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FM19 Beta now available

FM19 Pre-Release Beta is now available to download via Steam for those who pre-purchased FM 2019 from our store. You can buy it now for immediate Beta access!

By on Oct 18, 2018   7073 views   2 comments
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The FM 2019 Beta is now available to play for those who have pre-purchased from a participating retailer such as our store.

As always, careers can be carried forward, so you won't lose the progress you make during the Beta when the game updates upon final release, which is November 2nd.

FM19 free tools (pre-game data editor, resource archiver), Steam workshop and the in-game store will not be active during beta.

Bear in mind that the Beta doesn't allow for online play as the online modes are disabled.

For more information and answers to most common questions regarding the FM 2019 Pre-Release Beta, please refer to the article linked below.
FM19 Beta Explained

If you haven’t yet pre-purchased Football Manager 2019, you can do so now and get immediate Beta access.

Buy your Football Manager 2019 activation code from to start playing the beta version now!

Get immediate access to the FM19 Beta for free

Get your FM 2019 Steam key with full pre-purchase rewards (Beta early access + FM Touch free copy) & support FM Scout to keep going forward!

Enjoy the game!


Before you dive in, be aware that the Beta is not the finished product and certain aspects of game play may well change ahead of final release on November 2nd. If you do spot any issues, please report these immediately on SI forum.

Football Manager 2019 Pre-Release Beta Known Issues

Transfers and Contracts
- Balancing is ongoing for transfer and squad registration decision making by the AI.
- Blank scouting entries for clubs who have no scouts.

- Fatigue - the visual representation of this on some schedules is not accurate. This is a visual issue only.
- Semi-pro and Youth - only some schedules are showing, should be many more available for each.

Competitions and Rule Groups
- Serie C Rules and Lower League Cup Competitions are not currently up to date
- Israeli National League Toto Cup final stage never schedules
- MLS Start of Season game start date is after first match for some MLS teams.

- League Table widget resets position between highlights
- Split View resizes to default size when leaving the pitch view
- Players not related to your club appearing on the set piece takers panel

Network Games
- Attending other teams’ matches currently disabled
- Delay loading team line-ups before a match on Mac
- Fantasy Draft match freezing when forced to go to tactic screen (I.e. injury or red card)

Match Engine
- Rare instances of GK’s handball after walking ball out of box with ball in hand

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