Can Fortnite Run on Mac?

A broken machine with smoke rests beneath the Fortnite title.

Fortnite used to be available to play on both MacOS and iOS when the game was first released in 2017. However, Fortnite was removed from the App Store in 2020, leading to a lot of confusion among players using Apple devices.

Three years after the game’s removal, many Fortnite players are still facing complications with the game on their Mac systems. So, can Fortnite run on Mac? Yes, but the game remains incompatible with MacOS, so you will need to download and play the game using other methods.

How Can You Play Fortnite on Mac?

Apple’s removal of Fortnite from the App Store has restricted MacOS users from downloading and playing updated versions of the game. To play Fortnite on your Mac computer, you will either need to install the Windows 10 operating system or download Fortnite using a cloud gaming service such as GeForce Now.

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What are the System Requirements for Fortnite on Mac?

As detailed by Epic Games on their website, the system requirements for Fortnite on Mac and PC are as follows:

Recommended System Requirements

  • Video Card: AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
  • Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive: NVMe Solid State Drive
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

Minimum System Requirements

  • Video Card: Intel HD 4000 on PC; AMD Radeon Vega 8
  • Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

Epic Quality Presets Specifications

  • Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • Video Memory: 8 GB VRAM or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive: NVMe Solid State Drive
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

According to Epic Games, Fortnite no longer supports Nvidia cards on Mac computers, and your Mac must support Metal API to run Fortnite.

How Can You Play Fortnite on GeForce Now for Mac?

To play Fortnite on GeForce Now, you will just need to download the cloud streaming service and sign up for one of their three-tier memberships.

According to Nvidia GeForce Now, however, your MacOS must be 10.11 or higher to do this.

Epic Games has also set up an FAQ page to clear up any confusion regarding how to play the new season of Fortnite using GeForce Now.

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