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Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.4.0 - February Transfer Data Update

The February transfer window update for FM 2024 is available as of April 9th. Also referred to as FM24 final winter update.

By on Apr 09, 2024   15748 views   9 comments
News - Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.4.0 - February Transfer Data Update
Sports Interactive have released the February Transfer Window Update for Football Manager 2024 on April 9th.

It is the fifth year in a row that we get the winter transfers data in 2 parts instead of 1.

Featuring more than 400,000 database changes since the Main Data Update on February 29th, this update contains deals that happened during February in the USA and China, as well as significant non-transfer events.

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 so will not include incoming and outgoing transfers made for 2024.

A gameplay patch containing fixes and improvements across multiple areas of the game is also included in this Update. All gameplay adjustments will be effective immediately in existing careers, although new save games are required for you to play with the latest player and team data.

Date Released: April 9th, 2024
File size: 447MB

The Final Winter Update for Football Manager 2024 is now complete, with this second part covering transfers from windows that closed during February, database updates and some minor gameplay fixes.

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 February 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.

24.4 List of Changes

In a nutshell
  • Crash fixes and general optimisation
  • Save game compatibility optimisation
  • Points deductions updated/applied for applicable English, Scottish and Welsh clubs**
  • Fixed issue where user managers who are over 70 years old and unemployed can’t get a managerial role
  • Fixed homegrown status not displaying for players that play in certain non-European nations and clubs
  • [Turkey] Removed 'the match squad cannot have any players aged over 33' rule in the Turkish Cup
  • [Pre-Game Editor] Fixed issue regarding the importing of fixture files

In detail
Gameplay, UI and Technical
  • Crash fixes and general optimisation
  • Save game compatibility optimisation
  • Fixed an issue when users manage a German club and cannot process the game past June
  • Fixed issue where user managers who are over 70 years old and unemployed can’t get a managerial role
  • Fixed homegrown status not displaying for players that play in non-European nations and clubs
  • [Your World Mode] Adjusted the club's budget in the first transfer window

Competitions and Rulegroups
  • Points deduction updated/applied for applicable English, Scottish and Welsh clubs*
  • [Japan] Fixed a rare issue where users can only select squad numbers 1-25
  • [Turkey] Removed 'the match squad cannot have any players aged over 33' rule in the Turkish Cup
  • Foreign player match and registration rules updated for Chile, Peru and Uruguay
  • Fixed issue where ‘U21-players trained in the nation do not have to be registered’ rule wasn’t working in Singapore and Chile

Database 24.3
  • ~400k database changes since database 24.2, including China and MLS**

Misc.
  • [Pre-Game Editor] Fixed issue where fixture files can’t be imported
  • Updated licenced assets

* These changes are accurate as of our internal March deadline for this Update. Due to the nature of the submission processes for this Update, we are unable to include any subsequent points deductions imposed in early April.
** Some data in certain leagues may not reflect real life as of 2024.


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 FM24 Bug Tracker for further support.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2024 Patch 24.4.0 - February Transfer Data Update

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • sgatea's avatar
    is there a transfer or something we can check in the editor to check if it's updated?
  • serkanedabasar78's avatar
    They broadcast 24 as the most perfect FM series, and soon they will broadcast 25 as a very different series. Anyway, we believe in everything.:)
  • fnk's avatar
    worst fm ever... the responsablities on the portuguese league are fucked up, wrong rules...
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  • AiZaK's avatar
    Juan Mata continues in Vissel Kobe... I though J-League would be updated
  • AmazinJ11's avatar
    is there a transfer or something we can check in the editor to check if it's updated?
  • Stam's avatar
    The database version remained the same (24.3), so those 400k data changes included in the 24.4 patch were merged into the 24.3 database instead of getting their own version.
  • Justice's avatar
    @bobchek, as per the notes above, the database is now 24.3, so what you have is fine.

    It’s just SI being typically irrational and incoherent by releasing a 24.4 game patch which includes a 24.3 database.
  • serkanedabasar78's avatar
    Sigames deceived us again
  • bobchek's avatar
    Can't find the new 24.4 update for a new save. It still says 24.3.
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