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NHL 18 Patch/Tuner Notes (Updated March 20th, 2018)

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NHL 18 Patch 1.07 - (Available March 20th, 2018)
  • Various bug fixes, tuning, and improvements

HUT:
  • Fixed an issue that caused Player Names in the Player Info screen to disappear; they should now show up.
  • Fixed the incorrect item options appearing for Coin Bonus items
  • Fixed the incorrect text color appearing in the various Leaderboards and Stats screens in HUT Champions
  • Fixed an issue where common Hockey Fights Cancer player items displayed invisible item art
  • Fixed an issue where Set Item Requirements art were not being displayed properly
  • Fixed an issue that prevented duplicate items from being accessed in HUT Collection team folders


NHL 18 Patch 1.06 - (Available February 16th, 2018)

HUT
Added new HUT Champions Mode. See full details here: https://www.easports.com/nhl/hockey-ultimate-team/news/2018/hut-champions


Uniforms
• Gatineau Olympiques Alternate
• Hamilton Bulldogs Alternate
• Edmonton Oil Kings Alternate
• Portland Winterhawks Black Alternate
• Regina Pats Alternate
• Victoria Royals Alternate

Equipment
• Verbero Cypress Pro V1000 Player Gloves
• Verbero Dextra Pro III Player Gloves
• Verbero Mercury HG80 Player Gloves


NHL 18 Tuner - (Available February 2nd, 2018)
  • Disabled Quick Goalie Swap in HUT to prevent a desync.

NHL 18 Tuner 1.02 - (Available December 20th, 2017)
Pokechecking Balance:
  • Increased the penalty to accuracy as you are spamming pokecheck
  • Increased impact of error as the relative speed between the puck and the player is higher
Goaltending:
  • Adjusted goalie save logic so that it is more forgiving. Goalies reaction time vs the time it takes for the puck to get to them is still the biggest factor and goalies will still have the most success when in great position (center of their chest in line with the shot trajectory) and less success the more they have to reach from their body for the puck.


NHL 18 Patch 1.05 - (Available December 7th, 2017)

4K Game Play:
  1. Xbox One X enhanced 4K compatability

HUT
  • Added a new Daily Free pack containing a mix of items which could include contracts, coins, collectibles, club items, or players. This content will be untradable.
  • Added a fix for matchmaking in Competitive Seasons

Game Modes:
  • Added Spengler Cup Tournament
  • Added a fix where editing an unsigned prospect will cause that player to become a UFA once you start a franchise mode.
  • Improved unsigned prospect growth.
  • Added a fix where Created players that are put on NHL teams are also duplicated as Free Agents in Franchise Mode.

Gameplay:
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t poke check the puck off the goaltender when they were skating with the puck.
  • Updates to line change logic to fix situations where the closest AI skater to the puck would go for a line change rather than pressuring the puck.
  • Fixed an issue in Threes where after your opponent misses a penalty shot, the AI teammate started with the puck instead of the user.
  • Fixed a penalty shot logic issue where a player tripped on a breakaway after taking a clean shot was still awarded a penalty shot.
  • Fixed an issue where the flip puck deke in 94 controls wasn’t always firing properly.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes after performing a body check using B/O on Hybrid controls the skater will lose puck pickup functionality.
  • Corrected the faceoff formation player assignment in the defensive neutral zone formation when using aggressive face off strategy.
  • Fixed a desync that would sometimes occur when starting a fight.
  • Fixed the issue where skating backwards and doing the puck flip would send the puck high in the air
  • Fixed some issues where players weren’t attempting one timers as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to enter Defensive Skill Stick state during face offs, disrupting the expected outcomes of the face offs.
  • Various gameplay and broadcast camera fixes causing issues in game play.

Art

The following content has been added and updated in EA SPORTS NHL 18:
  • NHL:
    • Added Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Arenas Uniforms
  • Canadian Hockey League (CHL):
    • Added Red Deer Rebels alternate Uniform
    • Added Regina Pats alternate Uniform
  • Equipment:
    • Added Brian’s Optik Goalie Pads
  • NHL Arenas:
    • Added new St. Louis Blues Scoreboard
  • Fixes:
    • All Canadian Hockey League Teams now wear CCM Ultra Tacks gloves

NHL 18 Patch 1.04 - (Available October 27th, 2017)

PRESENTATION:
Stadiums
• Added Little Caesar’s Arena (Detroit Red Wings Home Arena)
• Updated Verizon Center to Capital One Arena
• Updated Nashville Predators Center Ice
• Updated New York Islanders Center Ice
• Updated Ottawa Senators Center Ice
• Updated Pittsburgh Penguins Center Ice
• Updated St. Louis Blues Center Ice
• Updated Washington Capitals Center Ice


