Play Guild Wars 2 On The Mac


Are you a Guild Wars 2 fan? Want to play it on your Mac? Well, now you can — sorta. If you’re already a paid Guild Wars 2 player, you can go to the Account Management section of the website, and download the beta Mac client. You need to be running Lion or Mountain Lion on fairly recent hardware, but it looks like most Macs made from mid-2010 onward should run the beta with no problem.

When all the beta testing is complete, the Mac version will be sold at retail, and that includes Windows support as well — no additional fee or subscription. For details, you can check out the Mac FAQ and visit the Mac section of the Guild Wars 2 forum. Keep in mind, this is a beta, so things probably won’t work perfectly. If you can’t wait to play with your Windows friends, at least you have an option now.

Required Specs:

Mac OS®X 10.7.X or later
Intel® Core™ i5 or better
4 GB Ram or better
NVIDIA® GeForce® 320M, ATI Radeon™ HD 6630M, Intel HD 3000 or better
25 GB available HDD space
Broadband Internet cConnection
Keyboard and mMouse/eEquivalent

*The Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 runs well on the below machines or better. Your results may vary if you’ve upgraded or changed your Mac hardware or are running on lower hardware specifications.

iMac 21.5″, 27″ (Mid-2010)
iMac 21.5″, 27″ (Mid-2011)
MacBook Pro 15″, 17″ (Mid-2010)
MacBook Pro 13″, 15″, 17″ (Early and Late-2011)
MacBook Pro 13″, 15″, 17″ (Mid-2012)
Mac Mini (Mid-2011)

Source: Guild Wars 2 Blog

Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.