Splitgate is a F2P first-person multiplayer shooter developed by 1047 Games. Although in some ways it plays just like your regular shooter, the game has a unique twist that has quite a significant impact on gameplay and tactics. Portals.
Each player in Splitgate is capable of placing portals at will, granting them exceptional levels of mobility. Physical distance becomes quite meaningless in these conditions, though line of sight continues to play an important role. That said, portals aren’t a magical win button, especially when your opponent has the ability as well. Teleporting to the enemy base wouldn’t grant you a huge advantage, you will simply get shot a second later. Perhaps you have the bright idea of teleporting behind the enemy? They’ll quickly catch on, too.
The best gameplay strategy in Splitgate is to be fast. Launch yourself into the air and try to land a few shots as you are propelled by the force of momentum. Teleport around constantly to confuse your enemy and make them lose track of you. Your opponents will be doing the same thing, which gives the game an enjoyably hectic feel.
It can be played on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, and even SteamOS. OS X, however, is not supported. Our guide will teach you some ways to bypass this and play Splitgate on Mac anyway.
|OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor: Any dual core CPU|
|RAM: 6 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 1GB|
|DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 15 GB|
Play Splitgate on Mac with Parallels
Splitgate 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 an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam, and enjoy the Splitgate game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable.
Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games.
Games that require DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels.
AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Splitgate on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Splitgate game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
As Boosteroid has Splitgate in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
Play Splitgate 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 Splitgate on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Splitgate on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that 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 want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the 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)