PES 2021 Option File Guide: How to get All Official Kits, Licences, Badges, Team Names, Stadiums, and Leagues on PS4 & PC

Use this step-by-step guide to get the kits, badges, and names for teams like Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Borussia Dortmund in eFootball PES 2021.


Pro Evolution Soccer has long been hailed as the more realistic football experience compared to the better-selling FIFA series. However, its primary flaw has always been that it doesn’t have the licences to feature the kits, badges, and names of several of the biggest clubs and leagues in world football.

Now, with the incredibly customer-friendly eFootball PES 2021 season update having arrived, early adopters of the Konami title are seeking the go-to way to add the licensed imagery to the game.


To achieve this, and get a fully realistic experience in most copies of PES 2021, you’ll need to acquire and install what is known as a PES Option File.

In this guide, we’ll run through what a PES Option File is and how to use it in eFootball PES 2021.

What is a PES Option File?

A PES Option File is a computer folder which contains files of the images and naming needed to apply licensed kits, names, and badges to the teams, stadiums, and leagues in the game.

The PES Option Files are painstakingly created by the dedicated community of Pro Evolution Socce players, with each season and its new kits getting a new file.

While eFootball PES 2021 does come with an extensive editor, downloading and importing an Options File is the fastest way to get licensed aesthetics in the game.

Where do I get a 2021 PES Option File?

You’ll want to keep in mind that the contents of a PES Option File are mostly community-created, so it’s best to stick to the most trusted websites for the files, as opposed to rifling around the internet to find some.

Still, make sure that your computer’s antivirus and defence software is up to date, and use the programs to scan any files that you download before opening the folders.

On Windows, you can scan folders for malicious files with a right-click of your mouse on the folder, and then select ‘Scan with Windows Defender,’ or your protection software of choice.

For free 2021 PES Option Files, many players turn to PES Futebol. Here, most of the files are separated into their own folders, so you’ll need to select which ones you want, follow the link on the community page, and then download from the host website.

Or, you can get a membership to PES Universe. It’s a premium PES Option File subscription which costs either £5 of £10 for the year. With a membership, you’ll be sent emails with links to their PES Option Files and continue to send updates for you to install throughout the year.

We do not accept any liability for the contents of the links clicked, we merely refer to sites considered to be reputable by the game’s community.

What do I need to install the 2021 PES Option File?

If you’re playing eFootball PES 2021 on a PlayStation 4, you’ll need a program that can unlock .rar files, with the free download software WinRAR being the program of choice. With WinRAR, however, you’ll want to be careful to remove any unwanted ticked boxes during the installation process.

You shall also need a USB stick that is compatible with your PlayStation 4. Most modern and branded USBs work with the PS4, and if you’ve been able to take screenshots from the console with a USB, the chances are that it’ll work here, too.

However, if not, you’ll need to format your USB to FAT32 manually. Check if your USB is of this format by inserting the USB into your computer, going to the ‘This PC’ folder, right-clicking on the USB Drive, and selecting ‘Properties.’ Here, under the ‘General’ tab, the file system will show its formatting.

Most modern USB drives are FAT32 by default. If your stick isn’t formatted this way, right-click on it from within the ‘This PC’ folder again, and then select ‘Format…’ In the pop-up, change the file system to the FAT option.

To get the PES Option File into a PC copy of eFootball PES 2021, all that you will need is .rar file extraction software, such as WinRAR, with the process being handled internally for PC gamers.

Can I use a PES Option File on an Xbox?

The general consensus is that you cannot install a PES Option File on an Xbox One version of eFootball PES 2021. This is because the Microsoft console doesn’t allow for the transfer of files from a USB drive, meaning that you can’t pull from the PES Option File from within the eFootball PES 2021 game.

Step-by-step guide to installing a 2021 PES Option File on PS4

With your USB drive formatted, WinRAR (or an equivalent program) installed, and the option files that you want to use in the game downloaded from a trusted source, you’re ready to import the 2021 PES Option Files to your PS4 game.

