Path of Exile on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon?

Path of Exile on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 5Yes, Path of Exile runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta 2.

Many claim Path of Exile is a better action RPG than Diablo 3. And while the jury is still out on that, Path of Exile is arguable just as good and completely free-to-play.

And after months been unable to experience this game on M1 Macs, the game has finally been updated to support M1 Macs with Apple Silicon.

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Path of Exile on Mac

On Mac, Path of Exile is a great deal. It features absolutely everything the Windows version of the game does.

Genre: RPG 64-Bit Support: Path of Exile on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 6 M1 Support: Rosetta 2
Developer: Grinding Gear Games API: Metal M1 Performance: Good

Is Path of Exile worth it? The reviews

As far as free-to-play games go, Path of Exile is an extremely generous game. It offers so much it’s often compared to Diablo 3, a premium game you must $20+ to play, and many consider it even better:

86 Metascore

Path of Exile on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 7 93% Reviews

Path of Exile Mac requirements

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

Minimum Mac Requirements
OS: 10.13
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 450 or better
Hard Drive: 40 GB

Chat icon 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.

Path of Exile M1 Mac support

Path of Exile on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 8Yes, Path of Exile runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.

Last Updated: April 15, 2021:

Path of Exile Mac support

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, which is usually not an issue thanks to Rosetta 2. But the even better news is that developer Grinding Gear Games has promised a native M1 version of the game in a future update.

Path of Exile Mac M1 using Rosetta 2

Tested versions:

  • MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.1
  • Path of Exile: Patch 3.13.2

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