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NHL 22 trial for EA Play, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subs starts 8 October

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NHL 22 trial access for EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will begin on 8 October here in Australia, the same date as early access begins for those who’ve pre-ordered its X-Factor Edition.

In terms of the trial, those who’ve subscribed to either EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will receive a total of ten hours of early access play, with progression carrying over into the main game should a player wish to purchase it.

Those who have already purchased the X-Factor Edition of the, of course, will just carry on playing during the early access period as they own the game.

The X-Factor Edition of the game also includes the following bonuses:

  • Cross-generation entitlement (Xbox or PlayStation)
  • 3-days early access (from 12 October 2021)
  • 10 HUT Diamond player choice packs (2 per month over 5 months)
  • HUT X-Factor Player choice pack (2 of 25)
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter pack (instant)
  • 4 HUT X-Factor Power-Up Packs (1 per month for 4 months from November)
  • 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability unlocks (instant)
  • 5 unlocked Hockey Bags (World of Chel)
  • Be a Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks (2), XP Boost, and bonus trait points

We’ve covered all NHL 22 pre-order and Veteran bonuses here.

NHL 22 heads to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5 on 15 October 2021.

NHL 22

15 October 2021
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