Wait no longer, hockey fans. The official reveal trailer for the next NHL game is here. Following in the footsteps of its cousin Madden, NHL 22 is now on the Frostbite engine and adding Superstar X-Factors. Titled Ambassador Abilities, EA describes the new system as “game-changing,” allowing stars to feel like stars and influence games in new ways. The first three X-Factors were revealed on Thursday. Check out the trailer and a breakdown of the new abilities below.
NHL 22 Official Reveal Trailer
NHL 22 Superstar X-Factor Ambassador Abilities
Make It Snappy
Players equipped with this ability get a huge boost to power and accuracy when snap shots while skating.
NHL 22 Quick Pick
Superstars with Quick Pick are able to snatch the puck from anyone in the blink of an eye. The X-Factor increases puck interception and range.
Tape To Tape
The Tape To Tape X-Factor ability allows players to auto-saucer, and get increased backhand accuracy and reduced power penalties on passes within your vision. These superstars see everything and are ready for everything.
NHL 22 is available for pre-order now on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4. The Standard Edition of the game launches on October 15. Whereas those who pre-order the X-Factor Edition receive three days early access. EA Sports touts the next iteration of the NHL series as its most realistic hockey gaming experience yet.