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MLB The Show 21 Patch 14 Available Today - Patch Notes

MLB The Show 21 patch 14 is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S fixing a few gameplay related issues. The update also adds Field of Dreams Stadium, which was announced yesterday. A UI fix has been implemented for pitchers handedness, along with some miscellaneous adjustments, fixes and updates.

Check out the patch notes below.

GAMEPLAY

  • Higher loss of break for aiming a sinker, changeup, or curveball high in the zone (based on the starting point of the pitch)
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a lack of a tag animation when the runner would come into the base standing instead of sliding
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes allow the ball boy to rob a foul ball

STADIUMS

  • Field of Dreams will be available once the update is live. It is listed under Classic Stadiums.

UI

  • Pitcher’s handedness is now displayed correctly when viewing the opponent’s bullpen

MISC

  • Adjustments made for more appropriate crowd reactions with home and away plays
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally prevent crowd audio from playing during the top of the first inning
  • Updates to the faces of Sal Romano, Clay Holmes, Clayton Kershaw, Darin Ruf, Sergio Romo, and Joey Gallo
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  1. Crowd adjustments are nice, and as a Yankees fan I really appreciate their new commitment to updating player faces mid season. Having Odor’s beard removed earlier in the year soon after he came over and now Gallo’s are nice touches.
    MOM bullpen problem got fixed last patch and broken at the samr time. If you pindh hit for the pitcher the pinch hitter will appear on the mound and you are stuck with him for 3 batters, OR you also might not be able to exit the bullpen if you try to replace him.
    There is a work around, but this is a pretty big screw up not to be mentioned in the notes. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    It is absolutely ridiculous that they still have not fixed the handful of teams who have to play every home game at 1pm
    I play my franchise using the Red Sox and I'm so sick of playing only day games at Fenway Park
    FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!
    TNKNGM
    It is absolutely ridiculous that they still have not fixed the handful of teams who have to play every home game at 1pm
    I play my franchise using the Red Sox and I'm so sick of playing only day games at Fenway Park
    FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!

    Yeah they really need to fix this, it immersion breaking....you can just pretend that all the lights in Fenway Park is broken and they gatta play during the day lol
    TNKNGM
    It is absolutely ridiculous that they still have not fixed the handful of teams who have to play every home game at 1pm
    I play my franchise using the Red Sox and I'm so sick of playing only day games at Fenway Park
    FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!

    It isn't ridiculous that they haven't fixed it.
    The most likely reason they haven't fixed it is because they CANNOT fix it without bricking any current ongoing Franchise saves.
    A few years ago, there was a schedule bug, that they fixed. And when they did, it corrupted EVERY single Franchise save that had progressed passed the point of the fix.
    It would INFURIATE many more people if they fix the schedule times, and brick those save files, than the fix would satisfy.
    What’s the workaround?
    KnightTemplar
    MOM bullpen problem got fixed last patch and broken at the samr time. If you pindh hit for the pitcher the pinch hitter will appear on the mound and you are stuck with him for 3 batters, OR you also might not be able to exit the bullpen if you try to replace him.
    There is a work around, but this is a pretty big screw up not to be mentioned in the notes. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Oh so the Field Of Corn is what they have been working on all this time? What about night games in created stadiums or most importantly the day game problem....?????
    baconbits11
    Oh so the Field Of Corn is what they have been working on all this time? What about night games in created stadiums or most importantly the day game problem....?????

    No they also worked on gameplay, fixed AI issues, and some UI problems.
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    Rocket32
    Crowd adjustments are nice, and as a Yankees fan I really appreciate their new commitment to updating player faces mid season. Having Odor’s beard removed earlier in the year soon after he came over and now Gallo’s are nice touches.

    do these carry over into franchise?
    Rodbird
    What’s the workaround?

    I had posted it early on. You have to be paying attention when you are playing.
    You put a pitcher up in the bullpen. Schedule to put him in the game right after you have him start his warm up
    You pinch hit for the pitcher.
    When the inning is over it will bring him in, otherwise it will bring in the pinch hitter. You can't wait until the inning is over to go into the bullpen to bring the reliever in, or you will be stuck in the bullpen as there is no option to bring in the pitcher.
    Loaded update.
    They didn’t fix the MOM pinch hit/bullpen problem. Without the workaround MOM would be unplayable. Year after year......fix the historical bugs FIRST before anything else. This one they broke “fixing” a problem that popped up this year, crashing in MOM.
    Field of Dreams stadium.....meh, it’s okay. Just looking at lots of sky when you’re playing. Personally don’t see myself using it.
    TNKNGM
    It is absolutely ridiculous that they still have not fixed the handful of teams who have to play every home game at 1pm
    I play my franchise using the Red Sox and I'm so sick of playing only day games at Fenway Park
    FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!

