Elite Dangerous: Arena is a new release that brings Elite Dangerous' player-versus-player (PVP) action to gamers as a standalone game on Xbox One. Those playing Elite Dangerous: Arena won't be secluded either, as they'll be able to play alongside and against those with the full Elite Dangerous game as well.
Elite Dangerous: Arena comes alongside a new patch that is rolling out to the Xbox One version of the game that also brings along the addition of long-requested extras like paintjobs and bobbleheads. Here's a quick rundown of the highlights:
- Elite Dangerous: Arena now available as a stand alone purchase, allows cross-play with Elite Dangerous
- In Game Store added to allow the purchase of Game Extras, such as Paintjobs and Bobbleheads. Use Frontier Points available from the Xbox Store to purchase in game Extras.
- Added 24 new achievements worth 350 Gamerscore
On top of the above content additions, patch 1.5.02 also contains an absolute truckload of bug fixes and improvements, a list of which you can check out on the Elite Dangerous forums. And if you play the PC version of the game, a patch is rolling out with some bug fixes there as well.
If you'd like to give Elite Dangerous: Arena a shot, you can grab the game from the Xbox Store for $7.49 at the link below. Do note that if you already own Elite Dangerous, however, there's no need to snag Arena separately as you already own all of the content.