Fortnite – Best games for Base model M1 M(BA)?
I’ve always heard of games like WoW, Fortnite
I have experience with both of these games. My daughters and I play WoW, and one of my daughters play Fortnite.
World of Warcraft was the first game (I think? At least the first AAA game) that was optimize for the M1 chips.
It runs great on my Mac Mini M1, I have the graphical settings turned up as high as they will go and I always have playable frame rates. Usually in the 40s and 50s, but sometimes as high as 60 and as low as 30s, but never even close to unplayable. I am currently playing in Legion area*
Fortnite plays very well, with the exception that is occasionally freezes the Mac. Sometimes I am able to force quit it, but twice I had to hold the power button to turn it off.
Fortnite looks great, but I personally haven’t messed with the settings, as I do not play it. It appears to have around 60fps.
One thing to keep in mind is that Fortnite would be running using Rosetta, as there is not (and maybe will never be) an M1 optimize version. Considering it is an x86 app, it runs great.
Fortnite isn’t really for me, and much prefer WoW.
are there demos of these games?
Wow is free to play for up to level 20, but on as many characters as you want. There are restrictions with the free-to-play system.
It costs $15 a month for the full game, but there is a crazy amount of content that even a hardcore player would always have something to do. You can get it down to $12 a month if paying for a few months at a time.
There are also some in-game ways to get free months, but I never bothered with them.
There are IAP, but it is typically cosmetic, and has nothing to do with having an unfair advantage like other games.
Fortnite is free to play, but the latest season isn’t available on Mac due to the Epic’s and Apple‘s legal disputes. Although, I am unsure of why, because there is nothing stopping Epic from doing stuff on the Mac.
How do some of these classics do on the M1 chip?
WoW is great, and an overall, well polished game. I have played it for almost 15 years, skipping only the Legion and BFA expansions. I started playing again and am playing catch up.
It runs great on the M1. I assume that on a M(BA), that you may not to run graphic settings at 10 with no fan, but maybe you can.
Fortnite runs great except it occasionally crashes, but the gameplay is good.