PES 2019’s big data pack 4.0 update is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, adding a bunch of cosmetic options to the sports sim–and making a few gameplay tweaks, too.
Headlining the update is the addition of Celtic Park and Ibrox as new stadiums, along with plenty of player faces for Rangers’ and Celtic’s squads. More than 70 player faces are included in the update, including some from the biggest leagues around the world. Finally, new boots from Nike, Adidas, Puma, and Umbro have been added, as well as the Thailand national team’s official kits.
Data Pack 4 launches alongside the announcement of new Legends coming to PES 2019’s MyClub mode later this month. Hidetoshi Nakata, Park Ji-Sung, and Francesco Totti will be available in-game as part of MyClub’s February campaign.
PES 2019–as with many recent titles in the series–has been a critical success. When it launched in August last year, we awarded it a 9/10 in our PES 2019 review. “For as long as EA continues to develop FIFA and hold a monopoly over official licences, PES will be the scrappy underdog just hoping for a surprise upset, even when it’s fielding the likes of London Blue and PV White Red,” wrote our critic, Richard Wakeling. “The lack of licences for top-tier leagues remains a disheartening sticking point, but PES continues to make brilliant strides on the pitch, building on what was already an incredibly satisfying game of football to produce one of the greatest playing football games of all time. It might be lacking off the pitch, but put it on the field against the competition and a famous giant killing wouldn’t be all that surprising.”