From AppleGamingWiki, the wiki about gaming on M1 Apple silicon Macs

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Unplayable Unplayable.[1]
Wine Unknown
Parallels Playable Training mode is under Parallels 16.5 and Windows Insider Build 21364, but major lag and stuttering in full matches even on lowest settings.[2] Was initially unplayable at M1 launch.[3]Playable.[4]

Gameplay videos[edit]


  1. Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2021-04-15
  2. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2021-04-29
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020
    OS: macOS 11.3
    Method: Windows 10 ARM Pro Insider Preview Build 21364 on Parallels 16.5
    Settings: Used lowest settings, disabled shadows, low spec config
    Framerate: 60 FPS
    Link: Overwatch - M1 Apple Silicon Parallels 16.5 - MacBook Air 2020
  3. Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2021-04-15
  4. Verified by User:gp on 7 Sep 2021
    Device: Mac M1 16 GB RAM
    OS: Windows 11 (latest Insider ISO)
    Method: Parallels 17
    Framerate: 10~30 FPS
    Comment: Would work a lot better using Parallels "lite", debloating it the way Andytizer suggests in his video.