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Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.0.3 - Hotfix Update for Beta

This update addresses a couple of crashing issues reported by users in Football Manager 2020 Beta version 20.0.2.

By on Nov 06, 2019   5887 views   4 comments
News - Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.0.3 - Hotfix Update for Beta
Sports Interactive have released the second hotfix patch for Football Manager 2020 Beta and FM Touch 2020 Beta, the public pre-release version for those who pre-purchased or keep pre-purchasing FM 2020 from our store (or certain other digital retailers).

This update fixes crash issues and other bugs reported by users in FM20 Beta version 20.0.2. More specifically, it includes the following changes:
  • Fix for crash affecting users on low-spec Intel Hardware launching game
  • Fix for rare crash occurring after match finishes on Mac
  • Fix for crash on startup intermittently affecting some users on Mac
  • Fix for rare crash when attempting to process past the 31st December 2019
  • Fixed rare crash when starting in-game Tutorials
  • Fix for rare crash affecting users when changing sound or system resolution settings
  • Fix for rare crash when viewing a goal replay
  • Improvements to performance issues affecting some Mac users
  • Fixed issue allowing Mac users to turn off Retina in game
  • Optimisation changes for users on PC
  • Fix for board confidence inbox item appearing erroneously and crashing game when season wasn’t finished
  • Allow users stuck on Must Respond inbox item when board controlling transfer to continue
  • Fix for Dark Skin showing white inbox
  • Fixes allowing users to play as Mcarthur FC without problems advancing
Date Released: November 6th, 2019
File size: 286.6MB

As usual the update is save game compatible, so you don't have to start a new save game.
To update you will need to close down Football Manager 2020 (or Football Manager Touch 2020) and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.
If that doesn't do the trick, then verify the game cache will.

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 Beta Bugs Forum for further support.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.0.3 - Hotfix Update for Beta

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • Gkirk11's avatar
    I have already reported it and I have played fm for many years so I know what it’s all about, I just haven’t had chance to play on this one as I can’t get past a couple of days without crashing and Iv done all the updates and drivers but still no success, hopefully this will get resolved soon
  • richbell82's avatar
    The idea of a beta version being released to pre-ordered sales is so that a higher volume of gamers (loyal FM fans) the chance to help out and find bugs missed during earlier tests. Plus it means we as fm fans get to sample the goods a couple of weeks early.
    400 times a day is a bit much though. I’d definitely report your findings to SI
  • Stam's avatar
    @Gkirk11: Please report any technical issues with the Beta on the official SI forums. https://community.sigames.com/forum/696-football-manager-2020-pre-release-beta-bug-forum/
  • Gkirk11's avatar
    My game must crash 400 times a day, getting really annoying
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