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Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale game where players can team up with two other players to make a squad, and then compete against nineteen other squads in a bid to be the last ones standing.

16+

Official age rating

At a glance

Kids use this to...

Play

Create

Learn

Connect

Expert view of the risks...

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence & hatred

High Risk

Bullying

High Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Low Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Medium Risk

O2 Guru top tip

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On child-friendly Apex Legends

Talk to your child about muting the group chat and instead use the ping system to communicate with their teammates.

Top tips for staying safe

Exploring apps, sites and games together is a great way to involve your child in the decision-making process.

Be positive about what you see, but also be open about your concerns. Ask them what they think is appropriate and what worries them.

If you decide it’s not appropriate, then make sure you explain your reasons why.

You might decide it’s ok for your child to use. If so, make sure you follow the tips below to ensure it’s as safe as possible. And work out a time when you’ll next discuss the app.

Explain that you understand the internet is a great place to play, create, learn and connect. But remind them they can talk to you if anything upsets or worries them.

Reassure them that you won’t overreact – you’re just looking out for them.

And if they feel like they can’t speak to you, tell them to talk to an adult they trust, like a teacher or Childline.

Always check the age ratings of games. You can usually find this on the official site or wherever you downloaded the app.

Most games should have a PEGI rating which represents the recommended minimum age a player should be based on the content and themes of the game. But PEGI ratings don't consider communication features, such as chat. You can find more info on the official PEGI site.

Remember that age ratings are a general guide and don’t cover everything. It's important to check the game out for yourself before letting your child play it. And you know your child better than anyone, so think about whether it’s suitable for them as an individual.

Your child might come across upsetting or negative things from other players in Apex Legends. So it’s useful to show them how to report.

EA, the game’s developers, has specific guidance on how to report players for cheating, abuse, and harassment.

And remember to let your child know that they can always talk to you about worrying things they see online.

Apex Legends, like many other games, uses in-game voice chat so users can communicate with each other while playing. This real-time chat isn’t moderated, so your child might come across inappropriate or abusive chat.

But players can enjoy Apex Legends without using the in-game chat by using the ‘ping’ feature instead. This allows users to send automated messages to other players.

You can explore this with your child and discuss why it’s safer to this feature.

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Talking to your child

Having open, regular conversations with your child will help you to really understand and explore the online world together. Our tips and advice can help you start these conversations.

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