The launch of eFootball PES 2020 a few months back ushered in a new way of thinking for Konami, all in their battle to take on EA and provide the ultimate footballing experience to gamers. And whilst the name change may have hit the headlines, it’s the finer details that ensure this is a football title worthy of being crowned champion. And that entire experience has just got even better with the introduction of the Data Pack 3.0, alongside the arrival of numerous Partner Club Squads.
Data Pack 3.0 is the headline act here and now, with it bringing multiple stadium updates, with improvements to the likes of Morumbi – Cicero Pompeu de Toldeo (São Paulo), Old Trafford (Manchester United) and the Allianz Stadium (Juventus FC). The latter two of these stadias will also receive an update showing the exterior of the stadium before kick-off, with the Allianz Stadium being exclusively featured in eFootball PES 2020.
Further to that though and the Arena do Grêmi – home of Grêmio FBPA – will deliver a rather unique atmosphere, both across the day and night matches. But it’s not all just about the stadia and 3.0 also includes multiple new player faces, with the latest English defensive superstar Tyrone Mings enhanced, along with Donyell Malen, Ivan Perišić, Fikayo Tomori and Renan Lodi with realistic and highly detailed avatars.
New boots are also a thing, and this means that four new adidas boots are in place – Copa, NEMEZIZ, Predator, X – alongside three new Mizuno boots – those of the MORELIA NEO II, REBULA3 RED/WHITE, REBULA3 BLACK/YELLOW. There are also updates galore to some National team kits too, with Germany, Spain, Japan, Northern Ireland, Wales, Belgium and Scotland all receiving their new adidas first team kits.
Whilst you should also expect to find numerous bug fixes, alongside this free Data Pack comes the introduction of Partner Club Squads. Created for the most active supporters, include pre-set myClub squads featuring the latest players, manager, team tactics and a theme for the chosen club, the following are all included.
- Manchester United
- Juventus FC
- FC Bayern
- FC Barcelona
- Arsenal FC
- AC Milan
Those dropping in with these Partner Clubs will also discover an exclusive classic kit for each club will be added in February, however you should be made aware that Players and Managers included in the Partner Club Squad packs cannot be used in other squads within myClub, whilst those acquired in myClub cannot be included in the Partner Club Squads.
If you want to get involved with them though, then the usual digital stores will allow access for £4.99 each – on each of the Xbox One, PS4 and PC platforms. Make sure you let us know in the comments below if you’ll be delving into these Partner Clubs, or whether the frree Data Pack 3.0 will be enough for you.