The Kronos XVIII-500 is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2018[1] under the Phantom Corps sub-series.

It comes packaged with five High-Impact Rounds, two team flags (red and blue), and instructions.


The Kronos is a Nerf RIVAL blaster that holds up to five High-Impact Rounds in an internal magazine, curved to reduce space. The rounds are indexed by a torsion spring-assisted follower that pushes them into a chamber. It features two tactical rails, between the set of integrated iron sights, and a single strap point built into the handle. The loading door can be opened and used as a jam door should a jam happen,[2] and on the back of the Kronos is a priming indicator and an unjamming button, which, when pressed, will unlock the slide to fix the jam. Similar to other RIVAL blasters, the Kronos features a safety feature, which can be activated via switch on the left side, just above the firing trigger.

Official description


It was originally leaked in summer of 2017, along with the Helios XVIII-700, the Hades XVIII-6000, and the Prometheus MXVIII-20K. The Kronos was eventually announced at the September 2017 Hascon.

Its Deadpool variant was released before the Phantom Corps version.[3]

Color schemes

The Kronos will be released in the following color schemes:

Reloading and firing

To reload the Kronos, simply pull back the priming slide, and open up the loading door to load up to five High-Impact Rounds into the integrated magazine. Push the slide back forward to prime the blaster.

Pull the trigger to fire a round.


  • The Kronos is named after Cronus. In Greek mythology, Cronus was the leader and youngest of the first generation of the Titans; perhaps the blaster's name refers to the fact that it is smallest Rival blaster.
    • "Kronos" is a more popular way of spelling "Cronus".
    • Cronus was also the father of Zeus, after whom the Zeus MXV-1200 was named, as well as Hades, after whom the Hades XVIII-6000 was named, and Hera, namesake of the Hera MXVII-1200.
  • The Kronos has the lowest capacity of any Phantom Corps blaster, as well as the lowest capacity of any RIVAL blaster. Therefore, it also is the cheapest RIVAL blaster released.
  • This is the second RIVAL blaster to use an internal magazine, the first being the Artemis XVII-3000, and the third being the Hades XVIII-6000.
  • The Kronos shares some similarities with the Vortex Vigilon, as both are small blasters with internal magazines and similar capacity. It is also similar to the N-Strike Mega Magnus, in that it loads the internal magazine through the top of the breech.
  • Double-priming the Kronos by use of the jamming button permits more rounds in the chamber[4], it can range from two to four, but range becomes unpredictable and may suffer tremendously. Loading too many rounds could also cause the blaster to jam.
  • Some Nerfers have made their own 3D printed speedloaders to make reloading the Kronos easier. The speedloader sits above the opening of the magazine, and users drop the rounds from the loader into it, similar to how a stripper clip works.


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The full image gallery for Kronos XVIII-500 may be viewed at Kronos XVIII-500/Gallery.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Vas Stampede (2017-09-12). Nerf Spring 2018 prices and press information!.
  2. LordDraconical (2017-09-10). First Review: RIVAL KRONOS PISTOL (Full Demo, So Awesome!).
  3. GameStop Nerf Rival Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 Dual Pack
  4. Coop772 (2017-11-18). [REVIEW] Nerf Rival Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 | RIVAL PISTOL!

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    • So I was looking for some modification kits on eBay for my Stryfe and I came across three listings for the Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 (note ...
    • As I heard in some comment, the deadpool ones would be avalible in 2017 end of october.