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R.B.I. Baseball 18 Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & iOS - Releases in April For Nintendo Switch

R.B.I. Baseball 18

R.B.I. Baseball 18 Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & iOS - Releases in April For Nintendo Switch

R.B.I. Baseball 18 is available now for $29.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is also scheduled to release next week for iOS devices, while Nintendo Switch and Android fans will need to wait until April.

UPDATE: (3-27) R.B.I. Baseball 18 is available now for iOS devices. ($6.99)

  • All-New Franchise Mode: Take control of your favorite MLB team! Make trades, pick up free agents or call up rookies through multiple seasons
  • Home Run Derby Mode: Challenge a friend or the CPU in the ultimate slugfest!
  • Authentic MLB Players: Completely redesigned player models including over 300 digitally modeled likenesses and hundreds of new animations
  • Better Ballparks: Experience enhanced lighting, textures, revamped 3-D crowd system and new dynamic camera angles in all 30 MLB ballparks
  • MLB Legends: Play as the greats with over 100 historic players
  • Online Multiplayer: Jump into ranked and friendly online exhibition games
  • Roster Updates: Get the latest rosters throughout the 2018 season and use the new Import Rosters feature to keep your in-progress Franchise current without starting over!

For those of you purchasing the game, make sure to post your impressions!

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  1. Got in 2 innings before the kids kicked me off. Ha. It’s an improvement and you can tell they put a lot of effort into the game but at its core it’s still RBI baseball.
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    I played a couple of games this morning. Here are the good and the bad:
    The Good:

    • The pitching motions & batting stances look incredible. Even better than MLB The Show
    • The graphics are much improved from a couple of years ago, same with player models
    • The stadiums look good and the game is a nice fun pick-up-and-play game
    • Simple controls - nice rosters. 25 players with about 10-12 "reserves" in the minors.

    The Bad:

    • All other animations are either non-existent or terrible
    • Button response time on defense is so bad that I had to turn on auto-fielding
    • Not only does it take like 5 mins to load a game (XBO), but there is like a 20-25 second loading screen between innings
    • While the models are improved, they still are not great. Heads seem weirdly attached.
    • The sound is terrible.
    Flaxseed Oil

  2. Not only does it take like 5 mins to load a game (XBO), but there is like a 20-25 second loading screen between innings

  3. For a game that is supposed to be a quick pick and play type game, that is really bad. Seems like a game killer if they can’t patch that.
    I might pick up the iOS version - hopefully it won’t have the same issues.
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    boomhauertjs
    For a game that is supposed to be a quick pick and play type game, that is really bad. Seems like a game killer if they can’t patch that.
    I might pick up the iOS version - hopefully it won’t have the same issues.
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    Sounds feel like a pick up and play game as much as before. I was getting smoked on rookie.
    Is it hard to see the ball at times or is it me?
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    boomhauertjs
    For a game that is supposed to be a quick pick and play type game, that is really bad. Seems like a game killer if they can’t patch that.
    I might pick up the iOS version - hopefully it won’t have the same issues.
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    The load between innings is what turned me off most about the game last year. I looked at a couple of youtube videos and the load into game and between innings did not seem to be what was reported earlier. It didn't seem that bad to me.
    baconbits11
    The load between innings is what turned me off most about the game last year. I looked at a couple of youtube videos and the load into game and between innings did not seem to be what was reported earlier. It didn't seem that bad to me.

    I don’t mind it at all
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    First thing out of the gate I noticed was the terrible long loading times as well, the loading before and during the game is terrible.
    The ball is difficult to pick up on.
    I think I will try Auto fielding as well.
    Graphics are okay but not great. Player models still aren’t great. Stadiums look just okay. I do enjoy the music in game and between innings. Gameplay is very good. Defense is tough to get use to. I am enjoying difficulty at medium at this point. Loading times are still there but I like MLB overlay at bottom of screen and franchise is a good addition. It’s a start. Now MLB the Show is 1000 times better but to me this is now best Xbox One baseball game that has promise.
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    Graphics are okay but not great. Player models still aren’t great. Stadiums look just okay. I do enjoy the music in game and between innings. Gameplay is very good. Defense is tough to get use to. I am enjoying difficulty at medium at this point. Loading times are still there but I like MLB overlay at bottom of screen and franchise is a good addition. It’s a start. Now MLB the Show is 1000 times better but to me this is now best Xbox One baseball game that has promise.
    Does anyone have release date for iOS? ...FROM THE VIDEOS I have seen the pitcher vs batter
    camera angle is much better and even the the camera in play has the gamer more involved in the play rather than the old view from the bleachers high above home plate.
    This game feels like a PS1 title or early PS2 title that has upgraded graphics and rosters - and that's not a bad thing. It's fun and good for kids without being too complex. I am enjoying it.
    Flaxseed Oil
    This game feels like a PS1 title or early PS2 title that has upgraded graphics and rosters - and that's not a bad thing. It's fun and good for kids without being too complex. I am enjoying it.

    There is a guy live streaming on Twitch right now doing play by play. He has been answering impression questions.
    https://www.twitch.tv/benbestbillsfan
    I just played my first game Mets(me) vs Braves. I lost 4 to 3 in the bottom of the 11th. I had a lot of fun! That's why we play, to have fun. They have a little meat in the game. They give you the option to set up 4 lineups, RH w/DH etc. Im not a big time baseball guy. I do have a PS4 and probably will preorder the Show. But I will still play me some RBI. Sometimes I just want to knock a gme out in 20. Truth be told, these games have me becoming a real baseball fan over the past few years. All I can say is, make your own decision. We are all different.
    jahswill
    I just played my first game Mets(me) vs Braves. I lost 4 to 3 in the bottom of the 11th. I had a lot of fun! That's why we play, to have fun. They have a little meat in the game. They give you the option to set up 4 lineups, RH w/DH etc. Im not a big time baseball guy. I do have a PS4 and probably will preorder the Show. But I will still play me some RBI. Sometimes I just want to knock a gme out in 20. Truth be told, these games have me becoming a real baseball fan over the past few years. All I can say is, make your own decision. We are all different.