EQUIPMENT:

Added True Hockey Equipment
• True Hockey A6.0 SBP Hockey Stick
• True Hockey XC9 ACF Hockey Stick
• True Hockey A6.0 Player Glove
• True Hockey XC9 Player Glove


The following uniforms have been updated in NHL 18:

NHL – National Hockey League
• Updated Edmonton Oilers Pants with updated logo
• Updated Calgary Flames Home and Away Socks

AHL – American Hockey League
• Added Rockford IceHogs Alternate uniform
• Added WBS Penguins Alternate Uniform

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
• Added Atlanta Gladiators Alternate uniform
• Updated Colorado Eagles Home and Away uniforms
• Added Norfolk Admirals Home, Away and Alternate uniforms

CHL – Canadian Hockey League
• Added Brandon Wheat Kings Home uniform
• Added Erie Otters Home Uniform
• Added Saskatoon Blades Home and Alternate Uniforms
• Added Sudbury Wolves Home and Away uniforms
• Added Val D’Or Foreurs Alternate Uniform

DEL¬ – Deutsche Eishockey Liga
• Updated Home and Away uniforms for all DEL teams to 2017-18 season

National League
• Updated Home and Away uniforms for all National League teams to 2017-18 season

SHL – Swedish Hockey League
• Updated Frolunda Indians Home and Away uniforms
• Updated Karlskrona IK Home and Away uniforms
• Updated Malmo Redhawks Home and Away uniforms
• Updated Mora IK Home and Away uniforms
• Updated Orebro Hockey Home and Away uniforms

HockeyAllsvenskan
• Updated Timra IK Home and Away socks

EBEL – Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
• Updated EHC Linz Uniforms
• Updated Graz 99’ers Uniforms
• Updated Medvescak Zagreb Uniforms
• Added 2017-18 Red Bull Salzburg Uniforms

ELH – Czech Extraliga
• Rebranded PSG Zlin to Aukro Berani Zlin (Logos, Uniforms and Center ice logo)
ISSUES FIXED:

Game Modes
• Fixed an issue where game rarely crashed when sim intervening into a game due to injuries
• Fixed a crash during league creation in Franchise Mode

HUT
• Fixed an issue where a user would encounter a crash in gameplay after using the auction house to get a new player
• Fixed an issue where playing with 12 friends in a HUT game will cause a crash after the first goal is scored
• Fixed an issue that caused a rare crash at the end of a game in Competitive Seasons
• Fixed an issue that caused a rare crash when entering your team name and abbreviation in the Team setup screen
• Fixed Eric Eschweiler’s player portrait

EASHL
• Fixed a crash that was happening on the EASHL Team Matchup screen when entering the screen
• Fixed an issue where when playing a 6v6 match it would sometimes cause a crash at the opening face-off
• Fixed an issue where a rare crash occurred on Xbox 1 when a user edited their player’s last name in Player Creation or Edit Player

Online
• Fixed an issue where users could not find an opponent when playing with a local guest



NHL 18 Patch 1.03 - (Available October 3rd, 2017)
  • General stability and bug improvements


NHL 18 Gameplay Tuner 1.01 - (Available September 27, 2017)

All Modes
  • Tuned ability to go in and out of the pass block state so that it behaves more realistic
  • Tuned puck elasticity to get more realistic reactions when it hits the ice.
  • Tuned deking success rates by deke
  • Decreased top end skating ability for players skating with defensive stick held out

Online Only
  • Tuned down chance of auto fights post whistle
  • Turned off ability for net to come off in online gameplay
  • Tuned cases to fix issues where goalies were getting punished for skating to the bench on delayed penalties


CONTENT UPDATE 1 - (Now Available - Sept. 19th, 2017 - 991.33 MB)

General
  • Added option for Champions League Aggregate Scoring
  • Improved faceoff formations during 3 on 3 play.

NHL® THREES
  • Added updates to prevent players from moving before they were visible on screen after play resumes from a stoppage in NHL® THREES
  • Added ability to change team strategies in NHL® THREES gameplay
  • Updates to faceoff camera timing in NHL® THREES

Puck Physics
  • Updates to improve stick on puck collisions during poke checks
  • More accurate stick on puck physics volume collisions during Defensive Skill Stick.

Offensive and Defensive AI
  • Improved AI puck carriers in 1-on-0 situations during play and in shootouts
  • Updates to Defensive AI decision making so that they stay with their check more consistently
  • Updates for AI teammates that would skate into shooting lanes instead of standing in better positions to deflect the shot or get the rebound instead.
  • Updates to AI shooting logic during penalty shots.
  • Logic updates for AI goalie pull situations.
  • Improved shot logic for the AI
  • Improved positioning for offensive AI players away from the puck so that they take their stick position/handedness into account more and position themselves and adjust their facing better based on their intention.
  • Added improvements for AI skaters that would switch to skating backwards during breakouts.

