It's eFootball 2022 release week!
With the game being free - Konami are opening the franchise up to all, and thanks to Option Files - you don't need to worry about the lack of licences on the game.
Will Option FIles be available at launch?
eFootball 2022 will launch on Thursday, 30 September 2021.
This is just 24 hours before full launch of EA Sports' next release, FIFA 22.
The first big update, which is due to take place in Autumn, will also mark the launch of eFootball 2022 for iOS and Android devices.
Despite the significant re-brand from Konami in changing PES to eFootball and making it free to play - Option Files will still be available in the new game.
It remains to be seen whether Option Files will be available at launch, with the game's roadmap suggesting at launch "Local Matches Using Renowned Clubs" will be available.
The confirmed teams are:
- Bayern Munich
- Manchester United
- Sao Paulo
- River Plate
With perhaps no "fake" clubs to edit - you wonder when they will arrive on the game, which will enable the use for an option file.
Looking at the PlayStation Store, it claims eFootball's release date is 11 November - but we think this is the date for the new online "squad building" mode that is replacing MyClub.
What is an Option File?
An Option File for eFootball (previously PES) titles allows you to download community-created kits and logos to the game, via a computer.
Where can I find an Option File?
Various websites offer various option files - from the Premier League, to La Liga, to divisions not even on Konami games like the Bundesliga or MLS.
Some of our favourites include:
What platforms support Option Files?
As things stand, Option Files are only available on PS4, PS5 and PC.
That means you cannot use an Option File on Xbox consoles.
This is because they are not compatible with third-party files, unlike PlayStation.
How to download an Option File
Head to the relevant platform for the Option File and download the file of your choice onto your PC.
Save your downloaded files on your PC.
On your console, open up eFootball and head to Settings > Edit.
This should create "Edit Data", which will automatically make a folder for you to copy Option Files into.
On Steam, the folder can be found here: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\eFootball.
If you’re not playing on Steam, the folder location should look like this: My Documents > Konami > eFootball
Copy all files from the downloaded Option File directly into the file.
Open up eFootball and go to to Settings > Edit > Import/Export.
Accept the warning, and click on Import Team.
Hit the command shown to "Select All Files" when the list of files show up on the Select File screen.
After they’ve all been ticked, click through to Detailed Settings, leave all boxes unticked and press OK.
The relevant clubs should now be in your game.