Although Epic recently announced that it is discontinuing Fortnite: Save The World on macOS, you can still continue playing Fortnite: Save The World on Mac by installing Windows using Boot Camp.
Boot Camp is a free utility in macOS that allows you to partition your Mac hard drive and run Windows on it.
Nowadays you can install Windows 10 for free on macOS because you only need to purchase a Windows 10 license if you want to customize it.
Although there are several ways of running Windows on a Mac, the only way to play Save The World on Mac is by using Boot Camp.
Virtual environments such as the excellent Parallels are not suitable because you’ll experience lag, dropped frames and general performance problems when trying to play demanding games like Save The World.
What Do I Need To Play Fortnite: Save The World on a Mac?
To install Windows 10 and play Save The World on your Mac, you’ll need to have at least one of the following Macs:
- MacBook 2015 or later
- MacBook Air/Pro 2012 or later
- Mac mini 2012 or later
- iMac 2012 or later
- iMac Pro (all models)
- Mac Pro 2013 or later
If you’ve got one of these machines, just follow these instructions on how to install Windows for free on macOS using Boot Camp.
Once you’ve installed Fortnite: Save The World on macOS, you may need to lower some of the game settings such as the frame rate and graphics preferences if you experience lag.
Normally, it’s possible to improve gaming performance by using an eGPU with a Mac but unfortunately, connecting an eGPU to a Mac running Windows is a real headache.
It is technically possible but it’s tedious, difficult to setup and doesn’t always work well so we can’t recommend it for playing Save The World via Windows on macOS.
Playing Fortnite Save The World on GeForce Now
Installing Windows is by far your best option if you want to continue playing Fortnite: Save The World on a Mac.
However, you can also use NVIDIA’S GeForce Now For Mac to play it too. GeForce Now hosts the game in the Cloud and streams it to your Mac.
GeForce Now is surprisingly quick with no latency, 1080p high resolution gameplay and 300fps.
Although the GeForce Now games catalog was quite limited when it started, NVIDIA is adding new games all the time and Fortnite: Save The World is included.
It’s not free though and you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription of $4.99 per month to use it if you want to play for more than one hour at a time.
You can check out our review of GeForce Now for Mac for more.
You can watch GeForce Now in action playing Save The World below.
Why is Epic Discontinuing Save The World For Mac?
Epic announced that Save The World would no longer be available on Mac from September 23rd due to Apple’s strict policies on signing and applying patches to games.
Epic did announce that it will issue refunds to Mac users that have already purchased Save The World for Mac:
We are issuing a refund for all players who purchased any Save the World Founder’s or Starter Packs (including Upgrades) and played Save the World on macOS between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020. Additionally, any purchased V-Bucks spent on Llamas on macOS in this period will also be refunded. As of today, September 17, 2020, Save the World Starter Packs will no longer be available for purchase on macOS.
The refunds will be issued automatically to Mac users including any V-Bucks that have been purchased.
Epic also also started the hashtag #FreeFortnite to encourage Apple to stop blocking Fortnite updates and installs.