Below is information on purchasing Civilization VI and its DLCs, minimum requirements for whether your computer can run the game, and info on multiplayer, saves location, and known issues.
Q: Where can I purchase Civilization VI on Mac?
A: Civilization VI is available on the Mac App Store and Steam.
Q: Is Downloadable Content available for Civilization VI?
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: Is the New Frontier Pass available on the App Store version of Civilization VI?
A: New Frontier Pass content is available as separate, individual add-on packs for purchase.
Your Mac must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Civilization VI experience. If you run the game on a Mac below the system requirements, you will experience severe performance issues and crashing.
OpenGL will no longer be available for players on MacOS 10.15 and up. Civilization VI will default to Metal when launching.
- Operating System: OSX 10.14.6 (Mojave) or newer
- CPU Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
- CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz
- Memory: 6 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6970
- Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 775M
- Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
- Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard, Steam Controller (optional)
NOTICE: The following video cards are NOT supported to run Civilization VI:
- NVIDIA®: GeForce® 650M, 675MX, 680MX, 750M, 755M
- ATI™ Radeon™: HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750, HD 6770
- Intel® :HD Graphics 4000, 5000, 5300, 6000, IRIS, 515
We recommend only playing on the default graphic settings designated at launch.
Q: Does Civ VI Mac support Metal?
A: Civilization VI Mac does support Metal.
Q: Can Mac and Windows play multiplayer together?
A: Steam users can play online multiplayer together when these version are in sync. Crossplay between Mac Steam and the Epic Games Store is not supported.
Q: Which languages can I play in?
A: You’ll be able to play the game in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Portuguese (Brazil) is supported only for interface and subtitles.
Q: Does the Mac App Store version have multiplayer.
A: Yes. Hot Seat and LAN multiplayer options are available. Online multiplayer for Mac is only available on the Steam version.
Q: Where can I find my save files?
A: The Civilization VI saves folder is located under the following file path:
~/Library/Containers/Civilization VI/Data/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier’s Civilization VI/Saves
~/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier's Civilization VI/Saves
- Downloadable Content or In-App Purchases aren’t showing up in-game
Audio is only present in Chinese, regardless of the chosen language
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