Sports Interactive’s latest chapter in the acclaimed soccer simulation series Football Manager is now available worldwide. The Football Manager 2020 20.1.3 update was released almost in tandem with the game, as the community discovered an issue that required a hotfix to be promptly deployed. This is the only issue that the Football Manager 2020 20.1.3 update addresses, but it’s a relevant one that had a major impact in the way that the game unfolds.
Football Manager 2020 20.1.3 Update Patch Notes | Hidden attributes fix
While Sega was sensible enough to run a beta for Football Manager 2020, it’s understandable that a few flaws still manage to creep under the radar. The notable issue here concerns hidden attributes that were wrongly generated on game start, potentially leading to some underwhelming or unforeseen player performances.
In case you’re not aware of what hidden attributes mean for Football Manager 2020, these are statistics that have a major impact in how your players perform under given circumstances. For example, they determine if a player may overperform in matches of high importance and high pressure, if he shows an unwavering ambition to succeed, and if he tends to use all the dirty tricks in the book to win the match, among other possibilities.
As you can easily see, the importance of the hidden attributes is unquestionable, and having these stats mixed up could overthrow the aspirations of even the most skilled tactician.
Luckily, today’s hotfix addresses the wrong values, but Sports Interactive is working on a subsequent fix that is aimed at players using a save game started since the release of version 19.1.0. Users with save games prior to version 20.1.0 should be safe from this bug.
As you may have already deduced, the Football Manager 2020 20.1.3 update patch notes are slight. On the other hand, the impact on the game is huge and that is all that matters to virtual managers everywhere.
Football Manager 2020 20.1.3 Update | Full Patch Notes
- Fix for hidden attributes being generated within correct scale