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Quick Overview

Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in PVP dogfights - easy to pick up controls reward your skills with more to master for the ultimate combat edge. Choose your ship, customise your loadout and prepare for instant Arena-based action to earn the right to be called Elite.


Notice: Elite Dangerous: Arena is already available to all Elite Dangerous players via the main START menu at no extra charge.

Elite Dangerous: Arena brings Elite Dangerous’ Close Quarter Combat (CQC) PVP game to players as a standalone release, featuring full cross-compatibility with the large and growing Elite Dangerous player community.

CQC is the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between starship pilots, featuring:


  • ​Four agile, combat-honed space ships. Choose from the fast and aggressive Federal and Imperial Fighters, the damage-dealing Eagle or the heavyweight Sidewinder.
  • Multiple tactical options with custom loadouts unlocked by ranking up.
  • Four Arenas: Elevate’s towering view, Cluster Compound’s mining facility, Asteria Point’s cavernous space station and Ice Field’s frozen asteroid belt.
  • Eight-player Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes.
  • Realistic, agile starship handling powered by Elite Dangerous’ advanced simulation technology.
System Requirements
Please Note: Elite Dangerous: Arena is for PC use ONLY

Windows minimum hardware specification:

  • OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit, Windows 8 - 64 bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space

Windows recommended hardware specification:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
  • There are no regional restrictions, although the game may not be localised into your language.

Legal Information

Important terms & conditions apply.
End User License Agreement

US / Canada ESRB T - drug reference, fantasy violence
Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
Europe PEGI 7 - violence, online