NHL 24 Release Date, platforms, game modes, and latest news

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Want to know the NHL 24 release date? You are in the right place as we head towards the launch of this year’s game. The 2022-23 NHL season was a special one, filled with exciting, intense hockey that carried over into the playoffs.

Adding to the fun for many throughout the season was that of EA Sports’ hockey video game, NHL 23, presenting a variety of new features, upgrades, and content that contributed to one of the best NHL video game experiences for the series.

The new NHL 24 game is coming soon, with NHL 24 early access already available to fans who qualify for exclusive access. NHL 23 was home to a handful of big changes, including cross-platform matchmaking for the first time in the series’ history, but what will his year bring?

Find out when the NHL 24 release date is below.

When is the NHL 24 release date?

The NHL 24 release date is Friday, October 6. The official release date was announced in a reveal alongside this year’s cover star, Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar.

NHL 24 World of Chel

Rumors speculated that we would see the release date land during the second week of October, following the trend from previous years, but those rumors proved to be inaccurate.

With the announcement of the full NHL 24 release date, pre-orders also went live. Check out our NHL 24 Pre-Order guide to find out all about in-game rewards and bonuses for both the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition, which includes an early access period, NHL Points, bonus trait points and an XP Boost.

What platforms is NHL 24 available on?

NHL 24 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The game will not be available on PC or Nintendo Switch, as is the case of NHL games in previous years.

A similar release schedule to recent NHL games sees the launch arrive just before the start of a new NHL 2023-24 season. The Tampa Bay Lightning faces off against the Nashville Predators, before the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the regular season’s opening games.

What game modes will be in NHL 24?

All your favourite game modes from previous NHL games will return in NHL 24. Franchise Mode, World of Chel, Be a Pro, and of course, HUT will all feature once more.

Key information has been revealed in the lead up to launch via a specific trailer premiere, and you can catch up with the new features in our NHL 24 trailers guide.

We saw heaps of information released throughout August, particularly surrounding some of the new gameplay systems.

New features include enhanced mechanics and cutting-edge technologies. SAPIEN technology, the same as in Madden NFL and FC (formerly FIFA) this year, should excite NHL fans as the upcoming game will be more realistic than ever before. See the NHL 24 gameplay details all in one place.

Make sure to check out the NHL 24 best players too. Players like Sidney Crosby, Trevor Zegras, and Auston Matthews feature as part of the NHL top stars

The top franchises have the best players, so it is worth checking out the NHL 24 best teams too. The Vegas Golden Knights boast one of the most powerful defenses around.

However, the New York Rangers come out as the top-rated NHL franchise. This means they would be favourites for the Stanley Cup playoffs in the game. If you want a challenge, then go for the Chicago Blackhawks or San Jose Sharks.

NHL 24 release date FAQ

When is NHL 24 coming out?

NHL 24 is coming out on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Will NHL 24 feature another women’s hockey star?

After having Sarah Nurse on the cover last year, NHL 24 only has one cover athlete this year, which is defender Cale Makar.

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Olivier Dumont

Olivier Dumont is a US Sports Games Writer for VideoGamer. He's in charge of writing news pieces, guides, and features on US Sports video games, including Madden, NBA 2K, NHL, and MLB The Show.