Is it possible to play Apex Legends on Mac?
Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends is a multiplayer hero shooter game available for free. It offers its players to taste the glory of heroes fighting for riches within a unique universe against other players. The game brings a collection of characters, the so-called “Legends” wielding distinctive abilities to go through the battle royal environment on the far-spanning reaches of the Frontier. Apex Legends has by far positioned a new word of deep tactical team battles as well as innovation that goes far beyond usual frames. Combining your legend with teammates will be a hard, yet interesting challenge to find the right tactical and round-winning advantage over the enemies. Apex Legends has no rest in development, it constantly updates bringing more gaming content with new legends and tactics to play with. At this moment, the award-winning game has obtained support across Windows, Nintendo Switch, Play Station, and Xbox Series. Unfortunately, there is no Mac around this list, making some of its users frustrated. Despite this, we have a solution to get over this hurdle and launch Apex Legends on macOS regardless. Follow our tutorial below.
|Windows 7 64bit||Windows 10 64bit|
|Processor: AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent, Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent||Processor: Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent|
|RAM: 6 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: AMD Radeon™ HD 7730, NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640||Video card: AMD Radeon™ R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 56 GB||Disc space: 56 GB|
Play Apex Legends on Mac with Parallels
Apex Legends requires lots of PC resources, but you can play the game if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), and Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy the Apex Legends game on Mac.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac Pro (all versions are suitable), Mac Pro (all versions are suitable). Parallels on Mac computers with M1 (M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips may not support recent games. Games that require DirectX 12 and later currently not supported by Parallels.
Play Apex Legends on Mac with Boosteroid, Shadow.tech or Nvidia GeForce Now
Update: Boosteroid, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Shadow.tech fully support Apex Legends to date, and you can play the game on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!
If you have an old Mac, or it cannot satisfy Apex Legends game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you with sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBits/s. There are several great services, that provide such an opportunity, among the best are Boosteroid, Shadow.tech, Nvidia GeForce Now. Nvidia GeForce All three services already have Apex Legends in their game catalog, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Apex Legends on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Apex Legends on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Apex Legends for now. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 64 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Mention, that for MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.
- Download Windows ISO file
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
- Define the Windows partition size, choose downloaded Windows ISO file
- Format Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps
- When Windows boots for the first time, follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)