Life-long rivals of the FIFA video game franchise mostly happen to be fans of its nemesis, PES 2020. And as much as this year may very well be one of the best for the game, something still gives.
EA Sports still brags of its domination when it comes to licensing rights. Because of this, many players around the world still prefer to go to FIFA. But for the chosen few that stand strong no matter what, there is hope for you.
eFootball PES 2020 has a new feature that lets players make the game more of what it’s supposed to be. Through option/patch files for the game, players can usher in official licences.
Many may argue that the official names and badges do not impact the experience, but playing Manchester City as Man Blue does bring in some disappointment during gameplay.
Downloading fan-made patches to a USB stick and then onto your PS4 (or copying them across to game files directly on your PC) can replace every single unofficial team, stadium, kit, competition and/or badge in the game, meaning you’re able to make what is a decent footballing experience on the pitch also one of the most visually realistic.
Fortunately for PS4 and PC players, this method is super easy and here’s how you can do it on Sony’s platform.
Installing PES 2020 Option Files On PS4
- Format a USB drive to FAT32
- Create a folder on the USB called WEPES
- Find yourself the desired option files by browsing. A popular choice is the one from PES World, although that doesn’t seem to be live just yet. You may want to get one from pes-patch here, although there are several more linked at the bottom of that page.
- If they come in the form of a zipped folder, extract that folder into your WEPES folder on the USB.
- Connect the USB drive into your PS4 and launch eFootball PES 2020.
- Head to the Edit menu, then Data Management, then Import/Export.
- Then, select Import Team, check all of the boxes on the following ‘Select File‘ page and continue, and the same for Import Competitions. Next is the ‘Detailed Settings‘, leave all boxes unticked here.
- The files will then automatically be added, the time depending on how many teams/leagues you have decided to add.
- Be sure to select the ‘Save’ option on the ‘Data Management’ page which pops up at the end of the process, and you’re all set for most of the details.
- The tournament logos still need to be added manually, however, so head back to ‘Data Management’, then ‘Import/Export’, and select ‘Import Images’.
- Next, select the ‘Competition Emblems‘ option in the ‘Import Images‘ screen.
- Tick all of the individual images (not the folders), and press OK.
- Finally, you need to edit each competition manually with their newly imported logos, by burrowing down through the ‘Competition Category‘ pages which will follow the logo import.