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eFootball 2022 Release Date, Upcoming Updates, Game Content and More Confirmed

Check out the release date of eFootball 2022, along with the upcoming updates coming to the title in the future and more.

Konami has just announced many details about eFootball 2022, the official title of the first season of the content of the eFootball platform, including its release date and more. Find out all the details below.

eFootball 2022 Release Date Confirmed for September 30

Konami has recently confirmed that its eFootball 2022 will release on September 30, 2021. The football game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and will be followed by a major update this fall.

But what will there be at launch? Well, Konami has guaranteed that from September 30th, 2021, it will be possible to access the following contents.

  • Offline Matches
    • Play against the AI or a friend offline with nine fully authentic clubs to choose from: FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal FC, SC Corinthians Paulista, CR Flamengo, CA River Plate, São Paulo FC
    • Choose from six stadiums: Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Allianz Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Allianz Arena, eFootball Stadium
  • Online Events
    • Experience cross-generation matchmaking (PlayStation 5 vs. PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S vs. Xbox One) with weekly online events using pre-set teams, providing rewards such as GP

After that, a major update will be released in the coming weeks which will add several key features such as Creative Teams. This update will be free, but at the same time, the platform’s new monetization model will also be introduced, rebalanced to ensure all players reach the same potential, regardless of how many and which items they have purchased in-game.

The new content will include the following:

  • Creative Teams
    • Sign footballers and coaches that match your favorite formations and tactics, then train and strengthen them to play against players from around the world. In eFootball 2022, players will be able to target the signings that they covet the most, making team building more accessible
    • Choose a Base Team from one of over 600 licensed clubs/teams to use their authentic crest, kit, and stadium (but not ALL stadiums), before building out your dream squad
  • New Match Modes
    • eFootball Creative League – this is a league where players can use their Creative Team to compete against other players to become the best in the world. Earn points in order to be promoted to the next league level and earn rewards based on your performance in each of the 10 rounds of matches
    • Tour Event – play against AI opponents in a tour format, earning rewards by accumulating Event Points
    • Challenge Event – play against other players online, completing assigned objectives to earn rewards
    • Online Quick Match – play a casual online match against other players using over 600 licensed clubs/teams, including newly added cross-platform matchmaking (PC and consoles only)
    • Online Match Lobby – create an online match room and invite other players for a 1vs1 match
  • New Player Types
    • Standard – players based on performance during the current season, they can be signed with eFootball Coins (Chance Deal item) or GP (Nominating Contracts item)
    • Trending – players based on specific matches or weeks in which they put in an impressive performance, they can be signed with Nominating Contracts
    • Featured – hand-picked players that can be signed with eFootball Coins (Chance Deal item) or eFootball Points (Nominating Contract item)
    • Legendary – players based on a specific remarkable season, which can be signed with eFootball Coins (Chance Deal item) or eFootball Points (Nominating Contract item). There are three in-game currencies within eFootball: eFootball Coins (premium currency), GP (earned through gameplay) and eFootball Points (earned through gameplay)
  • Match Passes & Objectives
    • After a number of certain match types played, Match Passes will reward items such as “Nominating Contract”, which will allow users to sign specific players of their choosing, eFootball Coins and more. Users will also have the option to purchase a premium “Advantage Match Pass” for even greater rewards
    • Separately, receive in-game rewards for completing certain objectives and for even greater rewards, users have the option to spend eFootball Coins to unlock Premium Objectives

Finally, Konami has anticipated some of the news coming in the future :

  • Edit Mode
    • The ability to completely customise teams, kits, players and more will be added to supported devices for no cost – more details will be shared soon
  • Additional Gameplay Updates
    • PlayStation 5 haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support
    • Advanced ball trapping
    • Power Pass, Power Shot, and other special kicks
    • Mobile controller support
    • Full cross-platform matchmaking (PC, console, and mobile)

eFootball 2022 will release on September 30th on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and soon on Android and iOS mobile.