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January NHL 22 Patch Has Arrived, Adding IIHF Teams, Gameplay, Roster Sharing Fixes & More - Patch Notes

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January NHL 22 Patch Has Arrived, Adding IIHF Teams, Gameplay, Roster Sharing Fixes & More - Patch Notes

The January NHL 22 patch is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 PM ET. Fans can take their favorite Men’s and Women’s IIHF teams through an authentic World Championship experience.

UPDATE: (1-27) The patch is available now. Starting today, players can take the ice with female icons such as Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin and Natalie Spooner; Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne-Schofield, and many more across a number of modes.

The IIHF Men’s World Championship is also now playable as part of this latest update. Sixteen international men’s teams and ten international women’s teams have been added to NHL 22, each of which is playable in a variety of game modes, including Play Now, Online VS, Threes Now and Shootout, along with their respective World Championship modes. The IIHF Men’s and Women’s teams follow the introduction of the prestigious IIHF World Junior Championship, which was added last month alongside various federations, logos and uniforms being available in Ultimate Team and World of Chel.

The Men’s and Women’s IIHF World Championship teams will be available in Play Now, Online Versus, Threes Now, and Offline/Online Shootouts.

The update will also feature fixes for gameplay, presentation, World of Chel, Franchise Mode, roster sharing and more. Check out the patch notes below.

General

  • International ruleset gamestyle tuning
  • Blocked passes stat tracking fix
  • Disabled manual one timer when celebrating after a goal

Gameplay

  • Fixed a few cases where hits were not resulting in interference calls
  • Fixed various interception animations where the puck was able to go under the stick since it wasn’t flush to the ice
  • Fixed a couple cases where the puck was slipping underneath players unintentionally when performing a diving pokecheck
  • Various stick in physics improvements
  • Improved goalie post behavior when the puck is near side of the net and at sharp angles
  • Improved goalie puck tracking when the puck is behind the net
  • Tuned defensive deflections to stop/take off more speed more consistently

Presentation

  • X-factor ability indicator active and used state tuning

World of Chel

  • Added additional content into WoC for upcoming Chel challenges. Check back often to collect the latest cool new content.
  • Fixed several issues where text color was not visible against the background
  • Fixed an issue where opening and closing Accessibility options would briefly show the World of Chel hub tabs during the post matchup dressing room
  • Fixed an issue where clubs info would be shown during the loading screen for Drop-in games

Franchise Mode

  • Fix for when a team has the 1st overall pick on the trade block after winning the Draft Lottery and a Franchise potential player is available
  • Fix for the contract expiry status not updating on the contract offer overlay when changing the Years offered
  • Fix for when scouts not appearing correctly when viewing their scout card or offering a contract
  • Misc UI fixes

Be a Pro

  • Fix for the Be a Pro player’s jersey number not updating right away when switching the preferred jersey number
  • Save/Load
  • Fix for Franchise & BAP files not saving when over the max file size for the PlayStation®4 console

Roster Sharing

  • Fix for not being able to use numbers when naming roster files
  • Added the ability to edit the Shoot/Pass bias attribute for existing real life players

Hockey Ultimate Team

  • Fixed an issue in HUT Rush where user was not able to see points awarded for scoring a goal
  • Various fixes to Hockey Roots item assets
  • Various UI fixes

Art

Updated the following Center Ice layouts

  • Updated Chicago Blackhawks United Center logo
  • Updated Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center text to be black not green
  • Updated Wichita Thunder (ECHL) Center Ice design

Equipment

  • Added Goalie Set True L12.2
  • Added Player Gloves Bauer Vapor 2X Pro
  • Added Player Skates CCM Jetspeed FT4
  • Added Player Stick CCM Jetspeed FT4
  • Added Player Stick CCM RibcorTrigger 6 Pro
  • Added Player Stick CCM Super Tacks AS4

Uniforms

The following uniforms have been added or updated in NHL 22

NHL

  • Minnesota Wild Winter Classic
  • New Jersey Devils Alternate
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Alternate
  • St. Louis Blues Winter Classic
  • AHL
  • San Diego Gulls Alternate

