Hockey Ultimate Team in NHL 17 is introducing a new type of card set. Limited Time Sets allow players to unlock special items by completing the sets using collectables that are found in special packs during a specific event.
Each Limited Time Set has Novice, Epic, and Master Sets that allow players to trade in collectables for packs, players, or special edition player items.
The first Limited Time Set available in NHL 17 is the World Cup of Hockey Set. This set is available until October 1, and it contains seven subsets. Five of these subsets feature special edition World Cup of Hockey player items, and these items can only be unlocked through the World Cup of Hockey Set.
Novice Sets allow players to trade in a collectable for either a random 88 overall rare gold player or a special World Cup of Hockey pack.
Four Epic Sets are available in the World Cup of Hockey Set. These sets allow players to unlock a 92 overall special edition World Cup of Hockey player item. These player items require two specific World Cup of Hockey collectables and 10 Gold collectables.
Here are the four Epic Sets available in the World Cup of Hockey Set:
- 92 Overall Curtis Joseph + Team Canada Collectable + Team Russia Collectable + 10 Gold Collectables
• 92 Overall Mike Modano + Team USA Collectable + Team Czech Republic Collectable + 10 Gold Collectables
• 92 Overall Doug Gilmour + Team North America Collectable + WCOH Team Europe Collectable + 10 Gold Collectables
• 92 Overall Jari Kurri + Team Finland Collectable + Team Sweden Collectable + 10 Gold Collectables
These Epic Sets can only be completed once. However, completing an Epic Set will unlock a Master Set collectable. These Master collectables can then unlock the Master Set.
The Master Set comes with a hefty reward, but it is the toughest set to complete. All four of the Epic Sets need to be completed to obtain the four Master collectables and the eight Carbon collectables needed for the Master Set. Once players get their hands on the items needed, they can unlock a 96 overall World Cup of Hockey Pavel Bure player item. The Master Set can only be completed once.
It remains to be seen what other Limited Time Sets will be introduced to NHL 17 this year or what events they will represent. In that respect, SGO will keep you posted.
In the meantime, players have until October 1 to get their hands on Pavel Bure and the rest of the elite players available as part of the World Cup of Hockey Set in HUT.
The World Cup of Hockey is already underway, and the tournament has seen its share of interesting storylines.
Will Team Canada go undefeated? After throttling the Czech Republic 6-0 on Saturday, they proved themselves to be the class of the tournament.
How will Team USA rebound after a crippling loss to Team Europe? Building their roster around grit and toughness in a tournament where the rest of the teams have built around speed and skill may have been a mistake.
Could the young guns from Team North America actually win this thing? Their 4-0 performance against Finland certainly suggests it’s a possibility.
Could Team Russia or Team Sweden mount a challenge to Team Canada? Both teams looked impressive in their opener against each other.
The answers to these burning questions will all be resolved before the tournament wraps up on October 1. In the meantime, check out this NHL 17 simulation of the World Cup of Hockey. EA has predicted a Canada – North America final, which would certainly be interesting: