Hogwarts Legacy is an exciting open-world role-playing game set in the magical universe of Harry Potter Wizarding World. It features hundreds of side quests and dozens of hours of gameplay, but it’s not available on all platforms. This guide explains how you can play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac, so you don’t miss the game completely.

How to play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac?

As of this writing, there is no native version of Hogwarts Legacy for Mac users, but there are two reliable ways to play on your Mac if you’re willing to do the extra work to get it working. . You can use Boot Camp to run Windows and play the game or stream it from your Xbox using OneCast.

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How to Play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac with Boot Camp

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To play Hogwarts Legacy on a Mac with Boot Camp, you need to separate your device’s hard drive to make room for Windows and Hogwarts Legacy. It is better to split the hard disk in two to leave enough space. Download the official Windows 11/10 ISO to an external USB drive, then launch Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac. Follow the instructions and install Windows. Once this is done, you will be able to start your Windows PC on your Mac by holding down the Option key when you turn it on. This will give you a choice of drives to open, and you can choose the Windows PC or your Mac.

Before proceeding and installing Windows, we recommend that you check the minimum and recommended PC specifications for Hogwarts Legacy. If your Mac is not capable of meeting the minimum requirements, there is no point in installing Windows to even try to play it.

Once you have successfully installed Windows on your Mac, open the Windows partition and download Hogwarts Legacy on your platform of choice. The game is available on Steam and Epic Game Store. You should be able to play the game without issue once you download the store and the game.

How to Play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac with OneCast

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To play Hogwarts Legacy on your Mac using OneCast, all you need to do is sign up for the software, install it, and play. The only potential downside is that you also need to have an Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S with Hogwarts Legacy installed, as OneCast lets you stream from your console to your Mac. try OneCast for 14 days without paying anything. After it costs $14.99 per month. If that sounds like the way you want to play, download the free trial version and install it on your Mac.

Follow the instructions to complete OneCast installation. Once installed, you need to set up your Mac and Xbox console on the same Wi-Fi network. When they are, your Mac will automatically detect the console and you can turn on Bluetooth and connect to your Xbox controller. From there, you can download Hogwarts Legacy to your Xbox, open OneCast, and play the game as if it was running on it.

Can you play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac using Parallels?

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You cannot play Hogwarts Legacy on Mac using a Windows virtual machine like Parallels due to the Denuvo anti-cheat software it uses. This is a side effect that Mac users have to deal with when trying to play games on Mac using Parallels. If this software is later removed or a version without it is released on another store, it may be possible to run the game with Parallels at that time.

Will Hogwarts Legacy for Mac ever be released?


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Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software haven’t mentioned that a Mac version of Hogwarts Legacy is in the works. Given how long it’s taken games like Resident Evil 7 to see a Mac port, Hogwarts Legacy is unlikely to come to the Mac soon, if ever.


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