Version 1.0 is coming and it is said to be more realistic than FIFA

eFootball starts a second try.

eFootball starts a second try.

The release of eFootball 2022, the intellectual successor to PES in the guise of Free2Play, is now over half a year ago. The soccer simulation started in a state that even overshadowed the release of the GTA Trilogy. After that, the game was silent for a while. The big update 1.0, which was supposed to be released in 2021, was postponed for months; should finally be released in a few days.

  • When will patch 1.0.0 be released for eFootball 2022? At April 14, 2022

Konami apologizes: “The most realistic football game ever” was what the team wanted to create with eFootball 2022. But instead of paying attention to quality, the focus was too much on the release date. Now the game should be upside down with the update. There is no list of patch notes, but Konami goes into detail in a blog post. These are the most important points:

  • Defensive: Changed the button layout for defensive actions to make defense more intuitive. Also, you can now let other players pressure and duel with your shoulder. Depending on the behavior of the attacker, you have different defense options.
  • Passports: Now you can spin the ball faster and the speed will increase even on a straight pickup. Similar to FIFA, there are more ways to determine the type and trajectory of the pass. Last but not least, the ball should find the teammate more often thanks to the revised AI.
  • shots: There are also more options to kill with the patch to provide variety. Here, the speed and realism have been adjusted.
  • Dodge: Ball handling for kickers has also been optimized. Players respond faster to your input and the ball behaves more appropriately to their movements.

Other changes include new options for matches, such as line-up customization and individual player instructions, as well as better online infrastructure to avoid delays.

The optics have also been improved. This is what the football game looks like so far:

eFootball - The trailer shows the first official game






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eFootball – The trailer shows the first official game

And what about the new content? They will probably keep waiting. Version 1.0 will initially only contain nine teams and will not offer any new modes. The Dream Team mode, which will function similarly to FUT, is scheduled to launch soon, but there is no further information as of now. How monetization will be handled in the future also remains open.

You can find out what content eFootball 2022 has offered so far here:

eFootball 2022: date, time and content: all the information about the launch


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The first practical reports on version 1.0 already exist. At Kicker.de, for example, the new offensive and defensive options are very well received. They seem relatively simple to run and add significantly more variety to the game.

In general, eFootball 2022 looks very different with the update, even if not all the problems have been fixed; for example, the collision query is still blocked. The new version is said to offer “significantly more realism than FIFA”, and these are very good prospects.

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