Coaching Feedback/On Ice Trainer
  • Added new videos and Training to Hockey Canada Training Camp
  • Support added for button dekes in coaching feedback and Hockey Canada Training Camp

Offense
  • Added the ability to blend back into skating faster out of deking
  • Various shot animation improvements
  • Added improvements to skaters that were missing the puck too often if they were directed to perform a shot without picking up the puck first (one timers and shots from loose pucks).

Defense
  • Updates to improve animation blend issues out of shot blocks.
  • Improvements added for players doing a board pinch when the puck position didn't make sense for it.
  • Blending improvements when transitioning into defensive skill stick.
  • Updates to allow the Defensive Skill Stick state to override hit intent if the hit hasn't started to be thrown yet. This allows players to be on and off RB/R1 without letting go of the right stick.
  • Updates to improve an issue where the Defensive Skill Stick state caused user skaters to lose pickup functionality
  • Added in variance of error to the new poke check system based on player control, direction from the players facing and relative speed of the puck. This means that a player is most accurate when skating in a controlled manner and poking a still puck in front of themselves and least accurate when poking against their momentum behind themselves at a fast-moving puck. Each of these factors are also tied to the player's attribute ratings.
  • Improved hip check controls to prevent clashes
  • Poke check animation assets improved for increased poke checking accuracy before any error is added.
  • Added reaction delay based on a player’s awareness after a puck is deflected off a stick/body as players were reacting too quickly to defensive deflections.

Goalies
  • Better precision when detecting puck position during saves for User goalies.
  • Responsiveness updates to User goalie butterfly motion.
  • Added updates to help User goalies challenging shots and tracking the puck. If a user is requesting to move towards the puck, allow the requested motion to transfer into the upcoming save but if the shot is back against the grain, it will not add in momentum to the save.
  • Updated save logic to reduce issues that were causing the user goalie to make save attempts on pucks that were far from the net.
  • Improved responsiveness for actions after quickly switching into control of the goalie
  • Added updates to prevent goalies from knocking their net off in EASHL as an exploit.
  • Added the ability for flinching saves to abort sooner when the puck is deflected away from the net.
  • Improved responsiveness when blending in and out of saves for goalies.
  • Added new VH poke coverage.
  • Added logic to read how much the goalie should lean based on the puck position as they slide into butterfly leans. This allows for better blends and ability to seal off more of the net on the side where the puck is.
  • Various animation improvements for saves where a goalie’s limbs were clipping with each other.
  • Updates to prevent an issue where a user goalie was unable to move post-to-post after a poke check.
  • Updated some saves that were causing the puck to deflect into a goalie's net.

Hockey Canada Training Camp
  1. Improved end of game flow to allow users to pick next training item.
  2. Added the option to select training item from pause.
  3. Added the ability to play videos from Training Camp pause screen

HUT
  • Added an auto-fill option in Edit Lines. This option will allow a user to automatically replace all the players in their lineup based on player overall and position.
  • The end of round Competitive Seasons reward screen will now show in the HUT HUB rather than the user needing to enter the season to claim their rewards.
  • Removed the 1-minute grace period for offline and online games. Game will now count right at puck drop

Online
  • Improved Online Coop Matchup Load Screen to allows users to see more information about their teammates/opponents for team composition and latency for all online game modes (e.g., Online Vs., HUT, Threes Online, etc.) except for EASHL
  • Adding Team Overall to matchmaking rules to all online game modes (e.g., Online Vs., HUT, Threes Online, etc.) except for EASHL
  • PS4 controller light will now match the Game Setup and gameplay player color indicator
  • Updated the Game Setup screen functionalities in online game types (e.g., HUT, Online Vs. Threes Online, etc.)
  • Display Offense, Defense and Goalie ratings by default
  • Remapped the Ready button to tile option
  • Remapped the Settings tile to a button
  • Resolved an issue where users would crash when performing goalie swaps in the intermission pause menu for HUT, Draft Champions, and Online Vs.

EASHL
  • Added the ability to award a penalty shot in EASHL 3s rather than go on a 4-on-3 or 5-on-3 Power Play.
  • Fighting turned off in EASHL 3s.
  • 3-on-3 strategies added to EASHL.