    My dad picked it up and loves it. Lost his first game 5-4 in 15 innings.
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    DTX3
    I’m guessing switch version has a different release date?

    Yes - 4/17:
    https://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-switch/games/rbi-baseball-18/158401
    On Twitter:
    OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENTS!
    While Opening Day is just over a week away with all 30 MLB Clubs playing on the same day for the first time in 50 years, we’re excited to tell you that R.B.I. Baseball 18 is here today! We hope you enjoy the huge improvements we’ve made to the game, including our first-ever Franchise Mode. So you are aware, we are working through a few known issues that may impact your playing experience…
    1. Boxed Products have been a little slow getting to retail outlets. The game is available for Digital Download on the Xbox Store and PlayStation™ Store.
    2. Xbox One X users may encounter some graphical issues including but not limited to “boxes” around certain textures and some menu display issues. These issues are specific to 4K/HDR hardware and we have addressed these in a patch that has been submitted to Microsoft for review. We are working closely with Microsoft to get this patch out as soon as possible.
    3. iOS users will have to wait another week. The game will release on iPhone and iPad by Opening Day.
    4. The Nintendo Switch and Android versions are scheduled to be released in April. We don’t have firm launch dates to provide today, but will let everyone know as soon as we do.
    We apologize for any inconvenience, appreciate your patience and thank you for your continued support of MLB and our video games. Good luck with your new RBI 18 Franchise!RBI Game
    I decided on the purchase after watching a live streamer on Twitch for about an hour and reading a couple of comments here. Obviously this is not "The Show" but they have made enough improvement to warrant a purchase. I am glad they changed up the development of this game.
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    Can someone give us an idea of what is in "Franchise Mode"? Is there any trading? A draft? Can you create players? How is the stat-tracking across multiple years? Thanks!
    GlennN
    Can someone give us an idea of what is in "Franchise Mode"?1. Is there any trading? 2.A draft? 3. Can you create players? 4.How is the stat-tracking across multiple years? Thanks!

    1. There is trading, with multiple levels. strict, unrestricted, loose, and one other -
    2. Not sure yet, but the review assets do not mention a draft(So I would guess no).
    3. No - not that I have seen(unless I missed it-which I didn't)
    4. Not sure how it works over the years, but season stats are pretty well represented)
    The franchise is played out over 10 years -
    Can you adjust any of the cameras and can you watch replays or are they automatic? Also any comments on the online gameplay, seems pretty good watching on twitch.
    Game looks like a lot of fun.
    Will I Am
    Can you adjust any of the cameras and can you watch replays or are they automatic? Also any comments on the online gameplay, seems pretty good watching on twitch.
    Game looks like a lot of fun.

    Cameras are static with no options other than default, and replays are automatic(although you can record and cut your own replays) I have yet to try online...just doing a Cubs franchise.
    Honestly it's a fun game so far. They definitely made some improvements and hopefully they can continue to fix some of the issues (load times mostly and a few odd animations) but overall it ain't bad.
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    nemesis04
    In watching streams it looks like people are struggling with fielding. It looks clunky.

    I’m having no issue - that they have the option for the fielding reticle to follow the path, or for it to appear immediately at the final location, or static location - I picked the static fielding location, and it has made a nice difference
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    bluengold34_OS
    I’m having no issue - that they have the option for the fielding reticle to follow the path, or for it to appear immediately at the final location, or static location - I picked the static fielding location, and it has made a nice difference
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    Thanks!
    Do you like the game?
    nemesis04
    Thanks!
    Do you like the game?

    I actually do...quite a little bit. It has some issues, and def is arcade, but there is some fun to be had here. I've learned how to hit, and after 3-4 games the ball speed has really slowed down, and the fielding is no issue at all for me.
    The color palette is vibrantly awesome, the soundtrack is fun, and truth be known - I own it on both the X and the Pro - because I love baseball that much(and I'm a knucklehead)
    baconbits11
    can you play HR Derby in other stadiums but Nationals Park
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    For right now...no, only the official HR derby can be played in Wash. Having said that, they are releasing an add-on later this year with, I believe, 3 more stadiums - and hopefully all of them sometime throughout the season. The HR derby add-on will also include HR Derby via the PSVR.
    Watched the broadcast and saw a bug. Ball hit back to the pitcher and he never went to get the ball. Just froze. so did all the outfielders. guy had to save the game and restart at save point.
    I liked what I saw for the first 5 min then it felt old. I wonder if it's the same w/ playing where the game will get old fast. I had RBI 2 years ago and while I liked it, it got old fast and I really never went back.
    I hope they have it one weekend free to play.
    Played a couple of online games and a franchise game last night. It is a fun game with decent graphics, just a few annoying glitches I hope can be fixed in a patch:
    1. Music between innings too loud and you can't adjust it by changing the "Music" Slider
    2. Load times (30 seconds to get into a game and 10 seconds between innings)
    3. Sometimes when you bring in a pitcher or pinch hitter during online games, it has a graphical glitch then a lock. I had a good game going online LAA vs STL 6-3 in 7th inning when it locked up.
    4. Home run cut scene kind of repetitive.
    5. Can only play HR Derby with certain players (3 or 4 of them are Yankees) and in one stadium - Nationals Park.
    6. I don't see a way to change my bench players in Franchise. As the Cardinals, I only have 4 hitters on my bench and too many pitchers. I see other reserves but don't see how to move them to my roster. Maybe it's just something I'm doing wrong.
    7. I don't see all the legends they advertised anywhere. Again maybe something I overlooked.
    8. Would like a slightly lower camera angle as an option, so you can see more of the stadiums which look pretty good for an arcade game and much better than last year.
    The game may be worth waiting for it to drop below $30 and for them to fix some things. I do like it better than last year and I can't wait to play it again later.
    I don't know if there is an official "Bugs and Glitches" Thread for this game. I checked the official site and did not see anything:
    Weird glitch happened in the 9th inning of my first franchise game. I come up to bat and the pitcher just stands there indefinitely never pitching the ball. I even tried reloading the game, they subbed a new pitcher in an he proceeded to do the same thing.
    Other than that issue I am seeing the same load times on the Xbox One S:
    30 Seconds to start the game
    10 Seconds between innings
    Additionally I recommend dropping the music down to around 50-75 as it is a bit too loud.
    Really having a blast with this game. I hope they patch it and continue to make changes. Can see myself bouncing between this and SMB2 throughout this season.
    I'm liking the game but there are a few things I noticed that need to be addressed.
    1) I've had a few freezes while playing the Wild Card round in Postseason mode. I had to restart the game twice because of freezes. One of them came after I hit a grand slam to tie the game. The other was in later innings where the cpu changed pitchers and then that pitcher refused to pitch. Saving and then reloading the game did not fix the second one.
    2) I've seen this next issue twice. If you field a ball deep in the outfield or while throwing off balance (for example man on first, base hit to right. RF throws to 3rd off balance) if the throw is weak and doesn't make it to the player covering the base the run will score as that player doesn't move to the ball. There is no way to gain control of the fielder, pressing A just changes between outfielders. This is mitigated by hitting the cutoff man if you don't have forward momentum.
    The other minor stuff is just some odd visual things on Xbox One X which I think is already being addressed by a patch. I wish the fly ball catch animation was better, it looks ridiculous.
    Overall though I like the gameplay, I think the fielding is actually pretty good. One welcome improvement would be preloading the next throw when trying to turn double plays.
    tfcfan4life
    There is just no excuse having to wait 30 seconds to a start a game and wait in between innings.

