Assassin's Creed: Freerunners is a competitive side-scrolling autorunning platformer, where the player controls an Assassin from those unlocked. The player is tasked with competing with other Assassins that are also running the same course, reaching the end before the others. The other characters cannot be interacted with, only serving as a barometer for their placing in the run. The character must be navigated through obstacles that are interacted with automatically, such as awnings that serve as bounce pads, crumbling floors that give way after being stepped on, ropes that can be climbed and grappling points that have the characters enter a swinging arc. Characters can double jump and wall jump and jump off the swinging off the grappling points, with perfectly timed jumps off these giving the character boosts of speed that will enable them to overtake other characters. While running characters collect coins marked with the Assassin insignia, with higher paths having more rewards. Jump or Hook-swing at the perfect time gives you a speed boost.