eFootball 2023: Everything you need to know with Friend Match mode added

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Konami's new eFootball 2023 season is now underway, leaving eFootball 2022 in the past!

After a rocky start to life after the name change, eFootball appears to be gathering momentum once more.

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An update to the newest version of the game is now live, so find out more about that and all the other features in eFootball 2023 below.

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Latest - Update v2.1.0 is LIVE

The latest update of eFootball 2023, v2.1.0, is now live, releasing on Thursday, 6 October!

As a reward for loyal users of the game, those who install the update during the campaign period will receive a Chance Deal.

The update includes the new "Friend Match" mode on consoles, meaning you can now put your Dream Team to the test against mates, matching with them to battle it out and see who is the best.

Five new packs have been released, including four new Club Packs from official partner clubs FC Barcelona, Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich, and Arsenal.

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On top of that, a new Premium Ambassador Pack has come for the recently added ambassador Bruno Fernandes.

Find out all you need to know about the v2.1.0 update here.

Mobile Update

eFootball 2023 is now fully playable on mobile, which will be music to fans' ears after a long wait for the game to return to the platform.

Several general fixes have been made, including adjustments made to the stability of the software and graphics.

The v2.0.2 update has also fixed a bug where players that are shown in the starting lineup are erroneously duplicated in the "Substitutes" and "Reserves" screens when using authentic teams in events.

Check out the full details on the v2.0.2 update.

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Two former partners of Konami will return in eFootball 2023, with AC Milan and Inter Milan, the current holders of Italy’s top domestic league competition and cup competition respectively.

This will see the introduction to the clubs’ players, official kits, badges and the stadium that they share, the San Siro.

In an exclusive agreement, Liga BBVA MX will be implemented in the new season, bringing all 18 Mexican clubs to eFootball 2023.

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ITALIAN GIANTS - AC and Inter Milan have a rich history in football

Two new eFootball Player Ambassadors have also joined the roster, with Liverpool sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester United midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes signing on.

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Konami is set to implement a large-scale maintenance in November for the process of in-game asset carryover.

Following the large-scale maintenance, the majority of "Standard" players signed in eFootball 2022 will have their affiliations and photos updated.

In addition, players that are no longer available will be replaced with in-game items of equivalent value.

New Epic card type

Earlier in September, Konami revealed that a brand new card category will be coming to the myClub mode in eFootball 2023... EPIC!

Epic cards will be legendary players who have the potential for growth on top of their original rating, so they can remain among the best players in your club for the duration of the season.

The first three Epic cards were handed to players from one of eFootball's new partner clubs, Inter.

Wesley Sneijder (OVR 83), Dennis Bergkamp (OVR 82), and Lothar Matthaus (OVR 83) will all be available to use in the game.