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NHL 17 Content Update #2

Posted November 22nd at 5:00pm.

The latest NHL 17 content update is now available for download worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Click here to see the full list of improvements made to NHL 17.

CONTENT UPDATE #2 HIGHLIGHTS

GAMEPLAY:

 

Bring the crowd to their feet with 11 all-new goals celebrations. Check out the video above to see all of our new celebrations and learn how to add them to any player in the NHL 17 creation zone here

Multiple improvements have been made to both human and AI goalies. New post lean save animations and logic have been added to improve coverage and prevent short side goals. AI goalies will hold their near post on pass attempts around the net to prevent easy short side goals. Goalies will now also pick up softer shots on net rather than make a save. Lateral movement has also been tuned to allow goaltenders to slide with momentum into saves for one-timer and wraparound situations.  

Human and AI shooting has also seen animation and functionality improvements. Quicker snapshots have been added to one-timers when there isn’t enough time to take a full slapshot. 

CLICK HERE for Additional Gameplay Updates.

PRESENTATION:

New uniforms and equipment have been added to NHL 17, these uniforms can also be found in Hockey Ultimate Team:

NHL

  • Los Angeles Kings Alternate Uniform
  • Philadelphia Flyers Alternate Uniform
  • Winnipeg Jets Heritage Classic Uniform

AHL

  • Springfield Thunderbirds Home and Away Uniforms
  • Tucson Roadrunners Home and Away Uniforms

CHL

  • Calgary Hitmen Home and Away Uniforms
  • Charlottetown Islanders Home and Away Uniforms
  • Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Alternate Uniform
  • Drummondville Voltigeurs Home and Away Uniforms
  • Everett Silvertips Home and Away Uniforms
  • Kingston Frontenacs Alternate Uniform
  • Lethbridge Hurricanes Home and Away Uniforms
  • Swift Current Broncos Alternate Uniform

Liiga

  • Oulun Kärpät Home and Away Uniforms
  • Rauman Lukko Home and Away Uniforms
  • Tampereen Tappara Home and Away Uniforms
  • Tampereen Ilves Home and Away Uniforms

SHL

  • Malmo Redhawks Alternate Uniform
  • HV71 Home and Away Uniforms
  • Farjestad BK Home and Away Uniforms
  • Djurgården IF Home and Away Uniforms
  • Karlskrona HK Home and Away Uniforms

ECHL

  • South Carolina Stingrays Alternate Uniform

The following equipment has been added:

  • Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N
  • Vaughn V7 XF Pro Carbon
  • Brian’s G-NETIK III

EASHL:

New uniform logos have been added to creation zone to add more customization options for your club. Additionally, 11 new goal celebrations have been added that can be unlocked by your Pro through EASHL progression. Also, banners, entry props, and flags will no longer clip through cameras in EASHL stadiums. 

A new Drop-in Feature has been added to EASHL so group of users can play a private unranked game through the Drop-in Dressing Room lobby:

  • Dressing Room Leaders can enter a 4 to 6 digit private matchmaking ID to matchup privately against another group using the same ID.
  • Both groups must be matchmaking at the same time with the exact same ID, which means this is meant for larger coordinated games or practice sessions. 

A new PS4 Feature called ‘Play Together’ has been added. This can be used to quickly get a group of friends playing in a Drop-In Group Matchmaking session:

  • Allows the host players to invite up to 6 players directly from the Party screen to a new game session
    • Go to [Party] > [Play Together] > [Start Game] to create a new session
    • The host will be brought to a Drop-In dressing room and the game will automatically send invites to all players the host selected,
  • Allows players to join a new game session through invitation or directly from the Party screen:
    • Open the invitation sent from the host and select [Join]
    • Or go to [Party] > [Play Together] and select one of the Current Game Sessions to join

HUT:

Quick Swap functionality and animations have been added to the Edit Lineup screen for quicker line management. Quick Swaps can now be performed without transitioning to a separate screen.

The Synergy details screen is now visible in the Collection search results when performing player substitutions to further enhance the team building mechanic.

FRANCHISE & BE A PRO:

Fixed an issue where captains were not being assigned in both Franchise and Be A Pro modes. 

Click here to see the full list of improvements made to NHL 17.


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