Image Source: Larian Studios
Image Source: Larian Studios

Can You Play Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) on Mac? Answered

Can Mac systems handle the epic journey through Faerun?

It’s no secret by now that the massive and epic world of Baldur’s Gate 3 needs some of the best system specs and a hefty amount of space on your hard-drive to run seamlessly and keep that mythical immersion in top form. While a good chunk of players are journeying across Faerun on PC systems, the game is also available for Mac users whose hardware is up to snuff. If you’re wondering what those specs are, here is our nifty guide for how you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 on your Mac.

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What Does it Take to Run Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) on a Mac?

Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 3 has finally brought in a fully supported system for Mac users, but Larian Studios has instructed to complete a few steps before starting up the game. The studio recommends uninstalling the game and any mods to get the possible experience for the new version. Unfortunately, previous save files will not transfer over to this playthrough, so you will need to start on a new campaign.

Just as with PC and Steam Deck users, Larian Studios has provided both the minimum and recommended specs. They’ve also suggested that the M1 Pro processor and FSR should be enabled for those who want run the game on high or ultra settings on a Retina display.

We’ve provided info for both minimum and recommended below.

TypeMinimumRecommended
64-bit processor and operating system required64-bit processor and operating system required
OSmacOS 12 or newerLatest macOS
ProcessorApple M1Apple M1 Pro or better
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsApple M1Apple M1 Pro or better
Storage150 GB available space150 GB available space

Minimum specs can run on low to medium settings, but splitscreen gameplay is not an optional mechanic due to issues with performance levels. As for the recommended, it does work well with high or ultra settings, giving you the best possible experience.

That concludes our guide for how you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) on a Mac. We hope you find this helpful in setting up your journey through this epic game, and let us know what you like most about it so far.

Be sure to check out all of our other guides, such as whether Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) is coming to Xbox consoles.


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