    10 seconds is not really that bad in between innings. I agree there shouldn't be any load time between innings but for me it's not a deal breaker.
    Bought this game last night, called Xbox customer support and got it refunded. I’ve never called to get a refund and I guess there is one allowance per user. I don’t care that I redeemed it on a $30 game, this game was absolutely awful.
    Pros: fielding takes some skill and not so basic
    Cons: extreme loading times including turning of the inning, not even going into the next inning, just moving to the bottom. Game feels like a suped up super nes game, one button to pitch, a, lol, that’s it.
    this game stinks and I came on OS to warn others. Lol
    Kayotick
    I don't know if there is an official "Bugs and Glitches" Thread for this game. I checked the official site and did not see anything:
    Weird glitch happened in the 9th inning of my first franchise game. I come up to bat and the pitcher just stands there indefinitely never pitching the ball. I even tried reloading the game, they subbed a new pitcher in an he proceeded to do the same thing.
    Other than that issue I am seeing the same load times on the Xbox One S:
    30 Seconds to start the game
    10 Seconds between innings
    Additionally I recommend dropping the music down to around 50-75 as it is a bit too loud.
    Really having a blast with this game. I hope they patch it and continue to make changes. Can see myself bouncing between this and SMB2 throughout this season.

    Really like the game but the glitch in the 9th has burned me 4 times in close games
    A true game killer .....I need a patch !!!!!
    Tried playing again, and I'm sorry, this game is just terrible. I am so disappointed. But I should have know with them not showing anything prior to release. I may request a refund. With The Show out Friday, no reason I would touch this again.
    I know some like it, so don't think I'm belittling your opinion. For me, personally I just don't like it.
    I simmed a season in Franchise to see if this game could do something that had eluded the Mighty Show...and yes I found rotating interleague opponents
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    I will give it a whirl once a used copy pops up at Gamestop. Will compare to SMB2 before making a decision...I don't have time for 2 baseball games.
    And I couldn't stand '17...wonder if anyone who hated '17 likes this game.
    PVarck31
    Tried playing again, and I'm sorry, this game is just terrible. I am so disappointed. But I should have know with them not showing anything prior to release. I may request a refund. With The Show out Friday, no reason I would touch this again.
    I know some like it, so don't think I'm belittling your opinion. For me, personally I just don't like it.

    I respect your opinion and if I had a PS4 like you I probably wouldn't have this game, but its the only baseball we xbox one users have right now. $30 vs $400 helps my decision a ton.
    I posted earlier I couldn't find the legends...a youtube video showed me that by pressing rb or lb in the free agent list reveals them.
    I
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    baconbits11
    I respect your opinion and if I had a PS4 like you I probably wouldn't have this game, but its the only baseball we xbox one users have right now. $30 vs $400 helps my decision a ton.
    I posted earlier I couldn't find the legends...a youtube video showed me that by pressing rb or lb in the free agent list reveals them.
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    I’m with you. It’s not the show but it isn’t as bad as previous years and I have enjoyed it so far
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    thecrow
    Really like the game but the glitch in the 9th has burned me 4 times in close games
    A true game killer .....I need a patch !!!!!

    Glad to hear you are enjoying the game. We'd love to get this issue fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What mode? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?
    Kayotick

    Weird glitch happened in the 9th inning of my first franchise game. I come up to bat and the pitcher just stands there indefinitely never pitching the ball. I even tried reloading the game, they subbed a new pitcher in an he proceeded to do the same thing.

    Sorry to hear that you're having this issue! We'd love to get it fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?
    bronxct1
    I'm liking the game but there are a few things I noticed that need to be addressed.
    1) I've had a few freezes while playing the Wild Card round in Postseason mode. I had to restart the game twice because of freezes. One of them came after I hit a grand slam to tie the game. The other was in later innings where the cpu changed pitchers and then that pitcher refused to pitch. Saving and then reloading the game did not fix the second one.
    2) I've seen this next issue twice. If you field a ball deep in the outfield or while throwing off balance (for example man on first, base hit to right. RF throws to 3rd off balance) if the throw is weak and doesn't make it to the player covering the base the run will score as that player doesn't move to the ball. There is no way to gain control of the fielder, pressing A just changes between outfielders. This is mitigated by hitting the cutoff man if you don't have forward momentum.
    The other minor stuff is just some odd visual things on Xbox One X which I think is already being addressed by a patch. I wish the fly ball catch animation was better, it looks ridiculous.
    Overall though I like the gameplay, I think the fielding is actually pretty good. One welcome improvement would be preloading the next throw when trying to turn double plays.

