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Titanfall 2

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

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Playable Singleplayer can run at 40-60 FPS at 1080p, multiplayer can achieve high framerates with all settings turned down. Required Origin fix to run.[1] [2]
Wine Unknown
Parallels Perfect Singleplayer is fantastic on M1 Macbook pro. Playable at low framerates on normal M1 Macbook Air, where is may require setting exe compatibility to Windows 8. [3][4]

Parallels issues fixed

Run in Windows 8 compatibility mode

Without this fix the game will not launch correctly.

Set compatibility to Windows 8
  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\EA Games\Titanfall2
  2. Right-click on Titanfall2.exe
  3. Click Compatibility tab
  4. Check 'Run this program in compatibility mode for' and set to Windows 8
  5. Run the game

Launch directly from EA app rather than Steam

When using Titanfall 2 purchased through Steam inside Parallels, you may have issues with the EA launcher not working. The EA launcher automatically installs when you install the game through Steam, and when you launch the game with Steam, it is supposed to open the EA launcher in the background to open the game. For some users, this never works, and you end up back in Steam without the game running. To fix this, open the EA app manually to launch the game.

Launch directly through EA app
  1. Install the game through Steam as normal
  2. Open the EA app directly
  3. Make sure you have an EA account and are logged in
  4. Make sure your EA account is linked with your Steam account if necessary.
  5. Launch the game through the EA app which should have Titanfall 2 installed

Disable Mirroring of Documents folder in Parallels

Save games and saved settings may not work with default Parallels settings because Titanfall 2 has a bug where it is unable to save files onto a different drive from the one the game is installed on. This affects Windows users who e.g. install the game outside of C:. For Parallels users, it means that if you have mirroring turned on for the Documents folder, nothing will ever save, including both game settings and single-player campaign saves. To get saves working, disable this setting in parallels:

Disable Mirroring of Documents folder in Parallels
  1. Open the settings for your Windows 11 VM (hover mouse at the top of the screen, wait for Parallels bar to come down, click the gear icon)
  2. Go to Options tab
  3. Click on Sharing in the sidebar
  4. Untick Mirror Mac and Windows user folders
  5. (Alternately, you could use Customize to only turn off mirroring of the "Documents" folder, which is where Titanfall 2 stores its settings.
  6. Follow the instructions to log out, then back in so the mirroring takes effect.
  7. Launch the game and test that settings are persistent (change a video setting, then close and re-open the game, making sure it doesn't revert!)


  1. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2021-08-08
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020
    OS: macOS 11.5.1
    Method: CrossOver 21
    Store: Origin
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: Low
    Framerate: 60 FPS
  2. Verified by User:ark0f on 2023-03-10
    Device: MacBook Pro M2 Pro 2023
    OS: macOS 13.2.1
    Method: CrossOver 22.1.0
    Resolution: 1728x1117
    Settings: Very High
    Framerate: 80-100 FPS
    Comment: Some particles like smoke are invisible. MSAAx8 just freezes the game.
  3. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2021-05-02
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020
    OS: macOS 11.3
    Method: Windows ARM Build 210424 on Parallels 16.5
    Store: EA Desktop
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: Low
    Framerate: 60 FPS
    Comment: Minor framerate hiccups, game is very enjoyable singleplayer and multiplayer, however multiplayer is not competitive.
  4. Verified by User:Jerclarke on 2023-01-29
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 2021
    OS: macOS 13.1
    Method: Windows ARM on Parallels 18.1.1
    Store: EA Origin
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: Medium
    Framerate: ~60 FPS
    Comment: Bought through Steam, but wouldn't launch because the EA launcher that Steam uses kept crashing in a loop. Opening the EA app directly and logging in fixed the problem, and I was able to launch successfully through the EA app going forward (steps described above). Additionally, save games and settings were not being stored with the default Parallels setup! Don't start playing until you fix this and make sure your video settings and resolution are correct after relaunching the game, otherwise you'll lose all progress! See steps above to fix the saving issue. Overall the game has some issues with some textures, particularly those of the mech, being super low-resolution, while others, like enemy humans, look great. Not sure if it's a bug or a setting thing, but I couldn't find a mix of settings that fixed it. Setting texture quality to high worked fine with my 32GB of RAM.