PES 2022: surprisingly launched the open beta

An open beta has recently been launched, in a completely unexpected way, for all the main platforms of the next eFootball PES 2022: so let’s see below what it is, to get a more precise idea of ​​what it is.

In recent years, despite the overwhelming commercial advantage of the EA-owned football series, PES has managed to carve out a niche of enthusiasts who prefer a different alternative to the spectacularity of FIFA. It also seems that in the last year Konami has bought the exclusive rights of various teams (including several Italians such as Napoli and Atalanta who are going to join Rome and Juventus). That said, Konami has surprisingly launched the open beta of eFootball PES 2022, to check the quality of online matchmaking.

The open beta of PES 2022, the details

The open beta is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, and will last until 8 July. Since the purpose of the open beta is precisely to test the quality of the matchmaking and of connection to servers, this means that you will only be able to participate in online matches. Furthermore, for those interested it is not necessary to subscribe to the PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription: since the beta is accessible for free to all, just go to the store and download it. A peculiar feature of this beta is its nature cross-play: PlayStation and Xbox players can then play together, or against each other. It should also be noted that the only usable teams will be Manchester United, Bayern Monaco, Juventus e Barcelona.

As this is an open beta, please do not be alarmed if you find it problems with the game during your games. Konami itself has stated that the game mechanics, balance, animations and graphics will be improved before the official launch, and also that unscheduled maintenance may occur during the beta. The open beta is not a standard practice with regard to football and sports games in general: perhaps this unexpected choice by Konami could become the norm if the result is considered satisfactory.

Only time can clearly give us a more precise answer. In the meantime, if you are not struggling with the open beta of PES 2022, we invite you to stay tuned on the pages of to stay updated on the most important news in the videogame world. If you prefer to buy game keys at discounted prices, you can do so via our link to Instant Gaming.

Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.