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MLB The Show 21 Patch #9 Available Today - Patch Notes

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MLB The Show 21 Patch #9 Available Today - Patch Notes

MLB The Show 21 patch #9 is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The update fixes some issues with online head to head, stadiums, Road to the Show, Franchise mode and more.

Check out the patch notes below and let us know what you’re seeing.

GENERAL

  • All versions of Legends Ivan Rodriguez, Johnny Bench, and Gary Carter will now have the Pop Time quirk. NOTE: The quirk will show in the player item tab after the content deployment on 6/22/21 (around noon PT)

ONLINE HEAD TO HEAD

  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a player had card open on screen when the other player quits
  • Fixed an issue where home run replays would not play if the opponent is pressing X (PlayStation) / A (Xbox)
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when exiting Showdown from the program menu
  • Fixed an issue that could trap players in a pause menu following a pitcher injury
  • Changed the Friendly Quit accept button from Square (PlayStation) / X (Xbox) to X (PlayStation) / A (Xbox)
  • Fixed an issue where a runner would get a free base when stealing, if the batter was hit with the pitch during a late bunt attempt
  • Fixed a bug that would cause players to “freeze” when a user would intentionally walk several batters and step off and throw to home

There are no hitting or gameplay balance changes in this update.

STADIUMS

  • Plate Appearances will now populate on the jumbotrons in American Family Field and Busch Stadium
  • Fixed an issue where the ball could slip through the wall in Angel Stadium
  • Fixed a collision issue around the left field foul pole in American Family Field that would sometimes cause a foul ball being “warped” back into the stadium

ROAD TO THE SHOW

  • Various fixes and adjustments made to cameras and presentations in the locker rooms
  • Stats accrued by simming will no longer count towards program progression
  • Notable stats will now appear on Jumbotrons
  • Players are now eligible for rewards if they are on the Injured List at the end of the season

FRANCHISE

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the default stadium image to show in the Stadium Assignment menu
  • Fixed an issue where the “Make Trade” option was not displaying for some trade-eligible players in the Player Search screen
  • The first game in the second half of the AA season was being erroneously called “Opening Day”

UI

  • The post-game mission list is now scrollable showing all missions that have progressed, and will no longer show missions for programs already completed
  • The bottom ticker will no longer appear inside any of the quick menus in game
  • The pause menu will no longer pop up during post game highlight reel
  • Other various UI tweaks and fixes

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Various miscellaneous crash fixes
  • Various updates to Play by Play commentary
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  1. TBF I am starting to really enjoying it... Starting to finally get hits and decent scores in games. Just need to improve my pitching... I'm worst team ERA at 5.04 with Toronto, locked in on HOF pitching. Just a shame long time users who I follow for sliders like A+S not liking this version at all
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    kamackeris76
    TBF I am starting to really enjoying it... Starting to finally get hits and decent scores in games. Just need to improve my pitching... I'm worst team ERA at 5.04 with Toronto, locked in on HOF pitching. Just a shame long time users who I follow for sliders like A+S not liking this version at all
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    That's probably about right for Toronto and thier pitching staff lol. Check out my slider settings if you'd like. I use quick counts but they will work if you don't. I just like to finish games in 45min to a hour. Long enough for me as I like to play 2 or 3 games straight at least. But yeah, they would work fine without QC on.
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    Man, nothing about Xbox framerate? At least they didn't touch gameplay! It plays a great game of baseball right now. Don't want them to touch that aspect.
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    Its fixed when you start season 2. I just finished Spring and went to schedule and it appears the proper times are there
    countryboy
    The start time issue (all day games) for the Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, and Giants was not fixed in this patch.
    Just checked.

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    Why change the friendly quit from square to X?!
    Now when you don’t pay attention and think you’re just skipping a menu you could grand a sore loser a friendly quit
    LastActionHero
    Why change the friendly quit from square to X?!
    Now when you don’t pay attention and think you’re just skipping a menu you could grand a sore loser a friendly quit

    Exactly what I thought when I read that.
    So nothing about fixing RTTS by getting rid of the DD infection and and making it truly single player.
    21 is completely a lost cause and as I suspected, their words about “we hear you” a couple of months ago regarding RTTS were nothing more than lip service. This game really is now nothing but a glorified virtual card collecting game.
    Ranger Fan
    Its fixed when you start season 2. I just finished Spring and went to schedule and it appears the proper times are there
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    If you start a new season from scratch is it fixed? Meaning season 1 brand new.
    Also, can anyone check if pressing R2 brings up the API on All Star and above while on Default?
    BlueSkies77
    If you start a new season from scratch is it fixed? Meaning season 1 brand new.
    Also, can anyone check if pressing R2 brings up the API on All Star and above while on Default?

    Starting a new season does not fix the issue. The game times are fine through April and May, but around June is when they all become day games for some reason.
    countryboy
    Starting a new season does not fix the issue. The game times are fine through April and May, but around June is when they all become day games for some reason.

    Hope it’s fixed at some point. Has anyone sent them this bug?
    countryboy
    The start time issue (all day games) for the Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, and Giants was not fixed in this patch.
    Just checked.

