Blizzard updates ‘World of Warcraft’ with native support for Apple Silicon

Players of “World of Warcraft” will be able to continue gaming on the new M1-equipped Macs, with Blizzard’s latest patch adding native support for Apple Silicon.
In a post made to its community forums, Blizzard advised the 9.0.2 patch due this week for “World of Warcraft” will “run natively on ARM64 architecture, rather than emulation via Rosetta.”Rosetta 2 is Apple’s translation software to enable programs made for x86 architecture to function properly on the new M1 system-on-chip. Using Rosetta 2 will impact a program’s performance, so shifting to native support frees up resources that can be put towards rendering the game at a higher frame rate or quality.

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