PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or in short PUBG is designed for consoles and Windows but not for a Mac. But you can still play the game in your Mac if you tweak some settings. The most common way one can do so is by installing a virtual machine on their system.
A virtual machine emulates another operating system so you can switch between two different operating systems in a single device. But, if you don’t feel like installing Windows on macOS then there are other alternatives too.
One of the alternative requires you to purchase online gaming service while another include installing Boot Camp which is absolutely free but only available on Mac devices with intel chips on them. Let’s discuss!
Using Cloud Gaming
Remember Google Stadia and the promise it gave to stream smooth gaming services? The market of cloud gaming services is increasing to the point where you don’t have to install and download your game. Just open the game and it’s ready to go.
Basically, cloud gaming works like a video stream where you play the game via the internet. All your control commands are responded back from the beefy server where the game is installed and running. The back and forth of commands and responses are done in a flash to reduce the latency, which is why a lightning-fast internet connection is mandatory to run Cloud Games.
Using Boot Camp Assistant
Boot Camp is a built-in application where you can boot up the Windows operating system to run PUBG in it. Remember, Boot Camp only acts as a virtual machine for the operating system and requires you to download the Windows image file necessary to run the Windows version.
You can check out my previous article where I have a detailed explanation and guide to running Windows on Mac through Boot Camp Assistant.
Using PUBG with Parallels
Parallels is another Virtual machine that is simple and easy to install on your Mac. Parallels Desktop will automatically download and all you have to do is start Windows. You can check out the detailed information on setting up parallels in my latest article.
Amongst all the virtual machines out there, Parallels have been diligently updating its functionality for improved software. You can buy the complete package or use a free version with fewer features. You can also try premium features for fourteen days by downloading a free trial version.