    Horrendous!!! This is the fix I have been waiting for. They truly dropped the ball this year.
    TripleCrown
    And no night games with created stadium for sure but still no rainy, cloudy or outcast as well.

    Either it’s too complicated to fix, or it’s functioning as designed, which would be ridiculous.
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    Gosens6
    Thankfully no changes to gameplay. Been having a blast online and offline this year.
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    Same here. I derive more enjoyment from playing this years version on next gen than any other I can remember.
    I do think that in hindsight, create a stadium was released about 1 year too early. It was probably about 4 months too early but they probably wanted to release it with the Xbox. With the pandemic, the release to Xbox, the next gen consoles all in the same year on top of create a stadium. And who knows how many times they had to pause with the pandemic.
    Not making any excuses for them. They should/could have been more transparent.
    Hopefully the next patch will be the schedule and night games.
    Iron
    Either it’s too complicated to fix, or it’s functioning as designed, which would be ridiculous.
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    I would say its both.
    It is functioning as designed at launch (day games only) but that its a complicated "fix" to include night games.
    Its not as simple as making the sky dark and having the lights "turn on", there is transitioning of time/sky for day to dusk to dark, that will provide various shadows. And given that there is x amount of objects that can be placed in x amount of spots within a created stadium, ensuring that shadows cast look "realistic" as well as don't produce wonky sights/views, can't be an easy/simple undertaking.
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    bryanm1982

    Not making any excuses for them. They should/could have been more transparent.

    Their transparency record got seriously damaged when they secretly removed Season mode back in 18.
    I don’t expect that to get any better.
    LADodgerMan
    Horrendous!!! This is the fix I have been waiting for. They truly dropped the ball this year.

    I think it’s safe to say at this point that this issue will not be fixed this year. I’ll be trading the game in the next time I’m at game stop. I feel like they tried to do too much this year by trying to introduce the game on Xbox, trying to introduce create a stadium, and trying to make the game both for current and next gen systems. This years game has suffered from way more problems with than previous versions.
    countryboy

    Its not as simple as making the sky dark and having the lights "turn on", there is transitioning of time/sky for day to dusk to dark, that will provide various shadows. And given that there is x amount of objects that can be placed in x amount of spots within a created stadium, ensuring that shadows cast look "realistic" as well as don't produce wonky sights/views, can't be an easy/simple undertaking.
    .02

    They might have just 2 choices. 1) current day games as is. 2) night games that begin in complete darkness with no transition. That said stadium light comes from the light towers. I guess light could be assigned for each light tower we put into a created stadium, but with the different locations of these towers might be tough. Now. if they can just somehow ‘super impose’ artificial light into night games, but how difficult is that? Look, people bit%hed and moaned about this. SDS produced a wonderful stadium creator. That alone tells me they are working on it.
    lemarflacco
    I disagree. Haven't had any issues with gameplay.

    Diamond Dynasty player?
    Franchise gameplay is terrible for me this year. Don’t know how they messed it up so badly to be honest.
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    dubplate
    Diamond Dynasty player?
    Franchise gameplay is terrible for me this year. Don’t know how they messed it up so badly to be honest.
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    I play nothing but franchise and RTTS and I've had zero issues with gameplay
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    Archie56
    I play nothing but franchise and RTTS and I've had zero issues with gameplay
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    Once I found the settings that suit me, I've had no issues either with the game play in franchise.
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    jcar0725
    Once I found the settings that suit me, I've had no issues either with the game play in franchise.
    Sent from my thoughts
    This year's game honestly plays the best game of baseball on the field, hands down.
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    Archie56
    This year's game honestly plays the best game of baseball on the field, hands down.
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    I would agree. Other than the LF or RF running towards a ball in the gap, then stopping to allow the CF (who has a longer way to run) grab the ball, gameplay is excellent! No complaints here once I figured out my settings and sliders needed.
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    All those saying how great the game plays, can you clarify whether you've experienced out-of-control at-'em balls this year?
    I've played this game WAY more than I care to admit in public -- online, offline -- and balls being hit straight to fielders has been the one constant for me since launch. Far "worse" than in previous years.
    Not talking specifically about PPs, either, although BABIP on PPs are way lower this year than last year.
    Thanks.
    How in the world is the day game issue not fixed???? That’s truly head scratching and I always give devs the benefit of the doubt but something doesn’t sit right about such a minor fix not being implemented by now
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    Fuimus Troes
    All those saying how great the game plays, can you clarify whether you've experienced out-of-control at-'em balls this year?
    I've played this game WAY more than I care to admit in public -- online, offline -- and balls being hit straight to fielders has been the one constant for me since launch. Far "worse" than in previous years.
    Not talking specifically about PPs, either, although BABIP on PPs are way lower this year than last year.
    Thanks.
    I mean yeah it happens but I haven't noticed a crazy amount.
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    Fuimus Troes
    All those saying how great the game plays, can you clarify whether you've experienced out-of-control at-'em balls this year?
    I've played this game WAY more than I care to admit in public -- online, offline -- and balls being hit straight to fielders has been the one constant for me since launch. Far "worse" than in previous years.
    Not talking specifically about PPs, either, although BABIP on PPs are way lower this year than last year.
    Thanks.

