Empire Axe 2.0 Gun Review

This review is all about my experience with Empire Ace 2.0 when I first got it on hands back in 2018, all the way when it was out in market. Since, we’ve made a couple of dozen games together. I’m crazy to share what are the nitty gritty of Empire Ace 2.0. all about.

Overview (first impression – performance)

The crack of dawn in this case was majestic, the comfy feel on hands and solid look of stock barrel. A mid-range gun, a perfect pick for the beginners and guess what?.. equally best grab for the intermediate and expert players to conquer the arena with the top-notch Empire Axe 2.0 as the battle partners in the field. So gear up dominate!

It’s a sigh of relief to set up a gun having no tool kit. Plus, no mechanical flaws in this gun and then I advise the players to get this gun in use without any kind of upgrades. All what I added was a redline board and no additional changes in this bad boy. Spend the buck on getting hand on a quality hopper or mask instead of upgrading the beast. The best this beast performs is the way it’s designed.

Firing rate! Have to say that it becomes the perfect notch for speedball games because of its high firing rates . We once in a blue moon faced any kinda prob of chopped balls even at a high fire rate.

The On/off ASA regulator gave me the permit to control the operating pressure. Depressurizing or pressurizing the gun was a breeze for me via regulator. Plus ,it had the quick clean and easy through the anti-chop eye system and a tool less bolt removal system.


  • Reliable Poppet Engine Controlled Pressure
  • Anti-chop Break-beam laser eyes
  • 2 piece Barrel
  • Adjustable Trigger
  • Power Switch
  • On/Off ASA Regulator
  • Install OLED Board on fro grip
  • Tool-less engine Maintenance
  • Super Consistent shot after shot
  • Compatible with fragile or low profile paints
  • 10% light as compared to its previous model
  • Aluminum made body construction
  • Hose-less air transfer system
  • Waterproof fore grip

What are the upgrades in Empire Axe 2.0?

After being chuffed by the performance of my Empire mini GS, I put my moolah in the Empire Axe 2.0 to open the tresurebox of its upgrades and take my game at another level. As I had a hope that all my provs would be sorted out by it because i already had Mini GS in my hands, the good news is it did so!

Large trigger area

The Mini GS had a tiny trigger area that made it hard to move your fingers around. But no worries, the Empire Axe 2.0 fixed that issue by giving you more space to comfortably move your fingers. So now you won’t feel cramped when you’re holding the gun. It’s a sweet upgrade!

Barrel and bolt

The Empire GS sports a single-piece 12-inch barrel, while the Axe 2.0 takes it up a notch with a 2-piece 12-inch barrel. The 2-piece barrel offers you with some neat advantages, like the ability to change the bore size, color, and tips to suit your preferences. Not to mention, it’s way more accurate compared to the one-piece barrel, which may not be properly stepped.

Now, let’s have a talk about maintenance. With previous models, you needed tools to unscrew the bolt from the bottom. But the Axe 2.0 simplifies things with a convenient push-button mechanism that makes it breeze for you tobring out the bolt for cleaning or maintenance purposes. No more fumbling around with wrenches! However, do take note that the bolt can be a bit tricky to slide out at times. So, just be cautious when fixing it back into position if needed.

Overall, the Axe 2.0 sounds like a blastorous choice with its customizable barrel and user-friendly maintenance features. Have a blast out there on the field!

Guage removed

I loved having the gauge on the Axe 2.0. It was so a sigh of relief for keeping track of my tank pressure and making sure everything was in check. But guess what? Empire actually removed the gauge from the Axe 2.0. Every cloud has a silver lining , right?So now, whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, you won’t have to worry about that wrist discomfort anymore. It’s a design change aimed at improving comfort. Don’t worry though, there are other ways to monitor your tank pressure, like using an external gauge.

Eye Cover

Tataa!.. No eye covers in Mini GS!!. You got allen to open the bolt system and clean the chopped the paint. This was a sure time eater and was a bad pal for your game.

The upgraded model of the Axe incorporates external eyes, which means you can easily clean paint by opening the screw with an Allen key. It only takes a few seconds, and you’ll be ready to play again. Plus, the Axe is designed to prevent paint chopping and works well with low-profile paints.

If a paintball does break, cleaning it is a breeze. In the case of the Mini GS, you would need to remove the entire frame to clean chopped paint if you break a bunch of paintballs. The Axe definitely makes maintenance a piece of cake.

Waterproof fore grip

The upgraded version of the Axe comes with a rubber cover on the foregrip, which offers excellent control and a comfortable grip. This rubberized grip also helps to keep the electronic components inside the marker waterproof. You even have the choice to install an OLED Board on the foregrip for added customization. The milling on the gun is noticeably different and much better compared to the previous models. The Axe just keeps getting more impressive!

  • Multiple firing modes & high firing rate
  • Easy to clean and remove chopped paintballs
  • Zero kickback and moderate noise
  • No need to make upgrades
  • Fewer breaks down of paintballs
  • Stock Barrel could have been of better quality
  • Difficult to remove the bolt if it stuck

Comparison with axe pro

The Axe Pro is a beast compared to the Axe 2.0. It’s got its own set of killer features like the OLED board, a larger size, and an aluminum feedneck. Now, let me tell you, the Axe 2.0 is the real deal for pro players and championship tournaments. It’s smooth as butter with no kickback and whisper-quiet during operation. Trust me, it’s worth every penny for the performance and durability it brings to the table.

Whether you’re dominating the field or competing in high-stakes tournaments, the Axe 2.0 will have your back and help you unleash your skills.

Frequently Asked Questions about Axe 2.0:

How much Axe 2.0 weighs?

It weighs about 2.9 lbs.

What are the firing modes of the Axe 2.0?

Anti-chop eyes let the paintball strike without breaking. It has a direct opening to clean the broken paintballs with quick access using Allen keys. 

What are the firing modes of the Axe 2.0?

It has four firing modes including semi-auto, Raping mode, full-auto mode, and millennium ramping mode.

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