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FM20 Early Beta Access Explained

Pre-Purchase Football Manager 2020 from our store to receive immediate access to a fully-playable beta version of the game almost 3 weeks before the final release!

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Football Manager 2020 first official announcement marked the beginning of the preorder period. And even though we didn't know any of the new features initially, I purchased my Steam key very early on. If you're skeptical, waiting for September's feature reveals seems wise.

The tradition of the "Early Signing Bonus' continues. Sports Interactive involve their loyal customers in the final beta testing stage of the game that lasts at least 2 weeks. Beta is a full game, just not the final product.

Early access to FM20 is a special reward for people who pre-purchase the game from our store – you'll get access to a beta version of the game just over 2 weeks upfront, a gift copy of FM Touch for PC/Mac, plus a couple of fmscout exclusive rewards.

So what are you waiting for?

Pre-purchase FM20 from FM Scout
Start playing NOW with immediate beta access, and get FM Touch 2020 for PC/Mac (worth £21.99) as a gift!

What is this beta version?

  • Beta version will be very close to the final game.
  • All game modes, including Network Games and the Fantasy Draft mode will be available to play. However, if the game proves unstable, online modes will be disabled with a patch.
  • Saved games will be compatible with the final game.
  • The game will automatically update to the final version on the official release date.
  • One main limitation: no pre-game editor and no in-game editor.

FM20 Pre-Release Beta Explained

Who can get access to the Beta?
Anyone who pre-purchases the game through our official store will be given a Steam key which will grant immediate access to the game. The early access period will be roughly 3 weeks – allowing people who pre-purchase to start playing a beta version of the game before its final release.

Is Beta the Demo?
No, it's NOT the demo. It's a pre-release version of the game and you can play as much as you like, there is no season limit or anything. The demo will be released either on final game release day or shortly after.

What do I get from you when I pre-purchase?
Your code will be almost instantly available to you on our 2game store. Upon successful payment, wait a few seconds (average process time is 28 seconds). Then go to Account > My Orders to find your FM20 Steam key; there will be a button "Click to Reveal Code".

How will I know when I can access it?
We expected the early access to be available on October 31st and it did. That gives you almost 3 weeks before the final release date of the game. You can buy it now and access the beta immediately.

How do I access the beta?
To access the beta you will need the Steam activation code from our store. Once you have the code, you can redeem it on Steam and get the game on your Steam Library. You will need your code and internet access in order to begin the install.

How long does the beta code take to install?
This will very much depend on your internet connection speed. For example with an average speed of 2mb/s it should take 20 minutes. Please note however this is only a rough estimate and it will vary.

Will I be able to play Network Games or the Fantasy Draft mode on the beta version?
Yes, all game modes, including Network Games and the Fantasy Draft mode will likely be available to play with the pre-release beta. That is not officially confirmed yet, but it's the likely scenario based on what happened in previous years.

Will the Data Editor be included with the Pre-Release Beta?
No, the Data Editor will only become available for download when the full version is released in early November. The same applies to the paid in-game editor.

How much space will the game take up on my PC/Mac?
Around 4gb of hard drive space will be required to install the game.

What happens when the game is released?
Your game will automatically update from beta to final version on the launch day.

What happens to my beta game post release?
Your beta game will remain as a saved game and you'll be able to continue playing post release.

How much does it cost?

The price is set to £32.99 for UK and €38.29 for EU. If you live outside Europe, you will get a price of $42.99.



1) Clicking the "Add to Cart" button will take you to our 2game store and add FM20 to your shopping cart.


2) Click the "Proceed to Checkout" button. You'll be asked to sign in or register on 2game.

If you already have an account there, sign in with it. Otherwise register with Facebook, Twitter or email.

3) Once signed in, you'll be asked to select your desired payment method to complete your order.


Cheaper than the official Steam store
UK: Our price £32.99 - Steam store £35.99
Europe: Our price €38.29 - Steam store €49.49
Rest of the world: Our price $42.99 - Steam store $42.99

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