EA Sports latest news features more community Q & A as well as EASHL Customization videos that show the amount of amazing detail you can customize your players.  There 200 new facial models, growing beards, authentic equipment, color customization and more, checkout the gameplay videos and full info below:

NHL 16 | EASHL Goalie Customization

 

NHL 16 | EASHL Player Customization

 

When is the NHL 16 EASHL beta?

The EASHL beta hits the ice on July 30 and ends on August 6! This will be your first and only chance to play EASHL before the game launches in September.

Is the beta open to everyone?

The NHL 16 EASHL beta is available to NHL 15 owners.

For players who own NHL 15 on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4 – Jump into NHL 15 starting July 30 and you’ll see a new panel in the main menu hub to download the NHL 16 EASHL Beta. A copy of NHL 15 is required to initially access the beta but is not required after you have successfully downloaded as the beta will be accessible directly from your console hard drive.

For players who own NHL 15 on either Xbox 360 or PS3 If you ownNHL 15 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and have upgraded your console to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you can opt-in here for a chance to receive a beta code. You must opt-in by July 25 at 11:59 AM PT. If selected, you will receive an access code through your EA/Origin account email on July 30. Once selected, if you receive the wrong platform code, please contact EA customer support at help.ea.com

*Must be 18+. Internet connection, Origin Account, and Xbox One or PlayStation 4 Console required to participate.

What platforms is the beta available on?

The beta is only available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you own NHL 15 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and have upgraded your console to PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you can opt-in here for a chance to receive a beta code. You must opt-in by July 25 at 11:59 AM PT for a chance to receive a code.

When will the beta end?

The beta concludes on August 6, 2015. Exact time will vary by platform and by region.

How big will the download be?

On Xbox One and PS4, the download will be about 5 GB.

What time will the beta be available to download on July 30?

Exact time will vary by platform and by region.

Can I pre-load the beta?

You cannot pre-load the beta.

Is there player progression in EASHL?

What we learned through research and fan feedback is that fans wanted an even playing field so that team and player skill would be the determining factor in who wins hockey games. With the new EASHL, we’re removing the progression grind, which many of you told us created an unbalanced online experience, in favor of a new player class system. You now choose to play as specialized player classes that have their own strengths and weaknesses. Player skill and your ability to play as a team will now be the determining factor in who wins and loses hockey games.

How many players can play a game?

EASHL supports from 2 to 6 players on each team, for a total of 12 user controlled players on the ice.

Is there a place where I can give feedback on the beta?

Yes! We are still in the process of tuning gameplay for EASHL and want your feedback. You can fill out a gameplay survey here. – available July 30.

Will I be able to customize my player or goalie in the beta?

Yes. You will be able to create a custom player in the EASHL beta. You will be able to edit a player or goalie’s general information, appearance, and equipment. Any creation or customization in the beta does not carry over to the full game. For more information on EASHL customization click here.

Will my player and team stats carry over to the main game?

Player and team stats will not carry over to the main game when NHL 16 launches in September. However, individual & team skills you learn through this beta will!

Will I have to re-create my team when NHL 16 launches on September 15?

Teams created in the beta will not carry over to NHL 16.

Does a team need to have a full lineup to play a game?

No, you can play an EASHL game without a full lineup and as little as 2 human controlled players. In those circumstances, AI will take control of non-human controlled players.

How do I find a team to play on?

We have created a community forum thread to help individuals eligible for the beta find players or teams.

I have NHL 15 through EA Access, can I still join the EASHL beta?

Yes. If you are an EA Access member, jump into NHL 15 starting July 30 and you’ll see a new panel in the main menu to download the NHL 16 EASHL Beta.

As always we will provide you with the latest NHL 16 EASHL news as it breaks here at SGO!