Game Modes
  • Added Season Modes for additional leagues (EBEL, HockeyAllsvenskan, and the Champions Hockey League Tournament)
  • Added Division Re-Alignment to Franchise Mode. This allows the user to move teams around within the divisions before the start of a Franchise Mode.
  • Added the ability to allow the user to edit their custom or relocated team’s jersey and mascot during the offseason in Franchise
  • Added the ability to see all the CPU lines in View Lines
  • Added the ability to allow a user to change strategies in 3-on-3 Overtime
  • Added the ability to view all the pending free agents in the upcoming FA class as well as 2 and 3 years out in the Pending FA Screen.
  • Added a “Sim to Regular Season” option in quick links during the preseason
  • Added the option to view player information on the offer sheet pop-up
  • Added the option to decline a trade and change your trade block in a CPU trade offer
  • Added option to switch teams while in the trade screen in the player select pop-up
  • Improved FA logic where Team Chemistry is still taken into consideration deep into Free Agency when they should be willing to lessen demands.
  • Improvements added to correctly apply stats growth to a player who received stat growth the previous year.
  • Added updates to help resolve an issue with Scouting showing semi-accurate potentials of players that should be Unknown potentials.
  • Improvements added to prevent the morale of a player being set to “angry” immediately after signing in Free Agency.

Audio
  • Added in Birthday goal calls in EASHL
  • Added in various speech improvements

Presentation
  • Added in the EBEL Championship Sequence with trophy
  • Added in the Champions Hockey League Championship sequence with trophy
  • Added in a Champions Hockey League mode unique wipe
  • Various camera improvements for environment geometry blocking play

Art
  • Added Away uniform for Ottawa Senators
  • Added Away uniform for Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Added Away uniforms Nashville Predators
  • Added CCM Premier 2 Goalie Pad Set
  • Improved Portland Winterhawks Uniform

Hockey Canada and Training Camp Videos
  • Added 4 New Button Deke videos
  • Added better shot quality changes, better shots and sizzles for 8 Hybrid & 94 Controls videos
  • Updated the audio from Ray Ferraro in 3 Skill Stick videos (Shot Aim, Faceoff Draw, Faceoff Tie-Up)
  • Added/Improved 8 Hockey Canada Rules Videos:
    • Offside - Shot Improvement
    • Icing
    • High Sticking
    • Delay of Game
    • Tripping
    • Interference
    • Penalty Shot
    • Goalie Delay of Game
  • Added 5 Hockey Canada Goalie Videos
    • T-Push vs. Strafe
    • Angles vs. Positions
    • Butterfly
    • Butterfly Slides
    • Hug Post

GAMEPLAY UPDATES FROM BETA TO FINAL (On-Disc)

Below are the changes made to NHL 18 from the Beta in time for final.

Presentation
  • Gameplay and Presentation camera improvements in various arenas.
  • Fixed issue where 'hold to skip' was not working when 2 controllers are plugged in but 1 was not assigned.
  • Added time to save replays so that the action could be seen better in the replay.
  • Various camera fixes across multiple stadiums to avoid clipping

General
  • Improvements added for 3 on 3 Faceoff formations
  • Fixes to ice time calculations

Puck Physics
  • Improvements added to prevent cases where the puck could go through the boards
  • Various improvements added to puck and stick collisions

Passing
  • Pass assistance tuning.

Offensive and Defensive AI
  • Lots of AI Player avoidance updates. Players should collide less often with their own goalie, their teammates and opponents. Players will avoid more intelligently as well, choosing a direction around the other player that keeps up their speed and keeps them on course for their desired destination. They will also wait to veer until they have to, rather than steering far wide of a potential collision too early.
  • Tuned down AI defensive skill stick ability on lower difficulties.
  • Balance improvements to ai difficulty in Threes
  • Tuning of ai puck carrier intentions based on deke rating and player traits
  • Fix case in breakout neutral zone where ai player would skate backwards at times when they should be skating forwards.
  • Updates to pass error for CPU players to make them behave more realistically.
  • Updated AI boardplay logic
  • Passing analysis tuning for AI
    • Improved AI lane change evaluation for saucer passes.
    • Updates to AI logic for passing near the net
    • Updated AI bank pass logic

Coaching Feedback/On Ice Trainer
  • Fixed Between the legs pass and Stride Deke hints for hybrid controls
  • Faceoff tie up is now supported for 94 controls by coaching feedback.
  • Various coaching feedback and training improvements
  • Fixed control hint for hybrid stick tie-up
  • Fix for shot target showing up away from the net on untargeted one-timers

Offense
  • Tuning for result of forehand flip deke to match players incoming velocity and movement better.

