EA SPORTS™ NHL® 24’s all-new gameplay features bring authentic on-ice action to life. Experience the rush and fatigue of a high-pressure game with the Exhaust Engine, where sustained pressure in the attack zone leads to new game-changing effects like goalie fatigue that slows the netminder’s reaction time the more they get worn down with offensive action; change the momentum with Physics-Based Contact as you break the glass and send players into the bench with big body checks; and get unparalleled player command with the new Vision Passing System and Total Control Skill Moves. Chel is more connected than ever with cross-play in all online team play modes, along with HUT Moments, which lets you recreate classic moments in hockey history and today’s biggest plays. Adding an extra layer of authenticity, Flex Moments introduces 75+ new goal celebrations, and a wholly refreshed presentation complements an enriched crowd atmosphere that makes playing the game feel like you’re at the game.
Feel the intensity of hockey with all new gameplay features that dial up the pressure, physicality, and control of authentic on-ice action in NHL 24.
A complete revamp of the Chel gameplay experience that rewards extended offensive events and attack zone time, adding a dynamic new layer of authenticity and excitement to the game.
Sustained Pressure System
The offensive team can now earn a serious new advantage with the Sustained Pressure System. If players can keep the pressure on in the attack zone, they’ll trigger the Sustained Pressure perk, which lowers their opponent’s attributes for a limited time and opens up more room for them to move and set up plays.
Goalie Fatigue System
Thanks to the new Goalie Fatigue System, the longer you can keep up the pressure, the more tired your opponent’s goalie will get. Fatigue affects the netminder’s ability to react to shots as they get worn down over time, and upwards of 75 new goalie animations help bring this in-game storyline to life.
Overhauled physics and animations revolutionize physical contact and deliver realistic body checks like never before. New rag-doll and animation-based reactions create big moments at any point in the game. Plus, bigger checks open up more turnover opportunities, but if you don’t connect, you’ll be left out of position, adding a new layer of risk-reward gameplay. And yes, for those that like to get physical, you can now break the glass and send your opponent into the bench.
TOTAL CONTROL SKILL MOVES
A complete refresh of the control setup makes using highlight-reel moves more intuitive and accessible. Plus, we’ve added a new ability to fake, pass, or deke out of every move, opening up a whole new level of creativity and strategy for players.
VISION PASSING SYSTEM
A re-mapping of face buttons to your teammates, along with new visual iconography above pass receivers, allows for more direct passing and the ability to pass anywhere at any time on the ice. In addition, One Touch Passing lets you quickly move the puck around the ice and capitalize on big opportunities by tapping the pass button as the puck is in transit. All of this empowers more creative and authentic passing exchanges.
Players who start playing NHL 24 on PlayStation®4 or Xbox One will be able to transfer their HUT Team value and progress to the next generation of their respective platforms in PlayStation®5 or Xbox Series X|S. This migration means that within the NHL 24 title:
- Players can protect 20 player items + Coach in their current lineup and transfer those over to a new console.
- Once content is transferred from PlayStation®4 to PlayStation®5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X, that content on Gen4 will be converted to untradable for security reasons.
- Any coins and items remaining in your collection will be given a similar value in Tradeable Packs to start on your new generation account.