Konami has unveiled plans for the eFootball PES 2021 Season Update for Pro Evolution Soccer. While last year, eFootball PES 2020 was a full new game release, this season the plan is to provide a less expansive DLC update instead.

Rumours of a potential content pack have been swirling since June, with some fans holding out hope for a full new game later in the year. Instead, Konami is delivering eFootball PES 2021 as an update to last year’s game.

The good news is that there’s plenty of new content on the way to make this DLC pack appealing to all fans.


What’s new in the eFootball PES 2021 update?

As a relatively small 100mb download, the eFootball PES 2021 update understandably isn’t overflowing with new content. The big draw is an update to clubs to bring the game in line with the upcoming new football season.

A lot of the key modes from Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 will be tweaked for the new year, including myClub, Match Day, and Master League. That said, Konami has been quick to point out that not everything in this update will be perfect.

According to Konami:

“Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, certain real-world football leagues and/or tournaments may undergo sudden regulation changes. As a result, there is a chance that in-game regulations may not perfectly match their real life counterparts. Other changes that impact leagues and tournaments may also be implemented in future updates without prior notice.”


UEFA EURO 2020 anniversary inclusion

While the eFootball PES 2021 Season Update isn’t as expansive as some players might like, it is understandable that Konami couldn’t put more into the game at this time. Besides, there are some additional perks on the way.

2021 marks a twenty-fifth anniversary for the PES brand, and as such, Konami promises a special anniversary price for the new update. It will also come bundled with the UEFA EURO 2020 update that was first made available in June.

This update was also a bit lacking, but then, perhaps that simply better reflects the state of football at this particular moment in time.

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