Elite Dangerous: Arena is free this weekend on the PC

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If you love space combat, Elite Dangerous: Arena might just be up your alley. A subset of Elite Dangerous, Arena lets you dog fight with others online. And for this weekend, it will be free on Steam and on FrontierStore.net.

You get a choice of four types of ships and can battle in four types of arenas. Gameplays available are deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the flag with up to eight people. The game does look gorgeous and if you have a HOTAS setup, you're going to have a good time.

Hurry though as the offer only lasts until July 11, 6PM BST which is 1PM ET or 10AM PT. If you pick it up during the weekend, it will be free forever so there's no reason not to add it to your Steam library.


Cambridge, UK. 8 July 2016. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) has made the PC version of Elite Dangerous: Arena free on Steam and FrontierStore.net until 6PM BST on Monday June 11.

Elite Dangerous: Arena thrusts Xbox One players into first-person dogfights against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest, 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.

Elite Dangerous: Arena will be completely free on Steam and the Frontier Store this weekend. 

Players who download Elite Dangerous: Arena between now and 6PM BST on Monday June 11 will receive the game for free, and will retain access to the game permanently. This 100 percent discount will bring a host of Commanders to the CQC Arena. Recruit some new wingmates and launch into CQC combat now!