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Football Manager 2023 Early Access Beta Available Now

It’s time to start your journey to footballing glory – Football Manager 2023 Beta (PC/Mac) is now available to play early on Steam and the Epic Games Store*. Early Access via the Microsoft Store will follow at a later date.

If you’ve pre-purchased from a SEGA-approved digital retailer, FM23 Beta is now fully playable**. You can kick-off a single-player managerial career or battle for bragging rights with your friends in an Online Career, Fantasy Draft or the FMFC-exclusive Versus mode. As with previous editions, any progress made in Career mode can be carried forward when your game updates to full release on Tuesday, 8th November. 

FM23 will remain available to pre-purchase, with 20% off and Beta Early Access, up until full release.

Football Manager 2023 Early Access Beta Available Now

FM23 – What to Expect

FM23 is our most authentic and immersive title to-date and experienced players will notice new features, game upgrades and optimisations immediately. 

This is a Beta and not the full game. As such you may encounter some bugs and glitches that our developers will be working tirelessly to fix before full release.

Your feedback is essential to this process – if you find any issues, please use the Report Bug button located on the in-game sidebar. You can also log them on our community forums.

For a refresher on this year’s new additions, check out our Feature Blogs for a more detailed look. 



Simply quit and restart Steam and you’ll see that Football Manager 2023 is available to install.


Quit and restart the Epic Games Launcher and you’ll see that Football Manager 2023 is available to install. 


1.    Go to the Start button, and then from the apps list select Microsoft Store
2.    Visit the Apps or Games tab in Microsoft Store
3.    To see more of any category, select Show all at the end of the row
4.    Select the app or game you'd like to download, and then select Get
5.    Sign in with your Microsoft account to finish downloading your app or game**


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

* Early Access versions of the game may go live at different times on different platforms

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

***Please note that the Early Access process works differently via the Microsoft Store. Players will need to download a specific Football Manager 2023 Early Access version which they can play up until full release. At the point of full release, they will need to download an entirely separate Football Manager 2023 to continue playing. You will need to have both installed for a period of time in order to ensure save games can continue directly from Early Access to full release.


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