    Glad to hear you are liking the game.
    Issue #1 we'd love to get fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What mode? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?
    Issue #2 is already addressed on our end and will be included in an upcoming patch. (though not the one with the HDR Xbox One X fix that is already submitted to Microsoft)
    You should already be able to preload the throw when turning a double play. But we will keep a close eye on this.
    Thanks!
    MLBGames
    Glad to hear you are enjoying the game. We'd love to get this issue fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What mode? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?

    It has occurred in franchise mode in my second game 4x over I am the Texas Rangers
    Playing the computer and when the computer subs in a reliever in the 9th inning
    The play stops...I can still move my batter go to the menu screen and sub in another batter
    But play just stops and the pitcher does not deliver the ball. If I save the game and go back
    The same thing happens. Super mega baseball will never be an option for me as I love the MLB license .... I plan on getting this for my mobile devices ....hoping Developers
    Can clear it up.
    thecrow

    Playing the computer and when the computer subs in a reliever in the 9th inning
    The play stops...I can still move my batter go to the menu screen and sub in another batter
    But play just stops and the pitcher does not deliver the ball. If I save the game and go back
    The same thing happens.

    What team(s) are you playing against? What pitcher(s) has this occurred with?
    thecrow
    It has occurred in franchise mode in my second game 4x over I am the Texas Rangers
    Playing the computer and when the computer subs in a reliever in the 9th inning
    The play stops...I can still move my batter go to the menu screen and sub in another batter
    But play just stops and the pitcher does not deliver the ball. If I save the game and go back
    The same thing happens. Super mega baseball will never be an option for me as I love the MLB license .... I plan on getting this for my mobile devices ....hoping Developers
    Can clear it up.

    It is with 25 man rosters .... I haven’t even tried playing again as it has happened 4 x in a row in the 9th when I have enjoyed playing the game up till that point in the game
    MLBGames
    Sorry to hear that you're having this issue! We'd love to get it fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?

    Nice to see you on here taking feedback from OS. This goes along way.
    This was occurring in the first game of my franchise game (Mets) with 25 for the roster size. The opposing pitcher (Cardinals) just stands there and never throws the ball. I have even reloaded the game and the cpu subs in a new pitcher who just stands there never throwing the ball.
    Additionally I had another issue in a exhibition game where I was playing a 3 inning game where the first baseman held on to the ball while I just ran to 2nd base. He eventually threw the ball to 2nd but it was way after the fact. I just stepped on the bag and finally threw it.
    I like the game but I'm having trouble stealing (on PS4). With a man on first I'm waiting for the wind-up, I'm pressing square, and I'm pressing the left up arrow but the guy on first doesn't run. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm sure this is a stupid question So I apologize.
    RockyII
    I like the game but I'm having trouble stealing (on PS4). With a man on first I'm waiting for the wind-up, I'm pressing square, and I'm pressing the left up arrow but the guy on first doesn't run. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm sure this is a stupid question So I apologize.

    This has been hit or miss for me as well. Seems like you need to time it perfectly unless I'm missing something as well.
    I'm really enjoying the game so far, although I struggle scoring runs. It is a nice change of pace. Really brings me back to the old school games I played on Nintendo, etc. For me on the PS4, I don't notice the long load times that others are talking about. It seems that if they were bad, I would notice but I'm not.
    One issue I've noticed is that late in games the CPU doesn't seem to pinch hit for relief pitchers in NL games. I've played a few NL vs. NL games, and the CPU lets their pitchers hit in situations where they should be pinch hit for.
    Kayotick
    The opposing pitcher (Cardinals) just stands there and never throws the ball. I have even reloaded the game and the cpu subs in a new pitcher who just stands there never throwing the ball.

    Thanks Kayotick, this is helpful. It ruled out a few suspects. If you're able to send us a screenshot that could further help us narrow it down.
    To clarify, this occurred with two different pitchers on the Cardinals? Were there any runners on base?
    Along with what has been brought up already, Ive had two other glitches:
    1. playing couch coop with my son, when either one of us tried to sub a reliever or pinch hit...we were able to go to sub menu but the othet controller had to select the sub...we had to tell each other who to put in
    2. I could not select a replacement for injured player...there was no cursor on the roster screen so could not select anyone
    Pushing d pad or stick made no difference could not select anyone. same with signing free agents
    Im on xbox one s
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    Thanks baconbits11!
    For #2, did this occur after using multiple controllers / profiles as well? Or was there only ever one controller and profile used from booting up the game until you encountered those problems with an injury and free agents?
    MLBGames
    Thanks Kayotick, this is helpful. It ruled out a few suspects. If you're able to send us a screenshot that could further help us narrow it down.
    To clarify, this occurred with two different pitchers on the Cardinals? Were there any runners on base?

    Can grab a screenshot later tonight when I get home. I do not believe there was a runner on base. Yes it occurred with two different pitchers. Here is a scenario:
    Game reaches 9th inning and the pitcher refuses to pitch ball. I save the game, exit and reload the game. The computer immediately subs a pitcher in and he then refuses to pitch the ball.
    I tried reloading the game one more time after that and the same issue.
    Regards,
    Josh
    MLBGames
    Thanks baconbits11!
    For #2, did this occur after using multiple controllers / profiles as well? Or was there only ever one controller and profile used from booting up the game until you encountered those problems with an injury and free agents?

