Apex Legends is a squad-based game, with each player controlling one of three characters: Bloodhound, Gibraltar, or Pathfinder. The game's map is divided into three sections: the main map, which is the central area where the majority of the game's action takes place; the Hot Zone, which is a designated area where players can find better loot; and the Danger Zone, which is an area where the game's most powerful weapons can be found.
Players can choose to play in one of three modes: Solo, Duo, or Trios. In Solo mode, players are pitted against each other with no teammates to rely on. In Duo mode, players are paired up with one other player. In Trios mode, players are grouped together in teams of three.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play game, but it also offers a paid subscription service called Apex Legends: Membership. This service gives players access to exclusive in-game items, such as new characters, weapons, and cosmetics.