Electronic Arts have launched a new online more for NHL 20 that fans can sink their teeth into called HUT Rivals. The mode basically has you fighting against other people online in unique matchups where the winner gets some fun bonuses to add to their profile. You can read a bit about the mode here, or check out the full details on EA's NHL 20 website.
HUT Rivals is a new online mode that allows you compete at your level online, and get rewarded. In addition to divisional progression and rewards, HUT Rivals also progresses you against HUT Champions qualification, the pinnacle of competition in Hockey Ultimate Team™.
There are three different types of progress that will be affected after each HUT Rivals game:
- Skill Rating: this rating determines the division you compete in, ensuring you are competing against players of a similar skill level. After each game your skill rating will increase or decrease, based on your performance.
- Rivals Points: these points will determine the weekly rewards that you get – for example, accumulate points in the top 15% of your division to earn the top rewards. You earn Rivals Points after every game. Your Rivals Points refresh at the start of every week.
- HUT Champions Points: these points accumulate over time, progressing you towards HUT Champions qualification. After you reach 2,000 HUT Champions points, you can redeem them for access to a weekend league of your choosing.