If you are a huge fan of Valorant that is taking up the streaming charts by storm and are wanting to play it but are stuck with a Mac, this article looks at solving your problems. Bootcamp is an emulator that can run many Windows game on Mac including Valorant. However we do not assure you 100% smooth performance, you can still try and play Valorant on a Mac. But before there are a few steps that you must do beforehand.
How To Play Valorant On A Mac
First thing you should know that Valorant isn’t compatible with a Mac operating system, as you might have known Apple Mac’s aren’t known for the games that are available on it but a new tweak lets you play Valorant seamlessly.
The problem for running Valorant on a Mac is down to Valorant’s Fog of War anti-cheat software which prohibits Mac users from accessing the game. The good news is that you do not have to spend money on getting a new PC.
Here’s what you need to do to play Valorant on Mac. Download and install Bootcamp. A popular emulator software for pack you might have heard about. What it does is, lets you run Windows games on a Mac. With Boot Camp, you can run any windows based games by first installing a clone of Microsoft’s Windows operating software. The setup is fairly simple and we have noted down steps below on how to do it, but before you do that check out a few requirements that are needed for Valorant.
Like PCs, not all Mac systems will be able to run Valorant and you will need to have the minimum system requirements available.
Make sure that your Mac device is one of the following listed below:
- MacBook 2015 or later
- MacBook Air/Pro 2012 or later
- Mac mini 2012 or later
- iMac 2012 or later
- iMac Pro (all models)
- Mac Pro 2013 or later
If your system matches any of the above-listed requirements, you can begin preparing for Windows. These are certain requirements essential to make sure that you have a smooth experience.
System Free Space
To run Windows 10, you will need at least a chunk of free space, the 64-bit version requires about 20 GB of free space while the 32-bit version takes up about 16 GB. Apple recommends that you keep around 64 GB of space available.
It is recommended that you have an additional USB stick of around 16 Gb for additional driver software that will be required by Windows.
You can download the Windows 10 ISO file and save it on your PC where it is easily accessible to you. While you will require a paid version of Windows 10, luckily Microsoft is still offering a free version of windows 10 to users and you can try your luck on this website. Check out here to know what version of windows you can run on your Mac.
How To Install Windows On Boot Camp
1. Open Boot Camp Assistant
Boot Camp is available on all Mac computers when you run it, you will get a few options from there you must select “Choose” on the right side of the “ISO Image” and select the downloaded Windows 10 ISO. Select the USB you have kept aside as the destination disk. This will copy your files onto your USB stick making it the boot device.
The great thing about Boot Camp assistant is the fact that it will automatically download all the drivers needed, if you have downloaded Windows 7 to run Valorant you can get the drivers for Windows 7 on Apple’s website over here.
You will have to make space for Windows to run on your Mac, you can easily make a separate space into your drive into further sections that are known as partitions. Use the sliders to select how much space you wish to allocate to windows.
4. Installing Windows
Once you are done with the partitioning of your hard disk, Boot Camp will by itself shut down and restart your computer as it installs all the files from the USB stick. Follow all the prompts and as soon as the installation has been done, it will prompt you to ask to install all of the other drivers.
5. Running Windows
Once Windows has been installed, you will be able to boot into two operating systems. You can boot into Windows by pressing Alt (Options) when your device is starting up to select which OS you would like to use.
This is all there is to know about how to install and run Valorant on a Mac. Make sure to check out other guides on Valorant like how to Bunny Hop in the game.