ECHL

  • Utah Grizzlies Alternate

Canadian Hockey League

  • Red Deer Rebels Alternate
  • Vancouver Giants Alternate

Liiga

  • Tampareen Ilves Home and Away
  • Jyväskylä JYP Home and Away
  • KalPa Kuopio Home and Away
  • Lahtden Pelicans Home, Away and Alternate
  • Tappara Tampere Home and Away
  • TPS Turku Home and Away
  • Vaasan Sport Home and Away

National League

  • EHC Biel Home and Away
  • EV Zug Home and Away
  • Geneve-Servette Home and Away
  • HC Ambri Piotta Home and Away
  • HC Davos Home and Away
  • HC Fribourg-Gotteron Home and Away
  • HC Lugano Home and Away
  • Lausanne HC Home and Away
  • Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Home and Away
  • SC Bern Home and Away
  • SCL Tigers Home and Away
  • ZSC Lions Home and Away

SHL

  • Djurgarden IF Alternate
  • Farjestad BK Home and Away
  • IK Oskarshamn Home and Away
  • Linkoping HC Home and Away
  • Orebro HK Home, Away and Alternate
  • Rogle BK Home and Away
  • Timra IK Home and Away

HockeyAllsvenskan

  • AIK Home and Away
  • Almtuna IS Home and Away
  • BIK Karlskoga Home and Away
  • HC Vita Hasten Home and Away
  • HV71 Home and Away
  • IF Bjorkloven Home and Away
  • IF Troja-Ljungby Home and Away
  • Kristianstads IK Home and Away
  • MODO Hockey Home and Away
  • Mora IK Home and Away
  • Sodertalje SK Home and Away
  • Tingsryds AIF Home and Away
  • Vasteras IK Home and Away
  • Vasterviks IK Home and Away

Improvements

  • Updated Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena Murals
  • Added Kraken 32 banner to Seattle Kraken’s Climate Pledge Arena
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  1. Apologies for my ignorance, but have we ever been given a definitive answer on whether or not the patches/updates are applicable to Franchise Modes already in progress? If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it.
    I know most of the jersey and arena updates are linked to roster updates - would be really lame to have to restart a Franchise just to access the update and even more so to have to re-edit rosters again. That said, nice to see the new equipment and a few solid tuning changes.
    For the jersey updates, you can just use the updated roster in exhibition mode and the jerseys/arenas are available in your Franchise without having to start over.  Equipment isn’t tied to the roster update though, so that should be available.
    il82
    go nuts, these lazy people could only add true 12.2. It's like True L87, L20.2, CCM EFlex 5, Brians GNetik V and Bauer Supreme Mach don't exist at all.

    They are not lazy, they are busy. Busy to produce as many HUT cards they can. Unfortunately they do not take much time to work for Franchise mode things.
    il82
    go nuts, these lazy people could only add true 12.2. It's like True L87, L20.2, CCM EFlex 5, Brians GNetik V and Bauer Supreme Mach don't exist at all.

    bare minimum effort to say "true pads in the game" lol. I'm fine with sticking with 22. EA needs to stop be rewarded for these efforts.
    Snoopy01
    Is there a way to get an international tournament with world countries like the Olympics or World Hockey tournaments (not world juniors).

    This new patch will add the Men and Women's World Championships.
    Thanks,,,
    What about fixing the slap shot from the blue line by the AI.
    Any word on that.....
    Hopefully to get the fixes it doesn't bugger up some hard and long work done it took to get the sliders in a good place for us.
    Snoopy01
    Thanks,,,
    What about fixing the slap shot from the blue line by the AI.
    Any word on that.....
    Hopefully to get the fixes it doesn't bugger up some hard and long work done it took to get the sliders in a good place for us.

