Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is the first game in the racing series to be made available for the PC platform. It is released as for free based on the Xbox One title Forza Motorsport 6. Many features and elements are carried over, but in a lighter or scaled-down version. A full career mode is included. By completing events RP (Racing Points) is provided as a currency and up to three medals can be earned based on the performance. New cars are also unlocked gradually. Microtransactions are used to unlock cars early, but this is not required. The car and track roster is based on Forza Motorsport 6 with 63 cars available at launch. It also carries over the Forzavista feature where all cars are fully functioning with working cockpits, doors, lights, sounds. The initial track list consists of six locations (Brands Hatch, Spa, Rio, Sebring, Top Gear, Yas Marina) with 20 configurations in total.
Next to Free Play there is a Showcase Tour with twelve events where players are introduced to different types of cars and races with narrated videos. In the Spotlight Series different types of events are introduced and updated or changed regularly with new challenges. Elements that are not carried over from Forza Motorsport 6 are multiplayer (both online and split-screen), car upgrades, mod cards, avatar design customization, the livery editor, UGC import, storefront, selling cars, the auction house, rivals, clubs, Playground, Rally, P2P. The Photo mode is available and there is a Practice option instead of Qualifying.