The Debutant achievement in eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE

The Debutant

Awarded for making an appearance in Become a Legend

The Debutant0
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How to unlock the The Debutant achievement

  • Im Just MaccorIm Just Maccor473,874
    10 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021
    1 1 0
    Simple achievement, just play your first match in Become a Legend mode. The achievement will pop once the game has finished.

    You can use your own created player or an existing player, both work for this achievement.

    Happy Hunting,
    Im Just Maccor
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  • Waks TrodeWaks Trode237,860
    15 Sep 2020 15 Sep 2020 15 Sep 2020
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    The Become A Legend achievements used to be amongst the most time-consuming achievements in the previous iterations of the game. Thankfully, there have been a few workarounds detailed in recent solutions for the 2018 and 2019 games that have meant that these are now possible with just a few hours of mindless simulation.

    This achievement guide is based on the guide for the identical achievement in eFootball PES 2020, which was written by Major Criolo BR. I've updated it slightly for the 2021 edition and added more details for newcomers, and given details on when you are likely to get the other three achievements in this game mode.

    There are four achievements in total:

    The Debutant - Awarded for making an appearance in Become a Legend
World Best Player Award - Awarded for being receiving the World Best Player Award in Become a Legend
    Championship Winner - Awarded for winning the league title in Become a Legend

    League Best Eleven - Awarded for being picked for the Best Eleven in Become a Legend


    It is important to prepare well for this mode, by accessing the Edit menu and modifying the details of the player you are planning to take through the BAL game. You can't edit the player ability once the game has started.

    From the top menu, go to:

    Settings -> Edit -> Players -> Edit Players

    From there, navigate to the player you wish to take through the mode, and increase all of their stats to the maximum of 99. If you hold down X whilst pressing right on LS it makes this quicker. I chose:

Spanish League -> FC Barcelona (Listed alphabetically under B) -> Lionel Messi

    Go to Ability/Player Skills/Playing Style

    Hold down X and press right on the D-pad to improve the skills by ten each press. You don’t need to improve the GK skills, but everything can be set to 99. Also, ensure weak foot usage, weak foot accuracy, conditioning and injury resistance are at their maximum.

    Once he is at maximum skills across the board, you can also ensure that the skill Fighting Spirit is included. This means he will get a small stats boost when tired, meaning you don’t need to worry as much about fatigue. I removed the Double Touch skill.

    Leave the Edit mode and navigate back to the main menu.

    BAL Mode

    Start your game by navigating to BAL on the top menu. Select “New” to start a new game. Set the Match Time to 5 minutes and the Match Level to Beginner. Make sure you select ‘Existing Legend’ so you can choose the player you just edited (Spanish League -> FC Barcelona -> Lionel Messi).

    Play the first match of the game mode to unlock your first of four BAL achievements.

    The Debutant - Awarded for making an appearance in Become a Legend

    The remaining three achievements are won by completing the season, getting good ratings each match and scoring lots of goals. They are detailed in separate achievement guides.
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