A quick guide on how to fix the infuriating player switching in eFootball PES 2020.
How To Fix The Player Switching
Player switching in PES 2020 just like its predecessor, is sluggish, unresponsive and extremely frustrating when out of possession. You will often find that game selects the wrong player away from the ball or in more serious cases, you are unable to highlight anyone, leaving the AI a clear path in possession. Higher difficulty settings, poor team condition and scripting within the game makes such a factor seem even more insufferable as you don't feel you're in control.
Thankfully there is a simple fix which drastically alters this aspect and makes playing off the ball far more effective and satisfying whilst alleviating some frustrations.
In the Top Menu, go to Settings > Options > Personal Preset Settings > User 1 (default primary)
This will bring up your personal settings which are useful for tweaking a host gameplay configurations. Navigate to the bottom of this list and locate the 'Team Mate Controls' option. This should be set to 'Assisted' by default. However, if you change this to 'Manual', you will now have total unassisted control over your AI players when not in possession. The player nearest the ball or its destined trajectory will now be selected first. Not only this, you will notice that you are able to quickly switch between players making it far more responsive.
If you would like to see my current settings, the screenshot capture above details my current gameplay configuration that works adequately against the AI and online.
I hope this brief guide fixes or at least takes away some of the annoyances associated with the gameplay.