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Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.4.2 - Hotfix Update

This update attempts to fix the problems caused by the 20.4.2 compatibility update. Certain problems still remain though. Yet another hotfix patch soon?

By on Sep 19, 2020   12886 views   2 comments
News - Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.4.2 - Hotfix Update
Sports Interactive have every reason to be happy with the launch of FM20 on the Epic Games store because approximately 500,000 users got the game there during this free week (expires on September 24th).

However, their 20.4.2 compatibility update on Steam caused a lot of problems. This hotfix update is their attempt to address these problems and it has been released on both Steam and Epic. No idea why they also named it 20.4.2 - that's a really confusing choice.

Unfortunately, certain issues remain. I've put together a list of 20.4.2 known issues and their workarounds.

Date Released: September 18th, 2020
File size: 234MB

This update is compatible with existing save games and changelist can be found below.

To update you will need to close down Football Manager 2020 (or Football Manager Touch 2020) and re-launch. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.
Even if that doesn't do the trick, then verify the game cache will.

Hotfix 20.4.2 List of Changes

  • Addressed issues related to save games seemingly not appearing (if 'load last game' is blank they can be found via the Load Game option on the main menu)
  • Number of fixes related to network games allowing users to connect via lobby (users must use entire server name to find specific servers) and invites across Steam and Epic
  • Fixed issue related to In-Game Editor not appearing for some Mac users on Steam and some PC users on Epic
  • Fixed rare issue where launching FM through Steam could open the Epic Launcher

If you encounter any issues post update, please use the official FAQ for troubleshooting suggestions. You can also contact [email protected] or use or SI's FM20 Bugs Forum for further support.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.4.2 - Hotfix Update

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • xaou1st's avatar
    Will I be able to download it ? :3
  • richbell82's avatar
    I had the issue with my current save disappearing from the load last game screen. Panicked for a split second then clicked to view all saves and it was there. Back to normal now for me.
    This page will be a huge help to all struggling with issues.
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