Defense
  • Tuned defensive players reaction time so that they can more quickly acquire a puck they stop/deflect themselves.
  • Fixed an issue where Throw hit was acting too early by improving the calculations of both players velocities over time.
  • Fixed an issue where a pokecheck would target too far ahead where the puck was going and not realizing it should go towards the upcoming puck reception location to disrupt the reception.
  • Updates to checking logic for more consistent results
  • Defensive skill stick pokecheck targeting fixes.
  • Update poke check assets and added lean to poke checks to blend better with various skating poses.


Goalies
  • Simplified goalie facing angle calculation so that he can blend to face the puck much earlier.
  • Improved calculation of goalie motion with respect to saving. This makes solving saves during goalie motion much more accurate.
  • Various fixes to saves where pads weren't flush enough with the ice.
  • Fixes to animations where goalie's glove and blocker were coming up during butterfly slides.

Penalties
  • Added additional logic for more accurate calling of goalie interference.
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  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited September 2017
    CONTENT UPDATE 1 - (Now Available - Sept. 19th, 2017)

    General
    • Added option for Champions League Aggregate Scoring
    • Improved faceoff formations during 3 on 3 play.

    NHL® THREES
    • Added updates to prevent players from moving before they were visible on screen after play resumes from a stoppage in NHL® THREES
    • Added ability to change team strategies in NHL® THREES gameplay
    • Updates to faceoff camera timing in NHL® THREES

    Puck Physics
    • Updates to improve stick on puck collisions during poke checks
    • More accurate stick on puck physics volume collisions during Defensive Skill Stick.

    Offensive and Defensive AI
    • Improved AI puck carriers in 1-on-0 situations during play and in shootouts
    • Updates to Defensive AI decision making so that they stay with their check more consistently
    • Updates for AI teammates that would skate into shooting lanes instead of standing in better positions to deflect the shot or get the rebound instead.
    • Updates to AI shooting logic during penalty shots.
    • Logic updates for AI goalie pull situations.
    • Improved shot logic for the AI
    • Improved positioning for offensive AI players away from the puck so that they take their stick position/handedness into account more and position themselves and adjust their facing better based on their intention.
    • Added improvements for AI skaters that would switch to skating backwards during breakouts.

    Coaching Feedback/On Ice Trainer
    • Added new videos and Training to Hockey Canada Training Camp
    • Support added for button dekes in coaching feedback and Hockey Canada Training Camp

    Offense
    • Added the ability to blend back into skating faster out of deking
    • Various shot animation improvements
    • Added improvements to skaters that were missing the puck too often if they were directed to perform a shot without picking up the puck first (one timers and shots from loose pucks).

    Defense
    • Updates to improve animation blend issues out of shot blocks.
    • Improvements added for players doing a board pinch when the puck position didn't make sense for it.
    • Blending improvements when transitioning into defensive skill stick.
    • Updates to allow the Defensive Skill Stick state to override hit intent if the hit hasn't started to be thrown yet. This allows players to be on and off RB/R1 without letting go of the right stick.
    • Updates to improve an issue where the Defensive Skill Stick state caused user skaters to lose pickup functionality
    • Added in variance of error to the new poke check system based on player control, direction from the players facing and relative speed of the puck. This means that a player is most accurate when skating in a controlled manner and poking a still puck in front of themselves and least accurate when poking against their momentum behind themselves at a fast-moving puck. Each of these factors are also tied to the player's attribute ratings.
    • Improved hip check controls to prevent clashes
    • Poke check animation assets improved for increased poke checking accuracy before any error is added.
    • Added reaction delay based on a player’s awareness after a puck is deflected off a stick/body as players were reacting too quickly to defensive deflections.

    Goalies
    • Better precision when detecting puck position during saves for User goalies.
    • Responsiveness updates to User goalie butterfly motion.
    • Added updates to help User goalies challenging shots and tracking the puck. If a user is requesting to move towards the puck, allow the requested motion to transfer into the upcoming save but if the shot is back against the grain, it will not add in momentum to the save.
    • Updated save logic to reduce issues that were causing the user goalie to make save attempts on pucks that were far from the net.
    • Improved responsiveness for actions after quickly switching into control of the goalie
    • Added updates to prevent goalies from knocking their net off in EASHL as an exploit.
    • Added the ability for flinching saves to abort sooner when the puck is deflected away from the net.
    • Improved responsiveness when blending in and out of saves for goalies.
    • Added new VH poke coverage.
    • Added logic to read how much the goalie should lean based on the puck position as they slide into butterfly leans. This allows for better blends and ability to seal off more of the net on the side where the puck is.
    • Various animation improvements for saves where a goalie’s limbs were clipping with each other.
    • Updates to prevent an issue where a user goalie was unable to move post-to-post after a poke check.
    • Updated some saves that were causing the puck to deflect into a goalie's net.

