View Full Version : NHL 16 Patch 1.04 Now Available

11-06-2015, 08:13 AM

Game update 1.04 is now available for NHL 16. The update contains a significant number of improvements across gameplay and numerous game modes.

Continue on to see the full patch notes.

EASHL Club Challenges

Select Club Challenge dressing room and search for the team you wish to challenge. When both teams are ready to play, send the challenge and start your game. The game will only count towards your Pro's Player Badges progression and personal stats.

EASHL AI Goalies

AI goalie attributes will be lowered in the situation where a player controlled goalie drops from game to be fair for the other team

Gameplay Tuner Download Update

When a new Gameplay Tuner is available to download it will show up in the NHL 16 main menu. Note from Millennium - Settings still only show V1.00 or Latest for tuner selections


Increased the chance of a trip when spamming pokecheck from behind the puck carrier
Added ability for players to lose speed the more they spam pokecheck
Tuned down the ability for players to perform defensive deflections behind them
Pokechecks will now only connect with strength on the way out, not on the sticks return back to the player
Addressed issue where the AI player would be able to get a full powered pass without powering up first after a User called for a pass
The AI will no longer auto pass when a Player does a manual windup for a show outside of the offensive zone
Increased the effect of the pass reception slider in the gameplay setting
Addressed issue where the gosalie Butterflu Sliders weren't overriding Precision Motion
Addressed issue where some players would be stuck in goalie control after making a pass as a goalie
Added butterflu slides out of both VH and Hug Post to make it easier to slide across out of those positions
User controlled goalie will now face the puck earlier as it is carried towards them
Goalies now receive the puck more cleanly with their stick from a standing position
Addressed issue where a goalie woudl sometimes get stuck sliing in the butterfly
Pucks can no longer be chopped if the stick goes through the goalie first so that they behave the same as pokechecks
Fixed issues where AI players wouldn't avoid their own net properly with the puck
Fixed issue where User players woudl sometimes be stuck on the bench while an AI player played for them after situations where they served a penalty
Added more conditions in goalie interference logic to increase accuracy to the calls for both allowed and disallowed goals
Fixed the button callout for accepting fights when using Hybrid controls
Added ability for Precision Skating to trigger at lower speeds
Fixed issues with the True Broadcast camera pan direction in Shootouts
Weakside AI defender won't look to hit the puck carrier when they are outside the slot
AI will look for hits during in-zone defense even if they don't have a great angle. This will allow AI players to bump a player off the puck even twhen the puck carrier has their back to them
Fixed issue where shot accuracy was too high on hardcore gamestyle when spinning around before taking a slapshot
Fixed issue where in some cases, the AI goalie wouldn't track the shoowing position properly when a player was rolling the puck back before shooting in a shootout scenario

Be A Pro

Increased the likelihood of being drafted if the user starts in the CHL
Enabled the user to switch between Classic and Authentic styles after entering the mode
Decreased the likelihood of the game switching between Classic and Authentic automatically
Players will not get penalized for long shifts until 10 seconds after they are called to the bench

Coaching Feedback and On-Ice Trainer

On-Ice Trainer visualizations will now show up for both teams if there are local users on both the home and away teams
Feedback hints can now be shown when Control hints are disabled
Coaching Feedback - Classic BAP players will not lose excessive Endurance experience for long shifts
Coaching Feedback - Fix for some coaching instructions not clearing quickly enough
Coaching Feedback - Defensive letter grades now accumulate correctly in EASHL
Coaching Feedback - Tie-ups and stick lifts from faceoff grip positions were not counting as using that grip in coaching feedback
Coaching Feedback - Deflections no longer awarded to defensive players blocking shots
Coaching Feedback - Blocked shots that hit sticks no longer count as blocked passes if there was a recent pass
Coaching Feedback - Shot blocks now count if they hit your stick


Decreased amount of Team and Player meetings that occur during a season
Decreased the amount of points an average defenseman gets during a sim
Added a setting to Disable Team and Player Meetings
Decreased the impact of team chemisty on the sim engine


Added the Moncton Wildcats 3rd Jersey
Added the Frolunda Indians Home and Away Jerseys
Added the Providence Bruins 3rd Jersey
Added the Nashville Predators Golden Alternate Jersey
Added the New York Islanders 3rd Jersey
Added the Hershey Bears 3rd Jersey
Added the Texas Stars Home and Away jerseys
Added the Wilkes Barre Penguins 3rd Jersey
Improvements for Grand Rapids Home and Away Name plate bar fix
Improvements for Kamloops Blazers Home and Away number color fixes, "C/A" placement fix
Fix the Montreal Canadiens Home jersey eyelet and collar lace
Updated various center ice designs for authenticity
Updated various goal horns and goal song timing for authenticity
Added 15 female heads to create player selection
Equipment - Added Brian's Sub Zero 3 Goalie pads, blocker and trapper
Equipment - Added Vaughn Vintage Goalie pads, blocker and trapper
Equipment - Added Ventus LT98 Goalie pads, blocker and trapper
Equipment - Added CCM 4-Roll Pro III glove