Borderlands 2 Mac: FAQ


Q: Where can I download Borderlands 2?

A: Borderlands 2 is available on the Mac App Store and Steam.


Q: Is Downloadable Content available for Borderlands 2?

A: Yes! You can browse and purchase the available downloadable content from the In-App Purchase or Downloadable Content menu on the launch screen.


Q: If I purchase on the Mac App Store can I get a Steam Key for free?

A: Since they are separate platforms, we cannot offer complimentary Steam keys to Mac App store owners.




Your Mac must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Borderlands 2 experience.  If you run the game on a Mac below the system requirements, you will experience severe performance issues and crashing.

  • Operating System: OSX 10.10.5 or newer
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 cores)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): HD 2600
  • Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 8800
  • Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
  • Peripherals: Mouse and keyboard, wired Microsoft Xbox 360 controller, PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless controller

We recommend only playing on the default graphic settings designated at launch.

If you're unsure about your Mac specs, please check out this post:




Q: Which languages can I play in?                                

A: The language you can play depends on which platform you purchased the game from.

  • Steam: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.
  • Mac App Store: English


Q: Can Mac and Windows play multiplayer together?

A: Steam users can play online multiplayer together.


Q: Does the Mac App Store version have multiplayer.

A: Online multiplayer for Mac is only available for the Steam version.


Q: Will SHiFT codes work on the Mac App version of Borderlands 2?

A: SHiFT codes are not compatible with the Mac App version of Borderlands 2.

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