How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 on a Mac [M1 or Intel]

Last Updated on Mar 9, 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most awaited games of the last decade. Do you want to play Cyberpunk 2077 on your Mac? However, Cyberpunk 2077 needs the use of Windows to be played. In addition, there is no Mac version of Cyberpunk 2077 yet. So, technically, you can’t install and play Cyberpunk 2077 on your Mac right now.

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With that said, there are several ways to play Cyberpunk 2077 on Mac using GeForce Now, Stadia, and Boot Camp. This article will look at the various ways to run Cyberpunk 2077 on your Mac

Let’s Start!

How to play Cyberpunk 2077 on a Mac using GeForce Now?

First, you need to make sure that your Mac supports GeForce Now. The list of Mac devices supported by GeForce Now:

● MacBooks from 2008 and later.

● 2017 or newer MacBook Retina.

● MacBook Air 11″ Early 2015 or newer.

● Air 13″ 2008 or newer.

● MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 or newer.

● Pro 15″ 2008 or newer.

● Pro 17″ 2009 or newer.

● Mac Pro 2013 or newer. 

● iMac 20″ 2009 and newer.

● iMac 21.5″ 2009 or newer. 

● iMac 27″ 2012 or newer.

As you can see, the M1 MacBooks all support GeForce Now.

After ensuring that your Mac satisfies all the criteria mentioned above, it is time to activate the service and begin playing Cyberpunk 2077.

To play Cyberpunk 2077 on a Mac using GeForce Now, follow these steps:

1: On the Nvidia website, sign in or make a new profile. 

2: Next, select the GeForce Now subscription type that best suits your needs.

3: Install GeForce Now app.

4: Then launch GeForce Now and sign in using your Nvidia account.

5: Connect your Nvidia account to an online gaming library, such as Epic Games.

6: Start Cyberpunk 2077 by selecting it from the game library.

In addition, there are some things worth noting:

● To play any game via GeForce Now, you have that game in your game library. On Nvidia’s website, you can discover a list of games in a library where you may buy them.

● For 1080p at 60 frames per second, Nvidia specifies a 25 MBPS internet connection. But, in practice, it’s better to have twice as fast a connection.

● Similarly, for 720p at 60fps, the minimum Internet bandwidth necessary is 15Mbps.

● To maintain the reliability of your internet, you must use a wired connection.

Next, let’s see how you can play Cyberpunk 2077 on Mac using Google Stadia.

How to play Cyberpunk 2077 on a Mac using Stadia?

Google Stadia functions as a cloud gaming platform, allowing users to play games on Google’s server. As a result, Stadia’s game performance is directly proportional to your internet speed. As a result, the faster your internet connection, the higher the resolution and game performance. In addition, the minimum internet speed necessary in this area is 35 MB/s.

Overall, Google Stadia is a fantastic compromise for people who do not have a powerful enough PC to enjoy their favourite games properly. Here’s how you can use Stadia to play Cyberpunk 2077 on Mac:

1: Sign in on the Stadia website. You can use your Google account or sign up for a new one.

2: Select your avatar, Username, and preferences, to sign up for a one-month free trial of Stadia Pro.

3: You may cancel Stadia Pro and continue to play the games you’ve purchased at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

4: Now go to the Store and then, Cyberpunk 2077.

5: Select and click the Buy option.

6: Then, input your payment option. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to play the game by simply clicking the Play button without having to download it.

Next, we’ll explore another method of playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Mac.

How to play Cyberpunk 2077 on a Mac with Boot Camp?

Playing Cyberpunk 2077 on your Mac is possible with Boot Camp. Unfortunately, because Boot Camp requires a large amount of hard disk space to function, this option can be time-consuming. As a result, you’ll most probably need a fast hard disk in this situation. 

As a result, we only advocate using Boot Camp on Macs equipped with high-end dedicated video cards. Every time you wish to return to macOS using Boot Camp, you must reboot your device. 

Following are the steps to use Windows on a Mac through Boot Camp:

1: Start by installing and launching the Boot Camp Assistant.

2: Then, install the driver program using the Boot Camp Assistant application.

3: Next, you have to divide your hard disk.

4: Now, install the Windows on one of the divided hard disks.

5: Finally, boot your Mac to Windows.

When it’s completed, you may switch between macOS and Windows by hitting the Option key on your keyboard while turning on your Mac. When the Mac powers up, you will see the dual partitions featuring macOS and Windows on display. Choose the operating system from which you want your Mac to boot.

Conclusion

These are not the only ways to play Cyberpunk 2077 on your Mac. While GeForce Now can provide the finest experience possible, it requires a fast and steady internet connection. Boot Camp is pretty good. However, it demands a lot of free drive space.

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