#1 - Dec. 2, 2015, 10:50 p.m.
Our Mac Development team has been hard at work preparing Mac OS Metal Support for Legion, and we're ready to begin testing! Metal is a core graphics technology that gives games and apps near-direct access to the graphics processor on your Mac, delivering enhanced performance and a richer graphical experience. This allows the CPU and graphics processor to work more effectively.
By default, OpenGL is selected as the default rendering API. Metal currently needs to be enabled in your Game Settings, but we will be identifying the best rendering option for players when Legion goes live.
Metal is only available on Mac OS 10.11. For a full list of features and to upgrade, please visit Apple's OS X El Capitan page!
To Enable the Metal Graphics API
- 1. Open your Options menu in-game and select System.
2. Click to the Advanced tab.
3. Under Graphics API, change the option to Metal and hit Apply. (Image)
4. Restart your game client for the changes to take effect.
We're excited to be sharing this new feature and look forward to hearing your feedback! If you should run into any bugs during testing, please be sure to report them in our Legion Alpha Bug Report Forum.
Metal is available for the following system specifications
MacBook (Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 and newer)