Is the NHL 23 X-Factor Edition Worth It?

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For the second year on the bounce, X-Factor abilities will feature within the NHL’s franchise game. Alongside this, players will also get the chance to purchase the X-Factor Edition of the NHL 23. 

It will cost you a little more than the Standard Edition, but with the higher price tag comes plenty of additional rewards that passionate NHL players can use to take their gaming experience to the next level.

But is the NHL 23 X-Factor Edition worth it? 

This article will focus on the pricing of each of these editions and establish whether you should purchase the X-Factor Edition of NHL 23 or whether the Standard Edition will better suit your gaming needs.

Pricing

The pricing scheme for NHL 23 is relatively simple, as the standard edition is the same price across all PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as is the X-Factor edition.

Below is a list of the consoles you can purchase NHL 23 for, as well as the pricing for the Standard Edition and X-Factor Edition.

Standard Edition

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  • PlayStation 4 – $69.99 / £59.99
  • PlayStation 5 – $69.99 / £69.99
  • Xbox One – $69.99 / £69.99
  • Xbox Series X – $69.99 / £69.99

X-Factor Edition

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  • PlayStation 4 and 5 – $99.99 / £89.99
  • Xbox One and Series X – $99.99 / £89.99

You might be wondering what the price is for NHL 23 on PC. Unfortunately, NHL 23 is unavailable on PC, as with all previous iterations of the franchise.

The Differences Between the Standard Edition and X-Factor Edition

As you would hope, due to the $30 price difference between the Standard Edition and X-Factor Edition, there are many additional benefits that come from purchasing the X-Factor Edition:

  • 3-Days Early Access
  • X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack
  • Dual Entitlement (Copy on both PS4 & PS5 or XB1 & XBXS)
  • Be a Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, Bonus Trait Points, and XP Boosts 
  • Five World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks
  • Hut X-Factor Player Choice Pack
  • 4,600 NHL Points
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
  • Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey

Alongside these additional bonuses and rewards, if you purchase the X-Factor Edition of NHL 23, you can play the game on October 11th rather than waiting until October 14th. 

The X-Factor Edition of NHL 23 will provide you with a big headstart in the World of Chel and Hockey Ultimate Team.

When you combine the early access, you also gain an additional 4,600 NHL points you can use to purchase in-game features. 

The World of Chel and Hockey Ultimate Team are two of the most popular game modes within the NHL franchise, which is why so many of the X-Factor NHL Edition’s bonuses focus on these game modes.

Is the X-Factor Edition Worth It?

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With all of the exclusive Hockey Ultimate Team and World of Chel items highlighted within the X-Factor Edition, it is clear that this version of the game will certainly benefit some players, although others may be better suited to the Standard Edition.

For example, if you are a player that tends to spend a lot of time playing Ultimate Team or World Chel, the additional rewards on offer might be worth spending a little more money to get your hands on.

Especially when you consider how much you can progress your team in the 72 hours of early access you gain on those who purchase the Standard Edition.

If you purchase the X-Factor Edition, you will immediately have the upper hand on most players and have the chance to dominate your opposition when the game officially launches.

However, if you are a more casual player, who prefers to play with friends, or doesn’t focus on those two game modes, then you should consider the Standard Edition. While early access to the game is excellent, most of the benefits that come from the X-Factor Edition are tailored to Ultimate Team and World of Chel players and will not be relevant to you.;

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, whether you play Ultimate Team or World of Chel will be the deciding factor on whether or not the NHL 23 X-Factor Edition is worth it. 

Before choosing your preferred edition, consider how likely you are to utilize all of the bonuses on offer. If not, save your hard-earned money for other in-game purchases, and opt for the Standard Edition.

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