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NHL 20 Patch 1.20 Available Now - Patch Notes Here

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NHL 20 Patch 1.20 Available Now - Patch Notes Here

NHL 20 game update 1.20 is available for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The patch includes the newly revealed adidas jerseys, Franchise Mode updates, fix for the HUT loop/desync and much more.

Check out the patch notes below, play a few games and let us know what you’re seeing.

Gameplay

General

  • Added NHL 2019-2020 season rule change for puck out of bounds
  • When the attacking team is responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, in all instances, the face-off will be conducted at one of the two face-off dots in the attacking zone
  • Fixed a case where the player is sometimes unable to pick up the puck after a penalty shot in Threes

Physics

  • Fixed a case where players could get their limbs stuck in the net
  • Fixed multiple cases where the puck could go through the goalie’s pad
  • Improved cases where slap shots would be missed when taken near the boards

AI

  • Improved a case where the weakside defender would overcommit on an odd man rush allowing the puck carrier a breakaway
  • Fixed a case where AI players would start to accelerate when passed to without player input

Goalie

Various goalie animation fixes

  • Fixed cases where goalies were sometimes trying to perform controlled/redirect saves when the puck had a high chance of being deflected and would leave them more vulnerable than they should be
  • Improved goalie tracking when the puck is behind the net

Shooting

  • Improvements to shot angle selection logic for some rare cases
  • Improved cases where players on loose pucks would perform a snap shot when a slap shot would be expected
  • Fixed rare cases where one-timers would miss the puck completely

Presentation

  • Added ability to preview the play-of-the-period replays in action tracker
  • Various environment camera clipping fixes
  • Player lineup animation and camera improvements
  • Play-of-the-period/game animation and camera improvements
  • Various Play of the Game/Play of the Period selection logic fixes
  • Multiplayer hug improvements
  • Fixed cases where penalty replays in EASHL don’t show the penalty being taken

Franchise Mode

  • Added the season standings to the calendar screen
  • Added Auto Staff Setting that allows the CPU to assign scouts for the user team
  • Fixed an issue where Alumni Player’s Ages don’t show correctly in a fantasy draft in Franchise Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the PP and PK columns in Hire staff were reversed
  • Misc stability improvements

Art

NHL

  • Updated Nashville Predators Scoreboard
  • Center Ice Changes
  • Updated the following Center Ice layouts

AHL

  • Binghamton Senators
  • Canadian Hockey League
  • London Knights
  • Cape Breton Eagles

Uniforms

The following uniforms have been added to NHL 20:

NHL

  • Buffalo Sabres Alternate
  • Chicago Blackhawks Home and Away
  • Edmonton Oilers Alternate
  • Carolina Hurricanes Away

Canadian Hockey League

  • London Knights Home and Away
  • Tri-City Americans Home and Away
  • Cape Breton Eagles Home and Away

SHL

  • Farjestad BK Home and Away
  • HV71 Home and Away
  • Rogle BK Home and Away

Liiga

  • Mikkelin Jukurit Home and Away
  • Lahti Pelicans Home, Away and Alternate
  • Tappara Tampere Home, Away and Alternate

EBEL

  • Dornbirn Bulldogs Home and Away
  • EC Panaceo VSV Home and Away
  • EC-KAC Home and Away
  • EC Red Bull Salzburg Home and Away
  • EHC Liwest Blackwings Linz Home and Away
  • Hydro Fehervar AV19 Home and Away
  • HC TWK Innsbruck Home and Away
  • Graz 99ers Home and Away
  • SPUSU Vienna Capitals Home and Away

HUT

General

  • Fixed a desync issue which was causing the opening faceoff to loop in some Online Games
  • Fixed an issue where players could see their opponent’s PSN ID/Gamertag before loading into a Competitive Seasons/HUT Champs games
  • Fixed an issue where Goalie Mask items may have become invisible when navigating the Apply Consumable screen
  • Fixed some issues where items may have not been properly revealed in Choice Packs

Squad Battles

  • Save last-used difficulty as default (complete games only)
  • Now display ‘Possible Points’ for each opponent as difficulty is selected

