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29 Jan 2021

NHL 21 January Update: 1.4.0 Patch Notes - New Uniforms, World of Chel, Bug Fixes & more

NHL 21 has launched a massive January update, 1.4.0, that makes plenty of gameplay improvement with bug fixes and dozens of new jerseys.

Let's dive right into the patch notes of this latest update and what it brings to the game.

NHL 21 January Update 1.4.0

The 1.4.0 update includes a huge batch of changes to end January on a high note in NHL 21.

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TOUCH UP: NHL 21 has steadily added new jerseys and improved old ones in updates

These improve gameplay with bug fixes while improving visuals with tons of new jerseys for teams in the NHL and CHL, goalie mask improvements, and stadium improvements.

NHL 21 Update 1.4.0 is now live in-game as of 28 January.

Here are its patch notes as posted by EA here.

Patch Notes

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CUTTING EDGE: EA continues to improve NHL 21 gameplay

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a rare crash that would sometimes occur when loading into a Threes Eliminator game
  • Fixed an issue where using the Report Content option during a game would sometimes cause the World Of Chel main menu to show up over top of gameplay
  • Fixed an issue where PlayStation®5 consoles were sometimes receiving an Unexpected Error
  • Fixed an issue where Private Games were not showing the 3 stars in the post-game flow
  • Fixed an issue where Private games were hiding Opponent info while Club Finals was active
  • Fixed an issue where users were receiving an unexpected error at puck drop in EASHL games
  • Fixed a timing issue for when the EASHL wipe was being shown during the intermission highlights
  • Fixed a rare issue where a Threes Eliminator game would hang when allowing the “Next Game” timer to reach 0
  • Fixed an overlapping Russian text issue in the My Career Stats leaderboard
  • Fixed a rare Club Finals issue where users would crash when readying up after matchmaking
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to cause the Network Performance screen to overlap the end of game menu

READ MORE: NHL 22: Release Date, Cover Star, Trailers, Latest News, Ratings & more

Art

Uniforms

The following uniforms have been added or updated in NHL 21

NHL

  • Arizona Coyotes Home
  • San Jose Sharks Alternate
  • Washington Capitals Home and Away

AHL

  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms Home
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Alternate

ECHL

  • Adirondack Thunder Alternate
  • Allen Americans Alternate
  • Indy Fuel Home and Alternate
  • Newfoundland Growlers Home and Away
  • Reading Royals Home and Away
  • South Carolina Stingrays Away
  • Utah Grizzlies Alternate

CHL

OHL

  • Erie Otters Alternate
  • Hamilton Bulldogs Alternate
  • Niagara Icedogs Away and Alternate
  • Owen Sound Attack Away
  • Sarnia Sting Away and Alternate

QMJHL

  • Halifax Mooseheads Alternate

WHL

  • Brandon Wheat Kings Home and Away
  • Prince Albert Raiders Alternate

Improvements

  • Updated Ball Arena (home of the Colorado Avalanche) center ice art and scoreboard
  • Updated Saskatoon Blades Goalie Mask
  • Updated Chicago Blackhawks Goalie mask
  • Fixed issue with logo on Chicago Blackhawks Reverse Retro
  • Fixed issue with logo on New York Rangers Reverse Retro
  • Fixed issue where the blue on the Vancouver Canucks Reverse Retro was not dark enough

READ MORE: NHL 21 Ratings: Roster Update #1 Introduces Rookies

World of CHEL

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ALL OUT: Chel pushes players to rise above the competition on their own
  • Added additional content into WoC for upcoming Chel Challenges. Check back often to collect the latest cool new content
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