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Elite Dangerous: Arena brings standalone player-on-player action to Xbox One

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:

Content Additions

  • 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.

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  • I'm tempted
  • As am i
  • Got it, Its a lot harder to play than the PC version and doesn't seem to sync your profile unfortunately from the PC version either.