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Football Manager 2022 Patch 22.3

Lazy Feb 24, 2022 Last modified: 24 Feb 9,289 views

Sports Interactive have released a the winter update for Football Manager 2022: patch 22.3. This major update will add all the January transfers FM22 and that is not it!

 22.3 Changelist (includes but not limited to):

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 competition specific changes to take effect a new game may be required.

Bug reports

If you encounter any problems in the FM22 Beta or experience game breaking bugs. Please head over to the official Sports Interactive forums and report them. The more bugs get fixed, the better the game will be on its release on November 9th.

How to install the patch

As always you will need to close down Football Manager 2022 if you are currently running the game. After you re-launch the game Steam/Epic should then automatically download & install the latest patch for you.

Important: The Final Winter Update follows in a few weeks, covering data from windows that closed in February, including MLS and China.


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