Football Manager 2018 Beta

The Football Manager 2018 Early Access Beta is now available to play for those who have pre-purchased from a participating digital retailer.

As ever, any career progress you make during the Beta will carry forward when the game updates upon full release on November 10th.

If you haven’t pre-purchased Football Manager 2018 yet, you can get immediate access to the Beta by purchasing from a participating retailer.

The data editor, Steam workshop and FM store will only be available with full release and won’t be active as part of the Beta.

Please remember that this is the early access Beta and not the finished game, so some areas of gameplay are not yet available or fully-modelled at this stage. Online play is one of the areas that’s missing – this will be introduced in the coming days, so in the meantime get your feet wet in single-player career mode before taking on your mates and grabbing those early season bragging rights. For full details on what’s excluded from the FM 2018 Beta please review the build notes on our Community Forum.

Digital pre-purchase (Steam)

If you pre-purchased from Steam your Beta download should automatically start when you launch the game from your Steam Library.

Digital pre-purchase (non-Steam)

If you pre-purchased from any other participating digital provider, your code should have been sent to you via email** and you will need to follow the instructions below to activate:

1. Download and/or open the Steam client

2. On the top toolbar, click 'Games’

3. Select 'Activate a Product on Steam'

4. Follow the instructions and input your code to install the FM18 Beta

If you spot any issues when playing the Beta, we want to know, so please report them immediately on our forum.

*If you haven’t received or have misplaced your Beta code, please speak to your retailer as a starting point. If they can’t resolve your issue then please contact SEGA customer services at with proof of purchase, and they’ll aim to get you playing as quickly as possible