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Football Manager 2021 Beta Available Now

The wait is finally over - the Football Manager 2021 Beta is now live and ready for installation on the Epic Games Store and Steam.

If you have bought FM21 from a SEGA-approved digital retailer, you’ll be delighted to know that the game is now fully playable* and includes the online modes Create-A-Club and Online Career Mode with cross-compatibility between Epic and Steam. As always, any progress made in Career Mode can be carried forward when your game updates on full release on Tuesday 24th November.

Those yet to pre-purchase can still do so any time prior to full release from a participating digital retailer to get 10% off and access to the Beta. A full list of participating retailers can be found on the SEGA website. 

What to Expect from FM21

We’re sure that most of you know the drill by now, but this is a Beta and not the full game, so you may encounter some bugs and glitches which our developers will be working tirelessly to fix before full release. Feedback is essential to us, so if you do find any issues, please use the Report Bug button on the sidebar in the game. Alternatively, you can log them on our community forums

If you want a little refresher on our new features, check out the video above or our Feature Blogs for a deeper dive. 

FM21 is our most refined title yet and experienced FM players will notice upgrades and optimisations straight away.

How to Install

Purchases from Epic

Quit and restart the Epic Games Launcher and you’ll see that Football Manager 2021 is available to install. 

Purchases from Steam

Simply quit and restart Steam and you’ll see that Football Manager 2021 is available to install.

Purchases from any other participating digital retailer

Your retailer should have 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 account 
2.    Click the Games Menu
3.    Choose Activate a Product on Steam
4.    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process

*Fantasy Draft, The Store, Steam Workshop and both the Pre and In-Game Editor are not available in the Beta.



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