    I would *hope* that the pass/shoot bias attribute *should* fix this.
    I'm just looking forward to a potential fix on short side goals. Way too easy to walk out from behind the net and beat the goalie.
    johnnydrum
    Took me since November to "finally" get this game "playable"----(my slider set is here btw if any one is struggling like i was... )
    https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/ea-sports-nhl-sliders/995405-super-star-most-certainly-easier-than-all-star.html
    So I am that worried about the NEW Patch causing the Game to step backwards (again), I have disconnected my PS4 from the internet until i read users feedback)

    Wait a sec...can a new patch affect your sliders? I finally got mine to a happy place, too...
    Fishbone Walker
    Wait a sec...can a new patch affect your sliders? I finally got mine to a happy place, too...

    It can and usually does....I'm nervous cause I've been loving my sliders lately.
    Fishbone Walker
    Wait a sec...can a new patch affect your sliders? I finally got mine to a happy place, too...

    Well.....sadly, previous Patches , while correcting some issues, caused far greater problems. A new patch may not "change" your sliders, but they can seriously change gameplay.
    HipNotiiC_x
    It can and usually does....I'm nervous cause I've been loving my sliders lately.

    Yes indeed, so as a precaution I have disabled my internet connection so i dont receive the patch automatically.
    HipNotiiC_x
    It can and usually does....I'm nervous cause I've been loving my sliders lately.

    With a few tweaks to your sliders I'm enjoying your sliders also as I don't use auto shooting .
    THESHAMISASHAME
    With a few tweaks to your sliders I'm enjoying your sliders also as I don't use auto shooting .

    haha I've long moved on from those days and haven't updated them on here. Glad you're liking those! I had to stop using auto-aim cause they just shoot at the pad 9/10 times...
    HipNotiiC_x
    haha I've long moved on from those days and haven't updated them on here. Glad you're liking those! I had to stop using auto-aim cause they just shoot at the pad 9/10 times...

    Could you post your updated sliders here some day. I have been using your sliders and made a couple of tweaks on them. They are best I have been using, but still I cant make cpu challenging enough. Only way to keep games tight is to make cpu score on their every shot, because they shoot like 10 times a came. I think it would make this situtation somewhat better to play season mode, so I could change cpu strategies. I just like franchise mode way too much.
    Basically biggest problem is that cpu is too bad at playing hockey, only thing they do well is finishing the puck in the net. Usually I have 12min offensive time and over 30 shots, cpu has 1-3min offensive time and 10 shots. Tried to change sliders all I can. Cpu is just too stupid, but I think this is a thing that you really can't fix with sliders.
    johnnydrum
    Yes indeed, so as a precaution I have disabled my internet connection so i dont receive the patch automatically.

    HipNotiiC_x
    haha I've long moved on from those days and haven't updated them on here. Glad you're liking those! I had to stop using auto-aim cause they just shoot at the pad 9/10 times...

    Hey any suggestions on toughing up goalies ? I'll post in your slider thread as everything but scoring unfolds nicely , things kinda of magically stop and start at times, yeah never use auto sim haha . Thanks
    At work and was wondering if anyone has anyone messed with the new Shoot/Pass bias attribute? Does it mean the AI will only shoot more from the slot or are you seeing shots from other spots in the offensive zone?
    Bartolo Colon
    Does anyone else not see the new Unis that were supposed to be added for NJ, PIT, MIN, and STL?

    Just checked offline "Play Now", they still have the old NJ alternate, with the white/red/green, not the new black "Jersey" jersey.
    The patch notes don't have them specific under HUT though, so a little confused there.
    But even if they are HUT-only, that's pretty stupid not to implement it in the rest of the game.
    *Note: I haven't checked HUT so some assumptions made -IF- it's in there.
    Snoopy01
    Has the update even been released yet?
    I don't see any changes on Xbox x, and if there is a download notification,,I haven't seen it.

    Just fired up my PS5 and am downloading a 2 GB patch, so it's at least out on there.
    Bartolo Colon
    Does anyone else not see the new Unis that were supposed to be added for NJ, PIT, MIN, and STL?

    Unfortunately they’re only on the newest roster file…
    I got a 5.63 GB patch on XSX.
    For the new uniforms all you have to do is make sure the latest roster is set to active. (you will be able to use them in current franchises)
    Bartolo Colon
    If I’m using a custom roster will it ever be available on it, or only newer rosters?

