NHL 14: First Patch Released

nhl 14 review headerIt’s been just over a month since its release, and NHL 14 has received it’s first post release patch. The update patch for NHL 14 hit Xbox Live and PlayStation network on Tuesday, and takes care of a lot of minor, but annoying, bugs that were discovered after the release.

Gameplay Updates
- Fixed an issue where the user would not receive a bonus for picking and holding a side at a faceoff if it was held too long. (This should address the issue of faceoff spamming)
- Fixed issue where user pressed LB/L1 to instantly popup player from being injured on the ice.
- Fixed rare crash that could occur if the controller was pulled during a potential Left Stick hit.
- Fixed issue where the user was unable to chop the puck using Alternate controls (will now work the same as NHL13).
- Added the potential for tripping penalties to be called for players that trip an
opponent using the shot block.
- Fixed a rare crash that occurred if the user scored a goal knocking the water bottle off the net at the same time a player was being called for goalie interference.
- Added logic to break up fights if the user is holding opponent in the hold down state too long.
- Fixed an issue where a disallowed goal would actually be awarded if a player from the team who scored touched the puck in the net.

Presentation and Graphics
- Add a missing puck texture for the Wild Wings of the DEL.
- Updated Ilya Kovalchuk main menu image w/ Martin Brodeur when favorite team is Devils.
- Updated St. Louis Blues 06-07 jerseys with proper art.
- Updated the following player portraits with correct image: Matt Murphy (Halifax), David Moss (Phoenix), Brandon Archibald (Saginaw), Matt Halischuk (Winnipeg), Joel Armia (Ässat), Xavier Ouellet (Blainville), Kevin Porter (Buffalo), Danny Groulx (Chicago AHL)

Hockey Ultimate Team
- Fixed a crash accepting a game invite from the Player HUB when accessed through HUT leaderboard or HUT Seasons leaderboard.
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from redeeming the collection completion bonus for multiple teams unless they rebooted.
- Fixed issue where Sim Game Style not properly being carried over into offline HUT games.
- Fixed issue where the consumable level search filter only worked for the first page of results.
- Fixed issue where some players were being tagged as retired preventing the user from advancing to gameplay with them.
- Updated the art for common Gold player cards.
- Added Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels for Logo, Jersey, and Head Coach cards.
- Fixed an issue which allowed users to keep training items applied to their players indefinitely.

Be A GM
- Fixed issue where RFA players would delay contract offer responses if they received a contract offer and then a qualifying offer.
- Fixed an issue where the Scout returns from the wrong place after sending him out from the “I’ve been waiting a few days…” popup.
- Updated Division names with New NHL names.
- Tuning changes to how players are growing in the mode.

Live the Life
- Fixed issue where user unable to change simming penalty after creating BAP save game.
- Fixed issue where post game XP appeared unawarded to user for completing coach’s tasks.
- Fixed issue where task for breaking teammate out of a slump not being unlocked.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when advancing on calendar after Memorial Cup around Sept 10.
- Updated Division names with New NHL names.
- Fixed issue where Legend Milestone for scoring on first shot of first shift not being awarded.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when loading a BAP save file after playing a split screen offline shootout game.

GM Connected
- Fixed issue where wrong player is displayed on the contracts screen after the user buys out another player.
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur when advancing to the trade player screen in leagues with a high number of users.
- Updated Division names with New NHL names.

Online Team Play / EASHL
- Fixed an issue where some users were unable to purchase +7 boost vouchers in the Hockey Shop if they had a large number of +3 boosts unlocked.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to view a Club Invite message from the HUT leaderboards.
- Fixed a crash that could occur after a hit is thrown in a one on one practice session
- Added the ability to turn game misconducts off for EASHL/OTP via tuner update. Player will still earn the 5 min major and then come out of the box.

Audio/Custom Music
- Fixed Custom Music issue where the Off Play game event was not playing in game.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when the Home team won if the user had every Custom Music game event assigned with a playlist.

Topics: EA Sports, Nhl 14, Patch, Video Games

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