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Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

The much awaited January transfer window update for FM 2022 is available as of February 24th. Over 4 million changes to database records!

By on Feb 24, 2022   26745 views   3 comments
News - Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update
Sports Interactive have released the January Transfer Window Update for Football Manager 2022 on February 24th.

This is the Main Winter Update for Football Manager 2022, including updated squads following the January transfer window.

It also marks the return of Versus Mode on Football Manager 2022.

A Final Winter Update will follow in a few weeks, covering the latest deals from transfer windows that closed in February, including the Chinese and Russian leagues, MLS, free transfers in the EFL and more.

Date Released: February 24th, 2022
File size: 573.9MB

The Football Manager Winter Transfer Update for FM 2022 is now available for download via Steam and Epic Games.

More than 4 million database changes feature in the Main Winter Update and among them are tweaks to player data to reflect their real-world performances so far this season.

This first update also includes a number of fixes and improvements across various areas in the game, some of which are detailed via the changelist below.

To gain access to the new data and updated league rules you will be required to start a new game, however the majority of changes and fixes are save game compatible meaning you’re fine to continue any pre-existing save.
This means that upon starting a new game, the latest database will be available with updated squads, managers and everything else which happened before the January window closed.

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 Games.
Even if that doesn't do the trick, then verify the game cache will.

The Main Winter Update is also now live on FM22 Mobile (iOS/Android), and will be coming to FM22 Xbox and FM22 Touch for Nintendo Switch™ in the near future.

22.3 List of Changes

Database and Research
- Main Winter Update which contains over four million changes since the release of FM22, including thousands of player transfers and tweaks to player ability

- Number of stability and crash fixes
- Fixed rare issue where in some circumstances saving to the cloud would cause issues with saving locally
- Improved support for touch screen laptop
- Fixed examples of hangtime on ‘Awaiting Media Reaction’ page

Match Engine
- Tweaks to inside wingers/forwards and how often the cut inside with the ball when attacking
- Improvements on how pre-set user match plans are implemented in game

Comps and Rule Groups
- Format structure and rule changes for nations including (but not limited to) Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, England, Norway, Switzerland, USA and Wales
- Improvements to Continental Competitions rules and addition of European/South American Super Cup
- Major progressive format and structure changes for Argentinian competitions from 2021 to 2026
- Added English U18 Premier Division Cup, Central League Cup and U23 Division 4
- Corrected playoff seeding in the English National League and National League North/South
- Removed incorrect Promotion/Relegation playoff in Croatia
- Changed Russian squad registration rule to correctly apply to U22 players rather than U20 players
- Format change for Welsh Cup
- Homegrown Belgian player display and recognition
- European/South American Super Cup has been implemented
- Fix for seeded playoffs in determining home team and stadium
- European Group Stage tie break rules

Art and Animations
- Fixed rare issue where matches could play on the dressing room and not proceeding to show the match environment
- Added an option to remove 3D eyebrows when using photofit face so that you can have just the eyebrows from the photo
- Multiple kit clashing fixes
- Multiple scenarios where 3D background kits and badges were slightly incorrect have now been fixed
- Fixed wrong logos and colours on some press conference and pre-match tunnel background board panels
- Fixed main issue with TVs in stands appearing blank and not displaying
- Manager clothing colours now look the same when picking them as they do in matches
- Improved manager beard visuals when in some lower graphics settings

- Tweaks to how Dynamic Youth ratings work, including some rebalancing and allowances for smaller nations to receive boosts within realistic parameters
- Fixed issue where user could not set assistant manager to take control of certain staff responsibilities
- Fixed issue where trialist leaves and no report card is generated
- Tweaks to when a player will demand promise to play in certain position/role in contract negotiations
- Change which will see councils block stadium expansions less often now
- Fixed cases of stadium expansions not being completed correctly
- Fixed cases of transfer budgets being set before playoff final, and not boosted if promotion achieved
- Improvements to squad registration logic
- Fixed issue where player on loan would show as being unavailable incorrectly
- Fixed issue where unsuitable players were being nominated for the NxGn award
- Tweaks to player valuations in certain leagues due to teams being unwilling to sell mid-season
- Fixed cases of being unable to sign non-EU youth players in Italy
- Fixed taxation on wages being too high in Portugal
- Fixed issue where text refers to user's team instead of the selling/buying one when arranging a loan back
- Fixed issue where player is linked to their own club on deadline day
- Fixed issue where transfer or contract date incorrectly shows as 1900
- Fixed issue where loan with future fee is not correctly remembered when making a transfer offer
- Tweaks to loan negotiations when adding in a buy back clause
- Tweaks to when a player will be willing to enter contract talks when they have decided to leave their existing club on a free transfer
- Tweaks to player exchange transfer offer logic
- Fix to when a New international manager is under immediate job security pressure despite good start
- Some adjustments to Club Vision scoring
- Fixed example where there could be blank interactions with unhappy B Team players

User Interface
- Goal captions now always showing correct number of goals scored by player
- Stopped proposed friendlies duplicating on the arrange friendly screen
- Added captain icon into some touchline tablet views in-match
- Fixed scroll position resetting after visiting a player profile in various list and table views
- Fixed player value displaying as 0 on some inbox items
- Data Hub pop-ups will now close if user clicks anywhere outside the pop-up
- Added “Last Match Analysis” to be viewable after one match is played, rather than having to wait for three matches
- Fixed issue in match where live league table was not displaying correctly in Assistant Advice
- Fixed some scenarios where touchline tablet options were changing from match to match
- Fixed cosmetic only issue in match where player condition indicators would reset to full when user navigated away from match screen.
- Fixed issue where users were able to modify transfer offers for their own players through the Player's Transfer screen
- Fixed issue where the sidebar icons would disappear for unemployed managers in certain display modes
- Fixed issue where dugout notification would appear for an opposition player towards the end of matches

- Fixed freeze when adding teams to club continental competitions
- Fixed instances of fixture and discipline rules being lost upon saving

For any feedback in regards to this update, please use the official FM22 Feedback Thread (requires free membership on Sports Interactive forum).

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Discussion: Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Markiboi22's avatar
    @ssilverclan wait for updates too make them compatiable with the latest update patience mate
  • ssilverclan's avatar
    Whats the deal now with the editor and genie scout g22 (subscribers editions)? Steam run auto update on 22.3 this afternoon and now the tools arent compatible :(
  • robyx93's avatar
    youth player grow up too slowly....i hope they fix it...
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