Football Manager 2020 Is Free For A Week To Combat Boredom
Football Manager 2020 is now available to play for free for the next week, with Sports Interactive coming to the aid of anyone bored at home.
It's a weird time with so many people working from home or self isolating and everyone being told to stay home to practice 'social distancing.'
With more on your hands and no football or other sport to fill the time you might be wondering what to do, well Football Manager have come up with the perfect solution for the next week.
:rotating_light::rotating_light::rotating_light:- Football Manager (@FootballManager) March 18, 2020
Football Manager 2020 is now completely free to play on Steam until 3PM (GMT) on March 25th for PC/Mac #FM20
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In their announcement Football Manager said, "If you're finding that you've got a little more time on your hands than normal just now, we might have a way for you to fill those free hours. Football Manager 2020 is free on Steam for the next week, starting at 3:00pm (GMT) on Wednesday March 18th and ending at 3:00pm (GMT) on Wednesday March 25th.
"If you already have a Steam account, getting access to the game is straightforward - all you have to do is head to the Football Manager 2020 page and hit the download button. The game will move to your library and will be fully playable until the free week ends.
"If you don't already have a Steam account, go to www.steampowered.com, click on 'Install Steam' and follow the instructions. Once Steam is installed and you've set up an account, the process is the same as above.
"This free access only applies to the PC/Mac game (on Steam) and it will only be playable free-of-charge until the week has expired. After this, you can continue your journey by purchasing at any time as your career progress will be saved in either your Documents folder or the Steam Cloud."
The game has already had its January transfer window update so if you're planning on starting with Manchester United you'll have Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes in your team.
Inter have Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses and Ashley Young ready to go and Borussia Dortmund have Erling Haaland, who can still be bought for his low transfer release fee of £62 million.
Watford played out their Premier League game against Leicester City last weekend on Football Manager, with the Premier League currently on hiatus.
Now you'll be able to see if you can do better than your side's current boss for the next week, however the bigger challenge might be only wanting to play for seven days on not buying the game after - I dare you!