Guild Wars 2 Mac Client

Guild Wars 2 is available to download and play on both Windows® and Mac® operating systems! Whether you created a free account or purchased the game or expansion, you'll be able to access and interchange between both platforms using your ArenaNet account.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Mac client. If you have questions or issues accessing the game on Mac, feel free to submit a ticket to our support team.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a Mac client available to play Guild Wars 2?

Yes! The Guild Wars 2 client is available on both the Windows and Mac operating system.

How do I get the Mac client?

You can always find and download the Mac client from the Game Content tab of the Account Management page. Simply sign in with your ArenaNet account and download the client.

What hardware do I need to run the Mac version of Guild Wars 2?

The Mac client runs well on the following machines (or better). Your results may vary if you’ve upgraded or changed your hardware, or if you are running on lower hardware specifications.

  • iMac 21.5", 27" (Late 2013)

  • MacBook Pro 13", 15" (Late 2013)

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

  • Mac Mini (Late 2014)

You can also find the minimum system requirements to play the game on Mac in this article.

What Mac OS is required to play Guild Wars 2?

The Mac client supports the Mavericks (10.9) operating system and newer.

Will I need to buy different versions of Guild Wars 2 for Windows and Mac?

Not at all! Whether you purchased Guild Wars 2 or you're playing on a free account, you can download either client to play where you'd like, whenever you'd like.

If you purchased a physical version of Guild Wars 2, the only caveat is that you'll need to log in to your account management page to download the Mac client, since Windows installation discs are not compatible with a Mac.

Is there an additional charge if I want to play on both Windows and Mac?

Nope! Once you've created an ArenaNet account, you can play both the Windows and Mac versions without a subscription fee or any additional fees.

Can Mac and Windows players play together on the same world?

On the same world, in the same PvP matches, and the same WvW battlegrounds! As long as you're in the same region, you can play with all your friends on either platform!

Do I have to hold the Fn-key to be able to use the function keys for key bindings?

The function keys provide system functions by default when not holding the Fn-key, such as changing screen brightness or speaker volume. That means Guild Wars 2 won’t recognize them unless you’re also holding the Fn-key. If you would prefer to swap this functionality so that pressing the function keys alone instead provides program actions and holding the Fn-key is required for system actions, you can do so in the macOS system preferences:

  1. Open system preferences by clicking the Apple logo in the menu bar.
  2. Click System Preferences
  3. From there, click Keyboard and check the checkbox labelled Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys. You may then close the window.

What graphics API does the 64-bit macOS client use?

The 64-bit macOS client uses OpenGL.

Is there a forum for Mac technical support issues?

Absolutely! Please post your feedback and any issues you encounter in the Mac 64-bit Feedback thread on the Guild Wars 2 Forums.