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Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition Major Update 22.2 Out Now!

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We’re happy to announce the release of a major update for Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition which contains improvements, tweaks and fixes across all areas of the game. 

As always, the update is save game compatible allowing you to continue your existing managerial careers.

If you encounter any problems downloading and installing we recommend manually checking for updates on Windows Store/Game Pass.

The feedback raised within our community since the launch of FM22 has helped drive the number of changes we’ve made for this update, so thanks to everyone who has taken the time to raise anything with us, especially via our Bug Tracker. Our team read every issue posted there and your voices are invaluable within the studio.

We’d also like to take the opportunity to say on behalf of everyone at Sports Interactive, we wish you all a fantastic end to 2021 and health, happiness and a good run of results for 2022!

Changelist 22.2 includes but is not limited to the following:


- Stability and crash fixes

Match Engine AI:

- Near post corners made less effective
- Various fixes in different areas to defending teams keeping possession too well and inflating possession stats to unrealistic levels
- Fixed goalkeepers not being marked during attacking set pieces
- Tweaks to throw-ins
- Number of other improvements to overall engine balance


- Tweaks to the rate of young player development
- Tweaks to the rate of older player decline
- Tweaks to newgen staff generation at game start
- Improved distribution of newgens in inactive nations
- Player knowledge to remain for a longer period of time once player trial finishes
- Logic work to stop players complaining about lack of playing time despite starting nearly every game
- Improved logic distribution of preferred formations for AI managers
- More realistic job security pressure for newly appointed international managers 
- Fix to board illogically becoming concerned about playing time of new signing
- Deadline day experience added for top division in Norway and Denmark
- Improvements to loan demands and negotiations
- Fixed auto numbering issues for national team’s squad numbers
- News item no longer incorrectly states player wants to join club because they’re a bigger club when they’re not a bigger club
- Squad registration fixes
- Fixed issue in Argentina, Romania and Denmark where Club Vision wasn’t being recorded correctly
- Manager morale no longer incorrectly displayed as abysmal
- Positive reaction from an interaction now always shown correctly
- Fantasy Draft improvements to initial budget options, how continue waiting is displayed and auto pick
- Number of other improvements and fixes
-Fix for "Childhood Dream" achievement concerning favourite team
-Value for Money achievement now unlocks correctly


-Improvements to transfer/contract offer screens when using mouse cursor emulation on controller
-Fixed issues where controller shortcuts could stop responding when scrolled down in a table 
-Further general improvements to focus navigation on controller
-Fixed issue where personalised instructions were not setting correctly for players in tactics
-Data hub graphic improvements
-Reintroduced Favourite Club option when creating a manager profile
-Fixed issues with the in-game search results list

Art & Animation:

- Fixed multiple issues with players sliding/teleporting during animations in the 3D Match Engine
- Fixed player names not appearing in the 2D Match Engine
- Shorter managers no longer have their head hidden behind UI in the manager creator
- Multiple kit clashing issues fixed
- Multiple 3D background environment fixes, including team boardrooms and kits/badges
- Improvements to how hairstyles and eyebrows are chosen for newgens

Comps & Rulegroups*:

- Start dates now appearing for basic rules files made with Pre-Game Editor
- Unassigned created players now appearing in edited databases
- Fixed ability to add lower division cups and divisions in certain nations
- Croatian Second Division number of matches correct from 2022/23 onwards
- Fix for Turkish Newgens now appearing as HG players for registrations
- Maximum of O21 domestic player deselection error in China
- Auto select incorrectly counts as new changes in China
- Canadian team qualification for 2024+ NACL
- Canadian team qualification for NAL
- MLS DP and YDP rules wrong way round
- Number of other fixes, updated rules and scheduling changes  

*For competition specific changes to take effect a new game may be required.

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