Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Online Beta is Live, Download Now

We’ve known since E3 that Konami was planning to do an open online beta for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and now it’s finally live. The beta for the Japanese developer’s latest football title went up for download earlier todayJ. Players will be able to play as two squads, the national teams of Brazil and France, and will be able to test the online play until July 31.

Any PS4 owner can check out the open beta, as PlayStation Plus is not required to play. The online beta features two different modes: the traditional one-on-one online play, and the new three-on-three cooperative online experience. All of this action will go down in the Neu Sonne Arena, and will let players check out the game before

Here’s what we had to say in our E3 2017 preview of Konami’s upcoming soccer game:

Konami isn’t content with Pro Evolution Soccer merely being great. They’re looking to make PES into a FIFA competitor, and to do that they’ll have to offer up a number of great modes. They seem to be on the right track, even if topping FIFA will take years if not decades to do, and fans will ultimately be the victors of both franchises being competitive.

The Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 open online beta is now live and will run until the end of the month. Players can check out the games regular multiplayer and cooperative play while playing as Brazil and France. The full game launches September 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and last-gen consoles.

North American players can download the PES 2018 online beta here.

(Source: Pro Evolution Soccer Twitter)