Can You Play Valorant on Mac?

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Wondering if Valorant supports play on Macbooks? Here's what you need to know.

Riot Games' popular FPS shooter is heading into its next Act. With the arrival of new Agent Harbor, there's plenty of room for new players to jump into the action and experience the hype. As it stands, Valorant isn't available to play on every platform — console players have been missing out for some time, but that's set to change in the future. Players on Mac or iOS devices have familiar dance to do every time they express interest in a game: can you play it on Mac?

How to Play Valorant on Mac

At the time of writing, Valorant is not available to play on Mac. According to Riot's Senior Software Engineer, that's not likely to change. In a 2021 Reddit post, RiotBrentmeister said, "Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there are no current plans for Valorant to support Mac OSX. For now, to play Valorant you’ll just have to bite the bullet and free up space for Bootcamp or build a Windows PC."

"I do feel for you here though. I worked on porting LoL to Mac native all those years ago and have seen first-hand the development time it takes to port to / maintain Mac."

So, for now, the only alternative is to use Bootcamp, a free downloadable tool that allows players to run the Windows operating system on Mac. Naturally you'll need a decent amount of free space to use it and, without the right specs, the game might not run as intended. But it's certainly a workaround.