Last year, the game lost UEFA rights for the Champions League and Europa League to FIFA 19, but did add the Russian, Argentinian, Danish, Portuguese, Swiss, Scottish and Belgian leagues to its list of licences. But Konami have been fighting back this year, striking an exclusive deal with Juventus.
So, if you are looking to play with the official kits and crests of Premier League heavyweights such as Chelsea and Manchester City, or European giants Real Madrid, they won't be on PES 2020. There is a solution, however.
Konami have a feature on PES that makes it possible to download an option file to add the league names, team names and kits that are missing on the game.
What is an option file?
An option file, or patch, is created by an independent party, and can be downloaded on the game to add items that are missing. Games such as PES and Football Manager can have option files added to them to bring the kits, crests and branding they do not have the licence for.
What platforms is the option file available on?
You can download an option file for PES 2020 on PlayStation 4 and PC. Due to the inability to transfer files off a USB drive on Xbox One, you will not be able to add the licenses.
How to download the option file
On your computer, look for an option file through your browser. PES World provide option files for each league (pesworld.co.uk/ps4-downloads) with PES Patch also rolling out downloads (pes-patch.com/category/pes-2019-patch).
Download the file you want and put the files in a folder named WEPES on a USB device, and plug it into your console.
Turn on the console and load up PES 2020.
Head over to the Extras tab and then click Edit. Scroll down to Import/Export and accept the Data Import Precautions.
To first download the correct competition packages, head to 'Import Competition', and all the files should appear.
You can either select the individual ones you want or select all by pressing square. Confirm, and ignore the Advanced Settings by pressing OK.
Once this has downloaded, repeat the process for 'Import Team'.
Now that you are all done, you can use the new teams and kits on all online game modes, including MyClub.
Open the new folder and copy the file named WEPES into the Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 files. This will be under Documents > Konami > Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.
Fire up PES 2020, head to the Extras tab and then Edit. Go to Data Management, Import/Export and Import Team.
Select all and confirm. Repeat the process for Import Competition.
All the crests and kits will be available for you to use in Exhibition and all offline game modes.
PES 2020 Option File video tutorial
If you are struggling to follow these instructions, we have included a step-by-step tutorial below to help.