NHL 21 gets Franchise Mode updates
More changes promised in this year's main manager mode
EA Sports has announced the new additions that fans can expect to see in Franchise Mode for NHL 21.
There is a new trade deadline experience, as you’ll need to reevaluate your team and decide what route your franchise will take heading into the deadline, with 4 options. Your experience within the trade deadline will be shaped by this decision and will influence what kind of trade offers you’ll receive. You’ll be presented with the top players on the trade block. You’ll also be able to see important information about each player like their contract status, trade value, and what the team is looking for in return.
A new Record Book will allow you to sort through numerous categories including career, season and rookie records in league history.
Two new settings that you can adjust before starting a Franchise Mode have been added. Firstly, the ability to control draft class quality. This setting controls the frequency of a “Strong” draft class occurring, with highly touted prospects. When set to High, stronger draft classes are generated more often every year. The second setting is Generated Prospect Quality. This setting controls the quality of prospect generated in the NHL Entry Draft every year. When set to High more top end prospects are generated.
NHL 21 will be available on October 16, 2020 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.