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NHL 18 December Content Update is Now Available - NHL 18 - PS4, Xbox One - EA SPORTS Official Site

Posted December 6th at 5:00pm.

The latest NHL® 18 content update is now available for download worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

From a Xbox One X 4K compatibility to a new Spengler Cup Tournament mode, find out all of the improvements made to NHL 18 below!

Content Update Highlights

4K Game Play:

  • Xbox One X enhanced 4K compatibility


  • 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.


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


NHL® 18 is available now - Buy your copy today!

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