The NHL 20 team rolled out a new update today, and this one will look to fix a major issue in gameplay regarding pivoting.

NHL 20 December Update

The focus of this update is on the pivot feature, as many players have been spamming the backskate feature to pivot in order to protect the puck. The team admits that excessive pivoting “can be abused in certain aspects and hurt the integrity of the game when comparing to the actual sport.”

This latest update will look to correct course, as players will lose more speed when disrupting their core balance/weight distribution to pivot excessively. A player’s puck control will also be affected, as players may lose the puck more when trying to pivot at high speeds. The NHL 20 team also added that they may add the ability to lose the puck if they try to pivot “at higher speeds with less control.”

With that said, here are the full update notes:

General
– Restricted directional toe drags to when a skater is moving forwards
– Improved player switching cases when a teammate has been injured
– Fixed a rare issue where tall players were unable to receive passes consistently (This would have been seen the most on D to D passes to stationary players pivoting to face the net)
-Fixed physics updates with goaltenders.

AI
– Improved ability for Weakside defender to stay with their check on the rush

Skating
– If players continually pivot, their skating will be impacted more realistically
– Puck carriers pivot speeds will be impacted by trying to pivot at high speeds to simulate what they would need to do to keep control of the puck

Presentation
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– Added additional celebrations
– Various overlay fixes
– Fix for the Zone camera not working as intended
– Various environment camera clipping fixes

Game Modes
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Tournaments
– Added 2019 Spengler Cup tournament

HUT
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General
– HUT Team Abbreviation no longer displays in Pause Menu prior to puck drop

HUT Rivals
– Implemented a matchmaking cap for very high and very low Skill Ratings to improve the likelihood of these players finding games
– Fixed multiple display issues in the Ranks and Division screens
– Fixed an issue where Coin Items could not be redeemed if a player had 2,000 HUT Champions Points

Squad Battles
– Fixed an issue where expired Loan items displayed an incorrect contract length when viewing Opponent Squad

World of CHEL
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Content
– Customize Club – The 2019-20 Canucks logo has been added, and the 2018-19 Canucks Logo has been moved to the vintage section
– New content added to World of CHEL which is to be revealed through the Chel Challenge card. Tune in regularly to see what exciting new stuff you can earn

Fixes
– Fixed an MTU exploit in online modes
– Fixed an issue with the Instant Replay timeline not functioning prior to puck drop
– Fixed an issue where EASHL overlays show the player position as C

Art – Uniforms
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The following uniforms have been added to NHL 20

AHL
– Belleville Senators Away and Alternate
– Hartford Wolfpack Home, Away and Alternate
– Iowa Wild Alternate
– San Antonio Rampage Home and Away
– Stockton Heat Alternate

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