How to play Monster Hunter: World on Mac

Screenshot of Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World is a popular co-op game developed by CAPCOM Co., Ltd.. It was originally released for Windows on 9 Aug, 2018.

You still can't play Monster Hunter: World on Mac because a native Mac version was never released, but you can play Monster Hunter: World on Windows running inside Mac. Here's how.

What is Monster Hunter: World?

Here's a quick description:

Welcome to a new world! In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.

How to play Monster Hunter: World using Parallels

Even if you don't have a PC, you can install Windows on your Mac using Parallels. Parallels is virtualization software with full support of DirectX and GPUs, which will give you a decent graphics performance. With a couple of clicks, you can install Windows 10 on Mac and ten switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy Monster Hunter: World game on Mac.

Even though the virtualization is relatively easy to set up, it requires you to buy both Parallels and Windows licenses. Since you'll be running two operating systems side by side, you'll need to dedicate at least 20-30GB of disk space for this setup and also a strong machine to run both operating systems at the same time.

If you have an older Mac or have a Mac with an M1 chip which doesn't fully support virtualization yet, you might want to try a virtual computer running in the cloud such as Second Computer.

How to play Monster Hunter: World using Second Computer

Alternatively, you can create a virtual computer in the cloud using Second Computer. Instead of license fee for Windows and Parallels, you pay by the hour (so it's much cheaper if you are using it infrequently) and you control the computer via a web browser. That means even if you have an older computer, you can run the latest games in the cloud without maxing out your processor or memory.

One added benfit is that since the computer is located in the cloud, you can access it from any device you own. So in theory you can play Monster Hunter: World not just from your Mac, but also from your iPhone and Android device (it's not going to be a very nice experience though on such a small screen size).

Either way, Second Computer provides a nice alternative for running non-native Mac apps on your Mac by connecting to a computer in the cloud.

Happy gaming!

Co-opMultiplayerActionOpen WorldRPG

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Jan 20, 2021

i like hitting the monster but i dont like it when the monster hits me


Aug 4, 2020

PLEASE IGNORE RECENT REVIEWS AS ITS PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE MOVIE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS AND YES WE KNOW THE MOVIE WILL SUCK BUT CAPCOM MADE A CONTRACT WITH HER HUSBAND FOR A LIFETIME. GAME ITSELF IS AMAZING PEOPLE ARE STUPID DOING BOMB REVIEWS FOR SCALPERS AND MOVIES NOT RELATING TO THE GAME.AnywaysPros:Easy to get into if your a new player please read tutorial though.Graphics are astounding and fights are always differentConstant free DLC that NO OTHER GAMES IN OUR TIME PROVIDERecently reached it's final point after two years upon release meaning Lots of Content.Mods are allowed and make the game even better than it already isCons: Difficulty meter once you hit master rank makes other players struggleHandler is annoying and useless but smart somehowYou cannot keep serious handler foreverPersonal:This game is utterly amazing and I have played monster hunter since playstation 2. They have kept up to date and added new monsters, new mechanics, and a new world. If any player has never played monster hunter they can jump into this one and not have a problem as it parts from the previous series well. Story is great and fights are epic my only concern was why they were so strict on mods for the iceborne part but creators worked around it and did a great job. I only use aesthetics as in looks and sound effects but there probably was cheaters out there, but you can tell by their skill. I am disappointed that they went back to the switch which is a hell of a downgrade graphics and mechanic wise. But 2022 proved monster hunter world 2 will be released and I will be looking forward to that as well. This bought me and my friends of 40 together and we had a guild and all so this game bought many great memories and fun times i suggest it highly to all gamers.


July 13, 2020

10/10 game has wigglers