Making an Impact: GFN Thursday Transforms Macs Into GeForce Gaming PCs

Genshin Impact and reward now available on GeForce NOW, streaming on PC, Mac and Chromebook, along with eight new games.
by GeForce NOW Community

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

This week brings eight more games to the GeForce NOW library. Plus, members can play Genshin Impact and claim a reward to start them out on their journeys streaming on GeForce NOW.

Mac User by Day, Gamer by Night

Love using a Mac, but can’t play the PC-only game that everyone’s talking about — like Genshin Impact or this week’s Epic Games Store free game, Car Mechanic Simulator 2018? GeForce NOW transforms nearly any Mac into a high-end gaming rig, rendering games at full quality and streaming 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 if something has been ported to Mac. Since the native PC version of games streams straight from the cloud, gamers can upgrade to the newest Apple hardware with confidence.

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members can play on M1 Mac laptops at up to 1600p, or up to 4K resolution on supported external displays. Stream with even longer sessions lengths — up to eight hours. Members on RTX 3080 and Priority plans can even play with RTX ON for supported games, experiencing modern classics like Cyberpunk 2077 and Control with real-time ray tracing. No PC required.

Game saves are synced across each digital store for supported games, so members can play on Macs, as well as any other supported device, without losing progress.

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

Get Started With Genshin Impact

This week brings the release of Genshin Impact, as 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 in the fantastic continent of Teyvat. Explore immersive landscapes, dive deep into rich quests alongside 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 the PC and Mac apps.

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

Members who’ve opted in to rewards will receive an email for a starter kit that can be claimed through the NVIDIA Rewards redemption portal. The kit will become available in game once players reach Adventure Rank 10.

The reward includes 10,000 Mora to purchase various items, five Fine Enhancement Ores to enhance weapons, three Squirrel Fish and three Northern Apple Stews for fuel, and 10 Adventurer’s Experience points to level up characters.

Getting membership rewards for streaming games on the cloud is easy. Log in to your NVIDIA account and select “GEFORCE NOW” from the header, then scroll down to “REWARDS” and click the “UPDATE REWARDS SETTINGS” button. Check the box in the dialogue window that shows up to start receiving special offers and in-game goodies.

Jump Into the Newest Games

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

There’s something for everyone on GeForce NOW. This week brings new in-game content like the Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack, the newest DLC for Frontier Developments’ ultimate zoo sim.

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

Finally, we’ve got a little challenge for you this week. Let us know your answer on Twitter or in the comments below.