*BREAKING* Football Manager 2020 Beta Patch: Updates released for both PC & Mac, including crash fixes, visual changes and gameplay improvements

Sports Interactive’s latest update includes gameplay and visual improvements for both PC & Mac.

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos

Football Manager 2020 (FM20) fever is reaching boiling point, with players now able to experience Beta gameplay in the build-up to the full game’s release (19th Nov).

Well, FM20 fans will be happy to hear that Sports Interactive are well and truly on the ball this year, already announcing a ‘Hotfix’ or patch update for the pre-release Beta.

The update is save game compatible enabling you to continue pre-existing saves.

Keep reading for every change coming in Hotfix 20.0.3.


Crash Fixes

  • Fix for crash affecting users on low-spec Intel hardware launching game
  • Fix for rare crash occurring after match finishes on Mac
  • Fix for crash on startup intermittently affecting some users on Mac
  • Fix for rare crash when attempting to process past the 31st December 2019
  • Fixed rare crash when starting in-game Tutorials
  • Fix for rare crash affecting users when changing sound or system resolution settings 
  • Fix for rare crash when viewing a goal replay

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Updates for Mac Users

  • Improvements to performance issues affecting some Mac users
  • Fixed issue allowing Mac users to turn off Retina in game

Updates for PC Users

  • Optimisation changes for users on PC

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FM20



  • Fix for board confidence inbox item appearing erroneously and crashing game when season wasn’t finished
  • Allow users stuck on Must Respond inbox item when board controlling transfer to continue
  • Fixes allowing users to play as Mcarthur FC without problems advancing


  • Fix for Dark Skin showing white inbox

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Phil Pangalos

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