eFootball 2022 Update 1.02 Patch Notes (v1.0) – Official

    Konami has released a new eFootball 2022 update 1.02 (1.0) is now available to download on PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox One. According to the official eFootball 1.02 patch notes, the latest update added brings new changes, improvements, and quality of life fixes. Apart from this, eFootball version 1.02 (1.000.003) also includes controller and camera setting changes.

    Previously, a major update added various fixes and tweaks to the game. Unfortunately, since the release, many players are still experiencing several issues when trying to play the game.

    Today’s eFootball 2022 patch 1.02 has addressed a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

    eFootball 1.02 Patch Notes (1.000.003) – April 14, 2022

    New Licenses

    Japanese and North American license data have been included as new additions to the game.

    • ・ Meiji Yasuda J1 League
    • ・ Meiji Yasuda J2 League
    • ・ MLS Players Association * “MLSPA” players will appear in the “American League” in-game.
    • ・ USL Championship

    In-game Events using new licenses will also take place throughout the Season.

    Other New Content

    Real Faces
    Updated faces for around 1,200 players from newly licensed teams, club teams, and national teams
    Updated around 400 uniforms for national teams and club teams, including those from newly licensed teams.
    Official Balls
    Added 13 official balls from leagues around the world.
    Added 12 newest models of cleats from adidas, LOTTO, NIKE, and PUMA.
    Goalkeeper Gloves
    Added 3 newest models of goalkeeper gloves from Kaliaaer, LOTTO, and SELLS.

    General Fixes Applied to Mitigate or Eliminate the Bugs Shown Below

    • ・ The application may crash due to an error
    • ・ The screen may freeze in-game
    • ・ High processing load during matches and in the Game Plan screen
    • ・ The speed of the ball and player movement may decrease during matches
    • ・ The responsiveness to command inputs may become slower during matches
    • ・ The ball may pass through a player’s body during a match
    • ・ Some players may be shown gliding on the ground during a match
    • ・ Player models may be distorted and their movements may feel unnatural when they collide with each other
    • ・ Fouls may not be given out to some plays that were clearly fouls
    • ・ Lighting errors may occur in some stadiums during instances such as entrance cutscenes
    • ・ Stadium structures may display erroneously during cutscenes
    • ・ The camera may move unstably during players’ entrance cutscenes
    • ・ If certain commands are performed before taking a corner kick, the ball may seem to teleport from one place to another
    • ・ After forgoing a quick restart, the cutscene of a player being cautioned by the referee may erroneously play
    • ・ When switching between cuts in certain cutscenes, players may seem to teleport from one place to another for a split second
    • ・ When switching between cuts in certain cutscenes, models and other displayed objects may disappear momentarily
    • ・ The camera may focus on unintended areas during in-match cutscenes
    • ・ The stadium may become darker for a few seconds during instances such as right after the second half kickoff
    • ・ For in-match Camera Settings, a different preview from the configured settings may be displayed
    • ・ Errors may occur when triggering certain goal celebrations
    • ・ Players may run in a strange fashion during the goal celebration
    • ・ After skipping a goal celebration cutscene, some displayed objects may disappear
    • ・ The camera may be out of focus during cutscenes such as goal celebrations
    • ・ The camera angle may become lower than ground level for goal celebrations after scoring a penalty kick
    • ・ During the halftime results screen, the graphics of the stands are distorted
    • ・ When the penalty shootout cutscene begins, unrelated cutscenes are played momentarily
    • ・ When transitioning from the Results screen to the Highlights after a match, the wrong camera angle is shown momentarily
    • ・ When ending a match from the pause menu, an image of the field shown from above may be displayed momentarily
    • ・ Certain commands cause the UI display of the replay function to become erroneous
    • ・ When using the replay function, switching the target player may result in a momentary delay of player display and sometimes cause other players to disappear
    • ・ High graphics processing load when using the replay function
    • ・ If a player makes contact with the goal net as the screen cuts to a replay, the goal net graphics may become distorted
    • ・ When playing an online PvP match, one of the users disconnecting may cause the match to be deemed void
    • ・ After scoring a goal in online PvP matches, the opponent can instantly skip the subsequent cutscenes
    • ・ Performing certain commands in the team selection screen may cause the background to become blurred
    • ・ The area selection icons may be displayed erroneously when returning to the area selection screen while scrolling down team selection menu
    • ・ Certain commands may cause the menu screen to be displayed incorrectly
    • ・ Certain commands may cause erroneous menu sound effects to be played
    • ・ In certain screens, team names are only partially displayed
    • ・ In some languages, the end of text strings is truncated in certain screens
    • ・ In some languages, the bottom part of letters are displayed erroneously in certain screens
    • ・ During screen transitions, unintended background images may be displayed momentarily