    Hockey Canada Training Camp
    1. Improved end of game flow to allow users to pick next training item.
    2. Added the option to select training item from pause.
    3. Added the ability to play videos from Training Camp pause screen

    HUT
    • Added an auto-fill option in Edit Lines. This option will allow a user to automatically replace all the players in their lineup based on player overall and position.
    • The end of round Competitive Seasons reward screen will now show in the HUT HUB rather than the user needing to enter the season to claim their rewards.
    • Removed the 1-minute grace period for offline and online games. Game will now count right at puck drop

    Online
    • Improved Online Coop Matchup Load Screen to allows users to see more information about their teammates/opponents for team composition and latency for all online game modes (e.g., Online Vs., HUT, Threes Online, etc.) except for EASHL
    • Adding Team Overall to matchmaking rules to all online game modes (e.g., Online Vs., HUT, Threes Online, etc.) except for EASHL
    • PS4 controller light will now match the Game Setup and gameplay player color indicator
    • Updated the Game Setup screen functionalities in online game types (e.g., HUT, Online Vs. Threes Online, etc.)
    • Display Offense, Defense and Goalie ratings by default
    • Remapped the Ready button to tile option
    • Remapped the Settings tile to a button
    • Resolved an issue where users would crash when performing goalie swaps in the intermission pause menu for HUT, Draft Champions, and Online Vs.

    EASHL
    • Added the ability to award a penalty shot in EASHL 3s rather than go on a 4-on-3 or 5-on-3 Power Play.
    • Fighting turned off in EASHL 3s.
    • 3-on-3 strategies added to EASHL.

    Game Modes
    • Added Season Modes for additional leagues (EBEL, HockeyAllsvenskan, and the Champions Hockey League Tournament)
    • Added Division Re-Alignment to Franchise Mode. This allows the user to move teams around within the divisions before the start of a Franchise Mode.
    • Added the ability to allow the user to edit their custom or relocated team’s jersey and mascot during the offseason in Franchise
    • Added the ability to see all the CPU lines in View Lines
    • Added the ability to allow a user to change strategies in 3-on-3 Overtime
    • Added the ability to view all the pending free agents in the upcoming FA class as well as 2 and 3 years out in the Pending FA Screen.
    • Added a “Sim to Regular Season” option in quick links during the preseason
    • Added the option to view player information on the offer sheet pop-up
    • Added the option to decline a trade and change your trade block in a CPU trade offer
    • Added option to switch teams while in the trade screen in the player select pop-up
    • Improved FA logic where Team Chemistry is still taken into consideration deep into Free Agency when they should be willing to lessen demands.
    • Improvements added to correctly apply stats growth to a player who received stat growth the previous year.
    • Added updates to help resolve an issue with Scouting showing semi-accurate potentials of players that should be Unknown potentials.
    • Improvements added to prevent the morale of a player being set to “angry” immediately after signing in Free Agency.

    Audio
    • Added in Birthday goal calls in EASHL
    • Added in various speech improvements

    Presentation
    • Added in the EBEL Championship Sequence with trophy
    • Added in the Champions Hockey League Championship sequence with trophy
    • Added in a Champions Hockey League mode unique wipe
    • Various camera improvements for environment geometry blocking play

    Art
    • Added Away uniform for Ottawa Senators
    • Added Away uniform for Toronto Maple Leafs
    • Added Away uniforms Nashville Predators
    • Added CCM Premier 2 Goalie Pad Set
    • Improved Portland Winterhawks Uniform

    Hockey Canada and Training Camp Videos
    • Added 4 New Button Deke videos
    • Added better shot quality changes, better shots and sizzles for 8 Hybrid & 94 Controls videos
    • Updated the audio from Ray Ferraro in 3 Skill Stick videos (Shot Aim, Faceoff Draw, Faceoff Tie-Up)
    • Added/Improved 8 Hockey Canada Rules Videos:
      • Offside - Shot Improvement
      • Icing
      • High Sticking
      • Delay of Game
      • Tripping
      • Interference
      • Penalty Shot
      • Goalie Delay of Game
    • Added 5 Hockey Canada Goalie Videos
      • T-Push vs. Strafe
      • Angles vs. Positions
      • Butterfly
      • Butterfly Slides
      • Hug Post
    Post edited by Ty_Hors on
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    NHL 18 Gameplay Tuner 1.01 - (Available September 27, 2017)

    All Modes
    • Tuned ability to go in and out of the pass block state so that it behaves more realistic
    • Tuned puck elasticity to get more realistic reactions when it hits the ice.
    • Tuned deking success rates by deke
    • Decreased top end skating ability for players skating with defensive stick held out

