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22 Nov 2020

WoW Shadowlands Mac System Requirements: Can Your Mac Run It?

World Of Warcraft has been a staple of PC gaming ever since it released in 2004, and it is still going strong to this day.

The latest WoW expansion, Shadowlands, is due to launch on November 24th, giving players thousands of hours of more content to dive into.

But, is your Mac up to the grind? Here are the system requirements for WoW Shadowlands.

What To Expect From WoW Shadowlands

WoW Shadowlands was originally scheduled to release on October 27th, however that date was pushed back to November 24th.

WoW Shadowlands Zombie Invasion Shadowlands Pre patch event
LONGEVITY: After 16 years WoW is still going strong.

Players will be able to jump in from 3pm PS/6pm EST.

The game will include new zones, a new raid, new abilities and plenty more.

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The Shadowlands features six zones, four of which house the Shadowlands covenants.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands release date map ardenweald bastion maldraxus revendreth oribos the maw
A NEW WORLD: The Shadowlands features six new regions

These zones include Ardenweald (home of the Night Fae), Bastion (home of the Kyrian), Maldraxxus (home of the Necrolords), Revendreth (home of the Venthyr), Oribos, and The Maw.

Can Your Mac Run It?

Ahead of the games release, Blizzard have released the system requirements for WoW Shadowlands.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATING SYSTEMmacOS® 10.12 (latest version)macOS® 10.14 (latest version)
PROCESSORIntel® Core™ i5-4670Intel® Core™ i7-6700K
VIDEONVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 2 GB or AMD Radeon™ R9 M290 2 GB or Intel® UHD 630 (macOS 10.13 or higher, 45W) Metal capable GPUAMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 8 GB or better
MEMORY4GB RAM (8GB if using supported integrated graphics)8GB RAM
STORAGESolid State Drive (SSD) 100GB available space Or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 100GB available space (depending on the performance of the drive, player experience may be impacted on HDD) Solid State Drive (SSD) 100GB available space
INTERNETBroadband internet connectionBroadband internet connection
INPUTKeyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
RESOLUTION1024 x 768 minimum display resolution1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

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Apple's Mac isn't really regarded as a platform that is designed for gaming, but that doesn't mean it can't.

After a Mac compatibility drought, more developers are making their games playable on Mac, including World of Warcraft.

Overall the requirements are very reasonable, like the PC spec requirements.

The minimum requirements calls for 7+ year old parts, such as the i5 4670, which was released in 2013.

Pretty much any GPU will run it at the minimum settings too.

A 7 year old laptop GPU is listed, the 750m, as well as an AMD counterpart, and even integrated Intel graphics.

Moving over to the recommended and they are fairly similar to the PC counterpart.

It recommends a 6th gen i7, something that shouldn't be too high for a modern system, we are currently on the 10th gen so the i7 6700K is a few years old now.

The RX Vega 64 is a fairly modern GPU but not a really high end one, plenty of GPUs should be able to meet, or exceed it.

World of Warcraft has never been the most demanding game so it is likely that a good experience will be able to had with lower specs than the recommended requirements.