    As of right now only rosters started with todays file as it’s base will have the new uniforms. Unless ea drops another patch, previously created rosters won’t see them
    Adding the international woman's teams is a great addition to the game Imo. I did see a bug where the goalies do not have masks. No big deal but hurts the immursion.
    they got true equipment wrong, goalies pads have white texture, and the bottom of the pad has a rounded edge and not a straight edge its post to be a straight edge.
    and what else goalie monkey has all of the textures moddable and EA Sports got it all wrong.
    shoot and pass bias for players was disappointing all of the players are set at 7, I also kinda wish there was a slider too for the shoot and pass bias, does EA Sports not calibrate this for all players in league, nope they just leave at 7 and like no one would notice this.
    nolesfan69
    Adding the international woman's teams is a great addition to the game Imo. I did see a bug where the goalies do not have masks. No big deal but hurts the immursion.
    Saw this as well. It's been like that every game I tried with the women so far. Odd oversight considering it's one of the main draws of the patch from a casual perspective.
    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    SuperGoalies
    they got true equipment wrong, goalies pads have white texture, and the bottom of the pad has a rounded edge and not a straight edge its post to be a straight edge.
    and what else goalie monkey has all of the textures moddable and EA Sports got it all wrong.
    shoot and pass bias for players was disappointing all of the players are set at 7, I also kinda wish there was a slider too for the shoot and pass bias, does EA Sports not calibrate this for all players in league, nope they just leave at 7 and like no one would notice this.

    “Players set at 7”. Not true. Not sure what roster you have. I have gone threw several teams and that bias is not set at 7. Marner a 9, Matthews a 4 for example.
    This forum is starting to become a dumpster fire for complaints. Man oh man. Not sure if you guys are aware... BUT... This is not real life. Your holding a controller. Its a video game. Enjoy it.
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    I’m creating a team for my wife of all women and I can’t seem to add the women added in the patch to a create a team roster, does anybody know if such a thing is possible or are the women only available via IIHF?
    SonnyWest
    “Players set at 7”. Not true. Not sure what roster you have. I have gone threw several teams and that bias is not set at 7. Marner a 9, Matthews a 4 for example.
    This forum is starting to become a dumpster fire for complaints. Man oh man. Not sure if you guys are aware... BUT... This is not real life. Your holding a controller. Its a video game. Enjoy it.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    am using ea sports roster on January 27, just checked Austin Mathews is at 3, wow he shots a lot, I don't understand why is everyone else like at 6-12?
    :y11:
    JoeRodgers1175
    I’d be so ticked if I were an Isles fan. It’s like when FIFA 21 didn’t have Elland Road.

    I don't understand what the deal is. They added the new Red Wings arena (LCA) after NHL 17 released with a generic Detroit arena and it didn't even take long. If it's a sponsorship issue (USB holding things up) then make the new arena design and call it Islanders Arena or use some other generic name.
    CanuckJ
    I’m creating a team for my wife of all women and I can’t seem to add the women added in the patch to a create a team roster, does anybody know if such a thing is possible or are the women only available via IIHF?

    I'd guess it's not possible...there's definitely some limitations to where the game allows you to use the female players - basically, only against the other women's teams in the IIHF in Play Now, and in their own tournament mode. You can't even use them in practice mode. So it seems like not being able to access them for roster sharing is probably by design.
    There's also some difference to how the game plays with the women's teams - the physics seem toned down to where it's pretty much impossible to knock someone down, so you're definitely not going to see the over-the-top physical play you see in the other modes. I'm actually kind of curious what they did under-the-hood to create that effect (because the sliders visible to the user didn't change). So far I haven't seen a physical contact penalty other than holding and interference, which will still get called if you hit a player without the puck no matter how weak the hit is. Am concerned that with hitting tuned down as much as it is, that charging and boarding will be non-existent in these modes. Stick infractions are called like they are on the men's side.
    Edit: Okay, well....just saw an actual hit that knocked a player down. Clean, no penalty. So I guess it is in there, just a lot less common. Again, curious as to what they tweaked down under the hood.
    Also, while the gender references in the commentary have been good for the most part, I did catch a "Canada gets their man out of the box as they go back to full strength" just now. Oops. :google:
    bapgap
    I don't understand what the deal is. They added the new Red Wings arena (LCA) after NHL 17 released with a generic Detroit arena and it didn't even take long. If it's a sponsorship issue (USB holding things up) then make the new arena design and call it Islanders Arena or use some other generic name.

