The current NHL season is coming to a close, so we're looking ahead to the next one and the accompanying NHL 24 title!
There will be a few more content drops for NHL 23, but just like in real life, the campaign is in its final stages.
Find out all you need to know about NHL 24 below, including the release date, early access, pre-order rewards and more.
Latest - Is NHL 24 Coming Out?
With no word yet from EA regarding NHL 24, fans are starting to worry that the game won't be coming out!
One user on Reddit posted this on the NHLHUT forum:
I am genuinely concerned there will not be an NHL 24 released next year. Rushed game to release half baked. Can't patch 1 glitch the entire year. Content cut down to 3 days. EA is cutting staff. NHL is getting chucked in the trash and moved on from.
Until an official announcement is made we can't comment, however, it is unlikely that EA ditches the title.
It doesn't have the biggest fanbase compared to their other games, however, those that do play it are loyal and will snap up a new release.
NHL 24 Release Date
We are still waiting for official confirmation that NHL 24 is on the way, but we are confident that it will be!
Last year, NHL 23 was released worldwide on Friday, 14 October 2022, following the same schedule as the title before it.
The window will likely be the same this year, which gives us a predicted release date of Friday, 13 October.
As usual, there should be opportunities for eager fans to get on the game sooner than that through pre-orders and early access.
Those that qualify for early access are likely to be able to get on the game as soon as Tuesday, 10 October.
NHL 23 was released across current-gen and next-gen consoles on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
We don't see that changing with the release of NHL 24, although there is an opportunity for the title to expand.
Availability on PC would be greatly welcomed and even a version for Nintendo Switch could be an option.
The next-gen versions will have superior graphics compared to the older consoles and may also have exclusive gameplay mechanics or game modes.
NHL 24 Pre-Order Perks
There will likely be a Standard and X-Factor Edition of the title, with each offering different rewards if pre-ordered.
The major differences between the two in the past have been the X-Factor Edition comes with NHL Points, dual entitlement and early access!
If you're wanting to get on NHL 24 as soon as possible, then the pricier X-Factor Edition could be for you, as it should allow at least three days of early access.
Last year, the full Pre-Order rewards for the X-Factor Edition were as follows:
- Dual Entitlement (Copy on both PS4 & PS5 or XB1 & XBXS)
- 3-Days Early Access
- 4600 NHL Points
- X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack
- HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack
- HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
- 5 World of Chel X-Factor Ability Unlocks
- Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey (Digital)
- Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, XP Boost & Bonus Trait Points
Early Access EA Play Trial
As has become standard for all EA Sports titles, NHL 24 should receive their usual 10-hour time-limited EA Play Trial.
This will be an exclusive offer for EA Play subscribers only (Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes EA Play), and after the 10-hour time limit expires the trial will end.
The EA Play Trial would likely come on Tuesday, 10 October, the same time as early access kicks off for those who pre-order the X-Factor Edition.
The trial will be a fully unlocked version of the game, but after the 10-hour clock has run out players will have to purchase the full game in order to continue playing.