How to play Battlefield™ 2042 on Mac

Battlefield – with this name, fans have a lot of emotions and memories of the wonderful hours spent in one of the parts of the series or with each of them. Finally, on November 12, Electronic Arts and DICE released the new Battlefield ™ 2042. What’s new awaiting us in the new part of the series? No plot is expected in the upcoming Battlefield. The developers said that the stake was made precisely on the multiplayer mode and the creation of regular content with new modes, locations, operators, and so on. The events of Battlefield 2042 take place in the not-too-distant future, where our planet is finally “worn out” and over and over again gives out new disasters, leading to a shortage of food and fuel. In the new part of Battlefield, we will not see the traditional class system for the game. She has been replaced by operatives that have become the trend for many multiplayer shooters. At the start of the game, a choice of 10 characters with their own unique properties is available. And as always, all events will take place in beautiful and interesting locations, the graphics have taken a step forward, despite the use of the same Frostbite engine. And what about compatibility? The game will be released on 3 platforms: PC, PS5, and Xbox One. The Mac version is absent again, despite the fact that some of the modern Macs are powerful enough to handle the game. In this tutorial, we will describe the options that Mac users have to play Battlefield™ 2042 on MacOS.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Core i5 6600K Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Intel Core i7 4790
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: AMD Radeon RX 560,Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
DirectX: from 12 version DirectX: from 12 version
Disc space: 100 GB Disc space: 100 GB

Play Battlefield™ 2042 on Mac with Parallels

play Battlefield™ 2042 on mac with parallels

Battlefield™ 2042 requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) 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 Battlefield™ 2042 game on Mac.

Download Parallels Desktop

Play Battlefield™ 2042 on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now

Update: Nvidia Geforce Now and Vortex.gg do not support Battlefield™ 2042 to the date but due to many requests, it may be added soon! Register and explore cloud gaming now!

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Battlefield™ 2042 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 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 Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Both services may have Battlefield™ 2042 in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!

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Play Battlefield™ 2042 on Mac with BootCamp

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Battlefield™ 2042 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.

  1. Download Windows ISO file
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
  3. Define the Windows partition size choose downloaded Windows ISO file
  4. Format Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps
  5. When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)

2 Replies to “How to play Battlefield™ 2042 on Mac”

  1. i am a little confused here, i have downloaded parallels, i have steam and origin and even got past a few other hiccups, but now i am running into and issue with “unsupported host machine architecture.” a little bit of research and it appears to have to do with the anti-cheat. I have yet to find anyone who has pulled this off to where it works, so i was wondering if you ran into this same issue and possible found a way to get around it

    1. Are you using M1 Mac? This one may not be supported yet. MacBook Pro (iMac Pro, Mac Pro) on Intel with discrete graphics recommended. Nvidia Geforce Now may support this game soon, currently not. Google Stadia and Vortex.gg do not have it also. On M1 Macs I guess https://shadow.tech/ is the only option. Not tested though. However, they offer high-end PC in the cloud and their client program supports Mac.

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