How to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

Updated on May 10, 2023
How to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

Destiny 2 hit the gaming world with a bang in 2017 and every first-person shooter (FPS) felt the impact of its contact keenly. Of course, if the average game critic is to evaluate this game, they would probably argue that Destiny 2 didn’t do much differently nor did the game break new ground.

But that would be their humble (and wrong) opinion. From offering maximum fluidity to providing stunning visuals that seem to effortlessly highlight even the most minute detail, Destiny 2 was on a completely different level from the very beginning. This game was, for all intents and purposes, a game-changer (pun intended!).

That’s why it comes as no surprise that, nearly a decade later, many gamers are still getting in on its hot action. But while things might be more straightforward with gamers on other consoles and platforms, Apple product users have to play by slightly different rules where Destiny 2 is concerned.

This is why you need to know how to play Destiny 2 on Mac before anything else. What’s more, the need for you to learn how to do this has become even more imperative! If you’re asking why, it’s probably because you’ve been living under a rock all this time!

Well, for those who haven’t gotten the news, Destiny 2 launched an expansion, Lightfall, earlier this year! And, to add icing to a moist and delicious cake, this expansion introduces even better visuals, more intense action, and an all-new character, The Witness!

So, for those who wouldn’t like to be left even farther behind, we’ll be covering everything that you need to know to play this awesome game on your Mac now!

Destiny 2 – A Quick Word

If you’re like us, then, it’ll probably be hard for you to get super-pumped up about a game that you’ve only heard hype about but actually haven’t played. If experience is any judge, more often than not, the games that you hear tons of good stuff about usually end up being colossal letdowns.

While, where Destiny 2 is concerned, you can put those worries in the ground and say a quick prayer for them! Destiny 2 is arguably one of the most popular multiplayer FPS that the world has ever seen for a very good reason!

A product of Bungie, this game blurs the line between the real and the futuristic. Set in a future where science rules supreme, it adds multiple elements of roleplaying to its gameplay fluidly and efficiently.

What to Expect From Destiny 2

With this game, players get two main playing mods from which they can choose from. The first is the Player vs. Environment mod. Also known as the PvE, you get to work with a team of other players to complete a given objective. This can be loads of fun to try out with your other gamer pals.

The second mod available with Destiny 2 is the Player vs. Player mod. Sometimes referred to as PvP, you get to join one team to play against and defeat another team. This is usually where pro first-person shooters go all out and display their skills!

On the whole, FPS brings just enough of the conventional FPS setup to the mix for you to not feel completely set adrift while it offers tons of new elements to ensure that every sight and experience that you feel here is a memorable blast.

How to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

So, we’ve covered just why you would want to put in a little more effort to get Destiny 2 on your Mac device. But, the old question of how to play Destiny 2 on Mac remains. We’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know to make the exercise as easy and as straightforward as possible now!

To do that, we’ll not only effectively cover the relevant questions you might have about this exercise but we’ll also offer a concise breakdown of all you need to know to achieve this feat at breakneck speed! So, let’s get started on that now!

Can You Even Play Destiny 2 on Mac?

This is probably the first and biggest question that springs to mind when it comes to learning how to play Destiny 2 on Mac for Apple product users. Is it even possible to play this game on such devices?

The short answer to that question is, “No,” you cannot play Destiny 2 on Mac. However, the longer (and by far more accurate response) is that you can but you’ll have to employ a few workarounds.

Are you wondering why we’re giving seemingly conflicting answers to this question?

Well, let’s break it down for you!

Long story short, Destiny 2 isn’t currently licensed on Apple products. What this translates to is that, unlike with many other games, you won’t be able to just run this game natively on your device. However, depending on various factors like how strong the Internet connection in your region is and the model of your Mac device, there are a ton of alternative approaches that you can employ to get what you want without stress here. H

With that in mind, here’s all you need to know!

Complete Walkthrough of How to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

Before we proceed, please keep in mind that you will not be needing to purchase any additional resources to get your Mac device to play Destiny 2 – Lightfall. However, what you will need here is a STEAM account.

A STEAM account is of the essence in this scenario because you would be accessing and playing Destiny 2 via cloud gaming services. We’ll be providing a concise and detailed walkthrough on how you can set about making that happen now.

So, for those who don’t as yet have a valid STEAM account, you can get around to creating that quickly here.

Once you have that down, we can get into helping you explore one of the best FPS games in the 21st century!

How to Use Boosteroid to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

Using Boosteroid to play Destiny 2 on Mac is as simple as it gets!

All you have to do is make your way to the Boosteroid platform and follow the prompts to become a registered member of the cloud service platform. Of course, you have the choice of either starting the registration process from the beginning or clicking the “Continue With Google” option, if you have a valid Gmail account. Either approach works fine.

Once you’re in, you’re going to have to pick a subscription plan as you won’t be able to play Destiny 2 on your Mac device without one. Thankfully, there are a wealth of reasonable options for you to choose from here so you shouldn’t have much trouble.

With that out of the way, simply locate the search bar (it’s at the top of your screen) and enter the search query “Destiny 2” into it. Click the “Play” option on whatever result it presents you with.

At this point, you will receive a prompt asking you for your STEAM account. Once you provide your details, you’re all set! Depending on the Internet connectivity in your location, the game can take anywhere from a couple of seconds to several minutes to load.

After it boots, you can have all the fun you want playing!

How to Use GeForce to Play Destiny 2 on Mac

Using GeForce to play Destiny 2 on your Mac devices leverages a slightly different but just as easy method of approach.

For starters, you also need to have a valid STEAM account to employ the services of GeForce this way. While a good deal of Destiny 2 is available as free to play, several interesting and juicy bits like its dungeons and various other aspects have to be bought. So, you also need to decide what you want to do about that here.

Next, make your way to the official GeForce website, create an account (be sure to verify your account) and click on the “Join” option. Again, here, you would need to subscribe to a plan before you can make further use of the platform. Be sure to pick a plan you’re comfortable with.

After this, you can then proceed to download the GeForce for macOS. It’ll be an installation file so you have to open it and install it manually. Once the program has been successfully installed, you then need to open the application and log in to your GeForce account on it.

From there, you’ll be able to use the search bar in the app to find “Destiny 2” and get started playing this amazing game!

Bottom Line

And that’s just about it for learning how to play Destiny 2 on Mac devices in 2023! Now, you really don’t have an excuse not to join Titan, Hunter, Warlock, and The Witness on their amazing adventures.

Are there other games you would like to play on Mac but don’t know how?

Not to worry!

Just stick with us and we’ll tell you everything you need to know!

Article by:
Erwin Valles

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