How to Play Overwatch 2 on Mac

Here's how you can play Overwatch 2 on Mac.

by Michelle Cornelia

Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2 is the sequel to the popular first-person shooter that features intense team-based action and plenty of new content. Unfortunately, the game is unavailable for Mac users, but there’s still hope! With a few simple steps and the correct setup, you can play Overwatch 2 on Mac with minimal fuss. So, if you’re a Mac user who is itching to get your hands on the latest Overwatch installment, here’s everything you need to know about how to play Overwatch 2 on Mac.

How to Play Overwatch 2 on Mac

The first step is to download a Windows emulator for Mac. There are several good ones out there, such as Parallels and Windows Bootcamp. Although they both allow you to run Windows on Mac, there are some differences you need to know. Parallels is an emulation software that lets you run Windows remotely, while Windows Bootcamp requires you to install Windows directly to your Mac. So, if you want to use Windows Bootcamp on your Mac, you’ll need to set aside some storage space to run Windows Bootcamp properly.

Based on the Apple support website, it’s recommended to have at least 128GB for the best experience, although 64GB should suffice. Another difference between the two is that Windows Bootcamp is free, while Parallels requires a subscription fee. Both are easy to use and offer a wide range of features. Once you have chosen the one you want to use, you can start the download process.

Once the download is complete, you can install the emulator on your Mac. This will allow you to run Windows programs on your Mac. Wait until the installation is complete, and then you can launch the emulator and begin setting up your Windows environment.

Once the emulator is up and running, you can download Overwatch 2 from the application. Depending on your internet connection, this might take some time. Just wait until the download is finished, then follow the installation process.

To ensure the best performance, you should configure the emulator and game settings according to the system requirements of Overwatch 2. This includes the graphics settings, resolution, and other settings like the frame rate. Given that you’re playing on a device that doesn’t support the game, it’s recommended to use the lowest settings possible to minimize FPS drops and stuttering.

Once you have configured the settings, you can start playing Overwatch 2 on your Mac. Unfortunately, this method only works if you have a Mac with an Intel chipset. Those who own M1 and M2 macs won’t be able to run Overwatch 2 due to compatibility issues.

So, that’s about all you need to know about how to play Overwatch 2 on Mac. Just make sure to keep the emulator updated with the latest patches to ensure optimal performance, and you should be able to enjoy the game with no issues. With the steps above, you can easily play Overwatch 2 on your Mac using a Windows emulator. This is an easy and convenient way to enjoy the game even if it is unavailable for Mac natively.

Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

- This article was updated on January 20th, 2023

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