Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free game set in the World of Darkness, a franchise known for its tabletop games and story-driven videogames. This game, however, deviates from that formula. Unlike Bloodlines 2 or Swansong, or indeed most other Vampire: The Masquerade games, Bloodhunt does not focus on the storyline, as it is a multiplayer game in the battle royale genre.
Bloodhunt’s unique setting helps it stand out from many, many other games in the same genre – the fact that the characters are vampires shakes things up quite a bit. For example, vampires’ supernatural abilities let them scale buildings with ease, making the game highly vertical. Feeding on hapless civilians, meanwhile, is a quick and easy way to recover health. The Masquerade, an important part of the setting, is used to balance these powerful abilities. The existence of the supernatural is supposed to be hidden from regular people, and those who transgress this law will be punished – for 60 seconds, everyone will be able to see the offender on the map. Of course, you also cannot expect to win without using these abilities at all… and so, the players constantly need to decide whether using their superpowers is worth the punishment or not.
The game is only available on Microsoft Windows and Sony PlayStation 5, but with the help of this guide, you will also be able to play Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt on Mac.
|OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)||OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor: Intel i5-7400/AMD Ryzen 1300X or better||Processor: Intel i7-8700K/AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or better|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: Nvidia GTX 970/Radeon RX 580 or better||Video card: Nvidia GTX 1080 /Radeon RX Vega 64 or better|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 12|
|Storage: 20 GB||Storage: 20 GB|
Play Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt on Mac with Parallels
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt 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 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with an 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 models are suitable), Mac Pro (all models 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 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 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt 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.
Boosteroid is the name to pay attention to, here, as it has Bloodhunt in its game library.
Play Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt 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 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt 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)