Is Diablo 4 playable on macOS? M1, M2 & Intel Macs explained

Is Diablo 4 playable on macOS? M1, M2 & Intel Macs explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


2nd Aug 2023 16:16

A Mac isn't just for work these days, with many owners wondering whether they can play Diablo 4 on their macOS machine. With Diablo 4 incorporating lots of live service elements like a daily shop into its gameplay, bringing the acclaimed ARPG on the go has never been more desirable. Installing the game on a portable laptop would make that process much more simple.

What's more, Diablo has a history of being available to play on macOS, with the last iteration of the series, Diablo 3, running remarkably well on the platform - especially on newer machines.

However, not all Macs are created equally, and Apple's transition to its own silicon throws yet another spanner into the works.

So, keep reading to learn whether you can play Diablo 4 on macOS, with the M1, M2, and Intel hardware configurations explained.

Is Diablo 4 available to play on macOS?

Barbarian going beserk in Diablo 4
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Diablo 4 is currently not available to play on macOS, meaning Apple users can't officially play the game on their laptops or desktop computers.

The previous entry, Diablo 3, did get a macOS release at the same time as the Windows launch, so the fact this next game doesn't have support may suggest Blizzard has no interest in supporting the platform at the moment.

This may change in the future, with Apple looking to take gaming more seriously with both new hardware and macOS software updates. However, as it stands, Diablo 4 is currently not officially supported on macOS in its current state.

However, even though there is no official macOS release, there are some ways you can still play the game on an Apple device.

How to play Diablo 4 on macOS: Intel, M1 and M2 explained

Warrior fighting in Diablo 4 against a hoarde of enemies
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One of the best ways you can play Diablo 4 macOS involves the Boot Camp software, though you will need to have an Intel Mac for this to work. This software essentially allows you to install Windows on a separate partition of your hard drive.

Here's how to play Diablo 4 on macOS using Boot Camp:

  • Begin by downloading Boot Camp from the website, and then install Windows 10 or 11 to macOS
  • Download the Windows client, then purchase and install Diablo 4
  • Load up the game and enjoy, though you will likely need to play with drastically lowered graphical settings

Your other option for playing Diablo 4 on macOS involves the OneCast software and an Xbox console, so you can stream the game to your M1 or M2 Mac

Here's how to play Diablo 4 on macOS using OneCast:

  • Download OneCast and install it on your Mac
  • Connect your Mac and Xbox console to the same network
  • Launch OneCast and sign in to your Xbox account
  • Select Diablo 4 on your Xbox, and begin playing on your Mac

If an official macOS port is announced for Diablo 4, we'll make sure to update this guide with any new information.

Now you know that Diablo 4 is not available to play on macOS, but that you can work around the issue with some additional software.

For more Diablo guides, keep reading GGRecon.

Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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