*PLAY NOW* FM22 Nintendo Switch: Brand new UPDATE for this year's game

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FM22 Switch has finally arrived, meaning you can jump in NOW to start another season of handheld fun on Football Manager 2022.

Check below for details of all the brand new features announced by Sports Interactive.

LATEST - FM22 Switch Update

SI has released a brand new update for Football Manager 2022 on the Nintendo Switch.

Here's a list of everything that has been updated:


-Fixed an issue where the game would crash due to a lack of memory.
-Fixed an issue where the subs in match would sometimes appear in a T pose
-Fixed an issue where the screen would be pixelated at the beginning of a match

Match Engine AI:

- Near post corners made less effective
- Various fixes in different areas to defending teams keeping possession too well and inflating possession stats to unrealistic levels
- Fixed goalkeepers not being marked during attacking set pieces
- Tweaks to throw-ins
- Number of other improvements to overall engine balance


- Tweaks to the rate of young player development
- Tweaks to the rate of older player decline
- Tweaks to newgen staff generation at game start
- Improved distribution of newgens in inactive nations
- Player knowledge to remain for a longer period of time once player trial finishes
- Logic work to stop players complaining about lack of playing time despite starting nearly every game
- Improved logic distribution of preferred formations for AI managers
- More realistic job security pressure for newly appointed international managers
- Fix to board illogically becoming concerned about playing time of new signing
- Deadline day experience added for top division in Norway and Denmark
- Improvements to loan demands and negotiations
- Fixed auto numbering issues for national team’s squad numbers
- News item no longer incorrectly states player wants to join club because they’re a bigger club when they’re not a bigger club
- Squad registration fixes
- Fixed issue in Argentina, Romania and Denmark where Club Vision wasn’t being recorded correctly
- Manager morale no longer incorrectly displayed as abysmal
- Positive reaction from an interaction now always shown correctly
- Fantasy Draft improvements to initial budget options, how continue waiting is displayed and auto pick
- Number of other improvements and fixes

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MAJOR CHANGES - Some big changes are coming to the FM22 Match Engine


-Improvements to transfer/contract offer screens when using mouse cursor emulation on controller
-Fixed issues where controller shortcuts could stop responding when scrolled down in a table
-Further general improvements to focus navigation on controller
-Fixed issue where personalised instructions were not setting correctly for players in tactics
-Data hub graphic improvements
-Reintroduced Favourite Club option when creating a manager profile
-Fixed issues with the in-game search results list

Art & Animation:

- Fixed multiple issues with players sliding/teleporting during animations in the 3D Match Engine
- Fixed player names not appearing in the 2D Match Engine
- Shorter managers no longer have their head hidden behind UI in the manager creator
- Multiple kit clashing issues fixed
- Multiple 3D background environment fixes, including team boardrooms and kits/badges
- Improvements to how hairstyles and eyebrows are chosen for newgens

Comps & Rulegroups:

- Start dates now appearing for basic rules files made with Pre-Game Editor
- Unassigned created players now appearing in edited databases
- Fixed ability to add lower division cups and divisions in certain nations
- Croatian Second Division number of matches correct from 2022/23 onwards
- Fix for Turkish Newgens now appearing as HG players for registrations
- Maximum of O21 domestic player deselection error in China
- Auto select incorrectly counts as new changes in China
- Canadian team qualification for 2024+ NACL
- Canadian team qualification for NAL
- MLS DP and YDP rules wrong way round
- Number of other fixes, updated rules and scheduling changes

Play FM22 NOW

Football Manager 2022 has officially launched across all platforms, meaning you can load up your Nintendo Switch RIGHT NOW and get stuck into a brand new season.

The brand new game launched last night, giving fans the chance to try out the game's brand new exciting features.

BRAND NEW Features Revealed

Sports Interactive has finally released some brand new details of the features coming to FM22 Switch.

Controller Integration

FM22 Switch - now officially being called FM22 Touch - will feature enhanced controller integration between the Joy-Con controller and the game's UI.

A number of changes have been made, with minor tweaks across the entire interface being implemented to make FM22 Touch a smoother experience for players.

New Effects

A brand new feature coming to FM22 Touch this year is news effects, something that will already be familiar to those who play Football Manager on mobile.

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START SPREADING THE NEWS - Brand new news effects arrive in FM22 Touch

You will now be able to see how certain responses affect morale, with a small graphic indicating how your answer has been received by your team.

Data Hub and Match Experience

The Data Hub is now confirmed as a new addition to FM22 Touch, with the analytics department becoming an integral part of all Football Manager 2022 editions.

Momentum graphs and zone maps can be passed straight into your inbox, allowing you to make informed tactical choices ahead of your next big match.

Major improvements have also been made to the match experience in FM22 Touch, with improvements being made to the 3D match engine and a brand new player animation system being added to the game.

Click here to read our FM22 developer interview to find out more.

FM22 Switch Release Date

FM22 Switch is confirmed for release on November 9, alongside all other editions of Football Manager 2022.

What new features will FM22 Switch include?

We expect FM22 Switch to include a number of new streamlined features, aligning with the headline announcements from the standard version.

Similar to its Xbox counterpart, FM22 Switch will be a faster-paced version of the game for fans that wish for a quicker simulation.

FM22 Switch will include many of the features commonly found in FM Touch, with the stripped-back version of the game appearing exclusively on the Nintendo console.

From new skins to an improved match engine, FM22 Switch will allow you to have the best players at your fingertips, giving you the chance to lead your team to glory.

FM22 Switch promises to build on the success of previous iterations, improving graphics, aesthetics, and the authenticity of the game.

The FM22 developers have placed a keen emphasis on immersion, and this year's game promises to thrust you into the hot seat like never before.

What are the differences between FM Mobile and FM Switch?

Whilst both games allow you to control your club from the comfort of your sofa, FM22 Switch includes more developed features compared to FM Mobile.

KEEP IT REAL - FM22 Switch will feature an improved 3D matchday engine
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KEEP IT REAL - FM22 Switch will feature an improved 3D matchday engine

The inclusion of a 3D match engine is a bonus for many players, with the Switch version also offering more in-depth menus and tactical options.

Acting as a faster alternative to the standard version, FM22 Switch is sure to keep you glued to the drama of being a football manager.

FM22 Switch Price & Pre-Order

Once again, there is very little information regarding the price of FM22 Switch.

Last year's instalment of the game retailed at £21.99, and we'd expect a similar figure for this year's game.

Whilst pre-order information is currently unavailable, we are expecting SI to make some announcements very soon. Be sure to check back for regular updates.

Click here to find out everything we know about FM22

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