NHL 23 not downloading: How to fix downloading issues on Xbox, PS4 and PS5

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NHL 23 not downloading: How to fix downloading issues on Xbox, PS4 and PS5

If NHL 23 is not downloading for you, we can help!

NHL 23, the latest edition of EA Sports' ice hockey franchise, has finally arrived. There are, however, a few problems that players have been having with the new edition. While some are experiencing the installation error in NHL 23, some people can't even get the game to download.

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If you fall into the latter category of people, there's hope. The NHL community has shared a number of workarounds for the issue. This guide will walk you through each one.

How to fix the NHL 23 not downloading issue on Xbox, PS4 and PS5

You’ve been waiting to play NHL 23, and it is finally here. But you are hit with a not-so-pleasant surprise. You try to download the game, but it doesn't seem to work. It is frustrating, isn't it? You want to play the game so badly, but something is holding you back.

Worry not, because we have your back. Here are some quick tips to get you going.

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  • Check for server outages. Xbox users can go here and PlayStation users can visit this webpage. If the servers are running fine, proceed to the following tips.
  • Close down any bandwidth-heavy programs and disconnect other devices from the router (for the time being) to reduce traffic on your network.
  • Change your DNS server settings. Try switching to Google’s DNS server.
  • If possible, move your console closer to your router to improve signal strength.
  • Power cycle your console as well as your network device.
  • Try switching to a wired connection to improve stability, if possible.

Hopefully, one of the suggestions we provided here will solve the NHL 23 not downloading issue. If it doesn't, you may need to contact the devs as they can shed some light on what's going wrong and what should you do.

Read more: How To Fix NHL 23 Unable To Connect To EA Server Error

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Why NHL 23 is not downloading?

It's difficult to pinpoint exactly why this is happening. It may be anything from server outages to glitches in the system to network issues on your end. However, based on the troubleshooting tip that worked for you, you will be able to figure out the root cause of the issue.

We'd expect EA Sports to quickly identify and resolve any underlying cause for the NHL 23 not downloading issue. But until then, the fixes we've outlined above are your best chance of resolving the error and getting to play the game for yourself.