    Global Improvements

    ・ A variety of minor adjustments have been made to each mode and to matches with the aim of improving the overall gaming experience

    Improvements and New Elements in v1.0.0

    Changes to Defending Controls and the Addition of “Call for Pressure”

    The new update changed the default button settings to make defending more intuitive. Pressing commands that were available in previous installments will also be reintroduced into the game.

    Furthermore, football patch 1.02 (1.0.0) also added a new command, “Shoulder Charge”, for you to regain possession in a more proactive manner.

    Pressure: Regain possession by applying pressure to the opposing ball holder.
    Match-up: Jockey the opposing dribbler with a lowered stance and finer steps. This is also effective for blocking passes and shots.

    Shoulder Charge: Win the ball back by barging your shoulder against the opposing player. Especially effective when the opponent has touched the ball far from his foot or is trying to trap the ball.

    The command “Call for Pressure” has also been implemented in the game. On top of having several players going for the ball, other teammates will also work in tandem to regain possession by blocking passing lanes as well as pushing up the defensive line.

    The latest update also made numerous modifications to other elements of the game that are fundamental to defending to provide a more responsive and intuitive defending experience.

    Passing Improvements and New Command “Stunning Pass”

    The latest patch has generally increased the pass speed so that the pace of the game matches with the aforementioned defense-related improvements.

    Moreover, the game devs have also implemented a mechanism that utilizes the rebound of the ball as a force of acceleration. This will be useful, for example, when performing one-touch passes, as the ball speed will increase due to this mechanism. The result of all these changes is a “rhythmic passing game”, which is an important element in modern-day soccer.

    Implemented fixes to the following points:

    – Improved targeting decisions for passes
    – Improved AI decision-making when receiving passes
    – Improved movements when receiving passes

    Following these corrections, the occurrence of unnatural passing errors has decreased substantially.

    Added “Stunning Pass” commands that allow you to kick the ball with various special trajectories. With these commands, you can dictate the rhythm of attack and put in that decisive final pass.

    Additional Shooting Trajectories for Enhanced Satisfaction

    Added improvements to the following 2 points:
    – Improved shooting speed with a focus on realism and satisfaction
    – Adjusted the rate of on-target shots to appropriately reflect match circumstances

    Added a wide range of shot variations and trajectories for each situation, such as the incisive “Stunning Shot”. We believe this can allow you to experience a variety of realistic goal-scoring scenes.

    Strategic Evolution Through Improved Dribbling Functionality

    Made significant improvements to the following points to present a gratifying one-on-one experience through realistic motions. These include:
    – Better ball tracking accuracy and response to L Stick inputs
    – Improved response to Dash inputs

    Improved response and ball behaviors for the new “Sharp Touch” command, as well as simpler feint inputs. We hope that these improvements create an enjoyable dueling experience against the opposing defenders.

    Improved Online Connectivity

    To improve the stability of online connections as well as to reduce the number of voided matches, we have decided to adopt a client-server system starting from this installment.

    We are also constantly looking for ways to improve the response time of online matches.

    To ensure the best soccer experience, we will continue monitoring the situation after the update and make improvements as needed.

    Additional Features for Game Plan

    Added the following additional features and modifications to the Game Plan to bring back some beloved functionalities and fix some issues:
    – Additional features such as “Formation Change”, “Individual Instructions”, “Auto Select”, “Sub-tactic”, “Data Management”, etc.
    – Improved processing load for better responsiveness

    New Team Building with “Dream Team”

    Previously introduced as “Creative Team” will be added to the game in the coming update as “Dream Team”.  In this mode, you will be able to choose your favorite players and managers when signing them. You can then develop your players to fit your personal playstyle, which means you have almost infinite freedom to shape the team to your liking.

    Other Changes.

    ・ Controller Settings
    Due to changes made to the game controls in general, the key bindings will be reset.

    ・ Camera Settings
    The default camera will be set to “Stadium”.

    ・ Screen – Brightness & Contrast
    This configuration will be removed.

    ・ Auto-login Settings
    This configuration will be removed.

    Read the official full changelog here.

    Download free eFootball update 1.02 (1.0.0) for PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
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