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Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

The much awaited January transfer window update for FM 2024 is available as of February 29th. Over 6 million changes to database records!

By Updated on Feb 29, 2024   31603 views   13 comments
News - Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update
Sports Interactive have released the January Transfer Window Update for Football Manager 2024 on February 29th.

This is the Main Winter Update for Football Manager 2024, including updated squads following the January transfer window.

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 29th, 2024
File size: 682.9MB

The Football Manager Winter Transfer Update for FM 2024 is now available for download via Steam and Epic Games.

More than 6 million database changes feature in the Main Winter Update, including alterations to the Current Ability levels of thousands of players around the world based on their real-life performances since FM24’s launch.

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.

Rosters for certain licensed leagues whose seasons run to the calendar year will only be reflective up until the end of the 2023 season and will not include incoming and outgoing transfers made for 2024.

All gameplay adjustments will take effect in current careers, although you will need to begin a new save game to take advantage of the data updates.
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 2024 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 FM24 Console (Xbox and PS5), FM24 Touch (Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch™) and FM24 Mobile (iOS/Android).

24.3 List of Changes

Database 24.3
  • Over six million database changes since the initial release of FM 24.

Gameplay, UI and Technical
  • General stability and crash fixes
  • Fixed exploit where AI clubs accepted human manager’s transfer offers that were substantially lower than the player’s market value
  • Fixed issue where negative budgets were given to clubs even when they are performing well financially
  • Tweaks to how players are scouted that will ensure more Recommendations and Near Matches are generated in Recruitment Focuses
  • Tweaks to AI logic when evaluating whether to loan list young players
  • Managers now receive a wider range of offers when they offer players out for loan via the TransferRoom
  • Fixed issue where top clubs were signing too many centre-backs
  • Improvements to the ESC Work Permit process
  • Fixed issue where VAR is missing in the knockout stages in UEFA Europa League
  • Fixed issue where semi-pro training is set to unavailable as soon as the user modifies the schedule of a match week
  • Some clauses that were previously inactive can now be bought or sold
  • Fixed issue where order of attributes in Training and player profile are different when the game is in certain languages
  • Fixed issue where the Staff Responsibilities disappeared randomly
  • Fixed issue where Home Grown status progress wasn't displaying in the player information screen
  • Fixed issue where players were able to play for First and Second teams during intra-squad friendly
  • Fixed issue where no rain and snow particles were shown in matches
  • Klopp and Xavi to leave their current clubs at the end of the 2023/24 season
  • Fixed issue where Spanish clubs were registering low squad sizes
  • Fixed an issue where Turkish clubs weren't registering full squad on registration deadline day
  • 2024 UEFA Champions League knockout stage match ball updated

Competitions and Rulegroups
  • Competition update for Hungary, Turkey, Brazil, Romania, Finland, China, Canada, USA, Colombia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland (Liechtensteiner Cup), continental competitions and more
  • Fixed issue where Trained in Nation players were not being counted in registration
  • [Austria] Fixed issue where players get unhappy during the Austrian winter break
  • [Asia] - fixed instances of teams playing in both continental club competitions at the same time
  • [Belgium] KV Oostende have a total of six points deduction
  • [Brazil] Major work on state championship scheduling in order to alleviate general fixture congestion
  • [China] Added bespoke early start date for users wanting to utilise the first transfer window in 2024
  • [England] Added text to squad registration screen to inform the user all loan players must be registered regardless of age in the Championship
  • [England] Added prize money for all rounds in the Carabao Cup
  • [France] Fixed issue where the Ligue 1 winter ball is used for the rest of the season following the winter start date
  • [Germany] Added a playoff for final league position in the Bundesliga in the event all other sorting rules are tied
  • [Japan] Fixed issue where youth players' Home Grown status is not displaying correctly in Japan
  • [Singapore] Albirex Niigata now use regular league rules after converting to being a "local" club
  • [Turkey] Improvements to definition of the Turkic/TITP player rules in the Turkish Super League
  • [World] Fixed issue where the World Cup 2026 hosting nations don't play their matches in their own nations

Pre-Game Editor
  • Fixed issue where existing person names couldn't be edited
  • Fixed issue where female non-players can't be added to database
  • Fixed issue where there was no option for female in the gender search dropdown
  • Fixed issue where player transfers would not take effect in Real World mode
  • Gibraltar and Japan now appear as editable nations in the Current Nations list

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Discussion: Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

13 comments have been posted so far.

  • shakro8's avatar
    what did zeeland say? When is the final update out? I don't want to start a new game until the new and final update is out. Trust me the club I support has had a lot of changes all season and many just in the last few weeks.
  • serkanedabasar78's avatar
    Zeeland exposed how we were defrauded
  • Jaginho's avatar
    Why not make all this complaints on the games official site...cos I doubt there's much Stam can do
  • Jose luis perez aliaga's avatar
    donde se descarga ¿?
  • DeBuur's avatar
    Why can't I select Liverpool in my new game after the update?

    Has anyone experienced the same problem?
  • broffy's avatar
    Does anyone know why the No Brexit download wont work with the new update?
  • Fwied's avatar
    If it not mentioned then I would said no. Seem like it is mostly transfers an attributes update.
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    Have they improved the AI squad building and youth development? Is the Saudi Pro League realistic? Has the game overall difficulty been upped so it's still interesting for veteran players?
  • Marooned's avatar
    @serkanedabasar78: What are you talking about?
  • serkanedabasar78's avatar
    24.3 ,24.3,1,24.3.2,24.3.3..................I will never be one of those idiots who paid money for this game again.
  • alexandru82's avatar
    When will the new FM Genie Scout version be available? :)
  • Tornaldox7's avatar
    FFs, still cant see National Team News
  • dark warrior™'s avatar
    They still didn't fix the error in Serbian league with the EU players, they are now for a year in real life considered as home players and SI still can't fix this in game
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