    Just one controller, it was just me signed into Franchise. I also had problems simming in Franchise. I could not select a date on the calendar, no cursor. Therefore it only let me sim to the first of each month.
    BTW It is great to have you on here, means a lot to us who bought the game to have a developer take time to listen and try to fix things!
    I just wanted to say I appreciate the devs coming in here addressing our concerns.
    I think my biggest issue with the game is fielding. For me, it's very janky. And I think they need more animations. I've seen some people say they use auto fielding but I just can't do that. I need the full experience.
    So that's my .02 cents for the devs. I think if fielding could be tweaked to be a little more realistic and a little easier I could enjoy the game more.
    Decided to keep it on the system and will try again after some patches.
    rhouserjr0614
    Can you only do one franchise at a time?
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    yes under your sign in...i dont knorw if you signed out and in as another profile if you could do others
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    baconbits11
    yes under your sign in...i dont knorw if you signed out and in as another profile if you could do others
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    Thanks. I guess that is a complaint that you can only have one franchise at a time. Overall I enjoy the game and like the amount of improvements in one year. Keep up the good work.
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    MLBGames
    Thanks baconbits11!
    For #2, did this occur after using multiple controllers / profiles as well? Or was there only ever one controller and profile used from booting up the game until you encountered those problems with an injury and free agents?

    DEAR MLBGames...
    When are you going to implement behind the pitcher camera so that it adds a different look to the game from pitching and hitting.
    Ive been waiting for this now for 4 years.
    I understand stadiums were JUST enhanced but many of us would want a behind the pitcher view when your pitching...
    Had high hopes for this game, but after reading the reviews/impressions and watching youtube videos, was left very underwhelmed (again....)
    Here's to next year, maybe?
    BTW - Why so many generic facial scans on players. the majority of "big name" guys don't look anything like real life....
    Along the lines of behind the pitcher camera (I agree)...what are the chances of having a more sim/less arcade oriented mode?
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    MLBGames
    Glad to hear you are liking the game.
    Issue #1 we'd love to get fixed as we have heard it from a handful of people. Can you provide some more information about how the problem occurs? What mode? What teams? What roster size (25 or 16)? What pitcher(s)? Does he just stand there and not attempt to throw at all? Or does he go through his pitching motion and not release the ball?
    Issue #2 is already addressed on our end and will be included in an upcoming patch. (though not the one with the HDR Xbox One X fix that is already submitted to Microsoft)
    You should already be able to preload the throw when turning a double play. But we will keep a close eye on this.
    Thanks!

    1) I think this has been addressed by a few people but it was 25 man roster Yankees vs. White Sox. Postseason mode wild card game 9th inning. I don't remember which pitchers. Pitcher was replaced by the computer and then the new Pitcher stands and never goes into his motion.
    2) Glad to hear thats being fixed it jumped out in my first two games so getting that fixed will be great.
    Also, I realized after I posted this that preloading throws does work so thanks!
    Patch for the visual issues on Xbox One X is out and cleans up most everything.
    Small issue I noticed:
    1) Yankees vs. Redsox at Fenway during a day game. The infield dirt looks very bright during play and right after a play ends (out is recorded or runner reaches base) when transitioning to the next batter the infield dirt darkens for a split second to a more normal color. I'll try and reproduce and grab a screenshot.
    Are there any plans for Xbox One X enhanced support?
    PVarck31
    I just wanted to say I appreciate the devs coming in here addressing our concerns.
    I think my biggest issue with the game is fielding. For me, it's very janky. And I think they need more animations. I've seen some people say they use auto fielding but I just can't do that. I need the full experience.
    So that's my .02 cents for the devs. I think if fielding could be tweaked to be a little more realistic and a little easier I could enjoy the game more.
    Decided to keep it on the system and will try again after some patches.

    Just curious, how can fielding be made any easier than it already is? And what issues are people having with fielding? You move your guy to the reticle and it jumps or dives for you as needed. I like the fielding as is.
    TheTruth
    Just curious, it how can fielding be made any easier than it already is? And what issues are people having with fielding? You move your guy to the reticle and it jumps or dives for you as needed. I like the fielding as is.

    I agree, I think the fielding feels good. I'm not sure why people are having such an issue with it.
    bronxct1
    1) I think this has been addressed by a few people but it was 25 man roster Yankees vs. White Sox. Postseason mode wild card game 9th inning. I don't remember which pitchers. Pitcher was replaced by the computer and then the new Pitcher stands and never goes into his motion.

    We have tracked this issue down and will have a fix in an upcoming patch.
    In the meantime, if you are still stuck here while waiting for the patch to be released, it may be possible that if you repeatedly Quit and then Continue that game, the AI will eventually sub in a pitcher who will pitch. Otherwise, you should be able to Sim the rest of the game.
    Thank you to everyone who provided information to help us find the problem! :y220b:
    MLBGames
    We have tracked this issue down and will have a fix in an upcoming patch.
    In the meantime, if you are still stuck here while waiting for the patch to be released, it may be possible that if you repeatedly Quit and then Continue that game, the AI will eventually sub in a pitcher who will pitch. Otherwise, you should be able to Sim the rest of the game.
    Thank you to everyone who provided information to help us find the problem! :y220b:

    So the roster updates how do they work in season? Do you guys keeps their stats for the year?
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    rhouserjr0614
    So the roster updates how do they work in season? Do you guys keeps their stats for the year?

    Yes, importing a roster update to your Franchise will not affect accumulated stats. All pre-existing players will have all of their stats for the season (even if you choose the Overwrite option).
    MLBGames
    Yes, importing a roster update to your Franchise will not affect accumulated stats. All pre-existing players will have all of their stats for the season (even if you choose the Overwrite option).

    That’s awesome! Great news!
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    rhouserjr0614
    That’s awesome! Great news!
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    That is awesome, I don't remember any other game being able to do this with roster updates. They also advertise being able to use roster updates in an ongoing Franchise.
    Tomba
    behind the pitcher camera should be in this game THIS year
    frustrating

    Agree. Seems the developer who is replying to posts in this thread.....is ignoring this request and has no comment. Shame.
    Curious why the batting view seems to be tweaked a bit from RBI 16/17 and shows off less of the stadium backdrops especially when the graphics have been slightly improved with RBI 18? Is it possible to add the RBI 16/17 batting view back to this version to show off the stadiums a bit more?
    I would also do this between innings as well. Instead of the MLB logo splash screen add random panoramic views of the stadium while playing the music to help spice up the presentation just a bit. My .02 cents.
    bodean
    Agree. Seems the developer who is replying to posts in this thread.....is ignoring this request and has no comment. Shame.

