The NHL off-season kicked off two months ago, and hockey fans are already wondering when they can play as their favorite teams and players online. The NHL 24 release date is still just a rumor, but we have everything you need to know about the upcoming game.
As EA Sports prepares for the launches of Madden 24 and EA FC 24, NHL 24 has seemingly taken a backseat. There is not much known about the next installment, including its cover star or pre-order dates. Based on past releases, though, we have the likely NHL 24 release date.
NHL 24 Release Date
NHL 24 is set to release on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. Although the date has not been confirmed by EA Sports, the game will likely follow the same release pattern as previous years. We expect Early Access to begin a few days before the release, around Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The release would coincide with the beginning of the 2023-2024 NHL season. As fans watch their favorite teams compete, they can also build their dream NHL roster in Hockey Ultimate Team.
The game’s cover star has also yet to be revealed. After Trevor Zegras and Sarah Nurse graced the NHL 23 cover, it will be interesting to see if NHL 24 will once again feature two players or revert to their traditional solo cover star. In recent years, the game has highlighted hockey’s young superstars, and after leading the once-struggling New Jersey Devils to the playoffs last season, Jack Hughes could be the frontrunner to appear on the cover.