Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Mac? File size, minimum & recommended requirements

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 has enjoyed massive success on PC, and it’s now out on PS5 as well, but what about Mac? Here’s what you need to know about its release, file size, and recommended requirements.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has become one of the most successful titles of 2023, partly for its great launch on PC and PlayStation. Since then, Larian Studios have been keeping up with fan-community requests through pretty useful hotfixes and overall patches that have significantly improved the game QoL.

Despite its success, Mac players weren’t able to enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3 on its release, but developers have made an effort to get the experience to every platform possible. Here’s everything you need to know about the full version of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Mac.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 playable on Mac?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is fully available on Mac after Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 3 was released. Here’s what Larian Studios had to say about the update:

With Patch 3, Baldur’s Gate 3 is now fully supported on Mac! As with the PC release in August, saves made in previous versions of BG3 on Mac will not be compatible with the full release.

To prepare your Mac for the full version of Baldur’s Gate 3 and minimize potential compatibility issues, we recommend you fully uninstall the game and remove any mods before installing the latest version.

The minimum and recommended specs for Mac users have also been updated: we recommend an M1 Pro processor and FSR enabled to run the game at high or ultra settings on a Retina display. Check the Steam store page for more details.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Mac system requirements

To find out if you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 on your Mac, first look at the system requirements:

Requires a 64-bit processor and OSRequires a 64-bit processor and OS
OSmacOS 10.15.6macOS 10.15.7
Processor2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i72.3GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsAMD Radeon460 4GBAMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
Storage150 GB available space150 GB available space
M1 ChipMacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with Apple M1 chip and 8GB of RAM.MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with Apple M1 chip and 16GB of RAM

According to Larian, the minimum specifications can run Baldur’s Gate 3 on low to medium settings. You’ll need a MacBook Pro 15 inch from 2016 or newer or a MacBook Pro 13 inch from 2018 or newer to meet the minimum requirements.

Meanwhile, recommended specifications are capable of running the game at high or ultra settings. If you have a MacBook Pro 15-inch or 16-inch model from 2019 or newer, you’ll meet the recommended specs. It will also work on an iMac from 2017 or later.

So that was all about Baldur’s Gate 3’s availability on Mac. If you wish to learn more about the game, check these out:

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