NHL 18 Patch 1.05 Released, Details Inside

NHL 18

EA Sports has released the latest patch for NHL 18 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The patch features a number of updates to gameplay as well as some of the uniforms in the game. It also adds 4K support to the newly launched Xbox One X.

Full notes for the update can be found below.

4K Game Play:

  • Xbox One X enhanced 4K compatibility

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  • Added a new Daily Free pack containing a mix of items which could include contracts, coins, collectibles, club items, or players. This content will be untradable.
  • Added a fix for matchmaking in Competitive Seasons

Game Modes: New tournament modes and various patches are now available for download:

  • Added Spengler Cup Tournament
  • Added a fix where editing an unsigned prospect will cause that player to become a UFA once you start a franchise mode.
  • Improved unsigned prospect growth.
  • Added a fix where Created players that are put on NHL teams are also duplicated as Free Agents in Franchise Mode.

Gameplay: The following gameplay bugs have now been patched:

  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t poke check the puck off the goaltender when they were skating with the puck.
  • Updates to line change logic to fix situations where the closest AI skater to the puck would go for a line change rather than pressuring the puck.
  • Fixed an issue in Threes where after your opponent misses a penalty shot, the AI teammate started with the puck instead of the user.
  • Fixed a penalty shot logic issue where a player tripped on a breakaway after taking a clean shot was still awarded a penalty shot.
  • Fixed an issue where the flip puck deke in 94 controls wasn’t always firing properly.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes after performing a body check using B/O on Hybrid controls the skater will lose puck pickup functionality.
  • Corrected the faceoff formation player assignment in the defensive neutral zone formation when using aggressive face off strategy.
  • Fixed a desync that would sometimes occur when starting a fight.
  • Fixed the issue where skating backwards and doing the puck flip would send the puck high in the air
  • Fixed some issues where players weren’t attempting one timers as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to enter Defensive Skill Stick state during face offs, disrupting the expected outcomes of the face offs.
  • Various gameplay and broadcast camera fixes causing issues in game play.

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The following content has been added and updated in EA SPORTS NHL 18:

  • NHL:
    • Added Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Arenas Uniforms
  • Canadian Hockey League (CHL):
    • Added Red Deer Rebels alternate Uniform
    • Added Regina Pats alternate Uniform
  • Equipment:
    • Added Brian’s Optik Goalie Pads
  • NHL Arenas:
    • Added new St. Louis Blues Scoreboard
  • Fixes:
    • All Canadian Hockey League Teams now wear CCM Ultra Tacks gloves

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