As fans gear up the Early Access to Diablo 4, many are wondering how to play Diablo 4 on Mac.
Excitement is growing for the upcoming open beta for Blizzard’s action RPG Diablo 4. If you don’t know how to sign up for the beta, we’ve got you covered. But first, if you’re planning to game on a Mac, it’s worth knowing if you actually can.
The answer isn’t super straightforward. On one level, the official answer is no. There is no native support for Mac users. At present, Diablo 4 can be pre-ordered for Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4 and PS5. But, as you’ve probably guessed, there are a few ways around this disappointment. The easiest one is that if you have Windows installed on your Mac, you can play Diablo IV with only a few, slight problems to overcome.
But are there any other potential solutions? Read on!
How to play Diablo IV on Mac?
While installing Windows on your Mac, the process can be a lot of trouble.
One alternative is playing Diablo 4 via a cloud gaming platform. Platforms like Amazon Luna and GeForce Now allow you to play games on your device without downloading or installing them which is a massive win for Mac users.
You might have to wait a little longer until the game is officially released, but in the long run, a few days hardly matters if it means you’re able to play Diablo 4.
How to play Diablo 4 early access on Mac
Create a Shadow PC account
A shadow PC account is a cloud-based PC that allows you to access a high-powered gaming PC from your Mac. You can sign up for one via the Shadow website.
Download Shadow PC Client on your Mac
Once you’ve made your account, you’ll need to install the Shadow PC client on your Mac.
Then, create a Battle.net account
By creating a Battle.net account, you’ll be able to purchase and download Diablo IV.
Preorder Diablo IV
Now you have a Battle.net account, you can preorder Diablo IV and get early access to the game!
Frequently asked questions
How much does Shadow PC cost?
Shadow PC costs $25 a month for the yearly plan or $25 or $35 more for the monthly one.