Developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, Deathloop is a new action-adventure videogame released on 14 September 2021. Its main events revolve around Colt, a man with memory gaps locked in the time loop. He is meant to resolve the puzzle of endlessly repeating events after each death. To break this torturous loop, players have to neutralize 8 targets – the so-called Visionaries that move around the subarctic island not letting the character break out of the loop. Remember that you have time-limited till midnight to defeat all of them unless you want to respawn at the very beginning. Apart from regular enemies, players are off to contest a mercenary killer named Julianna who attempts to stop Colt and save the time loop. The roles of both characters can be switched and taken by players in multiplayer to fight with each other. Deathloop calls players to enable the stealth mode and assassinate enemies without producing much noise. Keep in mind that time and environment boundaries are set against you meaning you have to map out your successful and game-winning route after coming through multiple failures. The game brings true joy of action shooting and playing options – various guns, gadgets, and powers along with parkour skills to enjoy the plot of reiterated, yet unique experience. For now, Deathloop is out only for Windows and Playstation 5. If you do not have one of these platforms, but would like to play the game on Mac, we will help you do this below. You can also use some of these instructions to launch the game on Windows if you lack enough PC capacity for satisfactory play.
|64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher||64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600||Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X|
|RAM: 12 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: Nvidia GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)||Video card: Nvidia RTX 2060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8GB)|
|DirectX: from 12 version||DirectX: from 12 version|
|Disc space: 30 GB||Disc space: 30 GB|
Play Deathloop on Mac with Parallels
Deathloop 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 Deathloop game on Mac.
Play Deathloop on Mac with Shadow.tech or Nvidia GeForce Now
Update: Nvidia GeForce Now and Shadow.tech do not support Deathloop 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 Deathloop 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. Nvidia GeForce Now and Shadow.tech don’t have Deathloop in their game catalog, however, game may appear there anytime, which will allow you to play it on any Mac device and even Android!
Play Deathloop on Mac with BootCamp
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Deathloop 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)