Is it possible to play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Mac?
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an action/survival game that is developed and published by Ubisoft. It’s a sequel to a popular game Tom Clancy’s The Division. In our opinion, Division 2 is the sort of game, that is really hard to stop playing, it much exceeds the previous part in main features: graphics and gameplay. For example, post-apocalyptic Washington looks very real and believable. All events of Division 2 start seven months after the events of the first game, where the pandemic virus had killed millions of people. The ambiance of the game is no less smooth and dark: a long and endless war for food, drugs, armors, and other resources is сontinuing. You need to cooperate with your teammates and fight against several factions, in fact, armed gangs in Dark Zone – the most dangerous place in the game. The surrounding world reacts to your actions and develops accordingly; everything you touch can have a purpose. Also, you can meet settlers, that are trying to create new towns across the remnant of civilization. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows. For Mac users, there are several ways to run the game on macOS. Read about them in our article below.
|OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)||OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better||Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300 X @ 3.4 GHz|
|RAM: 6 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better||Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 40 GB||Disc space: 40 GB|
Play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Mac with Parallels
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 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 Tom Clancy’s The Division 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 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Mac with Boosteroid or Nvidia Geforce Now
Note: Division 2 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 Division 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 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 Division 2 to date. Try advanced games with cloud gaming now:
Play The Division 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 Astroneer 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 Division 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)