PES 2018 just received its first data update and patch. It’s available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. The patch introduces some welcomed cosmetic and gameplay changes. The first thing that you will notice is that Neymar has disappeared from the cover image as he moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain this summer for a record sum.
The biggest changes are 117 new player in-game faces. Players such as Luis Suarez, the same Neymar and Romelu Lukaku are among those who received updated face models. In addition, over 3000 players have received new photos for display in the different team management screens.
Publisher Konami also stated that the update contains new cutscenes for the Master League, as well as more real-world boots and Champions League kits for teams such as Atletico Madrid and AS Roma.
The patch contains bug fixes such freezing during victory ceremonies and a variety of minor adjustments to each mode to improve the overall gaming experience.
Those changes and updates address, at least in somoe part, one of the biggest problems with the game, its graphics and presentation. As we pointed out in our review, “PES has never been a game you can buy for its graphics, and while there were many improvements, PES 2018 visually is well behind the competition.”
Konami did confirm that the crew is already working on Data Pack 2, which will be released somewhere in mid-November.