Tippmann Cronus Paintball Gun Review

The Tippmann Cronus makes our list of best paintball guns for 2020 and for good reason…it packs a huge bang for the buck.

Tippmann is a household name among any baller worth their while for one simple reason:  They make great gear.  This gun is durable, easy to shoot out of the box and accurate too.  It’s fantastic for beginners or not-so-beginner although if you’re more than a weekend baller you may want to spend a bit more.

About The Tippmann Cronus

Since forever, Tippman is a name that has been consistently setting the bar in terms of entry level guns in the paintball industry. The Tippman 98 Custom Platinum Series is undoubtedly their flagship line and is easily noticeable all around the globe in numerous stores as well as on the field.

The Cronus is basically the upgraded version of the 98 (which we also love).  We’re not the only ones who love this gun – most paintball courses use Tippmann 98 or Tippmann Cronus because they’re easy to maintain and reliable.  The ongoing maintenance is REALLY low which is nice if you’re not looking to break the bank for some weekend play.

The gun looks fantastic too – not at all like an entry-level marker.  The ported barrel makes your shots super quiet.  There are for Picatinny rails that allow you to add sights, scopes, etc to level up your game immediately.  And it’s easy too…plug and play.  You don’t need to be a gearhead to do this stuff.  Watch a youtube video and you’re good to go!  The grips are great – especially for all-weather conditions.The semi-auto mode fires off 8 balls a second that are accurate up to 150 feet.

The Cronus has Tippmann’s proprietary in-line bolt system which makes it really easy to use.

Tippmann Cronus Specifications

  • 3.7 pounds
  • .68 Caliber
  • CO2 & HPA Air Capability
  • Mechanical Trigger
  • 9 Inch Stock Barrel
  • Black & Tan Dessert Op Tactical Exterior
  • Gravity Feed for Paintballs
  • Open Bolt Blow Back

The Tippmann Cronus is a model that was created for those, who look for a highly reliable and robust gun. This paintball gun model is fully capable of withstanding extreme conditions.

Can you Upgrade the Tippmann Cronus?

The short answer is: Yes.  Absolutely Yes.  This is where Tippmann Cronus really shines.  This is one of the most easily customizable markers out there.  You can add rails, easily upgrade it into a a tactical model…there are endless options.

One of the biggest problems with other paintball guns is that you can’t upgrade at all which means you outgrow it quickly and are forced to buy a whole new gun.  Not the Cronus.  Which is also why we recommend the Maddog bundle (above)….it’s a little more $ but honestly, it’s worth it.

Tippmann Cronus Tactical Edition

This is the version of the Cronus that comes with some upgrades.  Specifically it comes with a front-mount grip, a collapsible back stock (which is awesome).  There’s also a rail already installed on top as well as the sides and bottom (for a laser). The tactical version has the A-5 barrel which is probably the first upgrade ballers make to the standard Cronus (so might as well get it anyway).

What Others Say

People LOVE the Cronus.  It’s probably generally regarded as the best entry-intermediate paintball gun out there…certainly the best for the money.  Read the reviews on Amazon and you’ll see.  This marker spanks!


  • Highly durable and accurate
  • Comfortable grip
  • Customizable
  • Easy maintenance


The company manufacturer of this Tippmann Paintball Gun provides 1-year limited warranty for this gun to the original purchaser. The company warrants this gun against defects in material or workmanship.

For the period of warranty, the Tippman will repair or replace the parts that proved to have defects.

Final Thoughts

This Tippmann Cronus is a great choice for paintball newbies. The gun is very mobile, easily operated and comes with a comfortable grip. It provides the superior user experience and it is very affordable!

One of the key competitive advantages of this Tippmann Cronus is the availability of upgrades.  You really can’t go wrong with this out of the gate and best of all you won’t spend alot of money on maintenance or upgrades.





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