How to Play Call of Duty on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Call of Duty is an immensely popular first-person shooter game that has captured the hearts of millions of gamers worldwide. While traditionally played on gaming consoles or Windows-based computers, many Mac users also want to join in on the action. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of playing Call of Duty on your Mac.

Step 1: Check System Requirements
Before diving into the game installation, it’s important to ensure that your Mac meets the system requirements. Call of Duty games typically have specific hardware and software requirements, so make sure your Mac can handle it.

Step 2: Install Windows via Boot Camp
Since Call of Duty games are primarily designed for Windows, we need to create a Windows environment on our Mac using Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a built-in utility in macOS that allows you to install and run Windows alongside macOS.

  • Open Boot Camp Assistant: Launch Finder and navigate to Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant.
  • Create Partition: Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new partition on your Mac’s hard drive for Windows.
  • Download Windows ISO: If you don’t have a Windows installation disk or USB, you can download the ISO file from Microsoft’s official website.
  • Install Windows: After creating the partition and obtaining the ISO file, Boot Camp Assistant will guide you through the installation process.

Step 3: Install Steam
Once you have successfully installed Windows via Boot Camp, it’s time to install Steam – an online gaming platform where you can purchase and play Call of Duty games.

  • Download Steam Installer: Open your preferred web browser in Windows and navigate to Click on the “Install Steam” button to download the installer.
  • Run Installer: Locate the downloaded file and run the Steam installer.
  • Create a Steam Account: Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new Steam account or log in to an existing one.

Step 4: Purchase and Install Call of Duty
With Steam installed and ready, you can now purchase and install your desired Call of Duty game.

  • Browse Call of Duty Games: Open the Steam application and click on the “Store” tab. Use the search bar or browse through categories to find Call of Duty games.
  • Purchase Game: Once you have chosen a game, click on its title to view more information.

    If you decide to proceed with the purchase, click on the “Add to Cart” button and complete the payment process.

  • Install Game: After purchasing, go to your “Library” tab, locate the game in your library, and click on “Install”. Follow any additional prompts to complete the installation process.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while playing Call of Duty on your Mac, here are some troubleshooting tips:

1. Update Graphics Drivers

Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. Visit the manufacturer’s website for instructions on how to update them.

2. Adjust Game Settings

Lowering graphical settings within the game can help improve performance on less powerful Mac systems.

3. Close Unnecessary Applications

Close any unnecessary applications running in the background as they may consume system resources and impact gameplay performance.

4. Check Internet Connection

Ensure you have a stable internet connection, especially for multiplayer modes, to avoid lag or disconnections.

With these steps and troubleshooting tips, you should be able to enjoy playing Call of Duty on your Mac. So gear up, soldier, and get ready for an exhilarating gaming experience!

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