NHL 23 is redefining what it means to be greater together. So grab your friends and gear up for the most connected Chel experience yet.
Canadian forward Sarah Nurse breaks records and shatters expectations everywhere she goes, and she’s doing it again as the first female player to be featured on the official worldwide cover of an NHL game for NHL 23. Nurse is joined by Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras, one of the most exciting young players in the NHL — in fact, one of the youngest players to ever be featured on an NHL cover!
Women’s Players in Ultimate Team
Now you can truly create your dream roster of the greatest players in the world with the introduction of women’s and men’s mixed rosters in Ultimate Team.
Later this year in an update, cross-platform matchmaking is officially coming to NHL 23. Connect with friends and face off against players around the world in Ultimate Team and World of Chel. Spend less time waiting and more time hitting the ice with friends!
Last Chance Puck Movement
Turn missed opportunities into fresh chances to make the highlight reel. Stumble Actions let you go from stumbling to taking a last-ditch shot, Loose Puck Plays give you a chance to turn an errant pass or shot into a moment of glory, but beware: Enhanced Goalie AI will make it even tougher to score.
Turn every big moment into a party, from the Stanley Cup trophy celebration to vibrant post-goal light shows and team celebrations. On-ice projections for NHL teams, national teams, and make you feel like you’re really on the ice, even offline. Plus, the all-new Crowd Engagement Score algorithm makes virtual fans feel like the real deal as they react to their team’s highest highs and lowest lows.
Game Mode Updates
Forging your dream roster in Ultimate Team just got even better with the rotating HUT Rivals playlist, as well three additional tiers of rewards based on Wins and Win Streaks. Franchise takes dynasty-building to the next level with all-new ways to customize your league as your blaze your trail of glory.
Pre-order early for maximum rewards
Don’t wait! When you pre-order (terms and conditions) the NHL 23 X-Factor Edition for Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One by September 16, you’ll receive a HUT Team Builder Choice Pack (2 of 32) on top of all other pre-order rewards:
- Dual Entitlement
- 3-Days Early Access
- 4600 NHL Points
- X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack (1 of 4)
- HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack (1 of 18)
- HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack (Instant)
- 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks (Instant)
- Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey (Digital)
- Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks (2), XP Boost, and Bonus Trait Points