A lot Guild Wars 2 fans (that are also Mac friendly) can start celebrating right about now since it was just announced today that GW2 is now available for Appleâ€™s Mac OS X. The Mac Beta client is available at this moment for all Guild Wars 2 players so you can go and download it right now and check it out. If you are wondering if the game will be any different donâ€™t. ArenaNet already explained that it shares the same features and connects to the same live game servers as the PC client. So anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2 can now play it on both PC and Mac.
This is huge not only for Guild Wars 2 but the industry as a whole since many developers ignored OS X completely. Making this game available for everyone to play regardless of skill, money or even OS was very important to ArenaNet. This announcement proves their commitment to give you the best game experience possible since now you can play with your friends and guildies no matter what operating system you prefer.
Arenanet also said many of the staffers are big Mac fans including the president Mike Oâ€™brien who is â€œrarely seen without his Mac laptopâ€. Needless to say the whole company is very excited to play Guild Wars 2 on OS X.
The Mac Beta is available to anyone who has purchased or purchases Guild Wars 2. All you need is an active Guild Wars 2 account to download the Mac Beta client. Just log in toaccount.guildwars2.com and click Download Client to get started. If you have any questions, check out our Mac FAQ.
Keep in mind as you play the Mac Beta that it is a beta product. Performance and system requirements arenâ€™t finalized. Review the beta hardware specification, and understand that your overall experience will be better when we release the final version. Even though itâ€™s a beta, the Mac client does connect to the same live environment that the PC client connects to.