How to play Death Stranding on Mac

Is it possible to play Death Stranding on Mac

Death Stranding is a new masterpiece from Hideo Kojima. It is an open-world action game, that takes place in the post-apocalyptic territory of the former United States. Breathtaking story and advanced graphics made it bestseller since the release on PS4 in 2019. In July 2020 version for PC appeared on Steam. And what about Mac? Top MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and iMac models with discrete graphic cards may easily handle the game. However, to the date of creating this article, there is still NO version for MacOS. However, with the help of instructions below you will be able to play Death Stranding on Mac and (probably soon) on Android and iOS. How is that possible? Keep on reading.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows® 10 OS: Windows® 10
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 Processor: Intel™ Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 8 GB
Video card: GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 560 4 GB Video card: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 590
DirectX: from 12 version DirectX: from 12 version
Disc space: 80 GB Disc space: 80 GB

Play Death Stranding on Mac with Parallels

Death Stranding on mac

Death Stranding 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 Death Stranding game on Mac.

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Play Death Stranding on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now

Update: Nvidia Geforce Now now supports Death Stranding! Now you can enjoy the game on an old Windows PC, Mac, Nvidia Shield, even on Chromebook and Android!

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Death Stranding 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 Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Both services may have Death Stranding 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 Death Stranding on Mac with BootCamp

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Death Stranding 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)