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NHL 22 launches into early access with synching issues

A patch was released earlier today and will hopefully correct problems.

NHL 22 has launched into early access for those who’ve pre-ordered its X-Factor Edition, and already players are reporting issues.

A patch was today released in hopes of fixing synching issues that have plagued players since the ten-hour EA Play trial that was offered ahead of early access.

“An [NHL 22] patch is now available to download on PlayStation and Xbox that fixes desyncing issues that players were running into during HUT Rivals and HUT Rush games as well as other stability fixes across all modes,” the game’s official Twitter account stated.

The issue was detailed by community manager Clappy over on Reddit ahead of the patch itself.

“We are aware of an issue where players in HUT Rush and HUT Rivals are disconnected from their online game session after a face-off sequence,” he wrote, four days ago. “Early investigations indicate that this typically happens when players enter HUT after playing a non-HUT online game. Restarting the game and entering into HUT directly will resolve this issue in the short term. In the meantime, a more permanent solution is our top priority.”

The same Reddit post also advised of issues inside the HUT Auction House.

“We’re aware of the issues surrounding the auction house including players items and currency becoming stuck in the auction house,” Clappy continued. “We are continuing to work towards a fix and will be temporarily be shutting off the auction house to avoid more players running into this issue.”

The HUT Auction House was disabled for a period of time while corrective work was undertaken; it’s since been brought back online.

Over on the game’s subreddit, players seem to reporting that HUT Rush and Rivals are more stable than before, but are continuing to complain of laggy menus, matchmaking issues in World of CHEL and troubles creating players.

NHL 22 will officially become available on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5 from 16 October here in Australia.

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