The patch, which updates the game to version 0.9.1, was originally due to release on October 28 until Konami announced that it was being delayed.
In a new Twitter post, the company has now confirmed that the patch will roll out on November 5.
“eFootball 2022 v0.9.1 will be released on November 5 for PC/consoles,” it states. “This update serves to fix bugs only, with detailed patch notes made available on our website at the time of release.”
The free-to-play successor to the long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series was released on September 30 and was heavily criticised by players, to the extent that it became the lowest-rated Steam game of all time.
Following the criticism, Konami released a statement acknowledging “reports of problems users have experienced with cut-scenes, facial expressions, movements of players and the behaviour of the ball”.
It apologised for the state of the game and promised to deliver an ongoing series of improvements.
When it first announced the version 0.9.1 update, Konami said: “This will focus on fixing the issues already reported and those you continue to report. We will update you with more details as we move forwards as well as address your feedback and requests in future updates.”
Konami previously said it planned to release the game’s first major update in mid-November, which would introduce a number of new modes, including Creative Teams, in which players build their own squad similar to FIFA’s Ultimate Team (or the myClub feature in previous PES games).