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NHL 20 Patch 1.40 Available Now - Patch Notes Here

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NHL 20 Patch 1.40 Available Now - Patch Notes Here

NHL 20 game update 1.40 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, focusing on player abilities to pivot with the puck, the speeds at which they can do it and the control they have of the puck when doing so.

UPDATE: (12-5) NHL 20 patch 1.40 is available now for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The patch notes also include a few general fixes and improvements, added celebrations, presentation fixes and they have added the 2019 Spengler Cup tournament. The HUT team abbreviation will no longer display in the pause menu, prior to puck drop. They also fixed a few items in HUT Rivals and Squad Battles, added new content and fixes for World of Chel and added some new uniforms.

The team put together some videos showing what the NHL 20 pivot spamming looks like, for those that were not aware.

Here’s a look at the pivot speed adjustment.

Along with a couple of videos showing off what the team could implement, including the ability for players to lose the puck if they try to pivot at higher speeds with less control. They are also looking at the ability for players to increase their chance of keeping the puck into a pivot if they increase control by gliding, when puck loss is active.

Check out the patch notes below.

General

  • Restricted directional toe drags to when a skater is moving forwards
  • Improved player switching cases when a teammate has been injured
  • Fixed a rare issue where tall players were unable to receive passes consistently (This would have been seen the most on D to D passes to stationary players pivoting to face the net)
  • Fixed physics updates with goaltenders.

AI

  • Improved ability for Weakside defender to stay with their check on the rush

Skating

  • If players continually pivot, their skating will be impacted more realistically
  • Puck carriers pivot speeds will be impacted by trying to pivot at high speeds to simulate what they would need to do to keep control of the puck

Presentation

  • Added additional celebrations
  • Various overlay fixes
  • Fix for the Zone camera not working as intended
  • Various environment camera clipping fixes

Game Modes

  • Tournaments – Added 2019 Spengler Cup tournament

HUT

General

  • HUT Team Abbreviation no longer displays in Pause Menu prior to puck drop

HUT Rivals

  • Implemented a matchmaking cap for very high and very low Skill Ratings to improve the likelihood of these players finding games
  • Fixed multiple display issues in the Ranks and Division screens
  • Fixed an issue where Coin Items could not be redeemed if a player had 2,000 HUT Champions Points

Squad Battles

  • Fixed an issue where expired Loan items displayed an incorrect contract length when viewing Opponent Squad

World of CHEL

Content

  • Customize Club – The 2019-20 Canucks logo has been added, and the 2018-19 Canucks Logo has been moved to the vintage section
  • 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

Fixes

  • Fixed an MTU exploit in online modes
  • Fixed an issue with the Instant Replay timeline not functioning prior to puck drop
  • Fixed an issue where EASHL overlays show the player position as C

Art – Uniforms

The following uniforms have been added to NHL 20

AHL

  • Belleville Senators Away and Alternate
  • Hartford Wolfpack Home, Away and Alternate
  • Iowa Wild Alternate
  • San Antonio Rampage Home and Away
  • Stockton Heat Alternate
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  1. BikerScott
    I see there is no mention of the goalie cover bug or the incorrect pre-game goalie stats or the post hug goalie fly out. I wonder if that's been fixed. If not...

    Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnope!
    BikerScott
    I see there is no mention of the goalie cover bug or the incorrect pre-game goalie stats or the post hug goalie fly out. I wonder if that's been fixed. If not...

    I'm not one of these "hope" investment types, but it might get sorted out.
    "Fixed physics updates with goaltenders."
    BikerScott
    I see there is no mention of the goalie cover bug or the incorrect pre-game goalie stats or the post hug goalie fly out. I wonder if that's been fixed. If not...

    Under presentation, it says various overlay fixes. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Pre game goalie Win Loss and save% not fixed! This is as easy a fix as there is, and EA is incapable of it. Incompetence. If they can't fix this what good are they?
    BikerScott
    Pre game goalie Win Loss and save% not fixed! This is as easy a fix as there is, and EA is incapable of it. Incompetence. If they can't fix this what good are they?

