Football Manager 2020 release: How to get Sports Interactive's amazing new game - digital download, PC & Mac requirements

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The wait is finally over for all the armchair managers out there. No longer do you have to just yell at your TV and tweet what Unai Emery should have done.

Now, you can take over the reins at your favourite club and lead them to glory.

But just how do you get the amazing new game?


READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Football Manager 2020

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We have all the answers for you.

Physical copy

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NEW FEATURES: FM 20 is full of new choices for your manager


If you're an old-school kind of gamer that loves to rack up boxes and show off their collection then you can grab a physical copy from your favourite games retailer like Game or Amazon.

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Physical purchases come with a CD and activation key, just put the disc in your drive, have the key to hand, and follow the instructions!

Digital download

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TACTICS: There are more options than ever for lining up your team


If you want to buy one of the team-specific copies like the Arsenal or Valencia you can order the game via Football Manager Store or directly from Steam.

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digital retailers should then sent you a confirmation email with a code, or a link to redeem your code which can be activated on Steam by following the instructions below:

1.  Launch the Steam client software and log into your Steam account or create a new, free account2.  Click the Games Menu3.  Choose Activate a Product on Steam4.  Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process

Alternatively, you can purchase directly from Steam.


Windows PC

  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (Update 1803/April 2018 or later) - 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (64-bit), Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 - 2.2GHz+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDA GeForce 9600 GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system and Direct X Version 11

Mac OS

  • OS: 10.11.6, 10.12.6, 10.13.6, 10.14.6, 10.15 - 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo - 1.8 GHz+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: macOS 10.14 and later requires Metal 1; macOS 10.13 and earlier requires OpenGL 2.1