NHL 23 Update 1.40 – Patch Notes on December 14, 2022

A new update has been released for NHL 23 Update 1.40. You can find all the Game Update details, Bug Fixes, improvements, and Patch Notes below. NHL 23 Update 1.40 is now available for all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The file size may vary depending on the platform.


  • Fixed an issue where Power Play Strategies and Faceoff formations were not saving.
  • Fixed an issue with the puck motion during lacrosse flip deke


  • Lighting – Fixed an issue that caused in-game lighting to be absent when reconnecting a controller in the be a pro hub
  • Lighting – Fixed an issue where before gameplay starts the lighting would break
  • Be A Pro – Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when hitting the Pause button after a coach conversation
  • Environment – The Farm – Fixed a gameplay camera issue that could cause a low-hanging branch from showing up in the camera frustum
  • Front End Menu – Music chyrons weren’t being shown for first soundtrack song after returning from a game.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause infinite syncing during online games in Overtime when 1 player quits gameplay
  • Crowd – Removed crowds from freeskate and team practices in both clubs and drop-in
  • Be A Pro – Fixed an issue that caused pre-game speech to play twice when showing an Anthem intro
  • Cameras – Fixed an issue in Detroit where camera could clip with crowd at faceoff setup moments that showcase the AR Leaderboard graphic

Online Modes

  • Fixed an issue where opponents were able to view the lines and strategies in online versus
  • Fixed a soft lock that would occur if the opponent quit in Overtime Shootout during an Online Versus game
  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to advance to gameplay in Threes Online Play if they invited a friend to play with them
  • [XBOX]Fixed an issue where some Xbox Gamerpic’s were not appearing in the social widget or Dressing Rooms
  • Fixed an issue where NHL Threes Circuit progress is lost when entering NHL Threes Online

World of Chel

  • Added additional content into World Of Chel for upcoming Chel challenges. Check back often to collect the latest cool new content.
  • Fixed an issue where users would soft lock if they accepted an invite while loading into the World of Chel
  • Fixed a soft lock that would sometimes happen after the first play of the period NIS in EASHL Drop-in and EASHL Clubs
  • Fixed a soft lock that would sometimes occur when a user accepted multiple invites to a dressing room in the World of Chel
  • Fixed a rare desync that would happen at the opening faceoff in EASHL Drop-in games
  • Fixed a rare crash that would happen while loading into the World of Chel
  • Fixed a rare crash that would occur when a player was bodychecked in EASHL 3 vs 3 games
  • Fixed several button functionality issues for Club Strategies
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be returned to the World of Chel main menu when selecting to continue to the 2nd round of One’s Eliminator
  • Fixed an issue where players hair wasn’t showing correctly during gameplay in the World of Chel
  • Fixed an issue where there is a full crowd during Freeskate and Club Practice in the World of Chel
  • Fixed an issue where if you went into Customize Club while in a friend’s Dressing Room your club’s customization would take on the friend’s club’s look

Custom Leagues

  • Added ability to substitute AHL teams within Custom Leagues
  • Added a setting that allows the user to use entire pool of NHL players in a Custom Leagues fantasy draft regardless of how many teams are in the league.
  • Fixed an issue where the Stanley Cup presentation did not play when winning the Finals in aggregate format in Custom Leagues


  • Added Retired Jersey Numbers setting to Custom Leagues
  • Tuning for line combinations that are set by some coaches to be less reliant on X-Factors
  • Tuning for line chemistry on penalty kill lines to be less reliant on X-Factors
  • Fixed an issue where some penalty kill lines always showed -3 for line chemistry
  • Fixed an issue where promoting a coach from within the organization to be the Head Coach did not update the strategies tab in Edit Lines
  • Fixed an issue where CHL eligible players were being assigned to the AHL instead of junior
  • Fixed an issue where AHL scouts were not uncovering a player’s Pro Scout Assessment in Custom Leagues
  • Fixed an issue where Home Ice Advantage was sometimes given to the wrong team in the playoffs
  • Fix an issue where substituting teams in Season Mode caused the game to soft lock
  • Fixed as issue where line chemistry did not show a +2 modifier when appropriate

Be A Pro

  • Fixed an issue around salary perks not being available to activate due to insufficient followers


  • Misc crash fixes
  • Misc UI fixes

Hockey Ultimate Team

  • Fixed an issue with players receiving errors when attempting to save a HUT Roster
  • Fixed an issue where Sold Items are reset to 0 in Trade Pile
  • Updated Collections team logos & colors that were out of date
  • Fixed an issue in the Auction House where a default value is set to -1
  • Updated Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl X-Factor Art to show new Oilers uniforms
  • Updated Challenges artwork for Connor McDavid and Trevor Zegras
  • Fixed an issue in HUT Rivals where players would desync off the opening faceoff
  • Various UI Fixes


Updated the following teams center ice art


  • Henderson Silver Knights


The following uniforms have been added or updated in NHL 23


  • Buffalo Sabres – Third
  • Anaheim Ducks – Reverse Retro
  • Calgary Flames – Reverse Retro
  • Chicago Blackhawks – Reverse Retro
  • Colorado Avalanche – Reverse Retro
  • Columbus Blue Jackets – Reverse Retro
  • Dallas Stars – Reverse Retro
  • Detroit Red Wings – Reverse Retro
  • Edmonton Oilers – Reverse Retro
  • Florida Panthers – Reverse Retro
  • Los Angeles Kings – Reverse Retro
  • Montreal Canadiens – Reverse Retro
  • New Jersey Devils – Reverse Retro
  • New York Islanders – Reverse Retro
  • New York Rangers – Reverse Retro
  • Ottawa Senators – Reverse Retro
  • Philadelphia Flyers – Reverse Retro
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – Reverse Retro
  • San Jose Sharks – Reverse Retro
  • Toronto Maple Leafs – Reverse Retro
  • Vancouver Canucks – Reverse Retro


  • Greenville Swamp Rabbits – Third
  • Idaho Steelheads – Third
  • Rapid City Rush – Third

Source:NHL 23