Unfortunately, there’s no version of Apex Legends for Mac but the good news is, there is an easy to play it on a Mac.
As long as you have an iMac from late 2012 onwards or a MacBook Pro from mid 2012 onwards, you can install Apex Legends on a Mac for free using Boot Camp.
This is because Macs from this period onwards have NVIDIA GeForce GT Graphics Cards which are required by Apex Legends.
The important thing is your Mac must have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 card or higher (you can check if your does here).
However, if you really want to enjoy Apex Legends on your Mac at its maximum performance level, we strongly recommend getting an eGPU unit for your Mac.
An eGPU vastly enhances the graphics capability of your Mac and will allow you to play games like Apex Legends at their maximum frame rate, just as if you were using a PC. This means no lag or jerky graphics due to limited frame rates.
eGPUs also allow you to enjoy VR and AI applications by allowing you to use a VR headset with your Mac. An eGPU will even allow older Macs to play Apex Legends that don’t have the NVIDIA GeForce card installed.
Whether or not you decide to get an eGPU, you’ll need to install Windows using Boot Camp first to play Apex Legends. Boot Camp is a free utility in macOS that allows you to install Windows on a separate partition on your hard drive.
This means you can boot your Mac in either macOS or Windows whenever you want.
It’s easy to do and even better, nowadays you can install Windows 10 on a Mac for free.
Once you’ve installed Windows on your Mac, simply download EA Origin in Windows and then search for Apex Legends in the Origin Store.
Note that if you don’t have an eGPU, you will notice some performance issues playing Apex Legends on a Mac. There will be some lag and frame rate issues but it is definitely playable.
To improve performance we recommend going into the Apex Legends graphics settings and setting them all to low and reducing the resolution to 1280×720. The maximum frame rate you can expect is about 50fps but it should average around 25-30fps which is definitely playable.
Because of the technical requirements of the game and the demand it puts on your Mac’s resources, it’s not possible to install Apex Legends using Parallels. Parallels has the advantage that it allows you to conveniently run macOS and Windows at the same time and switch between them instantly but for technical reasons it can’t be used to play Apex Legends.
To get started installing Apex Legends on your Mac, just follow these instructions on how to install Windows using Boot Camp.
You can watch Apex Legends running on a Mac below. If you have any questions, problems or suggestions playing it on your Mac, let us know in the comments.