The time has arrived – the Football Manager 2022 Early Access Beta is now live on Steam and the Epic Games Store, allowing managers an early opportunity to kick-off their career in the digital dugout.

Anyone who has pre-purchased FM22 from a SEGA-approved digital retailer* can log-in to Steam or Epic and launch the game directly from their library, right now. Fans who haven’t pre-purchased can rest assured that it’s not too late to get involved as anyone who pre-purchases FM22 on PC and Mac from a participating digital retailer between now and the game’s full release on November 9th will get access to the Beta and 10% off.

The Early Access Beta is a near complete (but not quite final) version of the game, so players may encounter some bugs and issues during play. These can be reported directly to the Sports Interactive team via the ‘Report Bug’ button on the in-game sidebar. Online play is also enabled, but there will be no access to the Steam Workshop or either the pre-game or in-game editors until the game’s full release on November 9th.

FM22 brings new and progressive ways for managers to find their winning edge, instil their footballing style and earn success for their football club.

Managers will enjoy more control than ever over their team’s success on and off the pitch with an improved match experience, an increased level of analysis and information and additional advice from their backroom team at their disposal.

A new animation engine and wide-ranging AI improvements deliver the most authentic on-pitch action in the series’ history and a brand-new Data Hub brings more ways to see where things are going right and wrong on matchdays. Transfer Deadline Day has been overhauled to bring more rumour, activity and speculation to the climax of the transfer window and a new Staff Meeting allows managers to keep more in touch with the key personnel in their backroom team.

Single player careers started on the FM22 Early Access Beta can be carried across to the full game.

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*The pre-release Beta is available from SEGA approved digital retailers only; please check here for an exhaustive list of digital retailers and more details as to what constitutes a SEGA approved retailer.