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NHL 20 Patch Details January 30th


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NHL 20 January 30th Patch Details

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clappy_NHL
posts EA Community Manager
edited January 29
Gameplay
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- Fixed a rare case where the puck could stop dead when passed or shot around the boards
- Various interception logic tuning
- Reduced player ability for pickups outside skaters field of view (1 hand behind the back pickups) so they do not play as often and as unrealistically fast
- Defensive awareness attribute made more effective and tuned the windows in which players can intercept pucks within their field of view
- Improved player head tracking of the puck
- Players tuned to have less balance/preparedness when pivoting or backskating with the puck
- Fixed the issue where holding pass would negate spins from working which opened up holes in skating blends
- Fixed an issue where slapshots in the defensive end would target your own net instead of the left stick direction
- Further improvements to covers for pucks underneath the goaltender
- Fixed a case where the goalie would continuously lose the puck when performing a between the legs cover
- Fixed a few cases where the puck was able to slip past the goalie unintentionally while they were tight to the post
- Increased the amount of stick contact on legs/skates needed to cause a trip


Presentation
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- Added additional commentary
- Added consensus skip to Play of the Period replays


World of CHEL
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- Turned off Canal outdoor rink from EASHL Drop-in 3v3 and 6v6
- Fixed an issue where top clubs in Threes Eliminator stopped receiving points when near the top of the leaderboards
- New content added to World of CHEL which is to be revealed through the Chel Challenge card. Tune in regularly to see what exciting new stuff you can earn


Art – Equipment
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Helmet
- True Dynamic 9 Pro Helmet


HUT
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- Fixed an issue where Users would sometimes crash playing against certain Squad Battles teams
- Fixed an issue where Users would sometimes earn negative Skill Rating for a Win in HUT Rivals


Art - Jerseys
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NHL
- Anaheim Ducks Alternate
- Boston Bruins Alternate
- Colorado Avalanche Stadium Series
- Los Angeles Kings Stadium Series
- Dallas Stars Winter Classic
- Nashville Predators Winter Classic

AHL
- San Jose Barracuda Alternate

Replies

  • Sweet! Hopefully this translates nicely into game play
  • dnk800
    5 posts New member
    I assume that this Art / Jersey Adds will be automatically added to the world of chel and hut. Also, will the presentation with special logos for like the Winter Classic be swapped out for the regular assets when using a winter classic uniform? @clappy_NHL
  • RSall14
    535 posts Member
    edited January 29
    Elaborate on "Various interception logic tuning"? @NHLDev
    Post edited by RSall14 on
  • Kmahrle83
    292 posts Member
    edited January 30
    To EA good job. Honestly. Just reading these notes tells me you ARE listening and trying. Much respect. Now, the true treat is when i play when i get off work.
    [Socair - edited to remove quote]
    Post edited by Socair on
  • Wow, I must say, I like what I see for the game tuning and presentation. Good stuff EA. Don't know to what extent the poke check trips got tuned, but I have a feeling it will be a better balance. As long as people can't machine gun pokes, I am good with it.

    Now I want to play some CHEL lol. Tuner drops tomorrow morning or late tonight I guess?

    Thanks Ben!
  • RSall14 wrote: »
    Elaborate on "Various interception logic tuning"? @NHLDev

    I hope and assume it has to do with those intercepts no one had business doing. Like the "I am not even looking or trying, yet I got the puck" intercepts. Hopefully it rewards passing through open seems and making D pay for not being in good position.
  • Appreciate the patch, but why even have Winter Classic jersey if we can't even play the Winter Classic outdoor arena? And the arena selection for three's doesn't work. The thumbnail images you show during the arena selection definitely don't match the ones you play in. Even if I select Chicago (where it shows the logo on ice, etc), the one you actually play in is the basic three's arena still. Makes no sense.
  • No face scans?
  • What about the issue in be a pro &/or franchise mode where it will show identical season/careers stats for both goalies in the pregame introduction?
  • What about the issue in be a pro &/or franchise mode where it will show identical season/careers stats for both goalies in the pregame introduction?

    NHL 21
  • RSall14 wrote: »
    Elaborate on "Various interception logic tuning"? @NHLDev

    I hope and assume it has to do with those intercepts no one had business doing. Like the "I am not even looking or trying, yet I got the puck" intercepts. Hopefully it rewards passing through open seems and making D pay for not being in good position.

    Seconded. This looks like the best content patch since reverting back to NHL 19 beta.
  • Wow! I'm so glad goalies got some much needed love! Finally the RS is going to be used for more direction/ limb based saves instead of a "redundant" Butterfly save function we already have with the Trigger saves and... Just kidding! :p

    All joking aside, there ARE some interesting "fixes" in this patch. Will be curious to see how it will affect overall gameplay, especially on defense where the AI was able to just gobble up everything within a 5 foot radius whether or not they were facing the play.

    Welp, guess now I gotta re-install the game again and see how this turns out. Thanks Ben.
  • TheMajjam wrote: »
    RSall14 wrote: »
    Elaborate on "Various interception logic tuning"? @NHLDev

    I hope and assume it has to do with those intercepts no one had business doing. Like the "I am not even looking or trying, yet I got the puck" intercepts. Hopefully it rewards passing through open seems and making D pay for not being in good position.

    Seconded. This looks like the best content patch since reverting back to NHL 19 beta.

    On paper, going to have to agree with you. Now we wait and see. At least now I got hope.
  • RSall14 wrote: »
    What about the issue in be a pro &/or franchise mode where it will show identical season/careers stats for both goalies in the pregame introduction?

    NHL 22

    Fixed....lol jk but yeah i hope itll get fixed before long
  • Treatmentworke66
    835 posts Member
    edited January 30
    The Defensive zone awareness fix is that going to stop the D men from stepping up for no reason ,and also the poke check fix which I didn't see a problem ,does that mean you can spam the poke just like the stick lift is now and hardly get a penalty
    Post edited by Treatmentworke66 on
  • Taste-D-Rainbow
    2480 posts Member
    edited January 30
    For the love of god fix it so the Belleville Senators aren't being called the Belleville Bulls in HUT (when you use the Belleville logo). Drives me nuts that something so little hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Please tell me there will be face scans, i cant bare the generic faces anymore, give us the details we want!
  • So once again the Phantoms jerseys are getting ignored?
  • The words are pretty, here's to hoping for good execution.
  • Froommey
    771 posts Member
    edited January 30
    Farzuune wrote: »
    Please tell me there will be face scans, i cant bare the generic faces anymore, give us the details we want!

    In this case I think they like to annoy us only all the years. Other Sport games bringing regular updates of likenesses ( own company in Fifa does ), EA NHL doesn’t want.
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