    Agreed super annoying
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    And the callname of the Russian team is wrong : the in game name is Magnitogorsk....the real team name is salvat yulaev ufa....:confused::confused:
    BikerScott
    Pre game goalie Win Loss and save% not fixed! This is as easy a fix as there is, and EA is incapable of it. Incompetence. If they can't fix this what good are they?

    You have got to be kidding me?
    jack72
    But on the bright side to distract us from incorrect goalie stats,,,,,they add new goal celebrations...

    Ha, yeah, Snoop Dogg....
    First it was basketball and football players, and now this? I'll take the experience points, but not the rest of the crap. Oh, wait, since I'm still getting both Halloween and the other sports' paraphernalia, in hockey bags, this crap will also be forced which makes it even harder to get my team's gear, etc.
    What a f****** joke!
    Gangrel
    Ignoring all the complaints, how does it actually play now?
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    oh! I really like it!, am so glad the blocker side low is fixed, before it drove me insane, so I took my case to EA Sports and discovered bug reporting and stuff, made sure everyone saw the bug reporting forum and talked to EA dev and next thing it got fixed! :smile:
    Gangrel
    Ignoring all the complaints, how does it actually play now?
    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

    Nothing has really changed. The slight nerf to LT didn't have the impact people wanted as users still abuse it in game. Goalies got the canon shot post hug bug fixed, but they still allow a bajillion stupid goals not even a pee-wee goalie would allow.
    But hey, we got Snoop's "Drop it like it's hot" dance as a goal celly... EA didn't get the name of it right (they called it the "snoop dance"). And they added Snoop commentating. So that's good, right?
    MDgolf
    Ain’t nothin but a gangsta party!
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    I mean there's nothing wrong with this. It's kinda cool... as long is it's kept within the CORRECT mode where something like this would be appropriate.
    This game also needs stuff like this added to keep it interesting. I just wish the CORE parts of the sport were also given as much attention.
    VeNOM3099

    I mean there's nothing wrong with this. It's kinda cool... as long is it's kept within the CORRECT mode where something like this would be appropriate.
    This game also needs stuff like this added to keep it interesting. I just wish the CORE parts of the sport were also given as much attention.

    Truthfully I just play franchise. Maybe I’m an old fart but I’m truly blown away by the gameplay and animations this year. Goalie move like goalies. The best part is she. You are on a 3 on 2 and one guy hangs back as the trailer other guy hits the net! Unreal! Been playing on broadcast cam generic and zoomed
    Out.
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    SuperGoalies
    oh! I really like it!, am so glad the blocker side low is fixed, before it drove me insane, so I took my case to EA Sports and discovered bug reporting and stuff, made sure everyone saw the bug reporting forum and talked to EA dev and next thing it got fixed! :smile:

    if you actually have pull with a developer why didn't you tell him about the the pregame stat bug?
    Goalie cover bug not fixed.
    On top of that penalty-killer teammates no longer clear the puck, they carry it up the ice. Every time
    Just played a game that had all these problems and then I was treated to Snoop Dogg and his commentary about the LA Kings jerseys and the announcer is fawning all over him.
    Made me want to throw up. I quit the game. And if he shows up regularly I'm going to quit the game for good thanks EA
    BikerScott
    Goalie cover bug not fixed.
    On top of that penalty-killer teammates no longer clear the puck, they carry it up the ice. Every time
    Just played a game that had all these problems and then I was treated to Snoop Dogg and his commentary about the LA Kings jerseys and the announcer is fawning all over him.
    Made me want to throw up. I quit the game. And if he shows up regularly I'm going to quit the game for good thanks EA

