NHL 19 Walkthrough

7. Hockey Ultimate Team

Hockey Ultimate Team

Hockey Ultimate Team is my personal favourite Game Mode, but it is also the most challenging as you will be competing with some of the best NHL players out there and some people spend money on HUT Cards. If you aren't able to or don't want to purchase HUT Cards, there are monthly collectables that you can receive by completing daily objectives and opening your Free Packs. I highly recommend spending your coins on the Auction House to buy cheap high overall players and complete the monthly objectives and milestones to get Free Legend Cards. The better your team is, the easier this completion is going to be, so keep that in mind.

Even though the Committed Achievement will not be one of your first achievements in this mode, I believe that it is important to list it first because it is crucial that you stay on top of logging into HUT as often as possible to unlock it. I will explain further below.

Within HUT you will receive a Free Pack every 8 hours. These do not stack over time, so if you don't log in for 3 days, you still only get the one free pack. A timer is located on the top right of your HUT screen to countdown the time until your next Free Pack. You must open 100 of these packs in order to get the achievement.

If you want to track your progress towards the 100 Free Packs you must go to Hockey Ultimate Team and press cn_RT to bring up your Objectives and Milestones screen. From there press cn_RB to go over to your Milestones Tab. You will then scroll down and see a milestone called Open 100 Daily Reward Packs. Your progress towards that 100 will be there. Once you complete said Milestone and open 100 packs you will unlock:

Committed in NHL 19
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Collect 100 Free Packs in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 807 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.55) 16,733

When you open up HUT for the first time and start your HUT Tutorial you will be forced to win your first offline game to advance further. The difficulty is low, so simply win the game to unlock:

Winner, Winner in NHL 19
Win a game (online or offline) in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 6,719 tracked gamers (40% - TA Ratio = 1.57) 16,733

Upon completing the tutorial you will also get these two unmissable achievements after opening your first rewards pack! Gotta love freebies:

Specialized in NHL 19
Collect a special item in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 7,463 tracked gamers (45% - TA Ratio = 1.49) 16,733

Legendary! in NHL 19
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Collect a legend item in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 7,463 tracked gamers (45% - TA Ratio = 1.49) 16,733

Now you'll want to obtain a Gold Player card and some contracts. You may already have these cards, but if not, purchase them from the auction house or from a pack.

To apply your contract to a Gold Player, go to the My Team tab within HUT. From there, select Edit Lineup and press cn_A on any Gold Player and select Apply Consumable and add a contract. Doing so gets you:

Contract Extension in NHL 19
Use a contract item on any Gold grade player in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 2,331 tracked gamers (14% - TA Ratio = 2.67) 16,733

If you didn't purchase a Gold Player in the Auction House for the previous achievement then you'll want to purchase something from the Auction House anyway. Go over to the Auction House and press cn_Y. Here you can filter things to purchase from the auction house. If you just need the achievement, set your search filter to the lowest priced Buy Now option possible and purchase any item that you can afford with your coins. This will unlock:

Auctioneer in NHL 19
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Buy or Sell an item in the auction house in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 3,661 tracked gamers (22% - TA Ratio = 2.13) 16,733

Go to the My HUT tab and select My Sets. You will likely complete many sets along the way, but to complete your first set, I recommend either completing the Tips Set or the Bronze Player Upgrade Set. Within the sets themselves, you will see faded cards that are empty. You must fill these slots with cards to complete the set. Simply press cn_A on an empty card slot and either search your collection for the already obtained card or press search auction house to purchase the card needed for the slot. The Bronze player upgrade set is very cheap. It just requires you to have 5 bronze player cards, and once you put all 5 bronze players into the set press cn_Y to complete your set unlocking:

You're all set in NHL 19
Complete a set in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 3,073 tracked gamers (18% - TA Ratio = 2.33) 16,733

For Super Synergized, you will need to have every player in your Line Up have an active synergy. You'll know a synergy is active if it turns green. Every player card has at least one synergy. To find out what the different synergies are from the Edit Lineup Menu, move the cn_RS up to show the synergies. You will likely need to purchase several players to activate a synergy. Certain synergies have different requirements to activate them, for example, the It's a Trap (T) Synergy requires that you have 10 players with said synergy in your line up at once, whereas Call Your Shot (CS) requires just 4 players to have it for it to be active (green).

