UPDATE: The beta is now available for download on both PS4 and Xbox One!
Out of nowhere, the NHL 19 Open Beta was just announced via the PlayStation Blog. And best of all: It is set to start today!
The Open Beta takes place from July 26 to August 2.
World of Chel:
The following modes will be included in the NHL 19 Open Beta:
- NHL Ones
- NHL Threes
- EA SPORTS Hockey League
The announcement also hints at a comeback of (partly) customizable player classes:
When creating your character for the Beta, you’ll choose from twelve skater or three goalie classes that determine your ratings, abilities, and playstyle. [...]
You’ll also be able to equip your character with traits that impact attribute ratings, and specialties that give your team boosts in certain situational moments. Traits have positive and negative impacts on skater performance, such as the Booming Slapper trait, which boosts your players’ shot power, but also decreases accuracy. Specialties can give you and your teammates bonuses in particular moments, such as a stamina increase after scoring a goal. Keep in mind the size of your player when determining your strategy, as height and weight affect skating speed, skating style, balance, hitting, and other attributes.
Which of you guys will be hopping on NHL 19 beta ice tonight?! Let us know!