NHL 24 early access explained: Dates & how to play early

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EA Sports have officially opened the doors to NHL 24 early access. Check out everything you need to know in order to play NHL 24 early, including the start dates and how to participate in NHL 24 early access.

The NHL 24 early access period is finally here, and thousands of fans can already dive into the game and enjoy all the new features and changes in Hockey Ultimate Team, World of Chel, Be A Pro, and Franchise mode.

However, not all players are able to participate in this early access. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about NHL 24 early access, including the two ways to play the new EA Sports game before the global release on October 6.

How to play NHL 24 early

The first way to get early access to NHL 24 is by pre-ordering the X-Factor Edition of the game, while the second is through the EA Play membership.

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In addition to receiving the exclusive Cale Makar player card and a generous amount of NHL Points, players who purchase the X-Factor Edition of NHL 24 are able to enjoy a 3-day early access period starting on October 3, 2023.

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The Avalanche’s star Cale Makar is the cover athlete in the NHL 24 X-Factor Edition.

The other way to get early access to NHL 24 is through an EA Play membership. This early access period also started on October 3, but the difference here is that subscribers of this membership only have access to a ten-hour trial, something that is common among new EA Sports games.

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