Dominate the Rocket League Arena on Your Mac

For thrill-seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts alike, Rocket League is the ultimate outlet.  

This game combines the exhilaration of high-speed car action with the strategic depth of soccer, captivating players with its dynamic stadiums, intense matches, and uniquely engaging gameplay. It’s soccer with cars!  

Imagine rocket-propelled vehicles battling fiercely mid-air, taking shots on goal while pulling off awe-inspiring saves. Players drive full throttle into vehicular mayhem while keeping their eyes on the prize — scoring those epic aerial goals. 

Rocket League has mass appeal with its vibrant community and competitive scene featuring regular themed seasons full of new tricks and challenges. But Mac users have found that Windows, ever the vigilant goalkeeper, consistently blocks their Rocket League experience. 

Armed with the right tools, you can now get past defenses and play Rocket League on your Mac 

Leverage the power of Parallels Desktop to bridge the gap between Mac hardware and the high-speed world of Rocket League. 

Ready to plunge into the action-packed world of Rocket League? Let Parallels Desktop Pro’s built-in gaming features pave your path to victory. 

How to play Rocket League on a Mac 

It’s time to hit the Rocket League arena. Here’s how to get started scoring goals and dominating your opponents in Rocket League on your Mac with Parallels Desktop: 

1. Install Parallels Desktop

If you don’t already have it, download and install the latest version of Parallels Desktop. The Pro or Business edition is recommended for the best gaming performance.  

2. Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine

Open Parallels Desktop and set up the Windows 11* virtual machine using prompts on the screen. 

3. Adjust virtual machine settings on Pro or Business Edition

Access the Parallels Desktop Control Center and navigate to the “Hardware” section.  

If you are using Parallels Desktop Professional or Business editions, you can adjust the virtual machine settings by allocating an adequate amount of RAM, CPU, and GPU resources to ensure a seamless gaming experience

You can accomplish this by enabling the Gaming Profile.  

When the Gaming Profile is enabled, Parallels Desktop provides more RAM and CPU to Windows, enters full-screen view for greater immersion, and toggles the mouse mode for better compatibility with games.  

To enable the Gaming Profile: 

1. Shut down Windows via the Start menu and open its configuration 

2. Click “Change” and select “Games only”.  

*Note that you’ll need to purchase a Windows license if you don’t already have one. 

Can I play Rocket League on Mac? 

Even though the macOS version of Rocket League is no longer updated or supported by maker Psyonix, there’s no need to feel left out. With virtualization software like Parallels Desktop, you can still get in on all the action without sacrificing the latest features of the game.  

First, make sure your Mac has what it takes to run the game. If your machine meets the minimum requirements, then buckle up and prepare for some high-speed fun: 

Requirement Minimum 
OS Windows 7 (64-bit) or 
Newer (64-bit) Windows OS 
Processor 2.5 GHz Dual Core 
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, 
AMD Radeon R9 270X, 
or better 
DirectX Version 11 
Network Broadband Internet Connection 
Storage 20 GB available space 
Memory 4 GB RAM 

Can you play Rocket League on any computer? 

Any computer that meets the minimum requirements can be transformed into a high-powered arena for Rocket League game play. 

This video guide comprehensively explains the steps required to configure your virtual machine and boost its performance, allowing you to play Rocket League as though it were tailor-made for your Mac. 

Is Rocket League free to play? 

In 2020, Rocket League made the switch to a free-to-play model. This means you can download and play the game without any initial purchase. 

You can still splurge on in-game goods such as cosmetic items or the coveted Rocket Pass. The paid Rocket Pass unlocks access to weekly challenges with rewards that allow you to personalize your car and make it your style. 

How difficult is Rocket League? 

Rocket League’s difficulty level isn’t static. You can play it casually with friends or go all in and compete in challenging tournaments. Really skilled Rocket League players can even go pro!  

It all depends on your approach and play style — and the time you want to dedicate to playing Rocket League.  

In more intense Rocket League sessions, you’ll find that you need more than just fast reflexes. Tactical teamwork, strategic planning, and making aerial moves will make you a competitive player. 

What other games can I play on my Mac with Parallels Desktop? 

You can play many PC games on your Mac using Parallels Desktop to create a Windows virtual machine. Assassin’s Creed, Age of Empires, Lethal Company, and so many more will run on your Mac, thanks to the power of Parallels Desktop. 

Playing Rocket League on Mac 

With the help of Parallels Desktop, you have a clear shot to play Rocket League — with no goalkeeper in sight. 

Embrace the thrill of competition, take charge of the arena, and experience the rush of high-speed car-soccer matches all from your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. No matter how you play, Parallels Desktop plus Rocket League offers an exhilarating gaming experience.  

Ready to launch your car in the air and carve your name into the Rocket League Hall of Fame? 

Begin the pursuit of glory and let Parallels Desktop serve as your bridge to the high-powered Rocket League Universe.