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NHL 21 Patch 1.1 Available For PlayStation 4, Later For Xbox One - Patch Notes

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NHL 21 Patch 1.1 Available For PlayStation 4, Later For Xbox One - Patch Notes

NHL 21 game update 1.1 is available now for PlayStation 4 users, Xbox One users will have to wait a bit longer. Once it is available, we will update this post.

It’s a small update, check out the patch notes below.

  • Fixed an issue where HUT and Creation Zone icons would be missing on the PlayStation 4, when going into game prior to the full game installing
  • Fixed issues where the skating style preview animations weren’t displaying the slider adjustments properly
  • Fixed a case where sometimes poke checks would not go the direction intended
  • Fixed an issue with defensive skill stick tripping logic
  • Fixed an issue where a user would sometimes crash when purchasing an item in the auction house
  • Fixed World of CHEL stability issues found in post game UI

For those of you that missed out on the NHL 21 gameplay changes, updates and improvements since the technical test, all of the updates listed here, were implemented in the previous patch.

We also posted our NHL 21 review, earlier this week. So make sure to give it a read.

NHL 21 has taken strides forward in some areas that lagged in the past. Be A Pro received much-needed changes and is the first innovative offline mode in the series since the implementation of the expansion draft. It may still end up feeling repetitive, but it feels fresh and could rejuvenate that aspect of the game. Franchise mode’s new coaching options are a good update, but they’re only a superficial change. However, the new interactions on trade deadline day are enough to satisfy me.

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  1. Sauce12
    Wow, that's it? Quite a tiny list. What about all the problems in franchise mode? What about the new Senators and Knights jerseys?

    The game came out 4 days ago....
    I know everyone on OS is a programmer, but things still need to be tested and validated before they're pushed live. This is obviously just a hotfix.
    Freakywwe
    The game came out 4 days ago....
    I know everyone on OS is a programmer, but things still need to be tested and validated before they're pushed live. This is obviously just a hotfix.

    I always laugh when people give an answer like this. The franchise glitches are glaring and one single test play through before release could have discovered them in less than 20 minutes. Plus most of the things that are broken were t broken last year.
    Instead of making a comment like this maybe EA Vancouver could fire up a franchise a week before release and sim a full season. Just saying.
    Therebelyell626
    I always laugh when people give an answer like this. The franchise glitches are glaring and one single test play through before release could have discovered them in less than 20 minutes. Plus most of the things that are broken were t broken last year.
    Instead of making a comment like this maybe EA Vancouver could fire up a franchise a week before release and sim a full season. Just saying.

    To be fair, there are so many glitches in franchise, that I can definitely see why it would take a while to fix. I think I have seen a bug in just about every aspect
    Therebelyell626
    I always laugh when people give an answer like this. The franchise glitches are glaring and one single test play through before release could have discovered them in less than 20 minutes. Plus most of the things that are broken were t broken last year.
    Instead of making a comment like this maybe EA Vancouver could fire up a franchise a week before release and sim a full season. Just saying.

    That's cute of you to assume, but the game has been ready to be published for weeks. They can't just "Make a fix". They don't choose the release date or even what to work on, this comes from suits. I'm sure they did find the bugs before launch. Fixing them? It's a different story.
    "Plus most of the things broken weren't broken last year"
    This just goes to show how little you know of what you're talking about lol. Welcome to coding
    Sauce12
    Wow, that's it? Quite a tiny list. What about all the problems in franchise mode? What about the new Senators and Knights jerseys?

    I bet that they will not update in Franchise mode. The past showed that.
    CujoMatty
    Any impressions? Does anything change much gameplay wise? I'm so happy with gameplay that I'm super scared to download this patch.

    Well, according to many, the neutral zone pressure completely disappeared. Reverting the game back to being NHL20.2
    If you have any confirmation of this, lemme know as Im trying to figure out whether i want to get this or not.
    onlybygrace
    Well, according to many, the neutral zone pressure completely disappeared. Reverting the game back to being NHL20.2
    If you have any confirmation of this, lemme know as Im trying to figure out whether i want to get this or not.

    4 post-patch games. My experience: not seeing this at all.
    mkharsh33
    4 post-patch games. My experience: not seeing this at all.

