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

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Playable Playable.[1] It can be installed using and can be played after running the script from the referenced GitHub project [2]. Game menus aren't showing properly and game will stall for a while after launching it. Waiting for FPS to settle at 60 FPS, re-logging in and using screenshots as reference for menu items is a workaround for now.
Wine Unknown
Parallels Playable Playable in non-competitive matches under Parallels 17 and Windows 11 ARM.[3] Training mode is under Parallels 16.5 and Windows Insider Build 21364, but major lag and stuttering in full matches even on lowest settings.[4] Was initially unplayable at M1 launch. As Parallels 18 came out the results are almost the same, not noticeable improvements. [5]Playable.[6]

Gameplay videos


  1. Reddit - Overwatch is now playable on Apple Silicon - last accessed on 2023-04-15
  3. Verified by [[User:{{{user}}}]] on 17 Apr 2022
    Device: MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory)
    OS: Windows 11 (latest Insider ISO)
    Method: Parallels 17.1.2 (51548)
    Settings: 1280x720, low graphics settings, reduced buffering on, render scale 100%
    Framerate: 40-70 FPS
    Comment: Parallels VM configured for Games only, 6 CPUs, 16 GB RAM, Scaled graphics
  4. 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
  5. Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2021-04-15
  6. 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.