How to Play Apex on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Apex Legends is a popular battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. While it was initially released for Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms, many Mac users want to join in on the action as well. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of playing Apex on your Mac.

Step 1: Install Boot Camp

If you’re a Mac user looking to play Apex Legends, you’ll first need to install Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a built-in utility on Mac computers that allows you to dual-boot between macOS and Windows. Follow these steps to install Boot Camp:

  1. Check Your System Requirements: Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that your Mac meets the minimum system requirements for Apex Legends.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant: Launch Boot Camp Assistant by searching for it in Spotlight or finding it in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.
  3. Create a Windows Partition: Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new partition for Windows on your Mac’s hard drive. Make sure to allocate enough space for both Windows and Apex Legends.
  4. Install Windows: Insert your Windows installation media (USB or DVD) and let Boot Camp Assistant guide you through the installation process.

Step 2: Install Steam

To play Apex Legends on your Mac, you’ll need to install Steam. Steam is a digital distribution platform that allows you to download and play games on your computer. Here’s how to install Steam:

  1. Download Steam: Visit the official Steam website ( and click on the “Install Steam” button located at the top right corner of the page.
  2. Install Steam: Open the downloaded Steam installation file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Steam client on your Mac.
  3. Create a Steam Account: Launch Steam and create a new account if you don’t have one already. It’s free!

Step 3: Install Apex Legends

Now that you have Boot Camp installed with Windows and Steam set up on your Mac, it’s time to install Apex Legends. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Steam: Open the Steam client on your Mac by double-clicking its icon in the Applications folder or clicking on its shortcut if you’ve added one to your desktop.
  2. Login to Your Account: Enter your login credentials and sign in to your Steam account.
  3. Navigate to Apex Legends: Once logged in, use the search bar located at the top right corner of the Steam window to search for “Apex Legends.”
  4. Select Apex Legends: From the search results, click on “Apex Legends” and select “Add to Cart” or “Play Game” depending on whether it’s free or requires purchase.
  5. Follow On-Screen Prompts: Follow any additional on-screen prompts to complete the installation process. Once installed, Apex Legends will appear in your game library within Steam.

Step 4: Launch Apex Legends

You’re almost there! Now that Apex Legends is installed on your Mac, it’s time to launch the game and start playing. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch Steam: Open the Steam client on your Mac.
  2. Login to Your Account: Enter your login credentials and sign in to your Steam account if you’re not already logged in.
  3. Navigate to Apex Legends: Once logged in, click on the “Library” tab located at the top of the Steam window. Find Apex Legends in your game library and click on it to select it.
  4. Click “Play”: Finally, click on the “Play” button to launch Apex Legends. The game will start in a new window, and you can now enjoy playing Apex Legends on your Mac!


Congratulations! You have successfully installed and launched Apex Legends on your Mac using Boot Camp and Steam.

Now you can join millions of other players in this thrilling battle royale experience. Remember to check for any updates or patches for both Windows and Apex Legends regularly to ensure smooth gameplay. Enjoy!

Note: Playing Windows games on a Mac using Boot Camp may require a higher system configuration compared to running games natively on Windows PCs. Make sure your Mac meets the recommended system requirements for optimal performance.

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