How to Play Rocket League on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Rocket League is a popular multiplayer video game that combines fast-paced soccer with rocket-powered cars. If you are a Mac user and want to join in on the fun, this tutorial will guide you through the process of playing Rocket League on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check System Requirements
Before diving into the game, it’s important to ensure that your Mac meets the system requirements for Rocket League. This will ensure a smooth gaming experience without any lag or performance issues.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating System: macOS 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 or better
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Operating System: macOS High Sierra (10.13) or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or more
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M or better
  • Storage: Solid-state drive (SSD) with at least 20 GB available space

Make sure your Mac meets these requirements to enjoy a seamless gaming experience.

Step 2: Install Steam Client

In order to play Rocket League on your Mac, you’ll need to install the Steam client. Steam is a digital distribution platform that allows you to purchase and play games on your computer.

To install Steam, follow these steps:

A) Download Steam:

Visit the official Steam website at and click on the “Install Steam” button. This will download the Steam installer to your Mac.

B) Install Steam:

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Steam on your Mac.

Step 3: Purchase and Install Rocket League

Now that you have Steam installed, you can proceed with purchasing and installing Rocket League. Here’s how:

A) Launch Steam:

Open the Steam application on your Mac by clicking on its icon in the Applications folder or by searching for “Steam” using Spotlight.

B) Sign in to your Steam account:

If you already have a Steam account, sign in using your credentials. If not, create a new account by clicking on “Create a new account” and following the prompts.

C) Purchase Rocket League:

Once you’re signed in, go to the Store tab within Steam and search for “Rocket League.” Click on the game’s listing to view more details.

Within Rocket League’s store page, click on the “Add to Cart” button followed by “Purchase for Myself” or “Purchase as a Gift,” depending on your preference. Complete the payment process to add Rocket League to your library.

D) Install Rocket League:

After purchasing Rocket League, navigate to your library within Steam. Locate Rocket League in your library list and click on it. On the right-hand side of the screen, click on “Install” to start downloading and installing Rocket League onto your Mac.

Step 4: Launching and Playing Rocket League

Once Rocket League is installed, you can launch the game and start playing. Here’s how:

A) Launch Rocket League:

From your Steam library, find and click on Rocket League to open the game. This will launch the Rocket League application on your Mac.

B) Customize Settings:

Before jumping into a match, you may want to customize the game settings to suit your preferences. You can adjust graphics quality, audio settings, controller configuration, and more within the in-game settings menu.

C) Join a Match:

Once you’ve customized your settings, you can join a match by selecting “Play” from the main menu. You’ll have various options to choose from, such as casual matches, competitive playlists, and even custom matches with friends.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed and launched Rocket League on your Mac. Now you can enjoy the thrilling experience of rocket-powered car soccer right from your computer.

Remember to check for updates regularly to ensure you have the latest version of Rocket League installed on your Mac. Have fun and may you score many goals in this exciting game!

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