EA Forums - Banner

NHL 20 Patch Details April 3rd

image
Check out our April 3rd patch details here.

Hitting (Chel)

One of the most frustrating things(there's a lot) in this game is the nerfed hitting in this years EASHL.

I would like to see it back where it was in 2017, I thought that was a good balance.

Having said that, there are a few more changes I would make.

1- Get ride of the charging penalty(Chel only). We didn't have it last gen and it was great. You need so much speed and momentum right now to make a successful hit it often leads to a charge. Not to mention the charging calls are pretty inconsistent.

2- Speaking of inconsistent, interference penalties. First off I'd like to see the time when the opponent passes the puck to where you can check them legally, extended. It's a bit too short IMO.
Also, when you DO make a successful check, sometimes you follow through and bump another opposing player which will get called an interference penalty. If possible please eliminate this possibility.

3- Bump checking. In no way, shape or form should a 6'4 230 lb player lose control of the puck while on a breakaway after getting 'bumped' from behind, especially by a smaller player(it's usually the CPU).

Replies

  • 1. wholeheartedly agree; it's stupid.

    2. I've spoken with a CM about his and provided examples - the team is aware of this issue; hopefully something gets done.

    3. I agree but also think small players shouldn't get absolutely demolished by light taps from giant monsters either
  • One of the most frustrating things(there's a lot) in this game is the nerfed hitting in this years EASHL.

    I would like to see it back where it was in 2017, I thought that was a good balance.

    Having said that, there are a few more changes I would make.

    1- Get ride of the charging penalty(Chel only). We didn't have it last gen and it was great. You need so much speed and momentum right now to make a successful hit it often leads to a charge. Not to mention the charging calls are pretty inconsistent.

    2- Speaking of inconsistent, interference penalties. First off I'd like to see the time when the opponent passes the puck to where you can check them legally, extended. It's a bit too short IMO.
    Also, when you DO make a successful check, sometimes you follow through and bump another opposing player which will get called an interference penalty. If possible please eliminate this possibility.

    3- Bump checking. In no way, shape or form should a 6'4 230 lb player lose control of the puck while on a breakaway after getting 'bumped' from behind, especially by a smaller player(it's usually the CPU).

    Agree with all...especially number 3. What's worse is when number 3 happens you enter a "stunned/frozen" animation where you uncontrollably over-skate the puck it falls perfectly to the checker behind you.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!