Updated 8 May 2019

Apex Legends: Apex Coins buying guide

Find out how Crafting Metals and Apex Packs work, and how Apex Coins can be purchased through the Apex Legends Store and PlayStation Store.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. In-game purchases are optional.


How do currencies work in Apex Legends?

As you level up playing Apex Legends, you will unlock Apex Packs which each produce three dropped items. These items include weapon skins, character skins, banner customisations, and finishing moves. Apex Packs will also drop Crafting Metals which can be used to unlock weapon skins or new Legends (characters).

If you want an item straight away, there is the option to use real money to purchase Apex Coins, which can then be exchanged for featured store items, Apex Packs and Legends. The process for a child account (age 16) buying Apex Coins is shown in the images below. The child account fails this purchase as the spending limit has been left at 0 (this is the default setting).


Buying Apex Coins through the Apex Store

Please note, this type of purchase can only be refunded if the in-game consumable is faulty, as stated in the PlayStation Store refund policy.

Buying Apex Coins through PlayStation Store


How to control child spending on Apex Legends

It is important that every player using PlayStation Network has an age-appropriate account. Child accounts (under-18s) require a family manager to be assigned during set up. This adult account can then set parental settings, Play Time controls and monthly spending limits.

A child account doesn't have a PlayStation Wallet, and can only make purchases using funds from the family manager wallet within a monthly spending limit. This limit is automatically set to 0 when the account is created.