Path of Exile Available for Mac, includes M1 support

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Role-Playing

Many claim Path of Exile is better 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.

Path of Exile has been competing with Diablo 3 on Windows for years, and Mac gamers finally have the chance to experience it and decide which one is the king of action RPGs for themselves as Path of Exile for Mac is finally available!

Apple M1 Support: Path of Exile currently finally supports M1 processors. You can read more about it here.

Developer Grinding Gear Games released an experimental Mac version of the game on September 18, 2020. Slowly, the developer has been making improvements to the game and I’m happy to confirm the game is now officially available on Path of Exile’s Steam page:

Path of Exile Mac version on Steam


Path of Exile on Mac: What to expect

Path of Exile is an action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. Its gameplay and aesthetics are very similar to Diablo 3’s but Path of Exile aims for an even bigger focus on visceral combat, powerful items, and deep character customization.

In many ways, Path of Exile feels more like a Diablo 2 sequel than Diablo 3. Whereas Diablo 3 is more geared towards casual players, Path of Exile is more demanding, punishing, and complex. A little too complex for some, in fact. Also, Path of Exile is a more gritty and somber game, similar to Diablo 2.

Path of Exile is also completely free and its developer claims it will never become pay-to-win. With an 86 Metascore and 93% Very Positive reviews from over 118,000 users on Steam, you can’t go wrong with it.

And one more thing: I can confirm that the macOS version of the game is the same as on Windows and not the mobile version!


Path of Exile Mac system requirements

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: macOS 10.13
  • Processor: 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 450
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: macOS 10.15
  • Processor: 2.6GHz hex-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Based on our tests and tests from members of the community the game is stable on Intel-based Macs.

Path of Exile M1 Support

For the last couple of months, Path of Exile was unsupported on M1-based Macs. I tested the game myself on my M1 MacBook Air several times, but unfortunately, the game systematically crashes when trying to launch it.

Luckily, M1 Macs with Apple Silicon processors are finally supported:

Owners of M1 Macs can now play Path of Exile through Rosetta, with minimal impact on performance. A native version will be available in a future update.

PS: If however, your Mac is a little too old to run this, you can try a more narrative-driven RPG such as Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.


Path of Exile Mac download

Just as the Windows version of the game, you can download the game directly from Steam.

I’m personally excited about this game and cannot wait to finally play it on my Mac. What about you? Are you a Diablo fan? Will you be picking this one up?

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2 Comments
  1. Robert

    This is great! It’s one of the few games you can play on MAC, that’s hard for sure and I hope people can get used to it.

    Which do you think is better in a Path of Exile vs Diablo 3 contest?

    Reply
  2. ikir

    I hope they plan to bring it on Mac App Store too

    Reply
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