Call of Duty Warzone on a Mac

Recently I got into Call of Duty Warzone and was playing on the PS4. On my previous post I decided I needed to get back to the Keyboard & Mouse route so glued some foam to a plank of wood and called it a Sofa Desk.

You can’t natively run Warzone on the Mac, at the time of writing this blog post, it’s available on PC, Xbox or PS4. But you can bootcamp a Mac!

After testing, for a few hours, COD Warzone runs absolutely fine on the mac. I’m using Windows 10 on bootcamp. I didn’t want to lose too much space so made the Windows partition 70GB and installed Warzone onto a 128GB USB3 flash drive.

I’ve found the USB performance much better using a single usb-c to usb3 adaptor, over a multi-hub.

Spec wise the Mac is a 2019 MacBook Pro 16″ with the i7 6-core processor. This model comes with IRIS graphics but also with a Radeon Pro 5300m, which has 4GB of dedicated graphics memory. So it’s By no means a gaming laptop, but it’s beefy enough to run the game alright.

The USB memory stick that COD runs off transfers at about 200MBPS so it runs nice and smooth, even though it’s not on internal storage.

I’m not seeing any lag or slow downs, obviously it’s a 4K screen and you’re not going to run on 100% scale but I’m running at around 50-55% with anti aliasing turned on and it looks decent.

Integral 128GB USB3 memory stick is big enough and fast enough to house MW4, whilst the bootcamp Windows 10 OS sits on a partition on the internal Mac drive.

SOFA Desk

I started playing Call of Duty: Warzone the other day on the PS4 but I kinda miss playing games on a PC with keyboard & mouse.

I’m by no means a pro with a keyboard & mouse but I used to be quite handy on CS:GO and I can’t get on with fps with controllers.

But I can’t really go and lock myself in the bedroom and play COD in the evening (kids) so what’s the solution?

Well I have a MacBook Pro 16″ and I didn’t realise but it’s got an alright graphics card. So I’ve bootcamped, made a tiny partition for OS and running COD off of a 128gb USB3 thumbdrive!

How about a mouse though…. on your lap?

Behold… “The Sofa Desk” or “Couch Table”, padded underneath for hours of comfortable ‘working’ and foam side supports, so work doesn’t have to be a ‘balancing act’

(The boxes are weights to help the glue stick)

Exercise

I used my alotted daily exercise slot to take the little one for a walk (push) around “Oxclose Woods” earlier today. It was great to have some fresh air.

With the power of the measuring tool on the iPhone, I measured the gradient of “the steep hill”, a challenge on the calfs, if pushing a pushchair.

15deg if that interests you!

Pictures don’t do it justice.

Lockdown

In the UK we went into lockdown on the 23rd March 2020, to try and slow the spread of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Everyone is at home, oldest is being home schooled (but it’s easter break right now so he’s “off school”). Youngest is thinking “Why do I have to share mum now?”

I’m continuing to work from home thankfully.

We tried to sleep in a tent in the garden last night to mix things up a bit, it was fun but ultimately the house makes a more comfortable shelter… so we re-located there at around 10pm.

Ramblings of Rob