Battlefield is an iconic first-person shooter gaming project, which has extended its presence since 2002. The range of series counts a number of chapters published by Electronic Arts. Their latest Battlefield V release continues the franchise with new portions of the action. As usual, Battlefield is mostly set up in the multiplayer world. Players are out to set up the squads of teammates to fight through the others on a common field. Since Battlefield 2, developers have presented an online stats system allowing users to rank up, receive awards, and find new weapons to fight with. The game also presents a class system, which features unique equipment and roles for each of the classes chosen by players. Unfortunately, the biggest part of the Battlefield series has been available only for Windows. New hits like Battlefield 5 are Windows and Console-centred, which restricts Mac users from experiencing the game. Despite this, enthusiastic people have found a way to thrill graphical capacity along with exciting gameplay of Battlefield and many other games on Mac as well. Below, we will show you all the necessary steps to do it.
|OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10||OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)|
|Processor: Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-6350||Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: DirectX 11.0 Compatible video card with 2 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon HD 7850 / nVidia GeForce GTX 660)||Video card: DirectX 11.0 Compatible video card (AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB / nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB)|
|DirectX: from 10 version||DirectX: from 10 version|
|Disc space: 50 GB||Disc space: 50 GB SSD|
Play Battlefield on Mac with Parallels
Battlefield does not require lots of PC resources, and you can play the game on any Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), where 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 game on Mac.
Play Battlefield on Mac with Shadow.tech or Nvidia GeForce Now
Update: Both Nvidia GeForce Now and Shadow.tech support Battlefield to the date and you can play Battlefield on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Battlefield game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you 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 Shadow.tech and Nvidia GeForce Now. Both services already have Battlefield in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Battlefield 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 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)