    You can disable snoop in the audio/visual settings....thank god
    Amazing that EA thinks "I know what community wants, put snoop dog in the game"
    Maybe they should focus on
    * Gameplay, gameplay, gameplay....realism, realism, realism
    * More arena and crowd atmosphere
    * More goalie equipment
    * More real player faces
    * If you want guest commentary, make it someone hockey related...Brian Boucher for example
    I've said it a million times....model the game after the way MLB The Show has built their game year in and year out. Less arcade fluff, more realism. They don't need to overhaul the game (it's good), they just need to focus on refining and fine tuning the systematic hockey, the gameplay, the flow, skating, passing, zone play, defensive structure, crowd, give us roster sharing, custom audio for real goal songs, entrance music, etc
    Gangrel
    Ignoring all the complaints....

    Well, just because there's a lack of detail, doesn't mean that you're actually ignoring them. Just by posting it, it's actually quite the opposite. It kind of reminds me of how EA handles their communication and community. Nonetheless, here's some added comedic relief:
    "E A Sports. Ignoring all the complaints."
    CDN_MTN_BEAR
    Well, just because there's a lack of detail, doesn't mean that you're actually ignoring them. Just by posting it, it's actually quite the opposite. It kind of reminds me of how EA handles their communication and community. Nonetheless, here's some added comedic relief:
    "E A Sports. Ignoring all the complaints."

    I meant i wanted feedback on the gameplay, not more "Snoop is a waste! Still no roster sharing!"
    That was all
    Patches really don't matter.
    Only 20% of the sliders that you can move actually have an impact on how the game plays. The other 80% have none. (i.e. penalty sliders).
    Of the 20% of the sliders that do have an impact, most ticks up or down the scale have little effect until you get to the magic number to either make the game effect be superhuman against you or the effect is as if the AI is mentally ******** with no logic in what they do.
    Gangrel
    I meant i wanted feedback on the gameplay, not more "Snoop is a waste! Still no roster sharing!"
    That was all

    Well, only you can figure that out, as everyone has a different play style, etc., and everyone has a different opinion about the "update". Also, because you're seeing the complaints, they're directly involved in what this latest "update" entails, where the problems still persist and what the actual focus was: distractions from the real issues.
    I keep having the referee blow the whistle cause they lost sight of the puck - actually the puck is there but neither team can gain control, I just end up skating right past it like it is floating in air or something.
    This is happening to me probably every 2 minutes of gameplay and is extremely annoying.
    Anyone else seeing this now?
    nkitos84
    I have not shpengler Cup, where here???

    You find the spengler cup in the tournament mode...with teams wit wrong Jerseys and wrong callnames ufa was called magnitogorsk ...:(
    Ufa has the Jersey of the czech team and Turku the Jersey of Ufa.....
    jack72
    Patches really don't matter.
    Only 20% of the sliders that you can move actually have an impact on how the game plays. The other 80% have none. (i.e. penalty sliders).
    Of the 20% of the sliders that do have an impact, most ticks up or down the scale have little effect until you get to the magic number to either make the game effect be superhuman against you or the effect is as if the AI is mentally ******** with no logic in what they do.

