KONAMI ANNOUNCES eFootball™ 2022 AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE
The free-to-play football simulation game will have weekly online challenges amongst other new features ahead of its first major update this Autumn
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today announced the global launch of eFootball™ 2022 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and PC Steam®. This launch arrives ahead of the game’s first major update this Autumn, which also comes at no extra cost.
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To celebrate the launch of eFootball™ 2022, there will be an eFootball™ Kick-Off campaign at launch featuring an Online Match campaign and the event “Worldwide Clubs”. The Online Match campaign will give players the opportunity to earn “Chance Deal” contracts based on the number of online matches they play. Chance Deals give players the opportunity to obtain “Legendary” player cards, an item that can be used to strengthen their Creative Teams in the Autumn update. Online Match campaign will run starting now until November 8, 2021 at 01:59 UTC. Specific rewards are as follows:
- Chance Deal #1 – achieved after 10 games
- Chance Deal #2 – achieved with 15 or more games
- Chance Deal #3 – achieved with 20 or more games
The Worldwide Clubs special event allows players to use their favourite clubs and take on their rivals from around the world. From today, players will be able to delve into eFootball™ World, where they can enjoy matches with real-life teams both on- and offline. The online Event mode will allow users to play against one another in ‘challenge events’. Each week, players will be able to select one of over 200 licensed teams and compete in various challenges to earn GP that can be used in the next major update. Once users select their preferred team, they can only use this team for the duration of the current event – this will reset once that challenge’s event period is over.
There will be two challenges per event period; completing the first will unlock the second. Players will experience no limitations to the number of games they can play, even after the challenges are completed. Whilst the reward will decrease after the initial completion, users can still build their GP as eFootball™ operates on a ‘Play to Win’ structure. eFootball™ 2022 will offer cross-generation matchmaking online (PlayStation®5 vs. PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S vs. Xbox One) so players can fully experience the Event mode regardless of their console generation. The Worldwide Clubs event will run starting now until November 8, 2021 at 01:59 UTC.
Players will also be able to play offline against the AI or a friend with nine fully authentic Partner Clubs to choose from, all of which appear in the latest official trailer. They will also have access to the following six stadiums: Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Allianz Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Allianz Arena and eFootball Stadium. All eFootball™ Partner Club licenses can be accessed here: https://www.konami.com/efootball/en/page/license_efootball2022
The Autumn major update will add core features to eFootball™ 2022, including:
- Creative Teams – create your own “dream team” by signing footballers and coaches that match your favourite formations and tactics, then train and strengthen them to play against players from around the world
- New Player Types – there will be four new types of players added to the game: Standard, Trending, Featured and Legendary
- Contracts – users will be able to sign players via one of two contract types: Chance Deals and Nominating Contracts
- New Match Modes – users will have access to the eFootball™ Creative League, Tour Event, Challenge Event, Online Quick Match and Online Match Lobby modes*
*Certain match modes will go live after v1.0 launch, more details will be shared.
Users can prepare themselves for the major update by pre-ordering the Premium Player Pack today. With the Premium Player Pack, users will receive 2,800 eFootball™ Coins and six Chance Deal contracts. Users are guaranteed to receive six unique players with no duplicates*, each having an equal chance of being signed.
*Unless the user chooses to reset the selection
Users who pre-order today and until the pre-order period ends on November 10 at 23:59 (UTC) will be rewarded with an additional two Chance Deal contracts, bringing the total to eight rather than the six contracts that are offered once the pre-order period ends.
The eFootball™ 2022 Premium Player Pack is available to pre-order now for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows® 10 and PC Steam® at £32.98* / €39.99 / $39.99 RRP. Those who own eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE or eFootball PES 2021 LITE can purchase the Premium Player Pack via either game for a 10% discount**.
*The Premium Player Pack will be sold on Steam for £30.99 in corresponding regions.
**Currency exchange rates may result in different discount percentages based on region.
Finally, long-time eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE and/or eFootball PES 2021 LITE players will receive a varying “Veteran’s Bonus” that can be used in eFootball™ 2022 based on their in-game player collection. Users can earn up to two Chance Deal contracts and 1,000,000 GP:
- Chance Deal contracts will be awarded according to the number of players in the “Iconic Moments Series”:
- 1 to 5 players – Chance Deal x1
- 6 or more players – Chance Deal x2
- GP will be awarded according to the number of “Legend” players owned:
- 1-7 players – 300,000 GP
- 8-14 players – 500,000 GP
- 15 or more players – 1,000,000 GP
The cut-off date for achieving these milestones was September 16, 2021 at 01:59 (UTC). The distribution period for the Veteran’s Bonus will end on December 23, 2021 at 01:59 (UTC). More details on the contents of the Veteran’s Bonus and conditions for obtaining it are available on the official website: LINK
Please note that the dates referred to, including pre-order period end dates, are subject to change.
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