    Funny thing is...after all your bitching over the last several years...you are the one i feel like i can trust lolol
    Thats comforting.
    Now Im wondering why some are seeing it and some arent.
    Maybe its a problem akin to the mysterious comeback AI conspiracy.
    The patch didn't alter gameplay. Tuner 1.01 has been live since launch. I've never played tuner 1.00 and gameplay has felt the same. Neutral zone pressure is certainly present...
    onlybygrace
    Funny thing is...after all your bitching over the last several years...you are the one i feel like i can trust lolol
    Thats comforting.
    Now Im wondering why some are seeing it and some arent.
    Maybe its a problem akin to the mysterious comeback AI conspiracy.

    My bitching is always for legitimate reasons... :)
    onlybygrace
    Funny thing is...after all your bitching over the last several years...you are the one i feel like i can trust lolol
    Thats comforting.
    Now Im wondering why some are seeing it and some arent.
    Maybe its a problem akin to the mysterious comeback AI conspiracy.

    Has to do with the "speed glitch" that's been present since this generation of NHL games where your sliders can play drastically different without touching a slider. When the game is in this state, everything is crisp, fluid, perfect, fast like the online defaults. I'm assuming the NZ pressure is there but it's just so easy to beat on default settings.
    Since I had the time to test this out this past weekend, I noticed that games where my sliders were playing true, I was seeing lots of NZ pressure like before and made me not totally regret buying 21. Had some really fun, dynamic, awesome games of 21 that I was seeing before the patch. When the speed glitch was present and everything was sped up and perfect, I was blowing by defenders so maybe the pressure was there but it wasn't effective at all, making me believe the pressure was gone.
    I don't think people are crazy for experiencing this. I'm not an ice-tilter or comeback code guy, but I am a huge slider/offline guy that really likes to alter the sliders to get my preferred gameplay. I can assure you, the game was drastically easier when my sliders were not being adhered too and it probably resulted in me feeling the lack of pressure rather than the attempted pressure not being there if that makes sense.
    Probably don't need to discredit people (not saying you are) for experiencing different things when playing when it's well-known that this game has many under-the-hood issues that result in sliders not playing true without changing a single setting. The closer you play to default and the more casual of an NHL gamer you are, the less you probably experience the "speed glitch" issues.
    HipNotiiC_x
    Has to do with the "speed glitch" that's been present since this generation of NHL games where your sliders can play drastically different without touching a slider. When the game is in this state, everything is crisp, fluid, perfect, fast like the online defaults. I'm assuming the NZ pressure is there but it's just so easy to beat on default settings.
    Since I had the time to test this out this past weekend, I noticed that games where my sliders were playing true, I was seeing lots of NZ pressure like before and made me not totally regret buying 21. Had some really fun, dynamic, awesome games of 21 that I was seeing before the patch. When the speed glitch was present and everything was sped up and perfect, I was blowing by defenders so maybe the pressure was there but it wasn't effective at all, making me believe the pressure was gone.
    I don't think people are crazy for experiencing this. I'm not an ice-tilter or comeback code guy, but I am a huge slider/offline guy that really likes to alter the sliders to get my preferred gameplay. I can assure you, the game was drastically easier when my sliders were not being adhered too and it probably resulted in me feeling the lack of pressure rather than the attempted pressure not being there if that makes sense.
    Probably don't need to discredit people (not saying you are) for experiencing different things when playing when it's well-known that this game has many under-the-hood issues that result in sliders not playing true without changing a single setting. The closer you play to default and the more casual of an NHL gamer you are, the less you probably experience the "speed glitch" issues.

    How often do you see this glitch and what can be done without changing sliders? I saw someone mention saving you sliders to a new preset? Any ideas?
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    CardsNation8412
    How often do you see this glitch and what can be done without changing sliders? I saw someone mention saving you sliders to a new preset? Any ideas?
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I saw that solution as well, and I must say that since I've saved to a new preset and have made to sure to not touch it at all, that I haven't seen the speed glitch since. I played three games last night, all three felt like the sliders were being respected by the game, and my final game was just awesome. never had that much fun on an EA NHL game before. I even created a box score in my slider post because of it.
    I do make sure to close all apps and even hard power cycle my xbox before playing NHL. For whatever reason, this seemed to remedy the glitch in 20 fairly consistently, and I've just kept doing it on 21 with good results. As long as NHL is your first played game, I haven't seen any speed glitches since I've made sure to use this technique. Also, when playing Play Now, I NEVER use the "rematch" button as I feel like I get the speed glitch when I do that. Always back out and start a new game.
    Could all be placebo, could all work, who knows...but I just played my best feeling game on 21 last night so the speed glitch was for sure the culprit to me seeing bad gameplay post-patch, I just mistakenly took the issues as a result of the patch.

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