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EA SPORTS™ NHL® 23 is greater together. Get the best players in
the world on one lineup with the introduction of mixed women’s
and men’s teams in HUT. Arriving as post-launch updates,
cross-platform matchmaking for players on the same platform
generation in HUT and WOC means deeper player pools, shorter
queue times, and more teams for your squad to square up against.
And now, add to your highlight reel with over 500 new Last Chance
Puck Movement gameplay animations that let you control how a play
unfolds after any level of contact is taken, from performing
passes out of stumbles to desperation s from the ice. Plus,
overhauled strategy systems allow you to easily gameplan and
finetune your playmaking skills. So grab your friends and gear up
for the most dynamic, connected, and visually rich Chel
Players who start playing NHL 23 on PlayStation®4 or Xbox One
will be able to transfer their HUT Team value and progress to the
next generation of their respective platforms in PlayStation®5 or
Xbox Series X|S. This migration means that within the NHL 23
* Players can protect 20 player items + Coach in their current
lineup and transfer those over to a new console.
* Once content is transferred from PlayStation®4 to PlayStation®5
or Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S, that content on Gen4 will be
converted to untradable for security reasons.
* Any coins and items remaining in your collection will be given
a similar value in Tradeable Packs to start on your new
This one-time content migration will be available on a November
*Conditions & restrictions apply. See
Currently planned as post-launch updates, cross-platform
matchmaking across same-generation consoles for HUT and World of
Chel will shorten queue times and create deeper player pools so
you and your crew can test your mettle against more teams than
LAST CHANCE PUCK MOVEMENT
A new series of desperation gameplay animations add a new layer
of authenticity and excitement to the game.
Stumble Actions: Attempt a pass or after taking any level
of contact. These desperation moves are the foundation of epic,
highlight-reel moments and ensure you’re never out of play. And
with over 500 Stumble Action animations, each moment feels just
as exciting as the last.
Loose Puck Plays: Turn any loose puck into an rtunity by
double-tapping pass or shoot to dive into incredible plays to
score or clear the puck.
Enhanced Goalie AI: Using the Human goalie system, AI Goalies
now have access to more than 50 new Human Desperation Save
groups, equaling over 350 new save animations.
New X-Factor Animations: Trevor Zegras’ “Skilled Up” lets you
recreate his viral flip pass over the net, and Sarah Nurse's
“Relentless” increases the player’s ability to shoot and pass
while off balance.
X-Factor AI Upgrades: Smarter AI means better playmaking, with
AI players using enhanced X-Factors to be more impactful on the
ice and akin to their real-world counterparts.
Gameplay strategies have been updated across the board to make
it easier to understand and execute the best game plans for your
desired playstyle. What’s on deck:
Two New Modern Special Team Strategies: Ste NHL strategies
The Wedge (1-1-2), Penalty Kill, and the 1-3-1 Power Play are now
in the player toolkit. Along with refreshed existing special team
strategies to ensure they feel more like what’s seen in modern
Player Roles on the Power Play: You can now assign these three
different roles on their Power Play: Distributor, Finisher, and
Puck carrier. Players with assigned roles will be known to the
AI, and the AI will know to distribute the puck to them based on
position, situation, and X-Factor tendencies.
New Instructional Videos: Carrlyn Bathe breaks down the
intricacies of Penalty Kill and Power Play strategies in a series
of new videos.
Stanley Cup Celly: A new interactive Stanley Cup celebration
gives you additional agency when it’s time to recognize their big
win in Franchise mode. Choose who hoists the cup first, etch your
name into its side, and more.
Hattricks: The iconic hattrick hat throw returns, along with
the ability for you to customize your team's hattrick
Big-time Moments: A series of new game-ending animations for
those high-adrenaline moments like come-from-behind, OT,
shootout, and playoff game victories.
Light Show: New and authentic post-goal light shows for NHL
* All new projections for game intros.
* Authentic projections from several NHL teams in offline mode.
* 11 different customizable intros for EASHL and offline.
* 11 new national anthem presentations for offline, IIHF, and
online create modes.
CROWD & ATMOSPHERE
In a complete overhaul of crowd intelligence and audio, the
folks in the stands now understand and react to what’s happening
in the game. Thanks to our new Crowd Engagement Score algorithm,
expect to be showered in cheers after winning a tense shootout
and booed into the penalty box when you foul an nent on their
Dynamic new on-ice AR leaderboards for all online and offline
modes give live updates on player and team statistics as they
move up the rankings.
The Frostbite™ engine continues to power EA SPORTS NHL® 23 with
unrivaled graphics upgrades for console games. From dynamic
lighting and overhauled character fidelity to realistic strand
hair and cloth animations—Frostbite brings the action to life.
HOCKEY ULTIMATE TEAM™
Cross-Platform Matchmaking: Currently planned as a post-launch
update, cross-platform matchmaking in HUT across same-generation
consoles will speed up wait times and bring in even more teams
for you and your squad to square up against.
HUT Rivals Playlist: In a complete refresh of HUT Rivals, the
arrival of HUT Rivals Playlist lets players compete in a variety
of new rotating game themes.
HUT Rivals Rewards: Following feedback from our community, you
can now unlock three additional tiers of rewards based on Win or
Win Streaks, which will be granted immediately.
IIHF Women’s National Team Integration: In a historic update,
IIHF Women’s National Team members can now play alongside men in
a HUT lineup, allowing you to make your dream team of the sport’s
best players a reality. Plus, national team players will have
both base and master items incorporated into events.
Historic Level of Customization: In a significant update to
Franchise Mode, players can now customize their league in a
multitude of new ways, including:
* Set the number of teams from 6-48.
* Set the number of games played from 6-84.
* Set the number of divisions and conferences.
* Set the number of division, conference, and inter-conference
* Set the number of playoff and wildcard rounds.
* Customize the number of playoff games in a series and round.
* Control the number of home and away games for each playoff
* Control the league’s min/max salary cap and individual player
This historic level of customization, along with roster
sharing, allows players to model their leagues after their
favourite years and seasons, from the Original Six to the
EA SPORTS HOCKEY LEAGUE (EASHL)
Cross-Platform Matchmaking: Currently planned for November
2022, cross-platform matchmaking in WOC across same-generation
consoles will speed up wait times and bring in even more teams
for you and your squad to scrap over the “dub” with.
Assisted Strategies: New gameplay strategies help players
understand and execute the right strategies for their desired
playstyle for a richer, more efficient in-game experience.
New X-Factor Abilities: Open up a deeper level of playstyle
customization with the game-changing impact of new X-Factor
Creation Zone Updates: Customize your team’s arena,
celebrations, and on-ice projections with more control than ever
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