Is Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac?

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is now free to download and play on PS3, Xbox, and PC. Even though the game isn’t officially on Mac, you can still play it on an Apple computer – you’ll just need to resort to workaround methods. The best such methods have been included in this post, with detailed instructions that will help you set everything up and start playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on your computer.

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Will there be a Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Mac version?

Despite being a pretty lightweight game that should be easy to port, it’s unlikely that we’ll get a Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Mac version anytime soon. There don’t seem to be any plans to release a macOS port of the game in the near future, so Mac users will have to use one of the workaround methods included in this post. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is available for iOS, so if you have an iPhone, you can download and play it there, but if you want to experience the game on your Apple computer, you should keep on reading to learn about the best ways you can do that.

Can you download Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac?

To download Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac and be able to play it this way, your Mac will need to get Windows installed on it. Two ways to install Windows and download Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac is to use Parallels or Boot Camp Assistant. A third way to download the game is through CrossOver, which lets you run Yu-Gi-Oh without needing to have Windows on your Mac, but note that the set-up process here is rather lengthy. However, remember that it’s also possible to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on your Mac without even downloading it if you stream it with the Boosteroid cloud gaming service.

All three of the mentioned download methods are viable, but you are likely to find it easier and more convenient to use the Parallels one. Parallels virtual machines have specific gaming optimization settings and are more up-to-date with today’s technology compared to the Boot Camp and CrossOver methods. However, bear in mind that gaming through Parallels is demanding to the computer, so it won’t work great on weaker and older Macs. This is because, while running the Parallels virtual machine, your Mac will need to support two operating systems at once (macOS and Windows), meaning that only half of its resources would be available for the game.

Master Duel Mac requirements

Considering that the game requires a minimum of 8 gigs of RAM and an Intel Core i5-7300U CPU (or better), if you want to play it through Parallels, that would mean your Mac should have 16 GB RAM (virtual memory) and a CPU like the Intel Core i7-7920HQ, which is approximately twice as powerful as the i5-7300U. One Mac model that meets those requirements is the 16 GB version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro from 2017. M1 and M2 Macs are also good options but, again, they need to have 16 GB of virtual memory to reliable run this game through Parallels.

On the other hand, if you are on an Intel Mac and want to download and play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel through Boot Camp, you’ll only need 8 GB of RAM and a CPU that has similar specs as the i5-7300U. An example of a Mac that meets those requirements is the 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2017. These same requirements apply if you are running the game through CrossOver.

And how about YuGiOh Master Duel on Mac M1 and M2 models?

You can play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac M1 only if you use cloud gaming or if you first install Windows on your Mac. If you want to get Windows to play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on your Mac M1, you will need to use Parallels.

The creators of Parallels have made sure that their program would allow both Intel and M1 Mac users to create Windows VMs on their computers. At the moment, Parallels seems to be the best option to get the Windows experience and functionality on an M1 Mac. The Boot Camp method doesn’t work on the new Mac models that have M1 chips due to a different processor architecture that isn’t compatible with the Boot Camp Assistant app, and it doesn’t seem that Apple would ever do anything to change that.

Of course, if you don’t want to go through the somewhat lengthy process of creating a Windows 11 virtual machine on your M1 Mac, then you can always utilize the Boosteroid cloud-gaming platforms and play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel with its help.

How to play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac: Methods

To play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on Mac, the easiest option is to try Boosteroid or another cloud-gaming platform that supports the game. Two other methods of running Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on Mac is to first use Parallels or Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows and afterward download the PC version of the game to run it within a Windows environment. Your next option is to use CrossOver – a compatibility layer that enables you to run certain Windows apps directly on your Mac. The fifth method is to emulate the mobile version of the game using an app called BlueStacks.

Play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel with Boosteroid

Master Duel with Cloud Gaming is available to play on Boosteroid’s cloud gaming servers. This assures NO compatibility issues while playing on your Mac as well as top-notch performance.

1. First, you will to register on Boosteroid after clicking the following button.

2. You must now go to your profile (top-right), select the Subscribe option, select the plan you think best suits your needs, and then fill in the required payment details to complete your subscription.
3. Now simply click the search icon from the top and type the name of the game. When you see Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel appear as a result, click the Play button.

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4. Finally, accept the prompt that appears and after a brief loading period, enter your Steam username and password to log in and begin playing the game.

Note: If you aren’t getting the best performance while playing through Boosteroid or if the game freezes, and it’s not because of a bad Internet connection, we recommend trying to use Boosteroid through Google Chrome or Firefox – those are the two browsers that typically work best with Boosteroid.

Play Master Duel with Parallels

  1. Download and install Parallels from the official site of the program.
  2. Install Parallels on your computer by running the .dmg file and following the directions on the screen.
  3. Once Parallels has been installed, open it and select the “Install Windows” option to begin the process of creating a Windows VM.
  4. Create a Parallels profile or sign in to the virtual machine using one of the other available sign-up options.
  5. Once you enter the VM, download the Steam or the Epic Games client and use it to install the game on the virtual machine.

Play Master Duel with Boot Camp

  1. Go to Microsoft’s site, open the Windows download section, and download a Windows 10 ISO file.
  2. Start the Boot Camp Assistant app, load the ISO file in it, give the Windows partition 150 GB or more storage space, and select the Install button.
  3. Wait for your Mac to restart, then follow the installation prompts, and launch the Windows 10 installation.
  4. After Windows installs, complete the customization steps, then install the required Apple drivers for Windows, and go to Steam to download the Steam client and then download the game through it.

Play Master Duel with CrossOver

As we mentioned earlier, the process to set up CrossOver is quite lengthy and time-consuming, so we’ll directly lead you to a detailed guide of the entire process that you can visit by clicking the button below. Once you install CrossOver on your Mac and get everything ready, you’ll be able to download the Steam version of Yu-Gi-Oh! and run it directly within your macOS without the need to emulate Windows or to have it installed on your Mac.

Play Master Duel with BlueStacks

Finally, BlueStacks is an emulator app that enables you to run the mobile (Android) version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on your Mac. It’s a free app, and it’s very easy to set up and use. The downside is that it won’t work on all macOS versions and also that it’s currently only compatible with Intel Macs and not with M1/M2 models. If you want to learn how to use it, check out our detailed guide for it: