‘NHL 17’ Hockey Ultimate Team Trailer Details New Synergy System [VIDEO]

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'NHL 17' is ready to make its Ultimate Team Mode better. EA Sports

EA Sports has boasted NHL 17 will have more customization and improved gameplay this year, and the latest gameplay trailer for the hockey sim has the first details on some of the new gameplay features you’ll encounter.

In Hockey Ultimate Team, or HUT, there is a new Synergy System that you’ll need to consider when choosing your… well, Ultimate Team.

Synergy is broken up into two categories: Player Synergy and Team Synergy.

Player Synergies, such as Relentless Forecheck, will grant a bonus only to players who share this synergy when activated. Team Synergies, such as One-timer Efficiency, will grant a bonus to all players on the team when activated.

To better understand the Synergy System in NHL 17 Hockey Ultimate Team mode, check out the trailer below.

NHL 17’s new Dynamic Sets mechanic doesn’t allow players to receive mini packs for completing collections, but will instead let them earn collectibles, coins, packs and elite items depending on which set they complete.

Another new Hockey Ultimate Team feature is the addition of HUT Heroes. Once you complete NHL team themed sets, you will be rewarded an elite HUT Hero player item featuring a retired fan favorite player from that specific market.

These specific players are local legends and can only be obtained by completing these sets.

Players will also be able to swap unwanted items in the Trading Post to earn upgrades and other items.

All of this and more is documented on the NHL 17 blog, which goes into more detail about all of the new features of the game.

NHL 17 is releasing Sept. 13.

So what do you think of the new and updated features of NHL 17’s Ultimate Team mode? Let us know in the comments section below.

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