Six months since its tumultuous release, Konami has finally announced April 14 as the release date for their eFootball 2022 patch 1.0.0. The team is promising plenty of improvements for defense, passing, shooting trajectories, dribbling and more. Check out the bullet points below and read the blog here.
UPDATE: (4-14) Today’s the day. eFootball 2022 patch 1.0.0 is available now.
- Pressure: Regain possession by applying pressure to the opposing ball holder.
- Match-up: Jockey the opposing dribbler with a lowered stance and finer steps. This is also effective for blocking passes and shots.
- Shoulder Charge: Win the ball back by barging your shoulder against the opposing player. Especially effective when the opponent has touched the ball far from his foot or is trying to trap the ball.
Team defending has been improved with the implementation of “Call for Pressure”. On top of having several players going for the ball, other teammates will also work in tandem to regain possession by blocking passing lanes as well as pushing up the defensive line.
- Pass speed has been increased so that the pace of the game matches with the aforementioned defense-related improvements.
- A new mechanism has been added utilizing the rebound of the ball as a force of acceleration. This will be useful, for example, when performing one-touch passes, as the ball speed will increase due to this mechanism. The result of all these changes is a “rhythmic passing game”, which is an important element in modern-day soccer.
- Improved targeting decisions for passes
- Improved AI decision-making when receiving passes
- Improved movements when receiving passes
- “Stunning Pass” has been added allowing you to kick the ball with various special trajectories.
- Improved shooting speed with a focus on realism and satisfaction
- Adjusted the rate of on-target shots to appropriately reflect match circumstances
- A wide range of shot variations and trajectories for each situation have been added, such as the “Stunning Shot” allowing you to experience a variety of realistic goal-scoring scenes.
- Better ball tracking accuracy and response to L Stick inputs
- Improved response to Dash inputs
- Improved response and ball behaviors for the new “Sharp Touch” command have been added, along with simpler feint inputs.
- Additional features such as “Formation Change”, “Individual Instructions”, “Auto Select”, “Sub-tactic”, “Data Management”
- Improved processing load for better responsiveness