How to play PUBG on Mac

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (a.k.a. PUBG) is a 4-year old project that has evolved into an iconic battle royal multiplayer videogame. It assembles a pile of players gathered together from all parts of the world to survive through the challenge of 100 people storming against each other on a common field. As a half-naked soldier, you are out to parachute straight down to the battleground of furious players. Get ready to scavenge through buildings for better equipment and weapons that will guide you to the podium of eventual winners. PUBG has also been rapidly growing into a cybersport discipline, enticing players to crank up their professional skills. Do not miss out and play it on Mac as well regardless of well-known incompatibility. We have a guide dedicated to that down below.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: Intel i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300. Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB 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: 33 GB Disc space: 33 GB SSD

Play PUBG on Mac with Parallels

play PUBG on mac with parallels

PUBG 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 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS game on Mac.

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Play PUBG on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now

Update: Both Nvidia Geforce Now and Vortex.gg support PUBG to the date and you can play PUBG on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy PUBG 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 already have PUBG 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 PUBG 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 PUBG 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)

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