15 Oct 2021 10:03 AM +00:00

NHL 22: New game available to download RIGHT NOW

After a long wait, NHL 22 is OUT NOW on all major consoles!

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So, you can find out absolutely everything you need to know about the new release below, including the price and how to download the game.

UPDATED - NHL 22 available to download RIGHT NOW

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NHL 22 is out NOW, with the game available to download on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.

So, head to your consoles' store and get stuck into the brand new game today!

NHL 22 Release Date

The NHL 22 release date is days away and will launch on October 15, 2021!

That won't be the earliest players get a chance to get in on the action, as you'll also be able to score three days of Early Access if you pre order the X-Factor Edition of NHL 22.

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HIT THE ICE: We finally know exactly when NHL 22 will arrive

With Early Access, players will be able to enjoy the game as soon as October 12, 2021.

Players can also enjoy the 10-hour EA Play Trial, which offers 10 hours of unlimited play for EA Play subscribers.

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EA Play Trial now LIVE!

The NHL 22 EA Play Trial has officially arrived! This offers 10 hours of unlimited access to NHL 22 now, a week outside of launch, for EA Play subscribers.

Signing up is quick and easy and won't cost you very much either, just 4.99/month USD. For a week of early access to NHL 22, that sounds like a pretty great deal.

By signing up you'll be able to get a head start on Be A Pro, Franchise Mode, World of Chel, and even building up your HUT 22 squad!

To catch up on all the new features in NHL 22 and its many fantastic game modes, head here for more!

Official Reveal Trailer

If you've been dying to see NHL 22 in action, the wait is over as you can watch the official reveal trailer here!

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This is the first year the game is headed to next gen, and it'll be the first to take advantage of the Frostbite Engine.

In an extra exciting twist, the upgrade to the Frostbite Engine will be across all platforms and not a next gen exclusive.

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Following that earliest glimpse, we also got this Gameplay Trailer revealing a little bit more about how NHL 22 will actually look and feel this year.

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Cover Athlete

For the second time in his illustrious career, Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the official cover athlete for the EA Sports NHL series.

Matthews was first picked to be the face of NHL 20, and now he will return as the cover star of NHL 22 as well.

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THE STAR: Auston Matthews will be the face of NHL 22

It's a major nod to Matthews, who is arguably one of the biggest stars in the NHL today, and he looks absolutely fantastic in the reveal trailer.

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Platforms, Price, and Pre Order

NHL 22 is set to launch worldwide for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 on October 15, 2021.

Unfortunately, there isn't a PC release planned, so PC gamers will have to go without the NHL mainstay once again.

Two editions will be available: the Standard Edition and X-Factor Edition, with the latter offering Dual Entitlement to provide the game on current gen and next gen counterpart consoles.

The NHL 22 Standard Edition will be $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4, but bumps to $69.99 for Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

The NHL 22 X-Factor Edition is going to be available for $99.99, but it will come with Early Access, Dual Entitlement, and a series of in-game rewards.

If you're ready to pre order now on Xbox, you can use the following links (including discounted options for EA Play members):

Microsoft Store

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Amazon

You can find more details here about how to pre order NHL 22 and the exact pre order rewards that will be available for each edition.