Inside NHL 24 Graphics and New Features

By Kapil Sapkota / 18 August 2023 10:03 AM

NHL 24 is all set to come out on 6 October 2023
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NHL 24 Graphics has improved from the previous editions with overhauled physics, animation-based reactions, and updated resolutions.

EA Sports is going to launch NHL 24 on October 6. Avalanche defenseman Cale Maker will appear as the cover athlete of the upcoming game.

Its All-New Exhaust Engine and Physics-Based Contact game unleashes the power and thrills of hockey game. The game will be available on Play Station 5, Play Station 4, Xbox, and Xbox Series X/S.

The Division of Electronic Arts has added a new feature named 'Cross Play' which enables players to play with and against the same generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft.

Gamers are about to experience a complete revamp of the gameplay with the new Exhaust Engine, which includes a sustained pressure system and goalie fatigue systems.

When the gamer triggers the in-game Sustained Pressure System, a visual meter will indicate that Full Pressure is active. This feature will help the adrenaline effect for the team on offense and the difficult pinned effect for the team on defense.

NHL 24 Game Modes

The game modes of NHL 24 are:

  • World of Chel
  • Hockey Ultimate Team
  • Cross-Play

World of Chel

NHL 24 is going to deliver the most dynamic World of Chel yet. An authentic, streamlined do-or-die 16-game path to the title is added to an update to EASHL Playoffs.

With the new update, the players are allowed to earn Ranking Points as they make their way through the bracket.

The WOC Battle Pass introduced in the latest iteration of the EA Sports NHL franchise will let hockey fans play their way through action-packed seasons at a premium as well as free levels.

Updates of the WOC Storefront will provide the players with even more items to outfit their character. This will give access to exclusive new premium bundles of custom characters, player banners, and more.

Hockey Ultimate Team

EA Sports has introduced the all-new HUT moments in NHL 24. The gamers can recreate and share classic moments in hockey history and modern days' biggest games.

NHL 24 also comes with a new real-time objective tracking system. The tracking system is based on item types, teams, players, and actions on the ice during an updating player progress in-game.

With this feature, the gaming enthusiasts can keep active track of their tasks and objectives allowing them to stay focused during the game.


The gamers will be able to play with and against the players across same-generation gaming consoles of Sony and Microsoft in Ultimate Team and World of Chel. Making it simpler, Play Station 5 players and Xbox Series X|S players can team up and play against one another.

The case is the same for PS4 and Xbox One gamers. The cross-play feature is going to connect online hockey gamers more than ever before.

Players are facilitated with a lot more customization allowing better matchmaking and improvements to Creation Zone. Crossplay capability is featured with all online World of Chel modes and HUT.

NHL 24 Pre-Order Date X-Factor Edition

NHL 24 X Factor edition pre-order has already started and will be effective until September 25, 2023.

With the preorder of the X-Factor edition, you are entitled to the following bonuses:

  • 3 Days Early Access on October 3, 2023
  • 4600 NHL Points
  • Exclusive Cale Makar Player item
  • Dual Entitlement for Xbox and Playstation

The X-Factor Edition with Cale Makar on the covers
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If you purchase the NHL 24 X-Factor Edition for PS 5 or Xbox Series X/S, you'll also be able to play it on PS 4 and Xbox One respectively. Similarly, if you buy the X-Factor Edition for PS 4 or Xbox One, you can play it on PS 5 or Xbox Series.

Dual entitlement is the biggest benefit you can make from the X-Factor edition. You can access NHL 24 from any of your favorite consoles and enjoy it without having to pay any extra for it once you pay some bucks more during the initial purchase.

Additionally, you'll also receive a HUT power-up icon choice pack and WOC Battle Pass XP Modifier (x2), which comes with any edition of NHL 24 preorder.

NHL 24 Price and Platforms

NHL 24 Standard Edition Xbox One is priced at $59.99. The cost is also the same for Play Station 4. This is the lowest price for an NHL game.

The basic edition will cost you roughly $5 a month. The Standard Edition of NHL 24 for Xbox Series X/S will cost you $69.99. You will pay an equal amount if you are going to play the game on Play Station 5.

NHL 24 X-Factor Edition Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S is priced at $89.99 with an EA Play subscription with a limited-time bonus.

It comes with add-ons of NHL 24 X-Factor Edition Early Bonus Pre-Order Content and NHL 24 4600 Points Pack. If you don't have already or not planning for an EA Play subscription, it will cost you $99.99.

An NHL 23 snap during a play on Xbox.
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Will NHL 24 be on PC?

No, NHL 24 will not be available for PCs. However, you will be able to play the game on Microsoft's Xbox or Sony's PlayStation consoles.

Previous launches such as NHL 23 were also unavailable on PCs. EA Sports has not released any ice hockey video game for PC since 2009.

We have not gotten to see any PC version of the NHL video game series since then from EA Sports. NHL 09 was the last edition of NHL games released by EA Sports that was available for PCs.

You should own either of the gaming consoles from Microsoft or Sony to enjoy EA Sports NHL 24. You will have to spend some $500 bucks to buy one of them if you don't have one already.

Having said that, the gaming fanatics desperately hoping to relish the game on PC have been left disappointed once again by the developers.

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