Yes, Hearthstone runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta 2.
This free-to-play game is another genre-defining game from Blizzard. Hearthstone is a CCG that is both accessible and fun. And as an added bonus, it makes great use of Warcraft’s most iconic characters you know and love.
Hearthstone on Mac
In classic Blizzard fashion, Hearthstone has always received excellent Mac support. The game was released simultaneously on both Windows and Mac and features cross-platform multiplayer.
|Genre:||CCG||64-Bit Support:||M1 Support:||Rosetta 2|
Is Hearthstone worth it? The reviews
It’s easy to sound too hyped when talking about Hearthstone, but it truly is an excellent game. It took a genre many would automatically discard as boring and created an exceptional game with outstanding reviews and a strong e-sports scene:
Hearthstone Mac requirements
These are the game’s official Mac requirements:
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Memory:||2 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||GeForce 8600M GT, Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better|
|Hard Drive:||3 GB|
|A 64-Bit OS and Metal support are required|
Note that according to these system requirements, a Mac with integrated graphics should not be able to run it. But we can confirm it’s possible. More on that below.
Hearthstone M1 Mac support
Yes, Hearthstone runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2021:
What is Rosetta 2? Rosetta 2 is a translation process that enables an M1 Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for Intel-based Macs.
The game was tested on the following M1 Mac:
- 13-inch MacBook Air (2020): Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8 GB RAM
As you can see below, the game is still exclusively written for Intel-based Macs, but thanks to Rosetta 2, Hearthstone can nonetheless run great on M1 Macs:
- MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.1
- Hearthstone: Version unknown
More M1 gaming? Visit our M1 Supported Games list for 100+ Mac games we have tested and confirmed as M1-compatible.
Hearthstone M1 Mac benchmarks
These are the Hearthstone M1 benchmarks we have gathered so far:
|Benchmarks||Medium Settings & 900p||Max Settings & 900p||Max Settings & 1440p|
|MacBook Air (M1, 2020)||NA||NA||NA|
As Hearthstone doesn’t have a frames per second counter, it was impossible to measure and share FPS figures. That said, we can confirm the game runs smoothly on our M1 MacBook Air, even on the highest resolutions and settings.
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Hearthstone Mac download
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