NHL 23 pre-orders are online: editions, bonuses, etc.
NHL 23 is looking to make big changes to the franchise when the puck drops on October 14. Hockey fans playing on PC will again be left out, although this time around PlayStation and Xbox users will be able to play against each other – thanks to the inclusion of cross-play. Two versions of the game are now available Pre-order, each with a host of exclusive bonuses.
Here’s a more in-depth look at NHL 23 pre-orders and all the bonus content you’ll get by reserving an early copy.
NHL 23 Pre-Order Bonus
Pre-order it NHL 23 Standard Edition, and you’ll get quite a bit of bonus content. This includes the following:
- X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack (1 of 4)
- 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks (Snapshots)
- Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey (digital)
- Be A Pro X-Factor Shot Unlocks (2), XP Boost and Bonus Trait Points
Pre-order it NHL 23 X-Factor Edition, and you’ll get all the content above plus a few extra goodies:
- 3-day early access
- 4600 NHL Points
- HUT X-Factor Player Pick Pack (1 of 18)
- HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack (Instant)
If you pre-order the X-Factor Edition before September 16, you’ll also receive a Team Builder HUT Picks Pack (2 of 32).
It’s the cheapest way to get NHL 23. It includes the base game and all qualifying pre-order bonuses. Digital editions are available at NHP and the Xbox store. PS4 and Xbox One copies are listed for $60, while PS5 and Xbox series X copies are $70.
Beyond all the exclusive pre-order content, the X-Factor Edition is well worth picking up if you need dual entitlement for both last-gen and current-gen consoles. There’s an entire page on the official NHL 23 website dedicated to its intricacies, but it all boils down to this – the standard edition doesn’t include double-rights on any platform.
NHL 23 is looking to make some big changes to the standard NHL format, and nowhere is that more evident than with its « last chance » animations. The developer has included 500 of these animations, which allow players to make one last move if they stumble or get knocked down on the ice. The team hopes this will allow for spectacular plays that would not have been possible in previous entries.
You’ll also find the usual assortment of gameplay tweaks, including better AI, improved graphics, and franchise mode updates. Members of the IIHG Women’s National Team will also be playable in Hockey Ultimate Team. Expect to hear more closer to its October release date, but for you now, you can check out the latest trailer below.
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