PES 2020: 10 tips for those just starting out

The PES 2020 reached everyone is abuzz testing the new football simulator from Konami. With changes and news in the gameplay and some game mechanics, it is normal that you take a while to show on the lawns. To help you be a better player, we've separated 10 basic tips for those just starting out!

1. Don't give carts to steal the ball

Stealing the ball while standing is still the safest
PES has always been criticized for having too many automatic quarterbacks. In the 2020 version, the artificial intelligence of defenders, sides and steering wheels was improved. This means that now it is not enough to run towards the opponent and leave the contest with the ball. Now you really need to fight for the ball! This is only possible if done in the manual. So the tip here is to get assistance from AI. Control your players yourself. Learn to have the perfect timing to switch from one defender to another. But not only that! In PES 2020, the referees are impatient and want to make fouls and give yellow cards. So try to avoid crashes and carts. If that is your last option it is because you have already made too many mistakes and are close to taking a goal. Use the button to call for help from a companion. Go around whoever has the ball and choose to intercept a pass. In fact, there are tactics that can force your team to always try to intercept opponent passes. Learn to use this to your advantage.

2. Attention to players' Stamina

A very cool thing about PES 2020 , which was already in previous versions, is the existence of colored arrows that indicate the physical predisposition of the players before the game. When it is down or diagonally down it means that the athlete will lose Stamina quickly throughout the match. This is more serious in the Master League, but even in friendly matches it is good to stay tuned. In such cases it is likely that during the game you will have to make some substitutions. So it is best not to put players with low resistance on the pitch since the start of the match.

3. Be patient in attack

In previous editions you could catch a defender and go dribbling or running to the opponent's goal. In PES 2020 this is impossible. Forget about taking the CR7 and going out dribbling until you enter the other team's area. Messi is fast, but he alone will not pass through all the opponent's players. The right strategy now is Guardiola's Tik-Taka or Dutch Carousel: rotating the ball from side to side, back and forth, until a good space in the back is opened. This is largely due to the fact that the speed on this PES has dropped. The game is more paced, slower, which rewards players with patient playing style. In fact, if you like to play with crosses, you are also at an advantage.

4. Wait for your player to be balanced to pass or kick

The physics of players in PES 2020 is super real! Players do not pass or kick the same way. It takes into account the skills, the size of the athlete, the atmosphere of the game, everything. But the main thing is the way the player is positioned. If you are controlling a player and he is out of balance, the chance of the pass or kick coming out crooked is high. So once again the advice of patience is worth it: wait for him to balance himself so that he can take action.

5. Know your team above all

Know the skills and weaknesses of your main players
Cristiano Ronaldo kicks with both legs, but Messi does not always. Bale, then, forgets: it is the right or it is nothing. The secret is to know very well the weaknesses and strengths of each player on your team. This goes for all game modes in the game . This can be achieved by editing the teams quickly, so there are no excuses. Or you can go to the field yourself and test each of your favorite teams. This is a nice idea, especially in relation to more established names, which were placed in the game with all fidelity to their real versions.

6. Learn to dribble

Dribbling was not always the forte of PES . But Konami incorporated the finesse dribbling system technology in 2020 . Initially it is a little complex to master, but with practice you can do it. Everything is in the way you use the right stick while the player moves. Of course Messi, CR7 and Neymar are the best dribblers in the game, so train a lot using these players. Then you can replicate what you have learned using less skilled players. Dribbling in PES 2020 is particularly effective in 1x1 matches.

7. Use Super Cancel

If you use R1 / RB and R2 / RT at the same time, your player will stop everything he is doing. This feature, called Super Cancel, is a great way for you to have more efficient control of the game. You can avoid a disastrous kick or even give up going for a lost ball. It is that type of tool that allows players to make quick decisions and that certainly interfere with the final result of a match.

8. Know when to use manual kick

Manual kick can be a good option when you are face to face with the goalkeeper
There are many players complaining about the kicks in PES 2020 . In fact, kicking on goal is more difficult and manual. It is necessary to analyze the frame of the shot, the position of your player and the direction you put in the analog. It was the force used on the button. Something that players may not know is that if you press the L2 / LT button when kicking you will force a manual kick. This is effective when you are face to face with the goalkeeper and he takes the angle of your attacker. However, use this only when necessary. Several PES 2020 players did not know about this functionality and ended up pressing the button thinking they would produce a special effect on the ball. And in fact they produced it, sending it out of the stadium!

9. Use the new camera to your advantage

One of the highlights already in the PES 2020 demo is the new camera that simulates a television broadcast. It is great for revealing unprotected areas of the field, giving opportunities for effective and deadly attacks. At the same time, it hurts you when it comes to defending yourself from a very fast counterattack. So try to master this camera right from the first matches you play. Know its flaws and advantages, because mainly in online games you can have better results.

10. Master the tactics

If you're a new PES player , you'll find that the game's tactical options are many. There are many changes you can make to the team. Whether as a whole, or focusing on one or the other player individually, you can manipulate the team's behavior at various levels. The first step in mastering tactics is to know your style of play. Knowing this, you will be able to choose a team that has players who perform the functions that you value most. If you want an offensive team that plays on the sides of the field, Barcelona is a great option. Especially if you set a tactic that leaves Messi and Griezmann always on the sides and at the ends of the field. If you want to play on the counterattack, make sure that your forwards, for example, or your more offensive socks do not come back to help the defense. Just steal a ball, launch the attack and that's it: celebrate the goal. See the best PES 2020 players ! Also find out who are the fastest Brazilian players in the game! Did you follow our tips and improve the game? Send us a play on Instagram at @ligadosgamesoficial . Let's spread the best moves of our readers!

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