NHL 20 beta gets underway
Fans can try out new gameplay features and multiplayer
EA Sports has announced that the NHL 20 Open Beta is currently underway, from July 26 to July 31. Fans can download it for free from the digital store on either Xbox One or PS4.
The NHL 20 Open Beta includes the World of CHEL, an environment hosting new and returning game modes that work together in a unified progression system centered around the EA SPORTS Hockey League (EASHL).
World of CHEL brings back outdoor rinks, as you’ll unlock pond-hockey inspired pieces of gear to stylize your character. In addition to numerous World of CHEL features, you can also jump into Online Versus with the 31 NHL teams at your disposal.
New to the beta this year is Eliminator. Inspired by the winner-take-all competition in battle royale, Eliminator is a new way to compete in NHL ONES and NHL THREES that pits 81 players against each other in a survival tournament bracket to be crowned the ultimate winner.
This year's game promises more RPM Tech-powered gameplay with new Superstar Signature Shots. NHL stars now have trademark shooting-styles from the real world. Additionally, over 45 new contextual shot animations make shooting more lifelike as players use new tools to get the puck on net. Finally, new goaltender A.I. promises full offensive threat analysis, allowing goalies to read the positioning and threat level of every attack before actively controlling rebounds and redirecting pucks away from danger.
NHL 20 will be released this September for PS4 and Xbox One.