It’s official, 4A Games’ latest horror shooter, Metro: Exodus, is coming to Mac!

This game has been on our radar for a while, and for good reason. Both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light made it to macOS and are considered some of the top shooters on the platform.

Overall, all Metro games have received glowing reviews thanks to their solid story-telling and impressive graphics, and Metro Redux is no exception.

It’s therefore great to hear an official confirmation that Metro Redux’s Mac version is coming:

We recently brought Metro Exodus to more players through Amazon’s ‘Luna’ streaming service; and we’re also working on dedicated Linux and Mac versions of the game. We’ll share more information about these closer to release.

We’ll likely need to wait a few more months before getting an official release date but you can rest assured this post will be updated as soon as we do.


Metro Exodus on Mac: Everything you need to know

Release Date: TBC
64-Bit Support: Metro: Exodus is coming to Mac 3
API: TBC
M1 Support: TBC

In Metro Exodus, you’ll be finally able to flee the ruins of the Moscow Metro system and discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness.

You’ll be able to explore vast, non-linear levels, lose yourself in a sandbox survival experience, and follow a story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

But more importantly, you’ll experience the top-noth graphics and gameplay the game is known for:

Metro Exodus Mac gameplay

And by the way, Metro Exodus has been well-received by both the press and gamers.

The game currently has 88% Very Positive reviews from over 39,000 gamers on Steam and an 82 Metascore. In other words, you can’t go wrong with this game:

Metro Exodus Metacritic

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About the Mac version

The community first spotted signs of an incoming Mac version of Metro Exodus on Reddit and the MacRumors forums:

Metro Exodus Mac depots

And as we all know, discovering hidden Mac depots on Steam’s databases is a good start, but never a sure thing. This is why it’s great to have an official confirmation that another excellent AAA game is coming to macOS.

It’s also good to hear that all current versions of the game will benefit from the next gen update (for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5) currently in the works:

You should expect major enhancements including faster frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and stunning Ray Tracing features made possible by the new hardware. […] This will allow us to deliver visual enhancements and performance only possible on state of the art PC hardware and RTX enabled cards – until now.

And the macOS version of Metro Exodus should also benefit from these improvements.


Metro Exodus Mac requirements

The Mac system requirements are still unknown, but these are the official Windows requirements::

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4440 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1050 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 59 GB available space

‼️ These Windows requirements are only an indication of what can be expected for Mac. Stay tuned for the official macOS requirements.


Can your Mac run Metro Exodus?

Based on these requirements, you can expect a demanding macOS game that will require a dedicated graphics card to run smoothly.

Having said that, the new M1 Macs powered by ARM processors can do wonders with gaming and I wouldn’t be surprised if they manage to run Metro Exodus on 900p resolution and Medium settings.

Metro Exodus running on the new M1 Macs

As soon as we get our hands on Metro Exodus, we shall test it on the following brand-new M1 Mac:

  •  13-inch MacBook Air (M1, 2020): Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8 GB RAM

Metro Exodus Mac download

As always, we recommend you do not purchase the game until it’s actually released for macOS. In spite of having an official confirmation, it’s always better to wait, mainly for two reasons:

  1. Purchasing the game from a Mac counts towards macOS, and hence showing the developer there is a return on their investment.
  2. Officially announced games can end up canceled.

Are you planning on buying Metro Exodus? Did you try any of its predecessors? Did they run well on your Mac?

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