    Bro its August... Obviously they cant fix it.
    Did they fix the problem in manage mode created by patch 13 in which if you pinch hit for a pitcher the position player has to pitch unless you designate a relief pitcher to enter the game in which case you can't do a double switch?
    It's August.
    tessl
    Did they fix the problem in manage mode created by patch 13 in which if you pinch hit for a pitcher the position player has to pitch unless you designate a relief pitcher to enter the game in which case you can't do a double switch?
    It's August.

    Read above.....no.
    Must continue to use the workaround. Lucky for the workaround or this mode really would be (and I don’t like to use the word)...broken. Unplayable.
    Guys_WhoGame
    I realized no matter what they patch..people will always be unhappy

    Remember the good ol days of just enjoying games? Thank God I’m still there. People literally play games these days to look for problems, so they can excitedly pause their game and pick up the phone to post about it.
    UltimateAvgGuy
    Remember the good ol days of just enjoying games? Thank God I’m still there. People literally play games these days to look for problems, so they can excitedly pause their game and pick up the phone to post about it.

    Remember when you bought a game and that’s how it was and there we no updates. Yeah those were the days. No game is ever going to be perfect.
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    It’s really unfortunate for those who play franchise with any of the four teams affected with the schedule bug. For those who play any other team obviously you won’t care. But for those who do use those teams it’s a big deal. It’s just unfortunate that something like this would make it passed testing and QA.
    BlueSkies77
    It’s really unfortunate for those who play franchise with any of the four teams affected with the schedule bug. For those who play any other team obviously you won’t care. But for those who do use those teams it’s a big deal. It’s just unfortunate that something like this would make it passed testing and QA.

    And if franchise had the new bug created by the last patch re MOM there would be a ton of complaints. Except for a discovered workaround (partial) SDS almost wiped out MOM.
    I hope the crowd fix:
    1. Resolved the home fans cheering when their team ground-out.
    2. Resolved the home fans sometimes having zero reaction/acknowledgement to strikeouts.
    3. Resolved the 2 second or so delay in cheering for a HR- especially no doubters.
    4. Resolved the lack of reaction/acknowledgement of RBI’s at times.
    Lisac
    So they update some players but than cant update Rizzo's long hair and Grichuk for the last 5yrs *

    Yeah it’s unbelievable. Ruf and Kershaw? Really? There are faces out there that needs update badly.. aka Grichuk. They did Romo’s face twice this year while there are players who needs more attention! It’s ridiculous! I get it for the Yankees, but other random players.. fix those who hasn’t been done in years. Sucks being a Jays fan lol.
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    Seancefc
    I hope the crowd fix:
    1. Resolved the home fans cheering when their team ground-out.
    2. Resolved the home fans sometimes having zero reaction/acknowledgement to strikeouts.
    3. Resolved the 2 second or so delay in cheering for a HR- especially no doubters.
    4. Resolved the lack of reaction/acknowledgement of RBI’s at times.

    I still see many of these issues even after the patch, it really kills immersion
    JaFFiTh
    Yeah it’s unbelievable. Ruf and Kershaw? Really? There are faces out there that needs update badly.. aka Grichuk. They did Romo’s face twice this year while there are players who needs more attention! It’s ridiculous! I get it for the Yankees, but other random players.. fix those who hasn’t been done in years. Sucks being a Jays fan lol.
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    Being from Toronto and Chicago the Cubs and Jays are my 2 teams
    They need to add being able to change hair styles and facial hair
    Or just update the player
    baseballguy99
    How are you guys finding gameplay against the cpu after this patch ?

    Hitting is still hard I don’t know what I’m doing like its getting annoying I can’t hit. I can pitch perfect but hitting I can’t hit idk what they did or its just me or a combination but it sucks
    baseballguy99
    How are you guys finding gameplay against the cpu after this patch ?
    I'm not having any problems it seems fine to me.
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    baseballguy99
    How are you guys finding gameplay against the cpu after this patch ?

    Same as it has been. I’m glad they haven’t really touched anything because I’m really enjoying the gameplay this year.
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    baseballguy99
    Have any of you found pitching to be easier or about the same?

    Its the same as it was prior to the patch. There are games where I dominate, get dominated, and then your "standard" games.
    I played a 4 game series against the Mets after the patch and they scored a combined 56 runs in the series. Playing the Pirates (2 games) and I held them to one run on 3 hits in game 1 and shut them out on 5 hits in game 2.
    baseballguy99
    Have any of you found pitching to be easier or about the same?