    It's not a bug and I think he's trying to address bugs and answer questions about current functionality. That's a pretty big change to the game that would require significant development time and couldn't be put in until next year's game.
    dewjo
    Curious why the batting view seems to be tweaked a bit from RBI 16/17 and shows off less of the stadium backdrops especially when the graphics have been slightly improved with RBI 18? Is it possible to add the RBI 16/17 batting view back to this version to show off the stadiums a bit more?
    I would also do this between innings as well. Instead of the MLB logo splash screen add random panoramic views of the stadium while playing the music to help spice up the presentation just a bit. My .02 cents.

    Showing more of the stadium / crowd = lower framerate.
    Also, we have found that it is easier to read speed differences and curveballs the more top-down the view is.
    bodean
    Agree. Seems the developer who is replying to posts in this thread.....is ignoring this request and has no comment. Shame.

    We have discussed behind the pitcher view. It is something that could appear in a future version. Two main reasons it hasn't been done yet:
    1. Need a really top-notch 3D crowd if they will be in such a prominent view.
    2. We think its better suited / makes more sense with a true-to-life 3D pitching/batting scheme, rather than the retro-style, basically 2D pitching/hitting scheme that is RBI.
    MLBGames
    Showing more of the stadium / crowd = lower framerate.
    Also, we have found that it is easier to read speed differences and curveballs the more top-down the view is.

    It's a shame though to not show off these redone stadiums. Hopefully you can adjust the camera slightly downwards. I could care less seeing the crowd at all, I would be ok if they were pixels if it would help the framerate and more of the stadium can be seen. Anything seen would be better than the MLB Logo every half inning for ten seconds.
    MLBGames
    We have discussed behind the pitcher view. It is something that could appear in a future version. Two main reasons it hasn't been done yet:
    1. Need a really top-notch 3D crowd if they will be in such a prominent view.
    2. We think its better suited / makes more sense with a true-to-life 3D pitching/batting scheme, rather than the retro-style, basically 2D pitching/hitting scheme that is RBI.

    Remember - RBI Baseball never had a behind pitcher view, so I don't blame them for not including it.
    baconbits11
    It's a shame though to not show off these redone stadiums. Hopefully you can adjust the camera slightly downwards. I could care less seeing the crowd at all, I would be ok if they were pixels if it would help the framerate and more of the stadium can be seen. Anything seen would be better than the MLB Logo every half inning for ten seconds.
    Remember - RBI Baseball never had a behind pitcher view, so I don't blame them for not including it.

    Game is evolving.
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    MLBGames
    We have discussed behind the pitcher view. It is something that could appear in a future version. Two main reasons it hasn't been done yet:
    1. Need a really top-notch 3D crowd if they will be in such a prominent view.
    2. We think its better suited / makes more sense with a true-to-life 3D pitching/batting scheme, rather than the retro-style, basically 2D pitching/hitting scheme that is RBI.

    Has there ever been any discussion on taking this game the "extra mile" or do you think it will remain primarily retro style pick up and play type of game?
    RBI Baseball 18 surprised me this year in a good way I think that if the game developers put in some player edit options, and smooth out fielding animations and put in a behind the pitcher views and a batters fish eye view it will indeed be a respectable sport title for the XBOX....
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    Will I Am
    Has there ever been any discussion on taking this game the "extra mile" or do you think it will remain primarily retro style pick up and play type of game?

    I would assume by bringing it in house and having a 30 man team I feel like there appears to be a progression of the title. Will it ever be the Show? Probably not. But it appears to being a fun alternate.
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    MLBGames
    Showing more of the stadium / crowd = lower framerate.
    Also, we have found that it is easier to read speed differences and curveballs the more top-down the view is.

    Ah OK, appreciate the response. Hopefully that's something that could be addressed next year with more time.
    Another wish I had for your game was a new mode in the vein of the old High Heat 2-on-2 Showdown or MLB The Show's old King of Diamonds mode. I think a game mode like that would be a nice fit for RBI.
    And any chance for an option of shorter season length, like 30 games or so instead of 52?
    Thanks again.
    MLBGames
    We have discussed behind the pitcher view. It is something that could appear in a future version. Two main reasons it hasn't been done yet:
    1. Need a really top-notch 3D crowd if they will be in such a prominent view.
    2. We think its better suited / makes more sense with a true-to-life 3D pitching/batting scheme, rather than the retro-style, basically 2D pitching/hitting scheme that is RBI.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions.
    Do you think that in the near future, that there might be another game (3D/sim) in development by you guys along with RBI Baseball? I think that would be awesome and meet the “needs” of both types of gamers?
    Btw, I am looking forward to playing RBI 18. I ordered it, but I’m still waiting for it’s arrival from the US. From what I’ve seen, it looks like you guys put a lot of effort into developing this game.
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    Hi,
    Sorry for a stupid question. How do I insert an updated roster into a current franchise?
    When I put the game on it says an updated roster is available. I download it. When I go into my franchise it says load roster or get new roster with LB/RB Buttons. Then takes me to a ad to by XBOX Gold. I do not see anything about importing rosters. Please give me a high level walk thru.
    Also, what happens if a player is on the DL in your franchise and the updated roster in imported? Is that player automatically reinstated from the DL?
    Thanks!
    I will say this game is either challenging or cheating. I was up as STL over MIL 7-0 after 4 innings. Ozuna was 4-5 with 3 HRs in the game. Thought I was cruising to a win. WRONG!
    MIL scored 5 in the 5th and 5 in the 8th to win 10-7. I am playing on "Easy" level. Well, at least I won't ever think this game is too easy I guess.
    baconbits11
    I will say this game is either challenging or cheating. I was up as STL over MIL 7-0 after 4 innings. Ozuna was 4-5 with 3 HRs in the game. Thought I was cruising to a win. WRONG!
    MIL scored 5 in the 5th and 5 in the 8th to win 10-7. I am playing on "Easy" level. Well, at least I won't ever think this game is too easy I guess.