    Yep, it would be nice if they’d at least let us know why it hasn’t been added and what the plan is going forward.
    Keeen to find out whats been actually added (one poster has said that new patch now included Kaprizov play by play name?...wonder if it has corrected the "home announcers" only calling Austin Matthews and Pavel Buchnevich by thier numbers?)
    After spending 3 months getting the game playing at least "decent", I am very reluctant to download the NEW Patch in fear that it knocks it out of whack ...
    Can any users that have downloaded the patch let me know thier findings?
    You would be helping an old codger out!
    (PS4 Offline Season user/hockey history nerd)
    johnnydrum
    Keeen to find out whats been actually added (one poster has said that new patch now included Kaprizov play by play name?...wonder if it has corrected the "home announcers" only calling Austin Matthews and Pavel Buchnevich by thier numbers?)
    After spending 3 months getting the game playing at least "decent", I am very reluctant to download the NEW Patch in fear that it knocks it out of whack ...
    Can any users that have downloaded the patch let me know thier findings?
    You would be helping an old codger out!
    (PS4 Offline Season user/hockey history nerd)

    The True goalie equipment being in the game is a huge addition
    TNKNGM
    The True goalie equipment being in the game is a huge addition

    Keen to see it.
    Can anyone confirm as yet if the NEW PATCH knocks anything out of whack....I am so excited to see the new stuff, but Cowardly reluctant in fear that it messes up my current settings.
    Istorvir
    Apologies for my ignorance, but have we ever been given a definitive answer on whether or not the patches/updates are applicable to Franchise Modes already in progress? If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it.
    I know most of the jersey and arena updates are linked to roster updates - would be really lame to have to restart a Franchise just to access the update and even more so to have to re-edit rosters again. That said, nice to see the new equipment and a few solid tuning changes.

    Did you have any luck with this?
    Did they change something with the fog of war Player attribute/rating bars at the latest patch ? Started a new Franchise with fog of war on and saw that all attributes and rating bars from the NHL and most of AHL Players show all four bars. So means that their all is 100% visible. That wasn’t before the Patch. You needed to scout the NHL and AHL Player to get their real strength. Someone noticed the same ?
    MJ200
    is there a way to get rid of that weird sound effect when certain players shoot the puck?

    Nope. That about sums up what EA thinks of this game. It's NHL Hitz without the fun factor.
    SocialAssassin
    Has anyone tried playing as the ladies? In my game right now, both goalies are helmetless!

    It's a bug. At first I thought it was a 100% of the time thing because my first three games with those teams had the goalies without masks, but the fourth and several afterward had them.
    bcruise
    It's a bug. At first I thought it was a 100% of the time thing because my first three games with those teams had the goalies without masks, but the fourth and several afterward had them.

    They need ladies hair, because them gals have butch cuts and it looks hilarious.
    I must be on crack or something, so I updated my controller and decided to try 20 minutes goalie sliders just for ack of it, next thing... we are tied 1-1 after one. am using completely different from ones of 10 minutes. am gonna see second period is next. I couldn't tell if I ate a mushroom. XD!:y11:
    The newly inserted Kaprizov play by play audio is linked to the Roster update, not the Patch, so if you are half way through your Franchise or Season, it won't be audible in your current saved game.
    That is a real 'puck " to the b@lls'
    Yeah stuff tied to rosters is frustrating. Can't seem to get Penguins third to show up unless the latest online is set as my active. Still just playing play now with a custom roster until TrueSim drops for franchise. IIRC, I can start that with custom, set online as active, then the new jerseys will be there. But thinking I'm SOL for play now.

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