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NHL 24 Update 1.40: Bug Fixes, Gameplay Enhancements, and More – Download Now!

NHL 24 Update 1.40 has been released for all platforms and is now available for download on PC. The update brings several bug fixes, improvements, and patch notes. The file size may vary depending on the gaming platform you are using. So if you’re playing NHL 24, make sure to update to version 1.40 to experience the latest enhancements and fixes.

Gameplay

Goalie X-Factors:

  • Goalie X-Factor: LIGHT WORK now provides additional benefits. It now boosts Goalie Precision against Wrist Shots/Snap Shots and any shots within 20ft of the net.
  • Goalie X-Factor: EXTRA PADDING now provides additional benefits. It now boosts Goalie Precision against Slap Shots and any shots beyond 25ft of the net.
  • Goalie X-Factor: WHIRLWIND now gives players more reasons to equip this Zone Ability. It has increased the Teammate Energy boost.
  • Goalie X-Factor: HANDLED IT has been updated to provide more gameplay benefit by increasing the Teammate Energy boost.
  • Goalie X-Factor: ENERGIZER has been updated to provide more gameplay benefit by increasing the Teammate Energy boost.

Goalie Size Balancing:

  • In response to community feedback, smaller goalies now have more incentive to be used. Save Reach is now scaled by the height of the goalie. Smaller goalies will receive less penalty when making far-reaching saves, while larger goalies will receive a higher penalty.
  • Save Reach scaling is currently only enabled when Light Work or Extra Padding is equipped.

User Goalie Save Accuracy:

  • User goalies who are square to the puck now have increased accuracy when making saves with a high Precision score. Precision score is influenced by various factors such as attributes, screen, fatigue, and reach.
  • When the user goalie is square to the puck and requires less reach to make a save, a bonus is applied to the Precision score.
  • When the user goalie is out of position and needs to make far-reaching saves, a penalty is applied to the Precision score.

Push Checks in Front of Net:

  • To improve defending in close proximity to the crease, the defending team can now push check and knock down their opponents within 20ft of the net with reduced risk of drawing an interference penalty.
  • However, multiple push checks within a short time frame, regardless of distance to the net, can still result in a Cross Check penalty.

Other Improvements:

  • Added new goalie save animations for quick saves to the glove and five hole.
  • Adjusted goalie save animations when diving to their glove side to keep the blocker higher.
  • Players can now perform the Jump on Boards celebration if it triggers while along the boards.
  • Fixed a rare crash bug that could occur when taking a slapshot.
  • Fixed an issue where skaters would accelerate faster than expected while preparing for a Shoulder Check.
  • Goalies will now transition into the proper stance when coming off the post in the VH stance, allowing them to make quicker saves from shots from the corner.

Be a Pro

  • Fixed an issue where the coach could tell the user goalie that they are not meeting expectations even if the user has good stats.
  • Fixed an issue where saving changes in Edit Player reset the play-by-play name to A.J.

Presentation

  • HUT (Hockey Ultimate Team) – Player Card is now present during Flex Moment goal celebrations.
  • Classic Goal Celebrations – Players can now celebrate by jumping into the boards during classic goal celebrations when close to the boards.
  • Classic Goal Celebrations – Celebrations now trigger more immediately after button press.