Once every player (offensive, defensive, goalies, and coach) from every line in your lineup has at least one active (green) synergy, you will unlock:

Super Synergized in NHL 19
Have every player on your active Hockey Ultimate Team Lineup have an active Synergy Style.
  • Unlocked by 640 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 5.11) 16,733

This next achievement is much easier than in prior years because there is a potential to earn 360 stars, and you only need 50 for the achievement. Go to HUT Challenges and look for challenges you can earn stars on that are Rookie or Semi-Pro difficulty to make things easier. You do not need to get all 50 stars under one set of challenges. For example, I earned 37 stars under Progression Challenges and 13 stars under Road Trippin' and still got the achievement.

I highly recommend doing these before going online, because you will earn coins to purchase better cards for your line-up and get better at the game. Once you get 50 Stars you will unlock:

Seeing Stars in NHL 19
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Earn a total 50 Stars in HUT Challenges.
  • Unlocked by 1,091 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.91) 16,733

Now that you have a bunch of cards and coins, it is time for you to build the best team possible and start playing Online in HUT.

It is now time to play Online HUT Seasons. You will be playing Online against some fierce competition, so patience, skill, and commitment are required.

You begin Online Seasons in Division 10. Every Division has Seasons. You will play about 10 games per season trying to earn enough points to advance to the next division. There are 3 different results when it comes to your season (Relegation, Advance, and Title). Just like in real Hockey, a Win will give you 2 points, an OT loss will get you 1 point, and a regulation loss will get you 0 points. If your season ends and you fall under the Relegation, you will be demoted a division unless you're in Division 10, because that is the lowest. The difference between Advance and Title are just some rewards, your ultimate goal is to advance divisions because there is an achievement for advancing to Division 9 and one for advancing to Division 1.

I'm not going to lie, advancing to Division 1 can be extremely difficult, meaning it is a skill based achievement and will take a very long time unless you have all legend cards or are somehow a master at the game. I recommend checking out YouTube videos or reading articles online to find out which cards are good in HUT, and try to get tips and tricks to become better at the game. Updates happen periodically, so sometimes it is better to have a big and strong team, and other times its better to have a fast team. Speed kills on NHL 19 so it is crucial to build a team that has the Burner (BU) synergy activated. Learn from your mistakes to get better. If somebody beats you badly, after the game look at their lineup to see which cards they used and keep grinding to build up coins to purchase these better cards, the better your cards, the easier it is to win, but trust me I had some mediocre cards and sometimes still beat players with all Legend Cards, so it is possible to succeed. I did it and so can you!

You will unlock Take It Online after playing your first match, and you will get So HUT Right Now once you get your first Promotion within Online Seasons by reaching Division 9. HUT Superstar is for reaching Division 1 and will likely be your last and most difficult achievement, and if you are able to unlock it then congratulations because it is difficult, but I promise you'll enjoy the journey.

Take it online in NHL 19
Complete an Online game in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 2,959 tracked gamers (18% - TA Ratio = 2.37) 16,733

So HUT right now! in NHL 19
Recently win the title in a Hockey Ultimate Team Season and return to the Hockey Ultimate Team Hub.
  • Unlocked by 1,246 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.66) 16,733

HUT Superstar! in NHL 19
Reach Division 1 in Online Seasons in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Unlocked by 256 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.08) 16,733

Thanks for reading my first ever written walkthrough: NHL 19. If you are reading this, then you might have completed this game and become one of the few, so pat yourself on the back and Congratulations. Welcome to the Club. Best of luck to all of you, and hope you enjoyed this game and guide! - E 5TREET

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