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Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.2.0 - Major Hotfix Update

First major update for Football Manager 2022 which contains improvements, tweaks and fixes across all game areas. Patch 22.2.0 for the final release of FM22.

By on Dec 07, 2021   36344 views   7 comments
News - Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.2.0 - Major Hotfix Update
Sports Interactive have just released the second hotfix patch for the final retail version of Football Manager 2022, which is actually the first major update to date.

This major FM22 update brings improvements, tweaks and fixes across all areas of the game.

Date Released: December 7th, 2021
File size: 300.2 MB

22.2.0 List of Changes

Stability and Technical:
- Stability and crash fixes
- Optimisation improvements
- Fix for Macs launching game without correct zoom display settings
- Sound ‘Test’ button fixed within Preferences

Match Engine
- Near post corners made less effective
- Various fixes in different areas to defending teams keeping possession too well and inflating possession stats to unrealistic levels
- Fixed goalkeepers not being marked during attacking set pieces
- Tweaks to throw-ins
- Number of other improvements to overall engine balance

- Tweaks to the rate of young player development
- Tweaks to the rate of older player decline
- Tweaks to newgen staff generation at game start
- Improved distribution of newgens in inactive nations
- Player knowledge to remain for a longer period of time once player trial finishes
- Logic work to stop players complaining about lack of playing time despite starting nearly every game
- Improved logic distribution of preferred formations for AI managers
- More realistic job security pressure for newly appointed international managers
- Fix to board illogically becoming concerned about playing time of new signing
- Deadline day experience added for top division in Norway and Denmark
- Improvements to loan demands and negotiations
- News item no longer incorrectly states player wants to join club because they’re a bigger club when they’re not a bigger club
- Squad registration fixes
- Fixed issue in Argentina, Romania and Denmark where Club Vision wasn’t being recorded correctly
- Manager morale no longer incorrectly displayed as abysmal
- Positive reaction from an interaction now always shown correctly
- Fantasy Draft improvements to initial budget options, how continue waiting is displayed and auto pick
- Number of other improvements and fixes

Competitions and Rulegroups*:
- Croatian Second Division number of matches correct from 2022/23 onwards
- Fix for Turkish Newgens now appearing as HG players for registrations
- Using auto select no longer incorrectly counts as new registration changes in China
- Canadian team qualification added for 2024+ NACL
- Canadian team qualification added for NAL
- MLS DP and YDP rules now assigned correctly
- Number of other fixes, updated rules and scheduling changes across numerous nations/leagues

Art & Animation:
- Fixed multiple issues with players sliding/teleporting during animations in the 3D Match Engine
- Fixed player names not always appearing in the 2D Match Engine
- Multiple kit clashing issues fixed
- Multiple 3D background environment fixes, including team boardrooms and kits/badges
- Improvements to how hairstyles and eyebrows are chosen for newgens

- Fixed issue where action buttons on Scouting Meeting Inbox items would overlap or be cut off on some resolutions
- Fixed issue where scrolling the Player Search list with keyboard arrow buttons would cause the highlighted item to reset to the top of the list.
- Fixed issue where dugout notifications regarding substitutions were not showing player shirts
- Fixed issue that caused the player transfer values to be difficult to read on some screens
- Fixed issue in Data Hub where analysis pop-ups would close unexpectedly when highlighting certain items
- Fixed issue in Set Piece creator where the instruction marker would obscure the player position
- Fixed issue in Staff Search where the Realistic Hire checkboxes would sometimes not function
- Fixed issue where resizing a custom column containing a player's transfer value could make the value unreadable.
- Fixed issue where training individual panel would reset to the top of the list after selecting a player
- Fixed issue where team stats view on touchline tablet would reset between matches
- Added a counter to show remaining entries in a scouting update
- Resolved errors in displaying numerical units in Korean currency
- Opposition shirt icons now appear consistently after a substitution
- Cut off on Club Info > Profile now has a scrollbar
- Loan Match Report now shows the Monthly Fee instead of ‘valued at £0’
- Morale icon no longer showing for non-players
- Number of other improvements and fixes

Pre Game Editor
- Start dates now appearing for basic rules files made with Pre-Game Editor
- Unassigned created players now appearing in edited databases
- Fixed ability to add lower division cups and divisions in certain nations
- Number of other editor specific improvements and fixes

As usual the update is save game compatible, so you don't have to start a new save game.
*For competition specific changes to take effect, a new game is required.
To update you will need to close down Football Manager 2022 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 or Epic.
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 FM22 Beta Bugs Forum for further support.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.2.0 - Major Hotfix Update

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • Mark de Wolf's avatar
    Can anyone tell me how/where to download this patch? I can't find it anywhere.
  • entigy's avatar
    My GamePass version has just updated again - 526Mb download.
    I assume that will be 22.3.0 ?
  • dmcgrath82's avatar
    Do you have to start a new save for these too be applied?
  • arturs123's avatar
    Inter Milan - there is no Juventus in main rivals, also there is no derby d'Italia, in-game editor doesn't help
    same situation with Daveincid files or pr0 files
  • peterbolam78's avatar
    are the steps the same to update on gamepass, just a close down and restart
  • likeastar20's avatar
    Anyone know if the Romanian league is fixed?
  • rgtaylor22's avatar
    Has the issue been sorted with hansi flick not being in the game?
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