Is it possible to play Monster Hunter Rise on Mac?
Developed by Capcom, Monster Hunter Rise is an action role-playing videogame being the sixth mainline installment in the entire Monster Hunter series. It has by far grown itself from Japan’s best game for Nintendo to one of the biggest worldwide RPG hits of all time for Windows. The game offers its players to delve into a legendary Monster Hunter universe full of its beauty and battles. Become a hunter and equip yourself with weapons to defeat bundles of monsters while exploring the world, slay bosses and improve your character by gathering loot and crafting new items. Monster Hunter Rise is exciting keeping its players fully submerged with spectacular graphics and constantly-updating game content. Each fight experienced on your journey is truly unique requiring different sets of skills to survive and conquer the monsters. Should one be bored of playing alone, people can call their friend into action and complete the journey together. For now, Monster Hunter Rise is only available for Windows. It is quite pointless to expect it for Mac, so follow our tutorial below to get over the border and launch it on macOS despite official restrictions.
|OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)||OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)|
|Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-4130 or Core™ i5-3470 or AMD FX™-6100||Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460 or AMD FX™-8300|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 (DDR4) or AMD Radeon™ RX 550||Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (VRAM 4GB)|
|DirectX: from 12 version||DirectX: from 12 version|
|Disc space: 23 GB||Disc space: 23 GB|
Play Monster Hunter Rise on Mac with Parallels
Monster Hunter Rise 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 Monster Hunter Rise 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 Monster Hunter Rise on Mac with Boosteroid or Nvidia GeForce Now
Note: Monster Hunter Rise is currently not presented in any cloud gaming services, however, we are monitoring the situation and will update this section in case of any changes.
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Monster Hunter Rise 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 Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now. Unfortunately, Boosteroid and Nvidia Geforce do not support Monster Hunter Rise to date. Try advanced games with cloud gaming now:
Play Monster Hunter Rise 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 Monster Hunter Rise 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 Monster Hunter Rise 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)