EA Sports NHL 19 Invites Hockey Fans into Open Beta

Jump On the Ice and Into the Action Ahead of Worldwide Launch

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Guildford UK - July 26, 2018 - Today EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19 invites players to an open beta where they can experience The World of CHEL, an evolution of the fan-favorite EA SPORTS Hockey League mode that introduces a unified progression and customization system for created players. The beta will allow players to take the ice in the brand-new NHL ONES game mode, as well as THREES Drop-In, EASHL Drop-In, Clubs modes and Online Versus with the 31 current NHL teams.

With the progression and customization of The World of CHEL, NHL 19 provides gamers the freedom to create and compete as the player they’ve always wanted to be. In the beta, players can customize their skaters with 15 different traits and 21 different specializations, in addition to customizing their goalie with six traits and nine specializations. The beta will also feature hundreds of unlockable items like hoodies, jackets, parkas, and knits to create a unique look with league-inspired lifestyle gear and clothing.

Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech also makes its debut in NHL® 19 and beta players will have the opportunity to feel the most realistic skating experience in series history. Explosive-Edge skating enables more control, acceleration and creativity to keep pace in the high-speed nature of today’s NHL. Getting up and down the ice has never felt so responsive.

The open beta will run today through August 2nd. Players can download the open beta in the Xbox Marketplace or PlayStation Store. Feedback from the NHL® 19 beta can be shared at https://answers.ea.com/t5/NHL-19-Beta/ct-p/nhl-19-beta-en and by using the hashtag #NHL19Beta on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

EA SPORTS NHL® 19 will be available worldwide on September 14, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players can be first in line to compete from the pond to the pros, unlocking the full game three days early on September 11, 2018 if they pre-order the NHL® 19 Ultimate Edition or the NHL® 19 Legend Edition.* EA Access members can play for up to 10 hours starting September 6, 2018 with the EA Access Play First Trial.** For more information on EA SPORTS NHL®, visit the website at www.easports.com/NHL.