Is it possible to play Destiny 2 on Mac?
Destiny 2 is a 2017 action-MMORPG videogame developed by an American company known as Bungle. It is a first-person shooter enticing lots of players to embark on an amazing journey through the mysterious solar system alone or together with friends. As a player, you will be taking the role of a guardian tasked to defend the Last City of Mankind against pervasive forces of darkness. There are 3 classes of guards to choose from – Titan, Warlock, and Hunter varying in their abilities and outer appearance. Along with this arduous path saturated with lots of exciting missions, you will be able to unlock access to new elemental abilities, collect better armor and weapons to improve the character and foster your own style of play. Apart from having its gameplay nicely connected with an amazing plot, Destiny 2 can brag about captivating PVP modes allowing players to gear their strengths against each other on a common server. This and more content is available for free on platforms like Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation series. If you want to play it on Mac, we have a couple of methods below. You will be able to launch Destiny 2 (Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen) with the highest graphics possible to thrill its stunning experience at best.
|OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)||OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)|
|Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz||Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz|
|RAM: 6 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB||Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB Memory 8 GB RAM|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 105 GB||Disc space: 105 GB|
Play Destiny 2 on Mac with Parallels
Destiny 2 game 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 Destiny 2 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 Destiny 2 on Mac with Boosteroid, Shadow.tech (Europe), Nvidia GeForce Now (US), Xbox Cloud Gaming (US) or Google Stadia (US)
Update: Boosteroid, Shadow.tech, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Google Stadia fully support Destiny 2! Play the advanced game on a Mac, old Windows PC, and even Android!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Destiny 2 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, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now. All four services have Destiny 2 in their game catalog, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android! Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now can stream with better resolution (1080p), Shadow.tech provides less lag, whether Xbox Cloud Gaming can be used for 1 month for just 1$, every service has its pros and cons.
Play Destiny 2 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 Destiny 2 on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Destiny 2 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)