves much to be desired. It uses an agitating conveyor system that feeds the ammo, but the rounds are a bit gummy, so it has a bit of trouble.

It shoots balls at a staggering 110 FPS, like other Hyper blasters, which makes it one of the hardest-hitting Nerf guns out of the box.

This naturally gets you some solid ranges of up to 100 ft, but not consistently. The max rate of fire is about 5-6 rounds per second, but that also depends on the hopper situation.

Fully loaded, the Hyper Mach will keep you flinging rubbery ammo for a while, but you have to really focus on how well it is feeding the balls down the line.

This leaves the main upside of the blaster being the massive ammo capacity, but the downside as its inconsistent firing.

Who Should Buy The Hyper Mach-100

The Mach is ideal for those fans familiar with Hyper, and that want an automatic blaster. It is the most expensive Hyper blaster, and I don’t think you quite get what you pay for. That said, if you like to tinker, it could be great with some modifications.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 100
  • Velocity: 110 feet per second
  • Fire-Rate: 5-6 rounds per second
  • Powered: Automatic flywheel
  • Batteries: 6 D Type (Not included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Automatic firing blaster
  • Largest Hyper ammo capacity
  • Shoots hard

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Inconsistent firing
  • Inconsistent range and accuracy

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4. Nerf Hyper Fuel – 20

Most Compact

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The latest addition to the series is the Hyper Fuel-20, which is the smallest gun of the line so far.

Features

The Fuel is unique with its design, at it is the only Hyper blaster with no white coloring.

It is spring powered and primed by pulling out then pushing back in the blue handle before each shot.

It holds 20 Hyper rounds in its top-loading hopper, which are included so you can fill it up all the way.

Two tactical rails connect the bottom of the grip to the front of the gun. These rails are small but ideal for attaching the Hyper refill canisters.

One downside is that Hasbro didn’t make the grip space between the trigger and rails big enough. You can’t to get two hands on it and will have to hold the bottom or front of the tactical rails for additional control.

Additional features include plain iron style sight up top, and a trigger safety on the left side.

Performance

You may have wondered, “What is so special about being the smallest? The Hyper Fuel is a bit smaller than the Rush, but it slings with the same power at 110+ feet per second.

Though this gun has a good ammo velocity, the ranges vary from 30-60 feet. Unfortunately, with the way the ammo is designed, many of the shots will curve off or down after 20 feet or so.

This blaster is pretty simple to prime, load, and fire. However, the Fuel has the same issues that all Hyper guns have so far in that the ammo will bind up in the hopper. Once you get used to it, it’s not bad, but you will have to occasionally shake the gun to help it feed correctly.

Who Should Buy The Hyper Fuel

The Fuel 20 is a bit cheaper than the Rush 40, I would almost always recommend getting the Rush. The Fuel would only be better if you are looking for a slightly smaller pistol, or prefer the handle priming.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Hyper balls
  • Ammo Capacity: 20
  • Velocity: 110+ feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

Reasons to Buy:

  • Inexpensive
  • Newer design

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo can jam
  • Not super accurate

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How Does Hyper Compare to Rival Blasters?

Here is a quick summary of how Hyper and Rival Nerf guns differ!

Starting with the ammo, the Hyper round is much smaller and therefore requires a smaller hopper to get a larger ammo capacity. The Rival balls are a squishy foam and much less dense.

Rival guns generally shoot just a bit softer around 100 FPS, compared to the Hyper averages of 110+.

The hoppers are designed similarly, and both series have some natural jamming issues. However, at the moment, Hyper rounds seem to be more prone to clogging issues.

Still, the hyper balls have a greater potential for range because they are denser and have less surface space. This means Hyper could potentially shoot harder and further with some upgraded gun designs.

Overall these two series of Nerf blasters are the most similar, but Rival is still the more popular line with a lot more guns to choose from.

Final Thoughts

I like to be honest and a little bit nit-picky when covering these blasters to help people make an informed buying decision. However, while the Hyper series could be a lot better, they have some exciting features and great potential.

With the exception of the Hyper Mach-100, I feel the prices are all pretty fair for what you get. These guns have a lot of power and pave the way for some solid higher-capacity Nerf guns.

The Hyper rounds are both the best and worst thing about this series. The size of the rounds allows for more capacity, but they have too much traction, which causes clogging issues.

Overall, I feel think you can have a good amount of fun with a Hyper blaster and think Nerf fans should give one a try. I feel Hasbro and Nerf will figure the ammo situation out and eventually put a blaster out that is more consistent.

Happy Nerfing!