From being one of the most anticipated games pre-launch to having the third most concurrent players in the world, Palworld has come a long way within a short period. The survival crafting and monster-catching game was finally released in early access on Steam and Xbox Game Pass and has since gained massive popularity. It appears that the excitement of visiting the Palpagos islands and meeting unique Pals has also spread to Mac players.
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However, since the game is only available on Xbox and Steam, players have all been wondering if there is any way to play Palworld on Mac. Fortunately, for players who prefer to play games on their Apple-based devices, you might just be in luck. There are a few workarounds available that can potentially let you play the game on the Apple system, given you are willing to let go of some framerates.
Is Palworld on Mac?
Unsurprisingly, there is no official port available to play Palworld on Mac. The reason for this is PocketPair’s decision to only release the game on two platforms for its early access namely Windows and Xbox. While the developers have not stated anything about the game’s release on other platforms such as Mac, PlayStation, Switch, and so on, you can anticipate them to work on the dedicated ports anytime after the full release or even earlier.
Having said that, you may stay up to date on all developments by visiting the official Palworld X page. And if you truly want to play the game on your Mac, you can do it by using the methods below.
How to Install and Play Palworld on Mac PC
Here are some of the methods through which you can play Palworld on Mac:
The first method includes using Crossover which allows you to run any Windows software on your Mac devices. However, you will need to purchase a license to download and install the software.
There is a 14-day free trial available for players to avail. That said, you can simply download Crossover and install Steam on it. After which download Palworld and the game will be ready to play on Mac.
Using Boot Camp
Boot camp is one of Apple’s multi-boot assistants that will help you switch between Windows and macOS. We would suggest giving it a try to play Palworld on Mac. However, you might find it difficult to install the multi-boot software properly, so we recommend you follow the instructions on the official website. Once you install it, simply reboot your device and you will be able to switch between windows.
For Silicon Mac users, you would not find Boot Camp to be of much use on your device. You will need to install instead a virtualization software called Parallels to run Windows on their Mac devices. Once installed, you will be able to play Palworld on your Mac PC.
Players can also use Steam’s Remote Play feature, however, you will need to have the game installed on a Windows PC beforehand. Palworld isn’t available on any cloud gaming services either for players to try out the game through them. Another thing worth mentioning is that you won’t find the game running very smoothly on these software.
That’s everything covered in this guide. If you find this guide helpful, check out our dedicated Palworld section, right here on Gamer Tweak.