How to play BG3 on Mac? With the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, many Mac users are eager to try out the game on their devices. Although players were able to access and play the Early Access version of the game, Larian Studios are yet to port the full version to Mac OS. For players excited to venture out in the Forgotten Realms and beyond Act 1, waiting for BG3’s release can prove to be more than frustrating. So if you are looking forward to exploring the DnD universe, check out this guide to find out some ways you can play the game on your devices and stick around to know when can you expect the full version on Mac.
BG3 Mac Release Date
Larian Studios has tweeted that the Baldur’s Gate 3 Mac release date is sometime later this month, in September 2023. There’s no fixed release date for BG3 Mac at the time of updating this article.
Larian Studios stated that they don’t want to compromise on quality and won’t rush into releasing the game instantly on any port. As per the Steam Community post, the devs have confirmed that the full version of Mac would be released soon at a later date. And that they will keep updating the players about upcoming updates.
How to Play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Mac (Workaround)
Before getting started on all the workarounds to play the full version of BG3 on Mac, it is necessary to update your device to at least version 10.15.6. This prerequisite was present in the Early Access as well. The game requires Metal 2.2 Features and it was recommended to update the MacOS to run it at its full capacity.
With that being said, here are the best workarounds you can try to enjoy BG3 on your Mac:
Players with Intel Macs can use Apple’s own multi-boot utility assistant Boot Camp to switch between Windows and Mac Os to play Baldur’s Gate 3. Although players with M1 & M2 chips i.e. Silicon Macs wouldn’t be able to use the assistant to their advantage. Intel Mac users can switch their OS with just a restart, however, the installation can seem a little confusing. We would recommend you visit their official website and then try out the application.
For players with Silicon Macs, your best bet would be to give the desktop virtualization software Parallels a try. It draws its similarities from the Android Emulator Bluestacks. The software is also pretty simple to use with just downloading and installing the latest version on your device. And then installing Steam on Parallels to play the full version of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Mac.
GeForce or Boosteroid
Players can use Cloud Gaming Services like GeForce Now or Boosteroid to play BG3 on their Mac and explore the Forgotten Realms. The most basic requirement would be a stable internet connection while trying out the services. The game will run smoothly and players will be able to enjoy the game.
That’s everything covered on how to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Mac. For more interesting guides like these check out our dedicated Baldur’s Gate 3 section, right here on Gamer Tweak.