    Pretty much my issue with this year’s game as well.
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    Fuimus Troes
    All those saying how great the game plays, can you clarify whether you've experienced out-of-control at-'em balls this year?
    I've played this game WAY more than I care to admit in public -- online, offline -- and balls being hit straight to fielders has been the one constant for me since launch. Far "worse" than in previous years.
    Not talking specifically about PPs, either, although BABIP on PPs are way lower this year than last year.
    Thanks.
    They happen but nowhere near the amount you seem to see imo. I don't play online though either so idk how the game is there with default settings.
    I would say keep playing though. Not here to promote my own sliders, but I would suggest playing like 7-10 games (2 or 3 series within franchise season) with every slider set in the forum and see if one feels good for you. Game isn't perfect but it is very possible to get some great fun and exciting gameplay out of it. Keep on playing, you'll get it!
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    JaFFiTh
    Long shot but any chance they finally fixed Grichuk’s face in this patch?
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    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Never going to happen!
    sportdan30
    Is the commentary less repetitive now? 🤣
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    I talked to the commentary team, and flat-out, they claimed the commentary hadn’t been touched.
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    They added new stats during the mlb the show presentation. I’m enjoy that a lot. I’m not skipping no more cuz I’m learning new stuff that after me restarting tons of times. I wonder if they added anything new to the mlb network presentation
    COMMISSIONERHBK9
    They added new stats during the mlb the show presentation. I’m enjoy that a lot. I’m not skipping no more cuz I’m learning new stuff that after me restarting tons of times. I wonder if they added anything new to the mlb network presentation

    What are some of the new stats? I use quick counts so I might not see them.
    bryanm1982
    What are some of the new stats? I use quick counts so I might not see them.

    So far I’m seeing when the person was drafted how many seasons they were with the team how many hits home runs they have in a career
    dubplate
    Diamond Dynasty player?
    Franchise gameplay is terrible for me this year. Don’t know how they messed it up so badly to be honest.
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    Please elaborate on why you think the gameplay is so terrible? I’m not being a smart *** I genuinely am curious.
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    COMMISSIONERHBK9
    So far I’m seeing when the person was drafted how many seasons they were with the team how many hits home runs they have in a career

    Those stats were in 20 if you used The Show theme. Were they not in 21 before now?
    stealyerface
    I talked to the commentary team, and flat-out, they claimed the commentary hadn’t been touched.
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    Lol
    I’ve played a few games post patch and haven’t noticed any new commentary yet.
    It seems a pretty half baked patch, but it's what I expected as they had to rush it out. (a youtuber posted a video showing how to deliberately freeze the game in DD and cause a freeze off, so they've had to patch that and fix it ASAP).
    Most of gameplay is alright, but there are some areas that obviously need tweaking and hopefully will be when they drop the parts of this patch they didn't have to time to get in/test. The fact that contact swings still haven't been nerfed is pretty amazing to me, as it was clear almost as soon as the game dropped that they were far too OP. Same for pinpoint pitching.
    jeffy777
    Those stats were in 20 if you used The Show theme. Were they not in 21 before now?

    I didnt see them before the patch. I’m on xbox i some certain stats but not those.
    tgreer
    Did they fix our MOM crash Tessl?

    I’m to date with my franchise, half the games are MOM and I haven’t had a crash. I do double switches, position changes, etc. Has anyone determined what causes it?
    I really wish they would add the "Game Watch" overlay back to the beginning of games like it was in last years version. Ironically it works on opening day games but that is it.
    I keep resubmitting the bug maybe they are tired of seeing my address. Sucks I spent money and have not been able to play for me it takes away the experience, and skips the first few innings depending on where you are in the line up!
    Gosens6
    Please elaborate on why you think the gameplay is so terrible? I’m not being a smart *** I genuinely am curious.
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    After having several great games with Knucklecutter’s sliders I have to admit I was wrong.
    I’m seeing quite a variety of hits once again instead of everything resulting in a foul ball or pop-up. Scores have been varied as well as a result.
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    Rodbird
    I don’t understand why players added back to the game that were in 20 can’t have their face scans.

    Or why they can’t fix prospect ages for multiple years in a row now…
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    Just played a game for the first time since the patch.. Looks like they might have fixed the dark blue on the undershirt, hat/helmet and socks of blue Jays sky blue uniforms. I’m pretty sure they had the usual blue for the undershirts and socks at least. Good to see that fixed!
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    BlueSkies77
    Seems like an update was just downloaded today but no one is talking about it?
    There was no update today for me on either my Series X or PS5
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    JaFFiTh
    Just played a game for the first time since the patch.. Looks like they might have fixed the dark blue on the undershirt, hat/helmet and socks of blue Jays sky blue uniforms. I’m pretty sure they had the usual blue for the undershirts and socks at least. Good to see that fixed!
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    I noticed a change for the Yankees stance socks as well. They now make it match the current socks they use and not the style they had before.

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