    IMO if you play as everyone there is a major disadvantage. There is a slight delay when switching to players that causes you player to slow down, Its very hard to see but its there, trust me. I dont know what game mode you play on so hthat could be the issue.
    So i hope this helps you out. I am strictly an OFFLINE Franchise player. That being said here are the most important things TO ME that make this game play as close as possible to real life. I say this because people have asked me what channel the game is on and i tell them its NHL20 on PS4 and they say wow i thought that was live.
    OK. here goes
    1. BOADCAST CAMERA - IMO the game plays differently on different cameras.
    2. GM/FRANCHISE Mode -
    3. POSITION LOCK ONLY - pick a position, Learn to play proper positional hockey. If you do your teammates will play there position IE AI teammates play better. Learn both sides of play DEFENSE and OFFENSE. Be in proper position and your AI team will reward you with some unreal passes and goals.
    4. SLIDERS - This one is tricky. depends on what you read. Many say stock sliders are great, some say they are too wonky. Im in the 2nd party. STOCK sliders are made for playing arcade END-to-END hockey(EASHL). Total garbage IMO. EASHL is a DEKE fest without real hockey being played. MY suggestion is find a set of sliders and adjust them to your liking.
    I read alot of these comments and far too many bashing this game have no idea how WRONG they are. Yes there are some issues that are unacceptable but not every game is perfect and there will always be some level of fixes that help. Your assesment of 20% of the sliders work is obviously 100% incorrect. Still hope this helps you out at least injoy this game a little bit.
    BigBadAss33
    IMO if you play as everyone there is a major disadvantage. There is a slight delay when switching to players that causes you player to slow down, Its very hard to see but its there, trust me. I dont know what game mode you play on so hthat could be the issue.
    So i hope this helps you out. I am strictly an OFFLINE Franchise player. That being said here are the most important things TO ME that make this game play as close as possible to real life. I say this because people have asked me what channel the game is on and i tell them its NHL20 on PS4 and they say wow i thought that was live.
    OK. here goes
    1. BOADCAST CAMERA - IMO the game plays differently on different cameras.
    2. GM/FRANCHISE Mode -
    3. POSITION LOCK ONLY - pick a position, Learn to play proper positional hockey. If you do your teammates will play there position IE AI teammates play better. Learn both sides of play DEFENSE and OFFENSE. Be in proper position and your AI team will reward you with some unreal passes and goals.
    4. SLIDERS - This one is tricky. depends on what you read. Many say stock sliders are great, some say they are too wonky. Im in the 2nd party. STOCK sliders are made for playing arcade END-to-END hockey(EASHL). Total garbage IMO. EASHL is a DEKE fest without real hockey being played. MY suggestion is find a set of sliders and adjust them to your liking.
    I read alot of these comments and far too many bashing this game have no idea how WRONG they are. Yes there are some issues that are unacceptable but not every game is perfect and there will always be some level of fixes that help. Your assesment of 20% of the sliders work is obviously 100% incorrect. Still hope this helps you out at least injoy this game a little bit.

    Franchise offline with the perfect sliders which fits to your game playing abilities are the real and only game mode to play. Real NHL, AHL schedule, Players development .... from my opinion the gameplay is very good if you took the right adjustments. The horse shoe of this game are the graphic details like extra Jersey creating for Teams, many missing Player Bio Pics, Goalie masks or creation, less Player likenesses. What I would add to the gameplay are more cut scenes, more statistics during the game ( actual hot and cold streaks, Point streaks, Player infos )
    I agree totally with you, it's a video game not real life but I like the gameplay with a few adjustments. It's the little things that could add to the game that are easy to add. It's just their laziness that frustrates me.
    Love Franchise mode, big changes that seem simple to add would be:
    - A flipping Boxscore to see other game results!!!!!
    - An All-star game! Or, a list let user know who made it and then an icon of the achievement attached to the player!
    - GM stats
    More I'm sure I'd like but top 3 for sure.
    They used to have an all-star game during franchise mode but took it out as well as other thing.They had the 3 stars come out for a skate around,real masks, and real coaches.
    MizzouRah
    Oh man I miss the 3 stars of the game skate around!

    Yeah, we asked for 3 stars and they mislead it with 3s.
    We asked for Don and they heard Dog Lol
    "You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator." - Lisa Simpson
    That's EA's take on how those of us that have been with this series, since the beginning, don't have much of a factor in what's actually hockey and what's supposed to be displayed in a hockey video game series. Minority rules, whist the majority has to suffer to what the least common denominator demands.
    Badger29
    Love Franchise mode, big changes that seem simple to add would be:
    - A flipping Boxscore to see other game results!!!!!
    - An All-star game! Or, a list let user know who made it and then an icon of the achievement attached to the player!
    - GM stats
    More I'm sure I'd like but top 3 for sure.

    2020 and we still dont have all the games boxscores. I still cant believe that.

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