How To Play Valorant on a Mac [Step-by-Step Guide]

Want to play Valorant, but you’re using Apple products? Worry no more because, with just a few clicks here and there, you can enjoy the game on your Mac.

Updated on Nov 11, 2023
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How To Play Valorant on a Mac [Step-by-Step Guide]

Can You Play Valorant on Mac?

Riot Games hasn't officially released a version of Valorant for macOS

However, you can still play the game on your Apple devices, but you will need to install Windows on your Mac device through Boot Camp Assistant. Plus, your Mac needs to have an Intel processor inside of it; so all M1, M2 and M3 Macs are out of the deal.

Without using Boot Camp Assistant, Mac users cannot play Valorant even if they are using Windows operating system, since Riot Vanguard will block it.

Moreover, take note that you might get multiple Valorant error codes while playing the game on a Mac, especially Error Code 0, Error Code 29, and Error Code 45.

Installing Valorant on a Mac [Step-by-Step]

Prepare your Mac & Obtain Windows 10

  1. Update your Mac to the latest macOS version.
  2. Ensure you have 64GB or more free space on your startup disk.
  3. Download a 64-bit Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft's official website.

Download Windows 10 ISO

Create a Windows Partition & Foramt Boot Camp Partition

  1. Open Boot Camp Assistant (found in Utilities in your Applications folder).
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Insert a USB drive if prompted.
  3. Set the partition size to at least 16 GB (recommended for smooth gameplay in Valorant).
  4. In Boot Camp, select and format the Bootcamp partition (usually selected and formatted automatically)

Create a Windows Partition

Install Windows on your Mac

  1. Disconnect unnecessary external devices.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows.

3Install Windows

Set Up Boot Camp in Windows & Install Valorant

  1. After Windows installation, your Mac will boot in Windows.
  2. Follow the instructions in the 'Welcome to the Boot Camp Installer' window.
  3. Restart your Mac after installation.
  4. Visit the official Valorant website and click "Play Now" or "Play Free".
  5. Download the Valorant Installer package.
  6. Run the installer and select a download location (ensure at least 8GB free space).
  7. Sign in or sign up for a Riot Games account.
  8. Launch Valorant and start playing with your best skins.

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Is playing Valorant on Mac Safe?

Although installing Windows on your Mac is time-consuming, it is perfectly safe. However, the installed Windows on Mac is just as prone to viruses as any other device running Windows. For this reason, it is safe if you install antivirus software on the guest operating system. Enjoy playing!

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