World of CHEL

Improvements

  • Having heard the community feedback, we are reducing the requirements for the World of Chel weekly challenge card. Now, user will only need to complete a reduced number of the 5 columns to earn that week’s Special Reward.
  • Added a link to Edit Player from the Recent Items screen so the user doesn’t have to manually back out and enter the flow from the WoC HUB
  • Added the ability to have EA Custom Stock Team Branding uniforms be equipped by clubs. Stay tuned throughout the year for future uniform releases that can be earned by clubs through hockey bags.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the current leader in Ones was not displaying correctly after the user has won the final Ones Eliminator round
  • Fixed an issue where we display the wrong error message if a club is in a Threes Eliminator dressing room, and the session falls below the minimum users
  • Reskinned the “Waiting for All Users to Resume” screen that comes after the pause menu so that the text is more legible
  • Fixed various clipping issues and enabled several additional goalie intro animations that previously had clipping issues
  • Fixed a failed to retrieve data issue that could occur when trying to enter any Dressing Room without the Lead Profile
  • Fixed an issue where a user could crash upon another user closing the game while loading into gameplay
  • Fixed a timing issue where desnyc’s could occur when a Player Class Tuning file or a Gameplay Tuner Set upload happens while games are about to get underway from the Dressing Room
  • Fixed an issue where very long club names could overlap each other in the dressing room after matching up in a clubs game
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  1. I went to launch the game and it said an update is available.
    Hilariously, the list of fixes to world of CHEL is longer than the list of everything else combined. They don't even hide their disdain for the rest of the game.
    Downloaded patch 1.20, which was labeled a gameplay update on the main menu and I played a couple of games with it. One thing that I’m not seeing is the ability to preview the play of the period/game in the action tracker. Is anyone else not able to preview this either?
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    Finally got the updated jerseys once I realized there was a new roster update dated 1Oct as well. Would the roster update work hand in hand with the rest of patch 1.20s new features too?
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    Dropping Klefboms
    LOL EA NHL IS SUCH A JOKE! BUNCH OF MORONS!
    FIRE THEM ALL GET A NEW TEAM TO WORK ON THE GAME EA. WE ARE GETTING THE SAME GARBAGE EACH YEAR. THE GAME IS BROKEN WITH BUGS AND HORRIBLE AI. UNPLAYABLE AND MANY LEGACY ISSUES ARE STILL THERE..*
    IF YOU LIKE ARCADE HOCKEY WITH BUGS AND QUESTIONABLE AI BY ALL MEANS BUY THIS GAME. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SIM STAY AWAY LIKE IT'S THE PLAGUE!

    Typing in all caps will definitely get you the results you’re looking for.
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    Is anyone’s game crashing since this update? Mine is crashing every time I attempt to play my Franchise mode. I get 5 minutes in and CRASH! Blue screen of death.
    GoNoles2029
    Is anyone’s game crashing since this update? Mine is crashing every time I attempt to play my Franchise mode. I get 5 minutes in and CRASH! Blue screen of death.

    i haven't had my game crash once since it released. but i do know a few who have had failed to retrieve data type of errors, but haven't heard of people getting BSOD
    GoNoles2029
    Is anyone’s game crashing since this update? Mine is crashing every time I attempt to play my Franchise mode. I get 5 minutes in and CRASH! Blue screen of death.

    I got the blue screen of death once since the game released. I haven’t begun my franchise yet as I was waiting for the latest roster update to be released before starting it. Hopefully, the game doesn’t crash....
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    WeAreAllKings
    Finally got the updated jerseys once I realized there was a new roster update dated 1Oct as well. Would the roster update work hand in hand with the rest of patch 1.20s new features too?
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    I’m guessing the jerseys are under the rosters not the game patch like the last few years? I missed the old days when it came in the patch not under rosters.
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    JaFFiTh
    I’m guessing the jerseys are under the rosters not the game patch like the last few years? I missed the old days when it came in the patch not under rosters.
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    Yes, just like the last few years, you have to download the latest roster in order to get the updated jerseys....
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    Grentthealien
    Did they fix the Canucks away jersey? It had the wrong Orca logo at release. It was the white one when it should be the blue.

