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NHL 15 Brings Back Online Team Play and Adds Other Features With Content Update 3

by Kyle Hanson

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The biggest problem with EA Sports’ NHL 15 at launch was its lack of game modes and features from previous titles. The cause of the missing elements was an admitted lack of time to prepare for the game’s launch on PS4 and Xbox One. Thankfully, EA has continued supporting the game, and has followed through on the promise to add back many of the missing features with free content updates. The latest, Content Update No. 3 adds back a fan-favorite mode, along with a few extras. Check out the full list below:

  • Online Team Play
    • Play online with up to ten players, locked to a single position using real-world rosters. These matches will be 5v5 ranked with AI controlled goalies.
  • Be a GM – Rookie Draft
    • For the first time in the NHL franchise, you will be put on the clock and feel the pressure like a real NHL GM. As they do at the NHL Entry Draft, you have three minutes to make a draft pick.
  • New Uniforms
    • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) 3rd jersey
    • Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 3rd jersey
    • Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) 3rd jersey
    • Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) 3rd jersey
    • Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 3rd jersey
    • Sarnia Sting (OHL) 3rd jersey
    • Boisbriand-Blainville Armada (QMJHL) 3rd jersey
  • Gameplay Elements
    • Improved penalty logic for goalie interference calls.
    • Improved goalie decision making when playing the puck outside of the crease.
    • Pass Assist sliders have been tuned so that they now have the desired effect depending on the user setting.
    • Fixed issue where strategy overlay would show when User Strategy Adjustment slider is turned up.
    • Fixed rare issue where players would enter an unusual animation state after being body checked during a poke check.
  • Fixes in Hockey Ultimate Team
    • Fixed rare crash issues that can occur when sending won auction item to your Collection.
    • Fixed hang during matchmaking search in Versus.
    • Users will now be able to change auction prices faster.
    • Users that lose connection from their opponent are returned to HUT.
  • Fixed shootout coach feedback overlay issue in Be a Pro

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