What you need to know to play Fortnite on Mac — 2022

Fortnite is one of the most popular games and in which users spend the most time when they pick up their console. But beware, the console is not the only means through which you can play this fun and addictive game. In this post we want to tell you all the information you need to know to be able to play Fortnite on your Apple computer.

What has happened between Apple and Epic Games?

We can say that the relationship between the two companies is practically nil. We have to go back to the month of August 2020, specifically to August 13, when the Fortnite developer company, through a somewhat controversial announcement, announced its disagreement with the policies that both Apple and Google implement in their respective application stores. The second chapter arrived on September 10, 2020, when Apple announced that it was blocking both updates and installations of Fortnite from the App Store, that is, Apple users could no longer play the popular game from any of their devices, by least not downloading it from the App Store. The story continues, and on November 17, Epic Games announces that it has filed a lawsuit against Apple in Australia, in addition to the case opened in the United States, in order, according to Epic Games, to end the monopolization of distribution policies. of Apple application content, which restrict competition and the freedom of developers to create new types of games, applications and businesses. This is how the situation and the relationship between Apple and Epic Games currently stand.

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Requirements to be able to play Fortnite on your Mac

Despite the fact that Fortnite is not available to users of Apple products through the App Store. Those who have and enjoy a Mac on a daily basis continue to have the possibility of enjoying a few hours of fun playing Fortnite, since Epic Games has enabled the download of its version for macOS from its website.

As is often the case with video games, there are some minimum features that it is advisable to comply with in order to enjoy a good user experience while playing Fortnite. Below we will show you what are the minimum conditions that your Apple computer must meet in order to play this game fluently enough.

  • Mac that supports Metal API.
  • DX11 GPU that is equivalent to Nvidia GTX660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870p higher.
  • 2GB of VRAM.
  • CPU Core i5-7300U 3.5GHz o superior.
  • 8GB of RAM.
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later.
  • 76 GB of free hard disk space.
  • Internet connection.

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In addition to these requirements, there are a series of actions that will improve your experience playing Fortnite. We recommend that while you play you do not have any other application open on your computer, in addition, the game itself gives you the possibility to adapt the way you play to further optimize performance, being able to reduce FPS, change the screen resolution . You can test all of this if you enable on-screen FPS calculation in the game itself.

Download and install Fortinte on your Apple computer

To be able to play Fortnite on your Mac, the steps are really simple, and one of the advantages, or disadvantages, depending on how you look at it, of macOS compared to other Apple operating systems is that you can install applications that you don't They necessarily have to be in the App Store, therefore, on the Mac, users can continue playing Fortnite. Here are the steps to follow to do so.

  1. Go through your browser to this Epic Games page
  2. The download will start automatically, however, if it doesn't, you just have to click on the central icon where it says Mac, so that the version corresponding to the Apple computer is downloaded.
  3. Once the dmg file has downloaded, go to Finder and then Downloads.
  4. Run the .dmg file to install the Epic Games app.
  5. Once the installation is complete, when you enter the app you will have to sign in with your Epic Games account or create one.
  6. As soon as you have successfully logged into the Epic Games app, the Fortnite download will start. You just have to wait the necessary time, depending on your internet connection it will be more or less.
  7. Once Fortnite has been installed on your computer, you just have to follow the steps indicated by the application to start playing.

Play with controller or without controller?

If you decide to play Fortnite from your Mac, you have the possibility of playing both with a mouse and keyboard and with a controller that you can connect to your computer. This way you can enjoy one of the most popular games just the way you want. The connection of the controller with the computer depends on the controller itself, in some cases you will need a cable to use it, but in others the connection may be wireless. In this second situation, make sure that there is no type of delay between the controller and the computer, otherwise, the experience when playing will be much poorer.

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The restrictions of playing on Mac

Although Mac users can continue to play Fortnite in this way, the war between these two companies has caused certain restrictions for these players, and that is that Fortnite for macOS has remained at version 13.40 for Battle Royale/ creative mode. Also, the Save the World game mode is also not available for Mac due to Apple's restrictions on Epic Games.

Can you play with users from other platforms?

One of the advantages of Fortnite is that, regardless of the platform through which you are playing, you can share the game with your friends, even if they are playing through a console or mobile device. Of course, for this you have to take into account a series of essential requirements. First of all, you have to have the account of the platform you want to play on linked to your Epic Games account, in addition, the platforms have to be compatible with each other and you all have to be on the same version of Fortnite. To play with other users who use other platforms, you just have to follow the following steps.

  1. Link your Epic Games account to your accounts on other platforms.
  2. Download Fortnite on your device.
  3. Add your friends through the Epic Games platform or within the game.
  4. In the privacy settings of the game select Public or Friends.
  5. Select Duos or Squads.

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All your purchases, synchronized

The purchases you make with your Epic Games account will be available on all platforms, to be able to enjoy them you just have to log in with the same account on all the platforms where you want to have them, also, of course, on MacOS. Similarly, any progress you can make in the game will be saved and linked to your Epic Games account.

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