eFootball 2022 is constantly being upgraded and improved, with Konami introducing plenty of new features and making significant changes to the gameplay itself.
A massive update has just happened, with eFootball 2022 rolling into eFootball 2023, so find out about that and what it means for your current gameplay below.
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Konami has delivered a massive update to their eFootball title, with eFootball 2023 now live!
Check out the trailer for the latest rejuvenation in the Tweet below.
We now have a separate page to keep you up to date with all the eFootball 2023 news, so check it out right here.
eFootball 2023 Update
With a new season underway, eFootball is set to update from the 2022 version to the 2023 one, which will include additional domestic leagues, promotions/relegations and transfers.
As announced on their Twitter page, Konami has also released some patch notes that detail new features coming in the new update.
New packs, player types and licenses will all be added when the new update arrives on Thursday 25th August.
Master League fans will have to wait a little longer, with that mode confirmed to be arriving in 2023.
Friend Match mode comes to mobile
The latest eFootball v1.1.4 update has gone live, making plenty of changes across all platforms and on mobile.
Bugs have been fixed, but one of the main implementations is the inclusion of a Friend Match mode for mobile users, allowing you to challenge your mates with your Dream Team.
There have also been a few changes to the controls on mobile.
Season 2 Begins
eFootball Season 2 has brought further improvements to the free-to-play game, having gone live on Thursday, 16 June.
Fans can expect another period of thrills and spills, with the focus likely to once again be on promoting the Dream Team mode, as highlighted by Konami's release statement.
The various in-game events featuring new season, “European Leagues Highlights - Clubs, Team Playstyles, and Prime Players,” will begin today and the players will be appeared in the special card designs featuring the clubs that have made it to the top of the European Leagues in the 2021-2022 season.
In addition, special packs containing 11 players and training items from our major European partner clubs are now available. Users can bring together powerful players, have them ready to play right away, and train a team around their own footballing philosophy!
Enjoy the exciting competition with players from all over the world in the "Dream Team".
eFootball is available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and PC Steam.
The game will become available on iOS and Android in the near future.
Master League set for 2023
We finally have our first piece of news regarding the arrival of Master League in eFootball, but there's some good and bad news.
However, Konami has confirmed that the game mode will arrive as paid DLC, a departure from the game's free-to-play model.
Of course, we're pleased to see Master League return, but we're intrigued to see how it's priced.
Right now, there's no confirmed price or release date for the Master League DLC.
Latest license news
Konami is always battling to secure new licenses for the eFootball franchise.
Konami secure rights to MLS players
eFootball's official Twitter page has confirmed that Konami has secured the rights to the MLS Players' Association.
It must be noted there is no confirmation of Konami securing the rights to any MLS clubs at this point.
So we expect to see MLS players licensed in eFootball, somewhat like the Spanish league in previous PES titles.
Napoli & Atalanta join the franchise
Napoli became the first club to sign-on for PES 2022, in a licence agreement that will become exclusive from the 2022/23 season.
Konami has also signed a long-term, exclusive partnership agreement with Atalanta.
This exclusive deal means that FIFA 22 will no longer include the official Atalanta team name, crest, kits, and player names.
Inter and eFootball Partnership
Konami have announced that eFootball and Italian giants Inter Milan have entered into a multi-year deal that will see the former Italian champions become exclusive to eFootball from 2024 onwards.
This means that authentic kits, training kits, and the infamous San Siro stadium will be exclusive to eFootball moving forward.
Following the news of Juventus' deal ending with Konami, the developers have wasted no time in snapping up a number of new deals, with Bayern Munich already announced.
Inter Milan will feature in eFootball from version 2.0.0 onwards, with this brand new license deal representing a huge win for Konami.
Konami has announced a new partnership with the French national team, becoming their official video game partner.
The partnership will incorporate many different commercial, imagery, and activation rights as KONAMI become the ‘Official Football Video Game Partner of the French National Team’.
The deal has been described 'multi-year' and will see the French national team integrated into eFootball.
Konami has been promising the integration of national teams for some time, and the announcement of securing the World Cup winners will certainly create some buzz.
This is a bit of a tricky point for PES/eFootball, with the game struggling to compete with the dominance of FIFA Ultimate Team.
The move to go free-to-play offers up the game to the masses - but it's worth pointing out this has been available on PES Lite in recent years, and hasn't been able to move the needle.