    The Canucks suck, so nobody cares about your stupid Orca logo. Nuke the whales!
    (Kidding on all counts...What a great future that team has going!)
    Transcript from my post on the EA Forums:
    "clappy_NHL

    AHL

    • Binghamton Senators

    Canadian Hockey League

    • London Knights
    • Cape Breton Eagles


    Umh... So the AHL Devils went back to Albany? Otherwise I'm guessing this was a typo...
    Also:
    "clappy_NHL
    Although we usually release a tuner around this time, we believe there is a consensus that the gameplay in NHL20 is in a good place so we don’t want to make any changes as of now. But there are a few areas we are monitoring and would like your feedback on:
    Interceptions from behind
    Inconsistency of low relative speed hits from console to console
    Puck loss when pivoting at high speed

    #1 - What, I wonder, would constitute the gameplay being "in a good place" right now?? Is it the constant LT abusing for the 2nd year running? The wraparound glitch goals? The RB/R1 saucer glitch/exploit? The AI being able to make tape to tape passes from anywhere, in any position, backhand/forehand or it being able to reach for passes 5 feet away when they're not even looking at the play? The ability to instantly gain possession of a puck on a one handed backhand interception? Goalies giving up more ludicrous goals than the past 3 years combined (on superstar difficulty no less)? The still present lateral acceleration which, combined with the skating speed buff, makes player swivel like they're on a table top hockey rink? The ability to smash into the boards and bounce off them keeping possession of the puck, even though they also get hit against the boards by the opponent, simply because they spun around? The inconsistent goal reviews that see some goals called back because an opponent (or even a teammate sometimes) brushed against the goalie, yet a couple of plays later when an opponent actually slams into the goalie and takes him out, the goal counts? The constant intermission replays of the helicopter in Drop-ins? Or how about the awful shadows in the same game mode that don't allow a goalie or d-man to see what's going on? Is it the inability to change the scoreboard to a more classic look instead of the always at the bottom "news ticker" scroll bar? Maybe it's the "failed to retrieve data" disconnects some people still experience (this is the 3rd year in a row now?) when trying to play online? It certainly can't be that for the 4th year running, we still aren't allowed to build our own custom player/arch type that matches our gamestyle rather than be pigeonholed into these cookie-cutter builds no one asked for?
    Last year everyone loved the NHL 19 beta and initial release of the game only to see a tuner and patch start the downward spiral within a couple of weeks after release. Now a lot of people are upset that things that were supposed to have gotten fixed from last year aren't, and we're "in a good place gameplay-wise"?? I'm just curious...
    #2 - To answer your questions:
    Interceptions from behind: wouldn't mind it so much if they were deflected away instead of just the AI gaining instant possession of the puck.
    Inconsistency of low relative speed hits from console to console: I thought this year both consoles had similar consistency with the hits and bumps. That said, it's too easy for players to simply roll off from hits by quickly spinning or turning away because of their over abundance of agility simply because they entered a "glide" state. I can skate very well and enter a glide too, but it would be impossible for me to glide and simply rotate 360° on an axis while keeping forward momentum like players do in this game. There's realism and there's physics, and none of them are truly present in this game to be able to gauge how the "hits at relative speed" are. But If I could venture an opinion, I'd say that the physics of the hitting are not even remotely close to where they should be. I don't think small bumps should make players automatically lose puck possession, but they should cause the receiving player to stumble a bit allowing the defense time to get back into position. That would be the ideal scenario of hitting at low relative speeds.
    Puck loss when pivoting at high speed: if you're controlling a player rated under 75 overall, yeah, I think it's adequate. Anything higher than that and they may as well be duct-taping the puck to their sticks while pivoting at high speeds. It's also not just that they can retain the puck while pivoting, it's that they can retain control by CONSTANTLY doing stutter pivots over and over again. I can get behind the notion that this is, after all, a videogame and it's all in good fun, but this isn't fun and it just looks plain ridiculous. One could even say it looks stupid. Doing one half spin, waiting for the opponent to bite to one side and then blasting past him on the other? Ok, fine! But these people turning their backs to the opponent and skating backwards from their own blue line and then just spazzing out with LT/L2 while still keeping control of the puck?? I feel it wore its welcome last year... Yet here we are in NHL 20 and that stuff is still present in the game and still broken as all heck. But hey! We're in a good place gameplay wise.
    Sorry for being so hard on ya. Don't mean to shoot the messenger, but yeah... I'm not too impressed with this year's iteration of the game. And I feel like a lot of others aren't as well. Just terribly disappointed, I guess... :(
    Let’s also not forget that they somehow broke the franchise scouting with this recent update. I found a workaround that helps, but I should have to work around something that was working fine two days ago
    statum71
    I'm not seeing "play-of-the-period" anywhere. Am I missing something?

    I haven’t seen this presentation item in game either. I’ve been playing seasons only so this may be in franchise only but who knows with EA....
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