Check out how to use the PES Option Files on the PS4 in the step-by-step guide below, or the video tutorial further down:

  • Step 1: Unlock the file
    • Download the Option File from a PES community website, such as PES Universe or PES Futebol.
    • Your PES Option File will come locked as a .rar folder. Simply right-click on the folder and then select ‘Extract Here’ – which will have the WinRAR icon next to the option.
  • Step 2: Change the file name
    • Once WinRAR has extracted the new folder, you need to rename it (right-click, select ‘Rename’) to WEPES. This folder name allows it to be recognised by the game software.
  • Step 3: To the USB
    • Copy your ‘WEPES’ folder into your USB drive, found in the ‘This PC’ folder, and then navigate back to the ‘This PC’ page to right-click on the USB drive and select ‘Eject.’
  • Step 4: Onto the PS4
    • With the 2021 PES Option File on the USB drive, insert the stick into your PS4 and then boot-up eFootball PES 2021.
  • Step 5: Find the PES Option File
    • Once the game loads, enter the ‘Settings’ menu, select ‘Edit,’ and then select ‘Yes’ from the create edit data pop-up.
    • After setting up the edit data, you’ll be taken to the Edit Menu. Here, select ‘Import/Export,’ press ‘Accept’ on the data import precautions pop-up. You’ll then be given a quick tutorial.
  • Step 6: Import the PES Option File
    • After you’ve completed the tutorial and return to the ‘Import/Export’ page, to then be met by a PlayStation screen that asks you which USB storage device you’d like to use – you may have to leave the section and then return to prompt the screen.
    • Select the USB stick that holds your PES Option File to be taken to an ‘Import Team’ screen.
    • With the files listed, select all files (Square), and then confirm (X).
    • On the following ‘Detailed Settings’ page, untick both of the boxes and then select ‘OK.’
  • Step 7: Import licensed teams into PES 2021
    • After the game has finished importing the data, you’ll return to the ‘Import/Export’ menu.
    • Select ‘Import Team,’ pick the same USB again, and then pick out the teams that you want to import.
    • Scroll to the top of the ‘Select File’ list and select ‘Detailed Settings’ to tick both of the boxes and then select ‘OK.’
  • Step 8: Import licensed competitions into PES 2021
    • From the ‘Import/Export’ menu, choose the ‘Import Competition’ option and select your USB again.
    • On the next page, select all files (Square) and then scroll to the top to pick ‘Detailed Settings,’ and ensure that the box for overwriting image files is unticked, and then press ‘OK.’

All that’s left to do after this stage is return to the main menu and enjoy PES 2021 as though it were a fully-licensed football game.

Step-by-step guide to installing a 2021 PES Option File on PC

To install the licensed kits and names on a PC version of PES 2021, you’ll need WinRAR (or an equivalent program) installed and the option files downloaded from a trusted source. Then, you’re ready to import the 2021 PES Option Files to your PC game.

Check out how to use the PES Option Files on PC in the step-by-step guide below, or the video tutorial further down:

  • Step 1: Unlock the file
    • Download the Option File from a PES community website, such as PES Universe or PES Futebol.
    • Your PES Option File will come locked as a .rar folder. Simply right-click on the folder and then select ‘Extract Here’ – which will have the WinRAR icon next to the option.
  • Step 2: Change the file name
    • Once WinRAR has extracted the new folder, you need to rename it (right-click, select ‘Rename’) to WEPES. This folder name allows it to be recognised by the game software.
  • Step 3: Get the PES Option File in the PES folder
    • With the WEPES folder established, copy it (right-click, select ‘Copy’) and navigate to the game’s folder.
    • You’ll find the folder by going into your ‘Documents,’ then ‘KONAMI,’ and then you’ll see the ‘eFootball PES 2021 Season Update’ folder. Paste the WEPES folder within the PES folder.
  • Step 4: Import the PES Option File
    • Open eFootball PES 2021 and head to the ‘Settings’ part of the main menu and then ‘Edit.’
    • Next, from the edit menu, select the ‘Import/Export’ option.
  • Step 5: Import licensed teams into PES 2021
    • Select ‘Import Team’ from the ‘Import/Export’ menu.
    • Next, select all files and then scroll to the top to pick ‘Detailed Settings,’ untick both of the boxes, and then press ‘OK.’
  • Step 6: Import licensed competitions into PES 2021
    • Pick ‘Import Competition’ from the ‘Import/Export’ menu.
    • On the next page, select all files and then scroll to the top to pick ‘Detailed Settings,’ and ensure that the box for overwriting image files is unticked, and then press ‘OK.’

Once you’ve exited the editing menus and returned to the top, you’ll be able to see all of the team and league names, logos, and 2020/21 kits from the PES Option File incorporated across eFootball PES 2021.

Now, if you’re a PS4 or PC PES player, you should now be able to experience the realistic gameplay alongside the real team names, badges, logos, leagues, and kits.


Ben Chopping

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