World of Chel

  • Fixed an issue where the user’s goalie settings do not persist through title reboot in World of CHEL.
  • Fixed an issue where users cannot assign Alternate Captaincy in Club Members.
  • Fixed an issue where the Club Finals records are not being displayed correctly with the new Finals playoff structure.
  • Fixed an issue where Ones Eliminator and Threes Eliminator modes were not accessible during Club Finals leaderboard auditing.
  • Fixed an issue where the World of CHEL Club Finals Elimination Retry pop-up only triggered on exiting and re-entering World of CHEL, not in the Dressing Room after elimination.
  • Fixed a failed to retrieve data (FRTD) issue that users were encountering when entering the World of CHEL store.
  • Fixed an issue where being a Special Character in the Dressing Room and previewing items in the World of CHEL Store would cause the avatar to break when returning to the Dressing Room.
  • Fixed an issue where the goal celebration preview button was nonfunctional in the item preview screen in Battle Pass & World of CHEL store.
  • Fixed an issue where some users with EA Play subscriptions couldn’t view or receive EA Play incentive offers in the WOC Store.
  • Fixed an issue where the purchase text was missing for EA Play Membership Chel Coin Rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where the EA Play Rewards headers were missing in the World of CHEL Store.
  • Fixed unlocalized text that was present in the World of CHEL Store descriptions.
  • Fixed the Great Britain Player Banner Background so it shows the correct flag.
  • Fixed an issue where users would lose functionality when trying to open the Battle Pass after completing an online World of CHEL game.
  • Fixed an issue where EASHL matchmaking would change to the Finding Opponent step even if the user doesn’t find any Teammates.
  • Fixed an issue where Matchmaking wouldn’t advance to Finding Opponent after five seconds when skater positions of a dressing room are filled.
  • Fixed an issue where users could hear the opponent’s VOIP in the pre-game matchup screen for EASHL game modes.
  • Fixed an issue where a customized club jersey logo color wasn’t displaying correctly in the game.
  • Fixed an issue where a Clubs Away logo wasn’t brought into gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue where the Jersey preview was not correct after one club changed jersey selection in the EASHL matchup screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the default player equipment didn’t appear correctly in Club Identity.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes show players wearing the Anaheim Ducks jerseys when returning to the dressing room after a game.
  • Presentation – NIS Logic – Intro/Outro – Special character player classes are no longer cut off in the Clear Player Intro.
  • Fixed a rare crash that would sometimes occur when quitting the match after puck drop.

Hockey Ultimate Team

Various UI fixes.

Uniforms

  • Added or updated the following uniforms in NHL 24:
  • NHL: New York Rangers Third
  • All-Star Uniforms
  • AHL: Calgary Wranglers Third, Colorado Eagles Third, Utica Comets Third
  • ECHL: Utah Grizzlies Third
  • Canadian Hockey League: North Bay Battalion Third and Fourth, Halifax Mooseheads Third, Prince Albert Raiders Third, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Third Gameplay Updates: Goalie X-Factors
  • Community feedback has indicated that certain Goalie X-Factor Zone Abilities don’t provide enough incentive to use. This has led to players feeling like they have limited choice when assigning Goalie X-Factors. In response to this feedback, several Goalie X-Factors have been updated to provide more gameplay benefits.

Goalie X-Factor: LIGHT WORK

  • Added a boost to Goalie Precision vs Wrist Shots/Snap Shots.
  • Added a boost to Goalie Precision vs any shot within 20ft of the net.

Goalie X-Factor: EXTRA PADDING

  • Added a boost to Goalie Precision vs Slap Shots.
  • Added a boost to Goalie Precision vs any shot further than 25ft of the net.

Goalie X-Factor: WHIRLWIND

  • Increased the Teammate Energy boost of the Zone Ability.

Goalie X-Factor: HANDLED IT

  • Increased the Teammate Energy boost of the Zone Ability.

Goalie X-Factor: ENERGIZER

  • Increased the Teammate Energy boost of the Zone Ability.

Goalie Size Balancing:

  • Community feedback has also highlighted that there isn’t enough incentive to use smaller goalies over larger ones. Larger goalies feel like they cover more physical space and are harder to score on. To address this issue, the following changes have been made:
  • Save Reach is now scaled by the height of the goalie.
  • Smaller goalies will receive a less severe penalty when making far Reaching Saves.
  • Larger goalies will receive a higher penalty when making far Reaching Saves.
  • Currently, Save Reach scaling is only enabled when Light Work or Extra Padding is equipped.

User Goalie Save Accuracy:

  • Based on community feedback, user goalies who are square to the puck were found to be too inaccurate at making saves, leading to pucks squeaking through. On the other hand, user goalies who are out of position were making too many highly accurate reaching saves. To address this imbalance, the following changes have been made:
  • Increased the maximum accuracy of a user goalie when making saves with a high Precision score. The Precision score is calculated when attempting a save and is influenced by multiple factors such as attributes, screen, fatigue, reach, etc.
  • Increased the bonus applied to the Precision score when a user goalie is square to the puck and requires less reach to make a save.
  • Increased the penalty applied to the Precision score when a user goalie is out of position and required to make far-reaching saves.

