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Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.2.4 - Match Engine Update

Alongside some performance optimisation, the 20.2.4 patch includes an updated FM20 match engine containing a number of tweaks, improvements and changes.

By on Feb 05, 2020   30978 views   10 comments
News - Football Manager 2020 Patch 20.2.4 - Match Engine Update
Sports Interactive have just released the sixth hotfix patch for the final retail version of Football Manager 2020. Alongside some performance optimisation, this 20.2.4 patch includes an updated match engine containing a number of tweaks, improvements and changes.

Date Released: February 5th, 2020
File size: 224MB

This hotfix 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.

20.2.4 List of Changes

  • Performance and optimisation improvements
  • Various Match Engine (version 2039) changes including (but not limited to):
    • Improved one-on-one finishing
    • Recalculations regarding clear-cut chances
    • Tweaks to penalty kick conversion rates
    • Lowered frequency of players overrunning ball and losing possession
    • Improved realism of player recoveries from slide tackles
    • Improved crossing variation and instruction behaviour
    • Improved defensive tracking from long balls
    • Improved heading accuracy
    • Improvements/tweaks to referee behaviour
    • Throw-in positional adjustments
    • Various other balancing tweaks/improvements

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 20.2.4 - Match Engine Update

10 comments have been posted so far.

  • westbourner's avatar
    I bought FM20 after the 20.4 update. My game is now v20.4 - does this mean that the ME update 20.2.4 is on there too - does 20.4 include all the stuff from 20.2.4 basically? Because my one on ones are still terrible.
  • kubilayleonard's avatar
  • Jabluvious's avatar
    That's english. Your post makes no sense. Maybe you only speak another language than english rather
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Jabkuvious- no idea what you mean, I only speak english
  • Jabluvious's avatar
    Richardcharlston > or smarter than a guy like me
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    It’s automatic update, unless of course you are using a pirate copy, in that case you are scum
  • richbell82's avatar
    It’s an automatic update through steam @massive. Check your downloads in steam. If you’ve not shut down your FM20 game. Do so and the download SHOULD start automatically. If not, try verifying the game. But I’m not at my laptop sadly to describe how to do that. Google it. Someone will have had the same question for sure. Good luck
  • Massive's avatar
    where is the link to download the update? i can't find it
  • ryz77's avatar
    after this update my mid and wing back stop being a striker lol
  • Lowoctave's avatar
    When can we expect the scout to be updated?
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