The first major patch for NHL 14 is live. With a lot of issues being addressed from GM Connected to presentation and audio issues; EA covered a lot in this first patch. Below is everything you need to know about Patch v1.01.

Gameplay Updates

  • Fixed an issue where the user would not receive a bonus for picking and holding a side at a faceoff if it was held too long. (This should address the issue of faceoff spamming)
  • Fixed issue where the user could press LB/L1 to instantly popup a player from being injured on the ice.
  • Fixed rare crash that could occur if the controller was pulled during a potential Left Stick hit.
  • Fixed issue where the user was unable to chop the puck using Alternate controls (will now work the same as NHL13).
  • Added the potential for tripping penalties to be called for players that trip an opponent using the shot block.
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred if the user scored a goal knocking the water bottle off the net at the same time a player was being called for goalie interference.
  • Added logic to break up fights if the user is holding opponent in the hold down state too long.
  • Fixed an issue where a disallowed goal would actually be awarded if a player from the team who scored touched the puck in the net.

Presentation and Graphics

  • Add a missing puck texture for the Wild Wings of the DEL.
  • Updated Ilya Kovalchuk main menu image with Martin Brodeur when favorite team is New Jersey Devils.
  • Updated *. Louis Blues 06-07 jerseys with proper art.
  • Updated the following player portraits with correct image: Matt Murphy (Halifax), David Moss (Phoenix), Brandon Archibald (Saginaw), Matt Halischuk (Winnipeg), Joel Armia (Ässat), Xavier Ouellet (Blainville), Kevin Porter (Buffalo), Danny Groulx (Chicago AHL)

Hockey Ultimate Team

  • Fixed a crash accepting a game invite from the Player HUB when accessed through HUT leaderboard or HUT Seasons leaderboard.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from redeeming the collection completion bonus for multiple teams unless they rebooted.
  • Fixed issue where Simulation Game Style was not properly being carried over into offline HUT games.
  • Fixed issue where the consumable level search filter only worked for the first page of results.
  • Fixed issue where some players were being tagged as retired preventing the user from advancing to gameplay with them.
  • Updated the art for common Gold player cards.
  • Added Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels for Logo, Jersey, and Head Coach cards.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed users to keep training items applied to their players indefinitely.


  • Fixed issue where RFA players would delay contract offer responses if they received a contract offer and then a qualifying offer.
  • Fixed an issue where the Scout returns from the wrong place after sending him out from the “I’ve been waiting a few days…” popup.
  • Updated Division names with New NHL names.
  • Tuning changes to how players are growing in the mode.

Live the Life

  • Fixed issue where the user was unable to change the simming penalty after creating a BAP save game.
  • Fixed issue where post game XP appeared to not be awarded to the user for completing coach’s tasks.
  • Fixed issue where the task for breaking a teammate out of a slump was not being unlocked.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when advancing on the calendar after the Memorial Cup around September 10th.
  • Updated Division names with New NHL names.
  • Fixed issue where Legend Milestone for scoring on you first shot of your first shift was not being awarded.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading a BAP save file after playing a split screen offline shootout game.

GM Connected

  • Fixed issue where wrong player is displayed on the contracts screen after the user buys out another player.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when advancing to the trade player screen in leagues with a high number of users.
  • Updated Division names with New NHL names.

Online Team Play / EASHL

  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to purchase +7 boost vouchers in the Hockey Shop if they had a large number of +3 boosts unlocked.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to view a Club Invite message from the HUT leaderboards.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after a hit is thrown in a one on one practice session
  • Added the ability to turn game misconducts off for EASHL/OTP via tuner update. Player will still earn the 5 min major and then come out of the box.

Audio/Custom Music

  • Fixed Custom Music issue where the Off Play game event was not playing in game.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the Home team won if the user had every Custom Music game event assigned with a playlist.

That is a lot to cover in its first patch. I know I’ve experienced some of these issues, especially the audio problems, since the games release last month. Hopefully this will cover a lot of the issues on and offline. Knowing the community though, I am sure something else will be found or something that wasn’t addressed will now start to be talked about a lot more. This is a step in the right direction at least, and that’s all we can ask for.

Source: EA Sports Forums