NHL 24: Release time, platforms, new features & more

Franco Diaz
Cale Makar in NHL 24 cover

Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about the new NHL 24, including the release time, what the new gameplay features are all about, which platforms it will be available on, and more.

EA Sports is ready for the highly anticipated official release of the new NHL 24. Some fans of the popular hockey franchise are already enjoying all the new features and changes and playing all their game modes throughout the NHL 24 early access.

However, if you haven’t had a chance to play yet and are waiting for the official release, here’s everything you need to know about the new NHL 24, from the release time to the platforms it will be available on, and more.

NHL 24 release date and time

The official release date for NHL 24 is October 6 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST. This was confirmed by EA Sports on their official website.

Alex Ochevkin in NHL 24
Alex Ochevkin is one of the highest-rated wingers in NHL 24.

Who is the NHL 24 cover athlete?

Cale Makar is the cover star in NHL 24. This was one of the first details that EA Sports unveiled about the game.

The Colorado Avalanche star is considered one of the best defensemen in the NHL. In his four seasons, the Canadian won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year, the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman, and the 2021-22 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP during the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup championship run.

All new NHL 24 gameplay features

EA Sports introduced a plethora of new features and gameplay changes in NHL 24. Standouts include a new Exhaust Engine, which is further divided into two aspects: The Sustained Pressure system and the Goalie Fatigue system.

Both new systems aim to enhance the effectiveness of offensive plays, either by temporarily boosting the stats of the attackers or decreasing those of the defensive team.

With the new Golie Fatigue System, the defending goalkeeper will begin to fatigue more quickly after a sequence of successful interventions, increasing the attackers’ chances of scoring on a second or third attempt.

NHL 24 is expected to coming in 2023

In addition to these changes, EA Sports announced that NHL 24 received an overhaul of the physics-based technology to provide players with a more immersive and realistic experience in movements and collisions between players.

The devs also announced an enhancement to the Goalie Instinct system, adding over 15 new animations for goalkeepers and improving their performance on the ice.

NHL 24 available platforms

NHL 24 is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One consoles.

It seems that PC and Nintendo Switch players are once again left out of the NHL franchise. In case there are any new announcements regarding NHL 24 platform availability, we will make sure to keep you informed.

NHL 24: All editions & prices

NHL fans can choose either of the NHL 24 editions: Standard edition and X-Factor edition. The NHL 24 Standard Edition costs $69.99/£69.99 for next-gen consoles (PS5 & Xbox Series X|S), while for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the price is set at $59.99/£59.99.

Finally, the NHL 24 X-Factor Edition costs $99.99/£99.99, and it’s available on all platforms mentioned above with plenty of pre-order bonuses.

That’s all you need to know about NHL 24. For more about the new EA Sports installment, check our guides below.

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About The Author

Franco is a CharlieIntel Writer who plays lots of FPS and sports games. After graduating in Sports Journalism in Argentina, Franco freelanced in esports journalism covering main tournaments of CS:GO, VALORANT and League of Legends. Franco joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and you can contact him at [email protected].