    Keep in mind the way the game is structured, you'll go through those ups and downs with pitching and hitting.
    man it feels like the crowd reaction are even worse than before the patch. They just dont react to stuff. Basic stuff also like recording a force out on defense as the home team and no reaction. Even when u record the final out as the home team there is no crowd reaction. Really sucks
    I have been reporting about the "Game Watch UI Bug" for 14 patch iterations now unfortunately nothing has been done. But the field of dreams shows up? I know have a $80.00 brick. I guess I could go back to 20 but I don't want to play 20. I paid for 21! That was Covid strapped cash too! Stream will not get me next year!
    countryboy
    I wouldn't mind if they patched in this scorebug that FOX is using for the Field of Dreams game. :D

    The scorebug and just tweaking the stadium scoreboards a little bit for me. They really nailed the stadium though. Such a nice change of pace to play in even beyond the “Field of Dreams” cool factor.
    baseballguy99
    I still see many of these issues even after the patch, it really kills immersion

    It’s worse than ever! Really not sure what changes they’ve made here as all the obvious crowd issues are still there. Cheering when their team hits into double plays etc. It’s awful.
    The poor crowd along with the same old commentary and no SOTS really takes you out this game- shame.
    Sometimes a baseball player signs a big contract and then his performance drops off. That's what I believe has happened to the developers of this game. They added xbox and are now flush with money but problems with the mode I play - manage mode - still haven't been fixed.
    tessl
    Sometimes a baseball player signs a big contract and then his performance drops off. That's what I believe has happened to the developers of this game. They added xbox and are now flush with money but problems with the mode I play - manage mode - still haven't been fixed.

    That's a very unfair statement in my opinion, especially when you have no knowledge of the status of the issue you're referring to.
    It could be they are still working on a solution to your issue and haven't been able to resolve it yet, or least in time for this patch.
    It sucks to have issues like the one in MOM that is causing crashes or the day game only bug, or any other hampering ones enjoyment of the game. But I find it highly unfair, and unjustified, to assume that the devs simply took our money and ran with it, leaving us high and dry.
    Seancefc
    It’s worse than ever! Really not sure what changes they’ve made here as all the obvious crowd issues are still there. Cheering when their team hits into double plays etc. It’s awful.
    The poor crowd along with the same old commentary and no SOTS really takes you out this game- shame.

    Ya it really does.. and they dont really cheer when they should. A foul strike is louder than a hr or shot to the gap.. it’s really brutal
    There are still a dozen instances per game of:
    • road team (batting) random foul ball elicits enormous cheer (because it’s a strike I guess?)
    • road team (fielding) executes a double-play, enormous cheer from home crowd both during and after the play (because the batter made contact I guess?)
    • hits by home team not garnering any cheer
    • outs (big or otherwise) by home team not garnering any cheer
    No idea what that patch note about tweaking the crowd is about. I guess I can hear that they made some tweaks but nothing that fixed anything.
    lemarflacco
    Bro its August... Obviously they cant fix it.

    They can fix it by leaving the times as is and then adding in manual time selection, just like manual stadium selection
    TNKNGM
    They can fix it by leaving the times as is and then adding in manual time selection, just like manual stadium selection

    That would seem like the easiest thing to do at this point. I don’t know why it isn’t an option already.
    Detroit Tigers
    There are still a dozen instances per game of:
    • road team (batting) random foul ball elicits enormous cheer (because it’s a strike I guess?)
    • road team (fielding) executes a double-play, enormous cheer from home crowd both during and after the play (because the batter made contact I guess?)
    • hits by home team not garnering any cheer
    • outs (big or otherwise) by home team not garnering any cheer
    No idea what that patch note about tweaking the crowd is about. I guess I can hear that they made some tweaks but nothing that fixed anything.

    Yes to all of this. Every game.. no idea what they “fixed” perhaps if anything it’s worse
    bryanm1982
    That would seem like the easiest thing to do at this point. I don’t know why it isn’t an option already.

    Right.....they don't need to change it on the schedule (if that runs the risk of breaking something....fine, I get it...can't be changed)
    BUT.....adding in the ability to manually select time of day at the ballpark and weather selection screen would 100% do the trick and it's unbelievable to me that they haven't done that. That exact setting used to be in the game where you could manually set the start time and weather
    Bugs me that they haven't at least addressed the matter and I hold this dev team in the highest regard, they've been so good for so many years that you don't expect this kind of issue from this game. It's so frustrating using the Red Sox and 99% of my home games are day time
    baseballguy99
    Yes to all of this. Every game.. no idea what they “fixed” perhaps if anything it’s worse

