Can You Play Genshin Impact On Mac?

Can You Play Genshin Impact On Mac?
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Written by 

Chris Penwell


9th Jan 2023 10:15

Genshin Impact is on many platforms, including the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. However, Genshin Impact on Mac is quite troublesome as MiHoYo doesn't support it officially. However, there is a loophole you can use to play Genshin Impact on Apple's computers. 

  • Genshin Impact is certainly worth the hassle with all sorts of characters to unlock and discover. 

How To Play Genshin Impact On Mac

Genshin Impact Bluestacks
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Screenshot of BlueStacks Website

Genshin Impact can be a difficult game to access with or without a PC. You'll need to download the official client from publisher MiHoYo and then install it. It's actually not on Steam but it can be accessed on Epic Games Store.

However, Mac OS doesn't officially support Genshin Impact in the slightest, meaning that you'll have to manoeuvre around the awkward situation. It's like Paimon avoiding a steaming pot. To play Genshin Impact on Mac, we recommend downloading a program called BlueStacks

It's a completely free Android emulator that lets you download mobile games and use them on your OS. As Genshin Impact is an Android game, we can download the app to the BlueStacks client. From there, install Genshin Impact, update the game, and then log in with your details to get Genshin Impact up and running on your Mac. Hopefully, MiHoYo will create a native port of Genshin Impact on Mac, in addition to a Switch version. Alas, BlueStacks is your best option right now. 

  • Need help finding crystal cores once you play Genshin Impact? We have you covered.

Best Mac Games Like Genshin Impact

Indivisible Game like Genshin Impact Mac
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If you don't want to mess around with BlueStacks for Genshin Impact, there are some Mac alternatives you can try. 

In the mood for an anime-influenced game with interesting characters? You should give Indivisible a go. The story is gripping, the graphics are stunning, and the cast is absolutely brimming with personality. 

Want to explore a massive world like Genshin Impact? Final Fantasy XIV Online actually supports Mac and has a wide variety of side quests and engaging main storylines to follow. Keep in mind that it is a pay-per-month game after you've finished a certain section of the game. 

Chris Penwell
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Chris Penwell
Chris Penwell is an experienced video games journalist with a Bachelor in Communications. He loves to play narrative-focused games like Kingdom Hearts and Beyond Good & Evil.
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