PES 2021 – Club Editions, Iconic Moments, Price & Changes – Everything Explained

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Scanning over Twitter, it’s easy to see that some people are confused with the various editions of PES 2021 that were made available for pre-order yesterday so we have decided to put all information in one key place in as few words as possible. 

Explaining the ‘Season Update’ moniker

PES 2021 is not a DLC update. It is not an in game update through PES 2020 such as the data packs or live data updates. PES 2021 is a standalone game and will be available digitally and physically. The PES 2021 physical edition will be a standalone release as usual with cover stars to be confirmed soon. You will be able to walk into a game store and buy a copy of the game or else download as normal on the PSN/Xbox/Steam Store.

Yes, the name is PES 2021 Season Update. This simply means that the core gameplay and modes will remain the same as they are in PES 2020. There might be slight gameplay tweaks and adjustments as is the norm during the year with patches but the core experience will be similar to PES 2020. PES 2021 will have the new kits and rosters for all licensed teams as well as new iconic moment players such as a young Lionel Messi and vintage Denis Bergkamp. 

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PES 2021 Versions

There are 5 special edition versions of the game available for pre-order as well as the regular ‘Standard Edition’. 

Standard Edition

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The Standard Edition is £24.99/€29.99.There doesn’t seem to be a discount on this edition as of yet anyway. The price ties in with the 25th Anniversary of PES. This edition is available in both digital and physical versions. The standard edition comes with the following:

  • 3 Contract Ticket x 10 weeks
  • Premium Agent x 10 Weeks
  • 2,000 myClub Coins

You will also receive pre-order bonuses if you pre-order:  

  • L. MESSI (Loan)
  • PS4 Theme (Only PS4® system)

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Club Editions

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The Club Editions are available for £29.99/€34.99. However, there is a 20% discount applied if you pre-order through PES 2020. This reduces the price to £23.99/€27.99.

Simply start up PES 2020 and from the main menu, choose to pre-order. This edition is available in digital version. The Club Edition comes with the following:

  • Iconic Moment Series x 1 guaranteed player
  • Full squad (manager and players)
  • Digital Kit
  • Original In-Game Menu Theme
  • PS4 Menu Theme and Avatar (Only PS4® system)
    3 Contract Ticket x 30 weeks
  • Premium Agent x 30 Weeks
  • 3,000 myClub Coins

You will also receive pre-order bonuses if you pre-order: 

  • L. MESSI (Loan)
  • PS4 Theme (Only PS4® system)

The Club Editions will come with a guaranteed Iconic Moments player of your choice. Buy the Barcelona Edition and get Iconic Moment Lionel Messi, buy the Bayern Munich Edition and get Iconic Moment Oliver Kahn, buy the Juventus Edition and get Iconic Moment Cristiano Ronaldo, buy the Man United Edition and get Iconic Moment David Beckham and buy the Arsenal Edition and get Iconic Moment Denis Bergkamp.

Each version of PES 2021 will have the Veterans Bonus also which contains several items usable in the eFootball PES 2021 Season Update. The bonuses you receive will be based on certain objectives that you reached in PES 2020 or PES 2020 lite and will be available in-game when PES 2021 launches.

For example, if you have 1-3 Iconic Moments or Legend Players in your club in PES 2020, then you will receive 1 x PES 2021 Iconic Moment Series Special Agents. if you have 4-6 Iconic Moments or Legend Players in your club in PES 2020, then you will receive 2 x PES 2021 Iconic Moment Series Special Agents and as follows:
 
7 to 9 players PES 2021 Iconic Moment Series Special Agent ×3
10 to 12 players PES 2021 Iconic Moment Series Special Agent ×4
13 or more players PES 2021 Iconic Moment Series Special Agent ×5

Simply put, if you have 13+ Iconic Moments players in your PES 2020 team, you will have 5 Iconic Moments players waiting for you when you load up myClub in PES 2021. One such example would be this. If you pre-order the Barcelona Club Edition of PES 2021 and have the maximum Veteran Bonus (you have 13+ Iconic Moments players in your PES 2020 team) then you will have 6 Iconic Moment players guaranteed including Lionel Messi. On top of this, you will also get 3,000 coins to spend on Featured Players and Agents. Check out our handy player database to scout ahead

Also, there is the Matchday Bonus which is similar to the Veterans Bonus as detailed above but instead of taking into consideration the amount of Iconic Moment and Legend players, this bonus rewards users based on the the number of matches they have played in myclub mode; Matchday. Simply put, if you have played a the number of games below, you will be rewarded with Featured Player Agents. 

5 to 29 matches – PES 2021 Featured Players Special Agent ×1
30 to 99 matches – PES 2021 Featured Players Special Agent ×2
100 or more matches – PES 2021 Featured Players Special Agent ×3

Again, somebody who has played a lot of PES 2020 will more than likely have reached 100 games. If you have played 100+ matches in Matchday, have 13+ Iconic Moment/Legends in your squad and pre-order one of the Club Editions, you will acquire 6 iconic Moments and 3 Featured Players in PES 2021. So, it’s not like you will be starting from scratch in PES 2021.

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Next Gen PES

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Konami also released a teaser trailer for their next generation PES games. They confirmed that development will switch from the FOX engine to UNREAL Engine. The trailer included a look ahead at PES 2022. This next gen version of PES is not releasing until at least September 2021. We are probably 12 months away from seeing this but the confirmation that next gen PES is well into development is very promising for the PES community. 

The 50 second teaser shows a lifelike Lionel Messi walk out onto the new Nou Camp stadium complete with some great lighting and movement. While it’s extremely early to get fan boy hyped just yet, this is a brave move from Konami. Doubling their development cycle can only mean that they are serious about overhauling the series in a way we haven’t seen before. 

Check out more information and the trailer here.

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Euro 2020/21

The Euro 2020 competition will be exclusive to PES 2021. Last year, with the postponement of the real life tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PES 2020 Euro 2020 tournament was ran off with online qualifiers and group stages. The event was due to take place to coincide with the actual tournament so instead this will be pushed into PES 2021. The teams in the Euro 2020 Update are as follows:

  • ALBANIA
  • ANDORRA
  • ARMENIA
  • AUSTRIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BELARUS
  • BELGIUM
  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ENGLAND
  • ESTONIA
  • FAROE ISLANDS
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GEORGIA
  • GERMANY
  • GIBRALTAR
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • ICELAND
  • IRELAND
  • ISRAEL
  • ITALY
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KOSOVO
  • LATVIA
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • LITHUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • MOLDOVA
  • MONTENEGRO
  • NETHERLANDS
  • NORTH MACEDONIA
  • NORTHERN IRELAND
  • NORWAY
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SAN MARINO
  • SCOTLAND
  • SERBIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TURKEY
  • UKRAINE
  • WALES

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Changes from PES 2020 – PES 2021

We are unaware of any gameplay changes as detailed so far in the official PES 2021 press release but will update you accordingly. It stands to reason that there will be small gameplay tweaks as is the norm with any PES games. Sometimes these are not even detailed and are just described as balancing adjustments in patches and data pack updates.  keep it locked to our socials for the latest news regarding all things PES 2021.