Fornite is one of the most popular shooters on the market. First debuted back in 2013, Fornite quickly gained its popularity among the community thanks to its creative gameplay and good animations. In September 2017, Fornite officially released the “Battle Royale” mode and made a gigantic hit in the world.
According to reports, Fornite reached 10 million players worldwide during its first two weeks of availability, making it the most played video game across all platforms. Fornite’s main rival, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is showing signs of slowing down on the market as players and streamers are shifting their focus on Fortnite.
Fornite developer, Epic Games has been improving the game since release, adding new game modes to it while revamping the existing ones. Reports claim that Fornite reached 125 million players worldwide, surpassing its rivals out there like PUBG, H1Z1, and DayZ. Sources say that Epic Game has been working on new modes and features for the game, but it remains unclear when we are seeing them.
Fortnite is now available is now available across all platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Downloading and installing Fornite on those platforms are pretty simple, but the process may be unknown to many Mac owners. In reality, Apple Macs are not designed for gaming, but they can handle a large number of video games out there. Epic Games confirm that Fornite now supports macOS, allowing Mac owners to enjoy intense battle royale games.
In this guide, we will walk you the steps on how to play Fornite on a Mac. Before we proceed, make sure you now have a modern version of macOS. Fortnite may crash or lag on an older version of macOS, so it’s a good idea to keep everything up-to-date.
What do you need to play Fornite
Before proceeding with our guide, we recommend you check the minimum requirements for the game. Fornite requires macOS Sierra or newer to work properly and at least 4GB of RAM. To update a Mac, click on Apple menu at the top, then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu and click Software Update. Now just simply hit Update Now to install any available updates.
When it comes to the graphics card, Fortnite requires Intel HD 4000 or later. We recommend you have a Mac with a dedicated graphics card to make sure things go smoothly. That makes sense as the company has been updating the game with better animations and visual effects.
How to download and install Fornite on a Mac
Assuming that you have met all the requirements, let’s proceed with our step-by-step guide. The process is pretty simple and you can follow our steps in the section below.
Step one: Fire up your web browser and then go to Epic Games page. Once you are in, the download should start automatically on your device. If not, click on the Mac icon from the list of all supported platforms
Step two: Once the download is complete, run the Epic Games installer on your Mac and follow the on-screen instructions
Step three: You will be asked to create an Epic Games account. If you already have one, click Sign In and enter your account details (the best part is that you can use the same account on different platforms)
Step four: Once you are done, you will be taken the official Fortnite page, click Install to download the game to your Mac
Step five: Once done, click Launch to play the game. In Fornite, you can play solo or team up with your friends to fight to the last squad standing.
How to improve Fortnite performance on a Mac
Fortnite runs smoothly on a Mac, but there are times when you encounter lags or crashes. With that in mind, we are here to help. In the section below, we have the best tips for speeding up Fortnite performance on your Mac.
- Adjust graphics settings
If you are experiencing unstable FPS in Fortnite, then we recommend you change graphics settings. To do this, open the Settings in Fornite by clicking the hamburger icon and change all settings to low. Following this method, you will get more FPS.
- Close all apps
If the problem still persists, then close all running apps or programs on your Mac. In reality, a lot of apps continue to run in the background, thus slowing down your device. To find them, open Activity Monitor and kill all processes that are using your memory.
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