eFootball 2022 update 1.0.0 will be available on April 14

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After starring in one of the biggest fiascoes in recent times, Konami wants players to give eFootball 2022 another chance with the release of update 1.0.0, which will be available on April 14. Those who will have to wait a little longer are the users of iOS and Android, whose version has been delayed again.

“Offering all fans of the king of sports the opportunity to enjoy a new soccer game whose realism is unmatched by anything seen before. With this goal in mind, we entered what would end up being a 2-year development period for eFootball 2022,” says the eFootball 2022 development team. “But we were so focused on getting the game out on time that we lost sight of the most important: quality. How could it be otherwise, we received deserved criticism from our fans who felt disappointed.

“As part of our commitment to improve the game, we have added new commands and numerous elements (both offensive and defensive) prevalent in modern football,” Konami’s message continues. “We have also rebalanced the game and fixed various bugs to ensure an enjoyable gaming experience. […] we believe we have finally reached a level of quality to be proud of. Hence the decision to release the 1.0.0 update.”

Along with the date of the 1.0.0 update of eFootball 2022, Konami has offered a list with the main novelties. They are the following:

Changes to defense controls and introduction of Order Press

Changed default button settings to make defending more intuitive. Pressing commands that were available in previous installments have been introduced. Added a new command, Shoulder Charge, to try to steal the ball more aggressively. Passing improvements and the new Awesome Pass command.
Increased the overall speed of passes to match the pace of games with improvements related to defense.Implemented a mechanism that uses the ball bounce as an acceleration force.Fixes have been made and now the frequency with which unnatural errors occur in passes has decreased substantially.Additional shot trajectories
Improved speed of shots Adjusted the percentage of shots that go on goal to better reflect the circumstances of the match Added a greater diversity of shots and trajectories for each situation Strategic evolution through improved dribbling
Improved ball tracking accuracy and responsiveness to left stick.Improved responsiveness when using Sprint.Better online connectivity
A client-server system has been adopted to improve the stability of online connections and reduce the number of void matches.Additional Strategy Features
Additional functions (Change Formation, Individual Instructions…) and modifications have been implemented in Strategy in order to recover some features that were missing