    Online Only
    • Tuned down chance of auto fights post whistle
    • Turned off ability for net to come off in online gameplay
    • Tuned cases to fix issues where goalies were getting punished for skating to the bench on delayed penalties
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited October 2017
    NHL 18 Patch 1.03 - (Available October 3rd, 2017)
    • General stability and bug improvements
    Post edited by Ty_Hors on
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited October 2017
    NHL 18 Patch 1.04 - (Available October 27th, 2017)

    PRESENTATION:
    Stadiums
    • Added Little Caesar’s Arena (Detroit Red Wings Home Arena)
    • Updated Verizon Center to Capital One Arena
    • Updated Nashville Predators Center Ice
    • Updated New York Islanders Center Ice
    • Updated Ottawa Senators Center Ice
    • Updated Pittsburgh Penguins Center Ice
    • Updated St. Louis Blues Center Ice
    • Updated Washington Capitals Center Ice


    EQUIPMENT:

    Added True Hockey Equipment
    • True Hockey A6.0 SBP Hockey Stick
    • True Hockey XC9 ACF Hockey Stick
    • True Hockey A6.0 Player Glove
    • True Hockey XC9 Player Glove


    The following uniforms have been updated in NHL 18:

    NHL – National Hockey League
    • Updated Edmonton Oilers Pants with updated logo
    • Updated Calgary Flames Home and Away Socks

    AHL – American Hockey League
    • Added Rockford IceHogs Alternate uniform
    • Added WBS Penguins Alternate Uniform

    ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
    • Added Atlanta Gladiators Alternate uniform
    • Updated Colorado Eagles Home and Away uniforms
    • Added Norfolk Admirals Home, Away and Alternate uniforms

    CHL – Canadian Hockey League
    • Added Brandon Wheat Kings Home uniform
    • Added Erie Otters Home Uniform
    • Added Saskatoon Blades Home and Alternate Uniforms
    • Added Sudbury Wolves Home and Away uniforms
    • Added Val D’Or Foreurs Alternate Uniform

    DEL¬ – Deutsche Eishockey Liga
    • Updated Home and Away uniforms for all DEL teams to 2017-18 season

    National League
    • Updated Home and Away uniforms for all National League teams to 2017-18 season

    SHL – Swedish Hockey League
    • Updated Frolunda Indians Home and Away uniforms
    • Updated Karlskrona IK Home and Away uniforms
    • Updated Malmo Redhawks Home and Away uniforms
    • Updated Mora IK Home and Away uniforms
    • Updated Orebro Hockey Home and Away uniforms

    HockeyAllsvenskan
    • Updated Timra IK Home and Away socks

    EBEL – Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
    • Updated EHC Linz Uniforms
    • Updated Graz 99’ers Uniforms
    • Updated Medvescak Zagreb Uniforms
    • Added 2017-18 Red Bull Salzburg Uniforms

    ELH – Czech Extraliga
    • Rebranded PSG Zlin to Aukro Berani Zlin (Logos, Uniforms and Center ice logo)
    ISSUES FIXED:

    Game Modes
    • Fixed an issue where game rarely crashed when sim intervening into a game due to injuries
    • Fixed a crash during league creation in Franchise Mode

    HUT
    • Fixed an issue where a user would encounter a crash in gameplay after using the auction house to get a new player
    • Fixed an issue where playing with 12 friends in a HUT game will cause a crash after the first goal is scored
    • Fixed an issue that caused a rare crash at the end of a game in Competitive Seasons
    • Fixed an issue that caused a rare crash when entering your team name and abbreviation in the Team setup screen
    • Fixed Eric Eschweiler’s player portrait

    EASHL
    • Fixed a crash that was happening on the EASHL Team Matchup screen when entering the screen
    • Fixed an issue where when playing a 6v6 match it would sometimes cause a crash at the opening face-off
    • Fixed an issue where a rare crash occurred on Xbox 1 when a user edited their player’s last name in Player Creation or Edit Player

    Online
    • Fixed an issue where users could not find an opponent when playing with a local guest

  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited December 2017
    NHL 18 Patch 1.05 - (Available December 7th, 2017)

    4K Game Play:
    1. Xbox One X enhanced 4K compatability

    HUT
    • Added a new Daily Free pack containing a mix of items which could include contracts, coins, collectibles, club items, or players. This content will be untradable.
    • Added a fix for matchmaking in Competitive Seasons

    Game Modes:
    • Added Spengler Cup Tournament
    • Added a fix where editing an unsigned prospect will cause that player to become a UFA once you start a franchise mode.
    • Improved unsigned prospect growth.
    • Added a fix where Created players that are put on NHL teams are also duplicated as Free Agents in Franchise Mode.

