EA Sports™ announced today that the highly popular mode Online Seasons* is now coming to Hockey Ultimate Team in NHL 14. The most played game mode in EA Sports NHL®, Hockey Ultimate Team allows players to build their ultimate fantasy team from more than 4,000 players from leagues around the world, and compete with other players to prove their team is the very best. Winner of the prestigious Game Critics Award for Best Sports Game at this year’s E3, NHL 14 will be available for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 on September 10 in North America and by September 13 worldwide.
Major innovations to Hockey Ultimate Team in NHL 14 include:
- Online Seasons: The best-in-class promotion and relegation system developed by EA Sports FIFA is now part of the Hockey Ultimate Team experience. Win games and advance to the next division to face tougher competition, but fall short and be bumped down in the ranks. Teams will be able to track their progress across multiple seasons, always shooting for a move up the standings.
- Auction Assistant: One player can change everything and even the best GMs in the NHL need a little advice from time-to-time on how to get that player. The new Auction Assistant feature will display key information such as average price range, rarity rating and availability of a particular item in the auction house.
- EA Puck Rewards Everywhere: You can now earn EA Pucks, the in-game currency for Hockey Ultimate Team, by completing games in other game modes like Play Now or Online Versus mode. Similar to games played in Hockey Ultimate Mode, you will earn pucks based on your performance at the end of a match. You can then redeem those pucks and use them in Hockey Ultimate Team.
Fans who pre-order NHL 14 will receive the EA Sports Ultimate Pass**. The EA Sports Ultimate Pass includes twenty-four HUT Gold packs, delivered as one pack per week for twenty-four weeks. Returning Hockey Ultimate Team users from NHL 13 who create a Hockey Ultimate Team in NHL 14 will be eligible to receive a one-time bonus of up to 150,000 EA Pucks*** in NHL 14.
**Conditions apply; please visit http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-pre-order for more details
***Bonus is granted as a one-time offer per user account based on in-game progress in HUT 13. Returning HUT users will need to actively redeem Returning User Bonus in HUT 14. Any progress, purchases, items in HUT collection, etc. will not be carried over from HUT 13 to HUT 14