Magic Arena coming for Mac OS June 25th

MTGA News 
By: andreliverod - 22 Jun 2020

Magic Arena is coming to Mac Os June 25th, 2020! Players will be able to download MTG Arena for macOS through the Epic Games Store. The mac OS release will feature full cross-platform support in parity with our Windows client, including the upcoming release of Core Set 2021. New and current players will find the same cards, formats, events, play queues, and features on macOS as they can on Windows.

 

MACOS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: macOS X/10 (64-bit Intel)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 1024MB VRAM
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 minimum display resolution

Questions and answers from Wizards:

Why the Epic Games Store?

Simply put, this was the fastest way we could get a native, full-featured macOS client to our players. We have an existing partnership with the Epic Games Store and are working with them to support our macOS release to ensure that players will have the same experience on macOS as they do on Windows sooner rather than later.

When will the macOS client be available?
The macOS client will be available with our June game update, currently scheduled for this Thursday. Keep an eye on our status page for the latest information on maintenance times!

Does Wizards plan to support a standalone macOS client?

Not at this time.

Is there any difference between playing on macOS versus Windows?

Players should expect minor differences between macOS and Windows because these are two different clients developed for two different platforms (e.g. Ctrl versus Cmd use for hotkeys).

Beyond that—our goal is to provide the same experience regardless of which platform you choose to play on. Please note that some gameplay settings are saved locally to your machine and not on our servers (such as avatar and pet selection), so you may need to update some of your preferences!

What if I previously played on Windows and now wish to play on macOS?

Go for it! Your existing Wizards Account and credentials will work on either platform.

I found a bug! What do I do?

Good question! As this is a new platform, there are some known issues that only appear on macOS. Most of these should be minor visual bugs, and we made the judgement call to release the build anyways because we know how much players have been looking forward to this.

Are play queues cross-platform?

Yep! You'll be able to play with your friends and frenemies regardless of their chosen platform. This is something we'll be supporting for macOS and Windows, and plan to continue supporting for our mobile release currently scheduled for later this year.

How do in-game purchases work?

The same as they do for our Windows client. Monetary transactions will use the same check-out flow and be completed in-game through our client.

 

About andreliverod:

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