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NHL 24 Patch Brings back Hybrid Controls


NHL 24
NHL 24

NHL 24 released patch 1.1.1, brought back Hybrid Controls and goalie controls, and it's out today. This shows the community how committed the team over at EA Sports is this year to NHL 24.


Hybrid Controls in NHL 24
Hybrid Controls in NHL 24

With the introduction of Total Control this year, NHL 24 did launch with Hybrid Controls, and the community let them know they wanted it back after the playtests. They promised sometime after launch, we would get it, and now it is live today.


Goalie Controls for NHL 24
Goalie Controls for NHL 24


Patch 1.1.1 features include:


An Update to Hybrid Controls: Hybrid controls have been re-introduced as an option in the Control Settings menu


An Update to Goalie Controls: A new tether control system with ON/OFF/HYBRID settings to cater to a variety of playstyles


Adjustments to the Goalie Fatigue System: Adjustments have been made to the way goalies recover from Desperation Dives, allowing for quicker recoveries.


A Stick Lift Update: Stick Lift targeting has been updated to target a lower location on the opposing player’s stick, which reduces the chances of taking a penalty.


General Bug Fixes: The community has helped identify some core bugs that impact the gameplay experience, including Vision Passing icons appearing at the wrong time, a rare bug which could lead to a User Goalie spinning on the spot when moving and more.


World of Chel: Resolved a bug where the Ones/Threes Eliminator leaderboards were not properly displaying rankings and more.


Creation Zone: Resolved a bug where the Ones/Threes Eliminator leaderboards were not properly displaying rankings and more.


Updates to Art: Updated center ice art for a number of teams across the NHL, and AHL, as well as uniforms in a number of leagues


The good news is this update is only adding to the game and not subtracting any of the new features to NHL 24.


This is a great start, and they have promised another patch coming in November that will address highly-requested changes such as adjustments to the lacrosse move, unintentional push checks in front of the net when attempting a one-timer, goalie tuning and more.


Will keep you updated all season long on everything NHL 24. Check out the full patch notes below.


Let us know in the comments what you think of NHL 24 so far this year.



NHL 24
NHL 24


1.1.1 PATCH NOTES



Gameplay:


Hybrid Controls Update:


Community Feedback: The removal of HYBRID control options has made the game difficult to play for users who require the ability to perform core actions on the Face Buttons of the controller.


HYBRID controls have been re-introduced as an option in the Control Settings menu.


HYBRID controls allow users to use the Face Buttons to perform core actions like Shoot, Pass, and Hit.


HYBRID controls utilize the same controller mapping as NHL23 with some modification in order to support core gameplay changes to Protect Puck and Reverse Hit.


Goalie Controls Update:


Community Feedback: Veteran User Goalies felt that the Tether control system was too limiting and wanted the ability to control the Goalie similar to NHL23. Additionally, the removal of Alternate Controls and forcing automatic Hug-Post removed other aspects of controls that veteran User Goalies were accustomed to.


User Goalie Controls Settings have been expanded in the CONTROL SETTINGS menu.


Goalie Controls can be set between DEFAULT or ALTERNATE


DEFAULT = Original control layout


ALTERNATE = Swaps the placement of Butterfly, Hug Post, Instincts. (NHL23)


Goalie Tether can be set to ON / OFF / HYBRID.


ON = Tether remains the same as launch.


OFF = Tether is disabled.


HYBRID = Tether is disabled while in Butterfly


Hug Post can be set to AUTO / MANUAL


AUTO = Aiming LS towards the posts will auto enter Hug Post.


MANUAL = User must hold Manual Hug Post button while aiming LS towards the post to enter Hug Post.


Goalie Fatigue System:


Community Feedback: A goalie who performs a Desperation Dive can stay on their side for too long, making the goalie feel less reactive to the situation.


When in an urgent situation, Goalies will now transition from Desperation Side poses back to Sitting Pose, and then from sitting, they may get back into Butterfly or Set.


This helps create more urgency for the Goalie while allowing them to make future desperation saves from sitting or recover quicker back to a Butterfly or Set.


Stick Lift Update:


Community Feedback: Defensive players who perform a Stick Lift have a high chance of taking a penalty.


Stick Lift targeting has been updated to target a lower location on the opposing players stick, which reduces the chances of taking a penalty.


General Bug Fixes:


Community Feedback: The community has helped identify some core bugs that impact the gameplay experience.


Vision Passing icons now appear while in a Backhand/Forehand Stickhandling state.


Fixed a rare bug which could lead to a User Goalie spinning on the spot when moving.


Fixed a rare physics bug that could result in game desync.



General Fixes/Adjustments


Fixed an issue where the credits for the song "Do It Faster" were incorrectly displayed.


World of Chel:


Resolved a bug where the Ones/Threes Eliminator leaderboards were not properly displaying rankings.


Fixed a crash that occurred when transitioning from the "Thank You for pre-ordering EA Sports NHL 24" screen in the Player Rewards Screen in WoC back to the Customize Tab.


Resolved a crash that occurred when equipping an emblem and then discarding changes in the World of Chel Creation Zone.


Addressed a bug where rapidly scrolling back and forth in the Battle pass would cause the instant reward tile framing to break.


Resolved an issue where special character boosts were not displayed in the attribute chart when users were in the dressing room.


Resolved an issue where users were not brought to the post-matchup dressing room when using 1v1 matchmaking.


Fixed a bug where drop-in goalies who quit out of a game were not replaced with AI characters.




Creation Zone


Addressed game crash that occurred when setting up Logos and Branding while in "Create Expansion Team" and "Create Team".


Improved the scroll speed in the 'Player Details' menu of the Creation Zone from the main menu.


Fixed a bug where creating a Defensemen in Offline Creation Zone and leaving their Player Class as Defensive Defenseman would cause the incorrect class to be displayed once the player was created.


Resolved an issue where the goalie glove/trapper geometry was warped and clipping when re-coloring.



Art


Updated the following teams center ice art


NHL


Boston Bruins


Buffalo Sabres


Calgary Flames


Dallas Stars


Detroit Red Wings


Edmonton Oilers


Florida Panthers


Montreal Canadiens


Vegas Golden Knights


Winnipeg Jets


AHL


Colorado Eagles


Henderson Silver Knights


Uniforms


NHL


Minnesota Wild - Alternate


AHL


Bakersfield Condors - Third


ECHL


Reading Royals - Third


Toledo Walleye - Home, Away, Third and Fourth


Wheeling Nailers - Home and Away


Wichita Thunder - Home and Away


ICEHL


BEMER Pioneer Vorarlberg - Home and Away


EC IDM Warmepumpen VSV - Home and Away


EC-KAC - Home and Away


EC Red Bull Salzburg - Home and Away


HCB Sudtirol Alperia - Home and Away


HC Pustertal Wolfe - Home and Away


HC TWK Innsbruck - Home and Away


HK SZ Olimpija Ljubljana - Home and Away


Hydro Fehervar AV 19 - Home and Away


Migross Supermercati Asiago Hockey - Home and Away


Moser Medical Graz 99ers - Home and Away


SPUSU Vienna Capitals - Home and Away


Steinbach Black Wings Linz - Home and Away


Liiga


Jukurit Mikkelin - Home and Away


JYP - Home and Away


Porin Assat - Home and Away


TPS Turku - Home and Away


SHL


Farjestad BK - Home and Away


HV71 - Home, Away and Third


IK Oskarshamn - Home and Away


Leksands IF - Home and Away






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