The wait is finally over. Total War: Warhammer 2 is officially available on Mac! Feral Interactive released the MacOS and Linux versions of the game earlier today, on November 20, 2018.

Originally developed by Creative Assembly in partnership with Games Workshop, Total War: Warhammer 2 is the follow up to Total War: Warhammer, one of the finest strategy games for Mac.

You can download the game from the Humble Store for $59.99.

As with any Total War game, Warhammer 2 features turn-based empire building and real-time tactical battles pitting massive armies full of heroes, spellcasters, and dragons against each other. The campaign picks up after the original Warhammer’s campaign and will take your armies through jungles, deserts, savannahs, and icy mountains.

The game has been out for a while on Windows and critics and players all agree: this is an excellent strategy game. The game has an impressive 87 Metascore and 80% Very Positive user reviews on Steam.

Total War: Warhammer 2 on Mac: Everything you need to know

Feral Interactive was in charge of the game’s MacOS and Linux versions, and as was the case with the latest Total War Saga, this is yet another solid Mac port powered by Metal 2.

Powered by Metal 2

As with every other port from Feral Interactive, you can expect all the same features and visuals as the Windows version. Plus, because of the use of Apple’s newest Metal 2 graphics API, performance should be much closer than on Windows than before. Read on for the detailed system requirements but expect Mac benchmarks soon.

Cross-platform multiplayer

Cross-platform multiplayer is the only feature where Mac version and Windows version differ from each other. While Feral did manage to support cross-platform multiplayer between Mac and Linux, the Windows version is excluded. That is definitely a shame as the majority of gamers are on Windows and that means finding online matches will be more difficult.

Hopefully, this will change in the future and Feral will manage to bring cross-platform multiplayer between Mac, Linux, and Windows. This is purely speculation at this time but if Aspyr managed to do it with Civilization 6, anything is possible.

Total War: Warhammer 2 Mac system requirements

These are the game’s official system requirements:

  • MacOS 10.14,
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 MX, AMD R9 M290 or 1.5 Intel Iris Graphics 540 graphics

The game is supported on all these Macs:

  • All 13″ MacBook Pros released since 2016
  • All 15″ MacBook Pros released since Late 2013 with a 2.3GHz processor or better
  • All 21.5″ iMacs released since Late 2017
  • All 27″ iMacs released since Late 2013 with a 2GB graphics card or better
  • Late 2012 models with a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX graphics card are also supported)
  • All 27″ iMac Pros released since Late 2017
  • All Mac Pros released since Late 2013

We tested Thrones of Britannia on three different machines for our Mac performance review and the results were encouraging, especially for owners of entry-level MacBook Pros:

Thrones of Britannia results Vs Heaven

You can expect similar levels of performance with Total War: Warhammer 2 on Mac, but we will be testing the game in the coming days and will share the results with you as soon as possible.

Total War: Warhammer 2 Mac Download

Are you a Total War fan? Will you be playing this one? If so, you can go ahead and download the game on Steam or the Humble Store for $59.99.

Updated November 20, 2018: We have updated this post following the announcement that the Mac version was finally released.