    Haha, this happened to me last night on medium.
    I was up 6-0 through 3, 6-4 through 8, and lose 8 to 6 in the 9th with Knabel pitching. 2 2 run homers in the 9th.
    Glad I'm not the only one.
    boomhauertjs
    Based on early reviews, the iOS version has a lot of bugs and issues with the controls. Anyone buy it yet?
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    Yep, it's buggy and the controls aren't great- I'm having to look down way too much, it's kinda fun though. It has me just a bit curious about the console version.
    Fiddy
    Can you watch CPU vs CPU games at all?

    I will check on this in exhibition mode tonight but I don't think so...you can't in Franchise.
    I also don't like how I can't access the Legends outside of Franchise mode. They should be available to play with in Exhibition. C'mon guys...it's a videogame. Make it fun, not restrictive!
    Also, if I access the Legends in Franchise mode, I can only add them to my roster (A's). I can't add Ozzie Smith to the Cardinals roster for instance, unless I am controlling the Cardinals. But you can only control one team at a time.
    Game has too many walls up. Shouldn't be this way in an arcade game.
    Also I was surprised that there is no dive or jump button in the fielding. The players just automatically jump or dive. Lol. I robbed a home run last night (which triggered an achievement) but all I did was try to stand in the middle of the circle and the outfielder did it automatically. Funny to get an achievement for something you did not even try to do.
    Last thought: game feels much better than '17, but I agree that even on "Easy" the game feels "Hard."
    inkcil
    I will check on this in exhibition mode tonight but I don't think so...you can't in Franchise.
    I also don't like how I can't access the Legends outside of Franchise mode. They should be available to play with in Exhibition. C'mon guys...it's a videogame. Make it fun, not restrictive!
    Also, if I access the Legends in Franchise mode, I can only add them to my roster (A's). I can't add Ozzie Smith to the Cardinals roster for instance, unless I am controlling the Cardinals. But you can only control one team at a time.
    Game has too many walls up. Shouldn't be this way in an arcade game.
    Also I was surprised that there is no dive or jump button in the fielding. The players just automatically jump or dive. Lol. I robbed a home run last night (which triggered an achievement) but all I did was try to stand in the middle of the circle and the outfielder did it automatically. Funny to get an achievement for something you did not even try to do.
    Last thought: game feels much better than '17, but I agree that even on "Easy" the game feels "Hard."

    For some reason I think I did a controlled dive with the RT button.
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    Fiddy,
    No go on CPU vs. CPU in Exhibition.
    Also, oddly enough, when you boot up Postseason mode you have NO option to set the teams in the postseason!!!!!!!
    That's right! Other than the team you select to control all the other teams are RANDOMLY generated! I couldn't believe it!
    Wow, some head scratching decisions with this game for sure.
    So I can't even set a post season to mirror real life? That's wild man. Wild........
    All these "You Tubers" doing "reviews" and none of them mention any of this stuff.
    inkcil
    Fiddy,
    No go on CPU vs. CPU in Exhibition.

    Thanks for checking for me. My son has a disability and it's huge for him when the game has cpu vs cpu mode. My dude thinks he is using our favorite teams and has a ball watching aka playing for him. Thanks man!
    Fiddy
    Thanks for checking for me. My son has a disability and it's huge for him when the game has cpu vs cpu mode. My dude thinks he is using our favorite teams and has a ball watching aka playing for him. Thanks man!

    No problem. I think this game is "somehow" still fun despite its limitations. But they need to patch some more options into this year's game.
    baconbits11
    For some reason I think I did a controlled dive with the RT button.
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    There are some random tips that pop up regarding controls in the loading screens, like "push the left stick toward the base and the "base" button at the same time for a "fast throw."
    But RT dive is not in the control scheme under the controls menu.
    Also you can't select a fielder when the ball is between two people...if the CPU chooses the fielder with the worse angle you are stuck controlling that fielder until the ball is fielded. Again, head scratching.
    Still, the game has some kind of bizarre charm to it.
    Big patch out now 7gb
    EDIT: from rbigame.com
    ***Opening Day Console Patch***
    PLAY BALL! Baseball is back and we are pumped for an amazing 2018 season. To celebrate Opening Day the team has put together an amazing patch that integrates some great tweaks and fixes into R.B.I. Baseball 18 for XB1 and PS4. We want to get this first content patch out to our fans as quickly as possible. Rest assured we are taking in all of you feedback and looking at other areas of the game where we can improve your experience. The “Opening Day” patch focuses on 3 key areas. See below for more detail. Thanks for the overwhelming support and see you on the diamond!
    Patch Overview:
    - Overall Gameplay Optimization & Stability Fixes
    - UX Improvements
    - Gameplay Tweaks
    Patch Details:
    • Fixed audio settings to affect short songs
    • Fix for “Pitcher becomes unresponsive and will not pitch ball”
    • Fix for “pitcher not pitching after AI substitution”
    • Fixed crash related to quick substitution menu
    • Fix for wrong relief pitcher being selected by AI
    • Improved ball visibility
    • Minor visual cleanup for some stadiums
    • Player specific:
    • Headscan cleanup
    • Player Model fixes
    • Minor signature animation fixes
    • Gameplay Tuning
    • Improved several fielder throwing settings
    tweaked stealing balance
    • AI fielders react slightly slower off the bat
    • Slight increase to fielder and baserunner running speeds
    • Reduce the error rate on easier catches
    • Make AI batters slightly less effective on Medium difficulty
    cbrown119
    Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions.
    Do you think that in the near future, that there might be another game (3D/sim) in development by you guys along with RBI Baseball? I think that would be awesome and meet the “needs” of both types of gamers?
    Btw, I am looking forward to playing RBI 18. I ordered it, but I’m still waiting for it’s arrival from the US. From what I’ve seen, it looks like you guys put a lot of effort into developing this game.
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    Its worth the purchase
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    inkcil
    I will check on this in exhibition mode tonight but I don't think so...you can't in Franchise.
    I also don't like how I can't access the Legends outside of Franchise mode. They should be available to play with in Exhibition. C'mon guys...it's a videogame. Make it fun, not restrictive!
    Also, if I access the Legends in Franchise mode, I can only add them to my roster (A's). I can't add Ozzie Smith to the Cardinals roster for instance, unless I am controlling the Cardinals. But you can only control one team at a time.
    Game has too many walls up. Shouldn't be this way in an arcade game.
    Also I was surprised that there is no dive or jump button in the fielding. The players just automatically jump or dive. Lol. I robbed a home run last night (which triggered an achievement) but all I did was try to stand in the middle of the circle and the outfielder did it automatically. Funny to get an achievement for something you did not even try to do.
    Last thought: game feels much better than '17, but I agree that even on "Easy" the game feels "Hard."

