Yes, Divinity Original Sin 2 runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta 2.
Needless to say, if you enjoy RPGs with turn-based combat that can be played solo or online with friends, look no further than Original Sin 2.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Mac
The Mac version of the game features all the content from the Windows version of the Definitive Edition without compromising graphical fidelity.
But Original Sin 2 on Mac is a much more ambitious project. The game’s Mac version comes with TouchBar support, HDR support, iCloud-powered backups, and more:
|Genre:||RPG||64-Bit Support:||M1 Support:||Rosetta 2|
|Developer:||Larian Studios||API:||Metal||M1 Performance:||Good|
Is Divinity: Original Sin 2 worth it? The reviews
As mentioned before, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the best-rated RPGs in modern gaming. In fact, it was the highest-rated PC game of 2017 on Metacritic:
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Mac requirements
These are the game’s official Mac requirements:
|Processor:||Intel Core i5|
|Memory:||8 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||HD Graphics 5000 or Radeon R9 M290X|
|Hard Drive:||20 GB|
|A 64-Bit OS and Processor are required|
The following machines are officially supported:
- MacBook Pro: all since late 2016
- MacBook Air: all since mid-2017
- iMac: with AMD GPUs since late 2013
- Mac Pro: all since late 2013
- Mac mini: all since 2018
Divinity: Original Sin 2 M1 Mac support
Yes, Divinity: Original Sin 2 runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.
Last Updated: February 2, 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, Divinity: Original Sin 2 can nonetheless run great on M1 Macs:
- MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.1
- Divinity: Original Sin 2: Version 22.214.171.12448
More M1 gaming? Visit our M1 Supported Games list for 100+ Mac games we have tested and confirmed as M1-compatible.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 M1 Mac benchmarks
These are the Divinity: Original Sin 2 M1 benchmarks we have gathered so far:
|Benchmarks||Medium Settings & 900p||Ultra Settings & 900p||Ultra Settings & 1280p|
|MacBook Air (M1, 2020)||59 FPS||49 FPS||33 FPS|
As a reminder, this is how we describe the different levels of performance:
- Below 20 FPS: Unplayable: Laggy gameplay, full of stutters and slowdowns.
- 20-30 FPS: Borderline: Can be OK in slow-paced games. Still, not optimal.
- 30-45 FPS: Playable: Acceptable for most (most gaming consoles do this).
- 45-60 FPS: Smooth: Fluid gameplay, with no perceivable stutters.
- 60+ FPS: Very Smooth: For hardcore and professional players, a luxury for most.
We usually aim for 30 FPS, because 30 FPS is enough to guarantee a smooth and fluid experience for most casual gamers.
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Mac download
You can download Divinity: Original Sin 2 from Steam.
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