Hello Tyrians. We want to share an update on Mac support for Guild Wars 2.
When we launched in 2012, we knew we wanted Guild Wars 2 to be available to players on Mac computers. A lot has changed in the PC space in the past eight years, and recently we've taken a fresh look at our continuing support on Mac given some hardware changes Apple has recently made.
In 2018, Apple ended support for the OpenGL graphics technology that Guild Wars 2 uses on the Mac. While games and other software that rely on OpenGL still work for now, Apple has made it clear that this will not always be the case in new OS versions. They have also stopped actively fixing problems on Mac OS related to OpenGL, including graphics hardware driver issues. Earlier in 2020, Apple announced that future Mac computers will be designed around a different chip technology than the Intel processors used today. For now, OpenGL still works, and existing Mac computers based on Intel chips still work as well. At some point in the future, however, OpenGL may simply no longer be included on Mac systems at all, and the differences in chip hardware will make it very costly and difficult for us to support both the old and new processor designs.
Starting February 18 , we will be discontinuing support for the Mac OS version of Guild Wars 2. This means the Mac client will no longer work after this date. We will also be turning off Gem purchases in the Mac version of the game beginning on January 19, the date of our next build in the new year.
We still would love to see you in Tyria and want to do everything we can to help--and there are a few things we want you all to know:
Thank you all for exploring and enjoying Tyria along with us.