GFN Thursday: Play on Mac with GeForce NOW

Thanks to the GeForce cloud, even Mac users can be PC gamers. This GFN Thursday you can fire up your Macbook and start the game.

This week brings eight games to the GeForce NOW library. In addition, members can play Genshin effect and claim a reward for starting them on their journeys streaming on GeForce NOW.

Mac user by day, playing by night

Love to use a Mac, but can not play the PC game that everyone is talking about – like Genshin effect or this week’s free Epic Games Store, Car mechanic simulator 2018? GeForce NOW turns almost any Mac into an advanced gaming rig, renders full-quality games and streams them to Macbook Pros, Macbook Airs, iMacs and Mac Minis.

On GeForce NOW, you play the real PC versions of games without having to worry about anything being ported to your Mac. Since the original PC version of games streams straight from the cloud, gamers can upgrade to the latest Apple hardware with confidence.

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members can play on M1 Mac laptops with up to 1600p, or up to 4K resolution on supported external monitors. Stream with even longer session lengths – up to eight hours. Members of RTX 3080 and Priority plans can even play with RTX ON for supported games, and experience modern classics such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Control with real-time beam tracking. No PC required.

Game storage is synced across each digital store for supported games, so members can play on Macs, as well as all other supported devices, without losing progress.

Join today to see what it’s like to have the best of both PC and Mac worlds.

Get started Genshin effect

This week comes the release of Genshin effectas well as rewards for travelers playing on GeForce NOW.

Embark on a journey as a traveler from another world and search for a missing sibling on the wonderful continent of Teyvat. Explore immersive landscapes, dive deep into rich missions with iconic characters and complete daily challenges, streaming across supported PCs, Macs and Chromebooks.

RTX 3080 members can even play with ultra-low latency, streaming at 1440p and 120 frames per second or in 4K resolution at 60 FPS on PC and Mac apps.

Genshin Impact Reward on GeForce NOW
Start the adventure right with rewards in “Genshin Impact”.

Members who have signed up for rewards will receive an email for a starter kit that can be claimed through the NVIDIA Rewards redemption portal. The set becomes available in the game when players reach Adventure Rank 10.

Rewards include 10,000 Mora for the purchase of various items, five Fine Enhancement Ores to improve weapons, three squirrel fish and three Northern Apple Stews for fuel, and 10 Adventurer’s Experience points to increase grades.

It’s easy to get membership rewards for streaming games on the cloud. Log in to your NVIDIA account and select “GEFORCE NOW” from the header, scroll down to “REWARDS” and click the “UPDATE REWARDS SETTINGS” button. Check the box in the dialog window that appears to start receiving special offers and goodies in the game.

Jump into the latest games

Planet Zoo on GeForce NOW
Get a little wild this week with new endangered animals to take care of and more in the Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack.

There’s something for everyone at GeForce NOW. This week brings new content to the game that Planet Zoo: Conservation Packthe latest DLC for Frontier Developments ultimate zoo sim.

Members can also stream the following eight new titles this week:

Finally, we have a little challenge for you this week. Give us answers Twitter or in the comments section below.