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Football Manager 2022: News, Features & Release date

Len Sep 10, 2021 Last modified: 24 Nov 6,502 views

In this article you will find the latest news involving Football Manager 2022. As news about FM22 is released we will update this page to make it your FM22 starting point.

It is that time of year again! The new Football Manager has been announced and people are getting very excited on the news! With the official announcement of the game, Sports Interactive also confirmed that new features will be released ahead of the release, starting at the end of September.

On this page we will group all the information that is currently available. This way you have an easy starting point for all things regarding Football Manager 2022. Bookmark this page and never miss out on the latest news as we update this page as the news is released.

FM2022 Release Date

Sports Interactive have confirmed that Football Manager 2022 will be released on November 9th.

  • FM22, FM22 on Xbox and FM22 Mobile will all be available on the same day
  • FM22 Beta will be released about 2 weeks before the official release on November 9th. October 26th or 27th are possibe dates.
  • The FM22 demo is expected to be released on November 9th.
  • No news regarding release dates for FM Touch and FM22 on Nintendo Switch

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FM22 Features and reveal

During the announcement of Football Manager 2022, Sports Interactive director Miles Jacobsen confirmed on his twitter that he will be releasing information on the game late September.

FM22 pre-order

You are now able to pre-order your Football Manager 2022 copy through FMInside. We have partnered up with two official resellers, making it possible for you to always pick the lowest available price! Don't wait and Pre-order now.

Our pre-order is cheaper than Steam and it includes access to the FM2022 Beta two weeks ahead of the release.

FM22 Beta

The Beta will be released 'approximately' two weeks ahead of the full release on November 9th. While the SI crew will not announce an official date for the Beta, history has proven they never failed to launch a beta any later than two weeks ahead of the full release.

Expected drop date for the Beta is October 26, 2021.

FM22 Trailer

Minimum System requirements

It has also been confirmed that FM22 requires the same system requirements at Football Manager 2021. If your device is able to run FM21 smoothly you should be fine when you buy Football Manager 2022.

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If you are not sure your device can run FM22, have a look at our Best Laptops for FM article for some tips and possible laptops to buy!

Possible FM22 features

Since the first announcement video there have been two feature videos. These new features have been confirmed thusfar:

Womens football

It has also been confirmed by SI that womens football will be introduced into Football Manager at some point. While FM22 seems to be a bit too early for this, it could be very possible that the first steps into womens football will be made in FM2022.

FM22 Wonderkids

With the introduction of Yousouffa Moukoko, Football Manager finally saw the return of the infamous -10 wonderkid (a player with the talent of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo). While it is expected that Moukoko will be downgraded to a -95 wonderkid, there will be tons of new wonderkids to find and sign. Players born after July 2004 and before July 2005 will be added to the game.

Potential new wonderkids

Name Club
Luka Romero Real Mallorca
Jaden Slory Feyenoord
Arthur Wenderrosky Fluminense
Mario Stroeykens Anderlecht
Kaide Gordon Liverpool
Angelo Gabriel Santos
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Liverpool
Sergey Pinyaev Chertanovo
Matheus Franca Flamengo
Arda Guler Fenerbahce
Oliwier Slawinski Zaglebie Lubin

SI and Manchester United legal dispute

On August 6 SI announced that their legal dispute with Manchester United has finally been resolved. In a statement, SI wrote:

Manchester United and Sega have agreed a settlement to amicably resolve their trademark dispute relating to Football Manager. Both parties are pleased to resolve this matter to their mutual satisfaction.

From FM22 onwards, the Manchester United football club will be named ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’. These name changes have been made purely to settle the dispute on a no admissions basis.

SEGA and Sports Interactive maintain that they do not need a license to use the ‘Manchester United’ name but have made the change as a gesture of goodwill so that both parties can move on.

While the official name of Manchester United will change in the game, it will still be possible to use editor files to change the names. These have been in the game for years and updates like the FMI Update will change these names to their original.

XBox Game Pass

For the first time in history Football Manager will be available on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass on the official launch date. Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to play more than 100 high-quality games for a small monthly fee. More information can be found on the Xbox website.

Other platforms on which FM22 will be available are Steam, EPIC Games, Nintendo Switch, Tablet and Mobile.

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