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NHL 17 Adds Competitive Seasons Mode To Hockey Ultimate Team

by Matthew Kato on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:42 AM

Ultimate team is the only destination for many sports gamers these days, and like it did for Madden Ultimate Team a few years back, EA Sports has added a new post-launch way to play the mode in NHL 17.

Hockey Ultimate Team Competitive Seasons is a new structure structured around...a season. Now, the in-game season length is set by EA itself, and the first season (called the All-Star Season) goes from today to January 31st.

Within that season are four rounds. Complete at least three games in the round and you'll earn points and be placed on a leaderboard for the round. Naturally, rewards (such as special packs and coins) will be doled out for your ranking within each round, and there are also rewards for how well you do for the entire season. Click on the first source link below for the full list of rewards for the mode's inaugural season.

HUT Competitive Seasons is part of the game's third content update, which itself also includes gameplay tuner tweaks, EASHL player class updates, new sweaters, and more. Click on the second source link below for that list.

[Source: EA Sports (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
I would hope that similar to Madden's Draft Champions, even if you go 0-3 you'd still get something for your troubles. It'll be interesting to see how/if developer EA Canada tweaks the various rewards as the seasons progress.