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NHL 22 Pre-order and Dual Entitlement Everything You Need to Know

With the NHL 22 trailer finally dropping and a release date set in stone, it’s time to talk pre-order offers and dual entitlement. NHL 22 is dropping two editions of this year’s game, Standard and X-Factor. The company is offering a dual entitlement option, although that depends on which edition you purchase. Let’s go over everything you need to know down here.

NHL 22 Pre-order: Standard vs. X-Factor Edition

Standard Edition ($69.99 for Next Gen, Current Gen TBA)

Players who purchase the Standard copy of NHL 22 receive the following:

  • Up to 2 HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs (1 per month for 2 months)
  • 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks
  • 2 Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, XP Boost, and Bonus Trait Points
  • 1 Unlocked Hockey Bag

X-Factor Edition ($99.99)

Those who go with the X-Factor Edition get:

  • Up to 10 HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs (2 per month for 5 months)
  • 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks
  • 2 Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, XP Boost, and Bonus Trait Points
  • 5 Unlocked Hockey Bags
  • NHL 22 for Next Gen and Current Gen consoles
  • 3-Days Early Access
  • HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack (2 of 25)
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
  • Up to 4 HUT X-Factor Power-Up Packs (1 per month for 4 months, starting in November 2021)

Dual Entitlement


According to EA only customers who purchase the X-Factor Edition will receive dual entitlement for NHL 22.

“When you purchase the EA Sports NHL 22 X-Factor Edition for Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5, you will also be able to play it on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively. The Standard Edition does not include Dual Entitlement on any platform,” the company says via its website.

“Our #1 goal during the transition to a new generation of consoles is to ensure that none of your favorite modes or features get left behind. We’re happy to say that players can find everything they love about NHL 22 on both generations of consoles, as well as a long list of new improvements that we will continue sharing before the game launches on October 15.”

NHL 22 Cross-Progression and Cross-Play

Cross Progression

Players who start their playing NHL 22 on current gen systems will be able to carry over their HUT Team value and progress to next gen. But, it’s a one time process that won’t be available until December.

EA says, “Users can protect up to 20 player items and one Coach in their current lineup and transfer those over to a new console. Only users that have created a current gen team before creating a next gen team (and only after the feature becomes available in December) are able to protect and transfer that current lineup to NHL 22 on next gen.”

“The rest of their HUT Team progress and inventory will be calculated into a tiered score. Based on that tiered score, users will be rewarded tradeable Packs in Ultimate Team on their new console. Once content is transferred from current gen, that content on next gen will be converted to untradeable for security reasons.”

HUT progression is the only mode that can be transferred from current to next gen. No other mode is doing a progression transfer. Progression also can’t be carried over back and forth between generations.


Also, unfortunately, users are only able to play online with the same gen version of NHL 22 under the same console family. Microsoft and Sony users are not able to play each other.

NHL 22 launches on October 15 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

How are you feeling about the next NHL and its dual entitlement/cross-progression program? Lets us know in the comments. Stick with Sports Gamers Online for all the latest sports gaming news as it comes.

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