Push Checks in Front of Net:

  • Another issue raised by the community was the increased chance of penalties when performing push checks in front of the net. Defensemen wanted a way to clear the net, allowing for better defending in close proximity to the crease to prevent screens, deflections, and tap-ins. To address this, the following changes have been implemented:
  • The defending team can now push check and knock down their opponent within 20ft of the net with reduced risk of drawing an interference penalty.
  • However, multiple push checks within a short time frame, regardless of the distance to the net, can still result in a Cross Check penalty.

Other Improvements:

  • Aside from the aforementioned updates, the following improvements have also been made:
  • Added new goalie save animations for quick saves to the glove and five-hole.
  • Adjusted goalie save animations when diving to their glove side to keep the blocker higher.
  • Players can now perform the Jump on Boards celebration if it triggers while they are along the boards.
  • Fixed a rare crash bug that could occur when taking a slapshot.
  • Fixed an issue where skaters would accelerate faster than expected while preparing for a Shoulder Check.
  • Goalies will now transition into the proper stance when coming off the post in the VH stance, allowing them to make quicker saves from shots from the corner.

Be a Pro Updates:

  • Fixed an issue where the coach could tell the user goalie that they are not meeting expectations even if the user has good stats. Additionally, fixed an issue where saving changes in Edit Player reset the play-by-play name to A.J.

Presentation Updates:

  • HUT – Player Card is now present during Flex Moment goal celebrations. Classic Goal Celebrations have also been improved. Players can now celebrate by jumping into the boards during classic goal celebrations when close to the boards. Celebrations now trigger more immediately after the button press.

World of Chel Updates:

  • Fixed an issue where the user’s goalie settings don’t persist through title reboot in World of CHEL.
  • Fixed an issue where users cannot assign Alternate Captaincy in Club Members.
  • Fixed an issue where the Club Finals records are not being displayed correctly with the new Finals playoff structure.
  • Fixed issues related to Ones Eliminator and Threes Eliminator modes not being accessible during Club Finals leaderboard auditing.
  • Fixed an issue where the World of CHEL Club Finals Elimination Retry pop-up only triggered on exiting and re-entering World of CHEL, not in the Dressing Room after elimination.
  • Addressed a failed to retrieve data (FRTD) issue that users were encountering when entering the World of CHEL store.
  • Fixed an issue where being a Special Character in the Dressing Room and previewing items in the World of CHEL Store would cause the avatar to break when returning to the Dressing Room.
  • Fixed an issue where the goal celebration preview button was nonfunctional in the item preview screen in Battle Pass & World of CHEL store.
  • Fixed issues related to EA Play subscriptions, including users not being able to view or receive EA Play incentive offers in the WOC Store, missing purchase text for EA Play Membership Chel Coin Rewards, and missing EA Play Rewards headers in the World of CHEL Store.
  • Fixed unlocalized text that was present in the World of CHEL Store descriptions.
  • Fixed the Great Britain Player Banner Background so it shows the correct flag.
  • Fixed issues where users would lose functionality when trying to open the Battle Pass after completing an online World of CHEL game, EASHL matchmaking not advancing to Finding Opponent step, users hearing the opponent’s VOIP in the pre-game matchup screen for EASHL game modes, and more.
  • Fixed various issues related to club customization, jersey selections, and player equipment discrepancies.
  • Improved the logic and presentation of NIS (Non-Interactive Sequences) in Intro/Outro to prevent special character player classes from being cut off.
  • Addressed a rare crash that could occur when quitting the match after puck drop.

Hockey Ultimate Team Updates:
Various UI fixes have been implemented.

Uniform Updates:

  • The following uniforms have been added or updated in NHL 24:

NHL:

  • New York Rangers Third
  • All-Star Uniforms

AHL:

  • Calgary Wranglers Third
  • Colorado Eagles Third
  • Utica Comets Third

ECHL:

Canadian Hockey League:

  • North Bay Battalion Third and Fourth
  • Halifax Mooseheads Third
  • Prince Albert Raiders Third
  • Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Third

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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