Divinity: Original Sin 2 on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 5Yes, Divinity Original Sin 2 runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta 2.

With over 200 awards and more than 2 million copies sold, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the most famous and highly rated role-playing games in history and many call it the best RPG ever made.

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: Divinity: Original Sin 2 on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 6 M1 Support: Rosetta 2
Developer: Larian Studios API: Metal M1 Performance: Good

Is Divinity: Original Sin 2 worth it? The reviews

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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:

93 Metascore

Divinity: Original Sin 2 on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 7 95% Reviews


Divinity: Original Sin 2 Mac requirements

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.13.6
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

Chat icon 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

Divinity: Original Sin 2 on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 5Yes, Divinity: Original Sin 2 runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.

Last Updated: February 2, 2021:

Divinity Original Sin 2 on M1 Mac

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:

Divinity Original Sin 2 M1 Mac Rosetta 2 support

Tested versions:

  • MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.1
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2: Version 3.6.69.4648

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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

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