FM23 Face Pack: How To Add Real Player Faces

FM23 Face Pack: How To Add Real Player Faces
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

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8th Nov 2022 17:48

Getting an FM23 face pack downloaded and installed is one of the best things you can do to enhance your Football Manager 2023 experience. There's no better way to become more connected to your players in Football Manager than actually seeing what they look like, and it can make remembering names in the early stages a lot easier too. So, to find out how to add player faces and download an FM23 face pack, make sure to carry on reading down below.

Best FM23 Face Packs

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Generally, FM23 face packs come in two different forms: cutouts and cards. The former is just the player's head with a transparent background, whereas the card format is a boxed photo of a player, usually from the shoulder upwards.

Both of these are completely fine to use and it is entirely down to personal preference which one you actually go for, but one thing to consider is that the cutout format merges better when newgens start to crop up, as they are in the cutout style too.

If you're wanting to go for a cutout format, then the Football Manager 2023 Face Pack from FMBlog is definitely a great choice. This particular pack has over 200,000 players and staff included, so you'll be hard pressed to find a person in-game who doesn't have a picture attributed to them. You will need to pay for their premium membership to download the pack though, but it is well worth it.

If you're wanting to get a free cutout FM23 face pack though, then the Cut Out Player Faces Megapack from SortitoutSI is an excellent alternative. This particular pack has a whopping 381,654 files included, and is double the size of the FMBlog option, but will have you completely covered for player faces this year.

For the card option, you can't get much better than the DF11 Facepack 2023, which has been a staple of the Football Manager community for years now. This particular pack has over 188,000 player faces included, and is perfect if you want to add a bit of club flair to each profile.

You can also use the NewGan Facepack from DF11, which gives a far more realistic look to the generation of newgen faces in FM23. This is particularly useful when you start getting to the point where real life wonderkids are retiring, and all you have left are computer-generated players, as it can help it all feel far more realistic. 

  • Make sure to check out our FM23 wonderkids list for all of the best young players in the game.

How To Install FM23 Face Packs

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Thankfully, installing one of the FM23 face packs is a simple and straightforward process. Just make sure to follow our step by step guide below for the full process:

  • Download the facepack of your choosing and extract the file if needed
  • Head to the Football Manager 2023 folder in your Documents (usually found at C:\Users\[name]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023)
  • Create a 'graphics' folder if you don't have one already, and then create a 'players' folder inside of that
  • Copy and paste your downloaded face pack into the 'players' folder
  • Start up Football Manager 23 and head to the Preferences section
  • Use the drop down menu in the top right to select the Interface tab
  • Make sure that 'Use caching to decrease page loading times' in unticked, and that 'Reload skin when confirming changes in preferences' is ticked
  • Press Confirm and your faces should be loaded into the game after a short wait

There you have it, that's all you need to do to get a FM23 face pack into your game. If you're wondering how to get all of the real FM23 badges though, make sure to check out our guide for all the details.

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