NHL 23 Release Date: Pre Order, Trailers, Ratings, Early Access & Latest News

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As we near the NHL 23 release date, there are a few things that we're going to cover before the game actually is released.

From pre order rewards to the latest NHL 23 ratings, we're going to take a look at that along with some of the latest trailers.

Let's get you up to speed with the latest information in NHL 23.

Official NHL 23 Release Date

The NHL 23 release date is set for October 14, 2022, barring any delays. At the moment, the game seems to be on schedule.

It has also been revealed that Early Access will be available via a pre order on the X Factor Edition. We'll go over more on that below.

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COMING SOON: It's almost time to take the ice in NHL 23

Last year, the release date was almost identical to the NHL 23 release date, giving us a proper timetable to go off of in the future.

Unless there are any changes, we can expect EA to continue to release the game around mid-October going forward.

PRE ORDER NOW: Secure your copy of NHL 23 before it arrives

Pre Order Rewards for NHL 23

As we mentioned, Early Access is a part of the pre order rewards but that's not the only thing you'll receive before the NHL 23 release date.

Only players that pre order the X Factor Edition of the game will have access to three days of Early Access, allowing you to start playing on October 11.

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X FACTOR EDITION: Grab a ton of pre order rewards with this edition

The NHL 23 Standard Edition will be $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4, but it's a bit more at $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

While it's a bit pricier at $99.99 across all platforms, the NHL 23 X-Factor Edition also comes pack with these rewards:

  • Dual Entitlement (Copy on both PS4 & PS5 or XB1 & XBXS)
  • 3-Days Early Access
  • 4600 NHL Points
  • X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack
  • HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
  • 5 World of Chel X-Factor Ability Unlocks
  • Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey (Digital)
  • Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, XP Boost & Bonus Trait Points

To check out the rest of the rewards before the NHL 23 release date, follow this link.

NHL 23 Reveal Trailer

We know what you're wondering, what does the game look like? The good news is that there have been several trailers revealed.

Prior to the announcement of the NHL 23 release date, the reveal trailer for the game was sent out and we have that for you below:

In the reveal trailer you can see a few features from the game including some of the new presentations and changes to the game.

With the NHL 23 release date just around the corner, it's cool to see the addition of the mixed HUT and cross-platform matchmaking.

Top 10 NHL 23 Overall Ratings

Another question that a lot of fans have is who has the best NHL 23 rating this year. Honestly, it shouldn't be much of a surprise as to who comes in at No.1.

Connor McDavid is the game's highest rated player for the sixth straight year and this year's only 95 OVR player.

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MCDAVID NO.1: Connor McDavid is the only player with a 95 OVR

When the NHL 23 release date officially rolls around, players will be able to take the ice as a player that put up 123 points with 44 goals and 79 assists during the 2021-22 season.

Here are the top ten players in NHL 23 this year:

  • Connor McDavid (C) - 95 OVR - Edmonton Oilers
  • Auston Matthews (C) - 94 OVR - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nathan MacKinnon (C) - 94 OVR - Colorado Avalanche
  • Cale Makar (RD) - 94 OVR - Colorado Avalanche
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy (G) - 94 OVR - Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) - 93 OVR - Edmonton Oilers
  • Roman Josi (LD) - 93 OVR - Nashville Predators
  • Sidney Crosby (C) - 93 OVR - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Patrick Kane (RW) - 93 OVR - Chicago Blackhawks
  • Victor Hedman (LD) - 93 OVR - Tampa Bay Lightning

To check out the top 50 and prepare for the release of NHL 23, check out the ratings right here.

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