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If you’re looking for something to keep you busy away from the draw of FIFA, it’s going to be eFootball that is able to provide it. With Konami ditching the PES franchise for a new way of playing, eFootball 2022 has been revealed as the first season of content for the new platform. And today the all-important release date and exactly what is being included at launch has been confirmed.

Whilst the first major update for eFootball 2022 will be found bringing Creative Teams and the mobile launch for free for all users this Autumn, Konami have today revealed that eFootball 2022, the official title for the platform’s first season of content, will launch worldwide for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation4, Windows 10 and PC through Steam on September 30th.

eFootball 2022 will first be released on September 30th, providing football fans and gamers alike with a taste of what to expect from the new free-to-play football simulation platform, before the first major update goes live, at no cost, this Autumn. That same update will also mark the launch of eFootball 2022 for iOS and Android devices.

Seitaro Kimura, eFootball™ series Producer at Konami Digital Entertainment commented: “With ‘eFootball’ being the name of our overall platform, ‘eFootball 2022’ is the official title for our first season of content. Platform updates bringing new functionality, such as cross-platform matchmaking and mobile controller support, will happen frequently over the coming months and will always be free. Future content updates and game modes will be offered to players as either free or premium options. We look forward to getting players on the pitch and receiving their feedback.”

So what exactly are we getting on September 30th? Well, eFootball™2022 launch contents include:

  • Offline Matches
    • Play against the AI or a friend offline with nine fully authentic clubs to choose from: FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal FC, SC Corinthians Paulista, CR Flamengo, CA River Plate, São Paulo FC
    • Choose from six stadiums: Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Allianz Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Allianz Arena, eFootball Stadium
  • Online Events
    • Experience cross-generation matchmaking (PlayStation®5 vs. PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S vs. Xbox One) with weekly online events using pre-set teams, providing rewards such as GP

But it’s from the Autumn when things start to get a little tastier, with the eFootball 2022 major update contents including:

  • Creative Teams
    • Sign footballers and coaches that match your favourite formations and tactics, then train and strengthen them to play against players from around the world. In eFootball™ 2022, players will be able to target the signings that they covet the most, making team building more accessible
    • Choose a Base Team from one of over 600 licensed clubs/teams to use their authentic crest, kit and stadium (but not ALL stadiums), before building out your dream squad
  • New Match Modes
    • eFootball™ Creative League – this is a league where players can use their Creative Team to compete against other players to become the best in the world. Earn points in order to be promoted to the next league level and earn rewards based on your performance in each of the 10 rounds of matches
    • Tour Event – play against AI opponents in a tour format, earning rewards by accumulating Event Points
    • Challenge Event – play against other players online, completing assigned objectives to earn rewards
    • Online Quick Match – play a casual online match against other players using over 600 licensed clubs/teams, including newly added cross-platform matchmaking (PC and consoles only)
    • Online Match Lobby – create an online match room and invite other players for a 1vs1 match
  • New Player Types
    • Standard – players based on performance during the current season, they can be signed with eFootball™ Coins (Chance Deal item) or GP (Nominating Contracts item)
    • Trending – players based on specific matches or weeks in which they put in an impressive performance, they can be signed with Nominating Contracts
    • Featured – hand-picked players that can be signed with eFootball™ Coins (Chance Deal item) or eFootball™ Points (Nominating Contract item)
    • Legendary – players based on a specific remarkable season, which can be signed with eFootball™ Coins (Chance Deal item) or eFootball™ Points (Nominating Contract item). There are three in-game currencies within eFootball™: eFootball™ Coins (premium currency), GP (earned through gameplay) and eFootball™ Points (earned through gameplay)
  • Match Passes & Objectives
    • After a number of certain match types played, Match Passes will reward items such as “Nominating Contract”, which will allow users to sign specific players of their choosing, eFootball™ Coins and more. Users will also have the option to purchase a premium “Advantage Match Pass” for even greater rewards
    • Separately, receive in-game rewards for completing certain objectives and for even greater rewards, users have the option to spend eFootball™ Coins to unlock Premium Objectives

But this is just the start of what is planned for eFootball, with further ideas kicking around as…

  • Edit Mode
    • The ability to completely customise teams, kits, players and more will be added to supported devices for no cost – more details will be shared soon
  • Additional Gameplay Updates
    • PlayStation®5 haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support
    • Advanced ball trapping
    • Power Pass, Power Shot and other special kicks
    • Mobile controller support
    • Full cross-platform matchmaking (PC, console and mobile)

Will you be heading onto the eFootball 2022 pitch come September 30th? Or will you be waiting for the game to be fully featured later down the line? Let us know your thoughts.

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