    Fire the guy who’s in charge of this. Are we not in any kind of meritocracy at all anymore? Surely there’s SOMEONE at SCEA who CARES ENOUGH to make sure the crowd reactions don’t SUCK. I don’t mean to be rude or harsh, but dynamic real-time crowd reactions have been technologically feasible for over two decades now. I’m done waiting. I see no reason why this is so hard to get right.
    Hits & runs & extra bases for home team = good = cheer
    Outs for home team = good = cheer
    This is literally confusing for this game’s code.
    Are we sure that crowd reactions aren’t just totally random ( maybe depending on settings and /or rosters) because I’m seeing appropriate reactions in my franchise. Not great reactions but crowd is definitely cheering for the home team.
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    Detroit Tigers
    Fire the guy who’s in charge of this. Are we not in any kind of meritocracy at all anymore? Surely there’s SOMEONE at SCEA who CARES ENOUGH to make sure the crowd reactions don’t SUCK. I don’t mean to be rude or harsh, but dynamic real-time crowd reactions have been technologically feasible for over two decades now. I’m done waiting. I see no reason why this is so hard to get right.
    Hits & runs & extra bases for home team = good = cheer
    Outs for home team = good = cheer
    This is literally confusing for this game’s code.

    Here you go, man.
    Let us know how it goes!
    Jeffrey Smith
    Are we sure that crowd reactions aren’t just totally random ( maybe depending on settings and /or rosters) because I’m seeing appropriate reactions in my franchise. Not great reactions but crowd is definitely cheering for the home team.
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    Yeah the crowd is reacting appropriately in my games as well.
    They seem muted at times but their reactions are correct in terms of home and away
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    In regards to the crowd, I went into the AUDIO settings and maxed out the volume. I think it helps "liven" up a crowd that is mute at times. Noticeable that they are cheering correctly (home/away reactions) and brings more atmosphere to the ballpark.
    I would recommend this for others to try.
    I did the same a while back. It definitely helps
    countryboy
    In regards to the crowd, I went into the AUDIO settings and maxed out the volume. I think it helps "liven" up a crowd that is mute at times. Noticeable that they are cheering correctly (home/away reactions) and brings more atmosphere to the ballpark.
    I would recommend this for others to try.

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    countryboy
    Noticeable that they are cheering correctly (home/away reactions)

    Don’t think anyone has said they react incorrectly every play. The issue I have is when I hit into an out, the same cheer that would fire on a hit is firing. Multiple times per game. Other similar misfirings are commonplace for home and away all game long. Are you saying they’re not? “Turn up the volume” is your advice? Just admit you don’t actually pay much attention to this, it’s fine.
    Oh and I love that “go complain somewhere else” attitude bubbling up on this. Like whatever dudes this forum is so dead and worthless lmao
    Detroit Tigers
    Don’t think anyone has said they react incorrectly every play. The issue I have is when I hit into an out, the same cheer that would fire on a hit is firing. Multiple times per game. Other similar misfirings are commonplace for home and away all game long. Are you saying they’re not? “Turn up the volume” is your advice? Just admit you don’t actually pay much attention to this, it’s fine.
    Oh and I love that “go complain somewhere else” attitude bubbling up on this. Like whatever dudes this forum is so dead and worthless lmao

    Your post isn't worth responding to, but I'll do so for the sake of clarity to others who may be looking for opinions on this topic.
    I am saying that the crowd reacts appropriately during my games in regards to what is happening on the field in relation to whether its the home or away team. I have not noticed any instances where I hit into an out as the home team and the crowd cheers. Or as the home team, the visiting team gets a hit and the crowd cheers. The crowd is reacting appropriately in my experience (PS4)
    The advice to turn up the CROWD AUDIO VOLUME was to liven up what I consider to be more often than not a muted crowd. It has helped bring a better atmosphere to the ballpark during the game. I even stated as much when I mentioned this previously, but you decided to omit that part when quoting me.
    This has been my experience and at least one other person has stated the same. If its different for you and others, I'm not sure if it could be due to different systems, or what may be the root cause, but my experience is my experience.
    How late in the year do they continue to release patches? The problem with manage mode hasn't been fixed and it's late August. I'm concerned they aren't going to fix it at all.
    I would hope it would be fixed in the next patch since it started when they fixed the other issue.
    I was actually surprised when they fixed the game crashing issue with the Pinch hitter but considering the fact that they went two years without fixing the in game injuries issues in MoM (18 and 19) I just don't know. I would think it would be a big issue since you basically can't play any National League games with the game like this right now but who knows at this point.
    Hoping that they fix it.
    shawn306
    I would hope it would be fixed in the next patch since it started when they fixed the other issue.
    I was actually surprised when they fixed the game crashing issue with the Pinch hitter but considering the fact that they went two years without fixing the in game injuries issues in MoM (18 and 19) I just don't know. I would think it would be a big issue since you basically can't play any National League games with the game like this right now but who knows at this point.
    Hoping that they fix it.

    Have you seen the workaround?

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