How to play Destiny 2: Forsaken on Mac

Screenshot of Destiny 2: Forsaken

Destiny 2: Forsaken is a popular adventure game developed by Bungie. It was originally released for Windows on 4 Sep, 2018.

You still can't play Destiny 2: Forsaken on Mac because a native Mac version was never released, but you can play Destiny 2: Forsaken on Windows running inside Mac. Here's how.

How to play Destiny 2: Forsaken 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 Destiny 2: Forsaken 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 Destiny 2: Forsaken 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 Destiny 2: Forsaken 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!


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Jan 20, 2021

I've had a love/hate relationship with Destiny. It has a lot of potential, but never quite makes the right choices to reach that. I do recommend the base game, it's good content, the gunplay is satisfying, when you're new there's a lot of stuff to grind out, and I've met some of my best friends through the game.I sadly no longer recommend buying Forsaken or Shadowkeep. There is content to play through, but there's absolutely no reason to do it as the gear you earn has been "sunset," meaning that it has a maximum power rating. This maximum power rating is below the current requirements for hard content. There are simply no rewards to go after, other than filling out your Collections.


Aug 4, 2020

I have never spent money on Destiny 2.


July 13, 2020

the gear from this dlc is mostly sunset ( only the raid gear is usable) and bungie is still charging full price and there is not a single word about this in the game description, scummy tactics. STAY AWAY