Does WoW need Bootcamp?

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  1. Ainippe, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014

    Ainippe macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    I have made up my mind to buy a rMBP to replace the Alienware laptop I have. I will only use it to play WoW on the odd occasion ie maybe a couple of hours a week when I travel. Otherwise I will use it as a proper laptop the rest of the time including travellling. I have a dedicated gaming PC at home.

    Does the rMBP need Bootcamp to run wow properly? Or should I load the WoW (mac) version that is available? Excuse my ignorance - what is Bootcamp?


  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Shouldn't have to

    WOW comes for both Macs and windows, you may get slightly better frame rates under windows in bootcamp but for casual gaming on teh go I can't see it'll make enough difference to bother.

    Bootcamp is having windows on your mac installed in a partition so you can boot into windows when you need it.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You may get a bit better frame rate under windows, but to state that you NEED bootcamp is a bit over the top.

    Bootcamp is Apple's marketing term for a utility that partitions your drive and allows you to install Windows on a Mac.
  4. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    What Alienware laptop did you have, what rMBP are you going to buy and what settings/gamemodes are you going to play WoW under?
  5. Ardmanz macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2013
    I run WOW on my late 2013 rMBP (w/750m) in OSX and it runs just fine.

    1680x1050. AA off, mix of medium to high settings. 50-70 fps in stormwind (depending on how many are around).

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