While it may have plenty of console releases, the Call of Duty series is deeply entwined with the PC ecosystem. Still, the development teams at Infinity Ward and Treyarch haven’t always shown attention to PC users of the Apple persuasion. It’s true that there are several Call of Duty games available for Mac, but the list is incomplete, especially when it comes to modern titles. If you’re hoping to play Call of Duty on macOS, here are the games you need to look for.
Every Call of Duty game available for Mac
Of the 18 core Call of Duty games that have been released to-date, only seven are available on Mac. Most of the macOS releases were earlier games, including the original Call of Duty and its later Modern Warfare sequels. The current-generation games, including Modern Warfare 2019, Warzone, and Black Ops: Cold War, are not available on Mac, at least not yet.
Here’s the full list of Call of Duty games that are available on Mac or were previously granted macOS releases.
- Call of Duty (2003)
- Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- Modern Warfare (2007)
- Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- Black Ops (2010)
- Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
- Black Ops 3 (2015)
You may notice a trend here. Each of the earlier COD games developed by Infinity Ward made it to Mac, while those developed by Treyarch did not. That trend was broken with the release of Black Ops in 2010, which did land on Apple hardware, as well as its later sequel Black Ops 3 in 2015. However, since then, not a single Call of Duty game has been released for Macintosh systems.
Is there any way to play Call of Duty on Mac?
Of course, that’s not to say that newer Call of Duty games aren’t playable on Mac. You can certainly try your hand at compatibility software like Boot Camp, which allows Windows programs to run inside macOS. However, it’s a lot of work, and getting modern games to run smoothly is notoriously difficult. Considering that the COD series is prone to numerous error codes, it’s probably more work than it’s worth.
Only seven Call of Duty games are available on Mac, and none of them are new releases. As things stand now, Modern Warfare 2019, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War are not available on Macintosh systems. Getting them to run within macOS is technically possible, but likely won’t be worth all the extra effort.