    Gameplay:
    • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t poke check the puck off the goaltender when they were skating with the puck.
    • Updates to line change logic to fix situations where the closest AI skater to the puck would go for a line change rather than pressuring the puck.
    • Fixed an issue in Threes where after your opponent misses a penalty shot, the AI teammate started with the puck instead of the user.
    • Fixed a penalty shot logic issue where a player tripped on a breakaway after taking a clean shot was still awarded a penalty shot.
    • Fixed an issue where the flip puck deke in 94 controls wasn’t always firing properly.
    • Fixed an issue where sometimes after performing a body check using B/O on Hybrid controls the skater will lose puck pickup functionality.
    • Corrected the faceoff formation player assignment in the defensive neutral zone formation when using aggressive face off strategy.
    • Fixed a desync that would sometimes occur when starting a fight.
    • Fixed the issue where skating backwards and doing the puck flip would send the puck high in the air
    • Fixed some issues where players weren’t attempting one timers as expected.
    • Fixed an issue where players were able to enter Defensive Skill Stick state during face offs, disrupting the expected outcomes of the face offs.
    • Various gameplay and broadcast camera fixes causing issues in game play.

    Art

    The following content has been added and updated in EA SPORTS NHL 18:
    • NHL:
      • Added Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Arenas Uniforms
    • Canadian Hockey League (CHL):
      • Added Red Deer Rebels alternate Uniform
      • Added Regina Pats alternate Uniform
    • Equipment:
      • Added Brian’s Optik Goalie Pads
    • NHL Arenas:
      • Added new St. Louis Blues Scoreboard
    • Fixes:
      • All Canadian Hockey League Teams now wear CCM Ultra Tacks gloves
    Post edited by EA_Roger on
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited December 2017
    NHL 18 Tuner 1.02 - (Available December 20th, 2017)
    Pokechecking Balance:
    • Increased the penalty to accuracy as you are spamming pokecheck
    • Increased impact of error as the relative speed between the puck and the player is higher
    Goaltending:
    • Adjusted goalie save logic so that it is more forgiving. Goalies reaction time vs the time it takes for the puck to get to them is still the biggest factor and goalies will still have the most success when in great position (center of their chest in line with the shot trajectory) and less success the more they have to reach from their body for the puck.
    Post edited by Ty_Hors on
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited December 2017
    Update:

    The new tuner (1.02) is now deploying properly. We had to make a change today to add in proper version support so that offline players can continue to roll back and forth between tuners as they choose but online will always be played on latest tuner.
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    NHL 18 Tuner 1.03 - (Available February 2nd, 2018)
    • Disabled Quick Goalie Swap in HUT to prevent a desync.
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited March 20
    Roster Update
    We will be doing a roster update on Friday Feb 16th. This update will be for the NHL, AHL, ECHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NLA, DEL, LIIGA, SHL and EXTRALIGA.

    NHL 18 Patch 1.06 - (Available February 16th, 2018)

    HUT
    Added new HUT Champions Mode. See full details here: https://www.easports.com/nhl/hockey-ultimate-team/news/2018/hut-champions


    Uniforms
    • Gatineau Olympiques Alternate
    • Hamilton Bulldogs Alternate
    • Edmonton Oil Kings Alternate
    • Portland Winterhawks Black Alternate
    • Regina Pats Alternate
    • Victoria Royals Alternate

    Equipment
    • Verbero Cypress Pro V1000 Player Gloves
    • Verbero Dextra Pro III Player Gloves
    • Verbero Mercury HG80 Player Gloves
    Post edited by Ty_Hors on
  • mbg1144
    1 posts Community Manager
    We will be doing a roster update on Wednesday Feb 28th. This update will include all transactions from the past roster until the trade deadline. Please see the attached list for full roster update details.
  • Ty_Hors
    55 posts Community Manager
    edited March 20
    NHL 18 Patch 1.07 - (Available March 20th, 2018)
    • Various bug fixes, tuning, and improvements

    HUT:
    • Fixed an issue that caused Player Names in the Player Info screen to disappear; they should now show up.
    • Fixed the incorrect item options appearing for Coin Bonus items
    • Fixed the incorrect text color appearing in the various Leaderboards and Stats screens in HUT Champions
    • Fixed an issue where common Hockey Fights Cancer player items displayed invisible item art
    • Fixed an issue where Set Item Requirements art were not being displayed properly
    • Fixed an issue that prevented duplicate items from being accessed in HUT Collection team folders
    Post edited by Ty_Hors on
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