As its name suggests, the Elite XD Retaliator features improved "Elite XD" internals, which supposedly boosts its firing power. It advertises a firing range of up to ninety feet in the US (compared to the original Elite version's seventy-five feet), or twenty-seven meters in Europe (compared to the original Elite version's twenty meters).
Despite this, and like other re-released Elite XD blasters, it features the same performance as its original counterpart.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Retaliator, move the priming slide back and press the clip release button to remove any empty clips from the blaster. Load up to twelve Elite Darts into the packaged clip. While holding down the clip release button, load the packaged clip into the blaster. Move the priming slide forward to prime the blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
The United States packaging for the Elite XD Retaliator.
The European packaging for the Elite XD Retaliator.
The Canadian packaging for the Elite XD Retaliator.
A Nerf model firing the Elite XD Retaliator.
The updated packaging for the Elite XD Retaliator, no longer claiming it as Elite XD.