Rocket League for Mac sure took its time to arrive, but when it finally did on September 8, 2016, it changed cross-platform online multiplayer gaming for good:

Yes, it’s really happening! After several delays (and our sincerest apologies about that, btw), the SteamOS and Mac versions of the game will finally be available for download. An important thing to note, however, is that both versions are still considered “beta”.

Those beta days are long gone and Rocket League is one of the best games you can play on macOS. And if you’re not sure your Mac can run it, we tested the game on four different machines for our Rocket League Mac Performance Review.

Rocket League is an extremely popular game that combines football with supersonic battle-cars. Released in 2015, it is still one of the most popular games out there, especially for online multiplayer gamers and e-sports fans.

The reason why this game remains as relevant today as it was when it was first released, is the amount of content and updates developer Psyonix keeps pushing out. There’s something new almost every month (like new cars, arenas, etc), but their latest Autumn Update is on a whole new level.

You can download the game from Humble Bundle.

Making a good game even better

There are so many changes here that covering all of them would be impossible.

But the biggest ones, including a new arena, new items and quality of life changes are the following:

  • A new seasonal arena called Farmstead.
  • Redesigned ‘Wasteland’ and ‘Starbase ARC’ as Standard Arenas.
  • More than 90 free new items to customize your vehicles
  • A feature called Transparent Goalposts to prevent the camera from cutting off the action (my favorite)

Rocket League Farmstead

And regarding MacOS-specific updates:

  • The Steam Controller now works as intended on Mac hardware

You can read their official patch notes for all the details.

Rocket League on Mac: Everything you need to know

These are the game’s minimum system requirements:

  • OS: MacOS X 10.8.5
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or Iris Pro Graphics
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

And these are the recommended requirements:

  • OS: MacOS X 10.8.5 or Newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz+
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

And as concluded in our Performance Review, this is an exceptionally great port that can run beautifully on most Macs, including a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2012 from our tests.

A reminder: Always wait before you buy

I have to bring this up again. Rocket League is a good reminder that you should never buy a game based on a promise.

The game was first announced in August 2015. Then it was confirmed for December 2015. Then it was delayed until Q2 2016. And then it was supposed to come 6 to 8 weeks later. Over a year went by between the first release date and the actual release.

You should always wait until the MacOS version is officially out before taking out your wallet. I bought it early on and sat on it for months without being able to play it. Things ended well this time, but why risk it?

And I’m not raining on Rocket League’s parade here. The game rocks, the Mac version is top notch and the number of free updates they continue to deliver is impressive.

My advice? Go get it right now!

You can purchase the game from Humble Bundle.

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