    Yes easy is definitely hard
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    I played one game after the patch and it feels pretty good now. I noticed a more realistic spray of hits and playing on medium didn't have me getting crushed.
    One thing I'd ask the devs to look at, with a runner on any base there are certain base hits that are obviously going to drop in where the runners on base treat it like a high fly ball and don't attempt to advance. even holding halfway in between the bases would be an improvement as they are usually bloop hits. Currently if you aren't quick to manually advance runners when this happen you easily get forced out at a base because the runner didn't advance. This happens both with human and cpu on offense.
    I'm happy to see the first two patches address a lot of the issues I had with the game. Look forward to seeing more improvements and just having fun with it now.
    Picked up iOS version after seeing they patched the freezing and control issues. Similar to earlier versions with some additional animations and slightly better graphics.
    A couple of issues:
    The opposition pitcher’s name is never displayed. Need to bring that and stamina meter back.
    Outfielder arms need to be toned down. Really hard to go 1st to 3rd on a single to right.
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    I have a digital copy and received the roster update, but I didn't notice a notification of the title update, unless it downloaded when the unit wasn't in use.
    Grabbed RBI for PS4 on Thursday. Fired it up for the first time today, just to look through the Franchise options. Looks pretty good so far.
    I ran into two bugs:
    1) Even though I was using the most recent roster update, any newly added player (Otani, Pedro Alvarez) was missing their photo inside Franchise. Each player had his photo in the roster management screens outside Franchise.
    2) Any time I went into Roster Management, I couldn't get back out. Pressed circle a million times. Nothing. Had to close out of RBI and restart it.
    I simmed through a season and for a first crack at Franchise, they've added some good stuff. Player retirements, progression, regression, trades. There's a sweet spot I hope the team gets to of a Franchise with decent options with fun, arcade style gameplay that doesn't take a whole friggin' evening to play 9 innings.
    cuppylove
    Grabbed RBI for PS4 on Thursday. Fired it up for the first time today, just to look through the Franchise options. Looks pretty good so far.
    I ran into two bugs:
    1) Even though I was using the most recent roster update, any newly added player (Otani, Pedro Alvarez) was missing their photo inside Franchise. Each player had his photo in the roster management screens outside Franchise.
    2) Any time I went into Roster Management, I couldn't get back out. Pressed circle a million times. Nothing. Had to close out of RBI and restart it.
    I simmed through a season and for a first crack at Franchise, they've added some good stuff. Player retirements, progression, regression, trades. There's a sweet spot I hope the team gets to of a Franchise with decent options with fun, arcade style gameplay that doesn't take a whole friggin' evening to play 9 innings.

    Yeah the roster management things is a tutorial they don’t tell you about ha.
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    played 12 games so far. Enjoying playing quick baseball games.
    Couple of stat issues to bring up if mlbam is still looking at this.
    Looks like simmed games never use the bench or PH. All teams i have not played have never pinch hit it looks like based on browsing the stats. Al teams only have starters with ABs and NL teams only have starters and pitchers with ABs. In games I play the CPU does PH when appropriate.
    Any player that I or the CPU pinch hit/run the player does not get credit for a game played in the stats. So all my bench players show 0 Games but all have ABs
    I had one very odd instance where a player in the final box score got credit with a home run when he did not hit won. In the box score he had a HR but no run or rbi. I only gave up one run in that game it was on a single. Will upload a screen shot from my console later of the box score. Not sure if it was caused but what appear sto just be an odd graphical bug where one a relief pitcher after pinch hitting the batter briefly shows the last batter from the wrong team not the current batter.
    So far just minor things still having fun. I am a bit of a stat nerd so if in the future you want to add more stats please do. Would like to see things like sacrifices tracked ground ball% k/9 etc. Really any additional stats are appreciated if you want to go nuts check out the old Power Pros series since it had everything imaginable.
    Playing online today, game crashed when bringing in a new pitcher to replace a pH from the previous inning...seems to happen when you are forced to bring in a pitcher between innings. Weird graphical glitch of multiple batters and the catcher all appearing at home plate at the same time.
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    baconbits11
    Playing online today, game crashed when bringing in a new pitcher to replace a pH from the previous inning...seems to happen when you are forced to bring in a pitcher between innings. Weird graphical glitch of multiple batters and the catcher all appearing at home plate at the same time.
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    Same thing on the iOS version- game crashed when I changed pitchers between innings.
    A few more quick notes then a "general thought":
    1.) In Exhibition mode I can't choose to be the Home Team. There's no way to move P1 to the right or CPU to the left. Strange....
    2.) Again, we should be able to use Free Agents/Legends in Exhibition Mode...makes no sense that we can't. Would love to have Legends face each other.
    3.) A dive/jump button would be nice...although the CPU AI of the Player-controlled fielder does seem to jump/dive appropriately most of the time.
    In general, I am having fun with this game, so it is definitely a step in the right direction. However, the Developers should have played a few more "Arcade" games before making certain final design decisions on this one. For instance, what's wrong with implementing a hot/cold meter in the game. If my fielder makes 3 great plays in a row, maybe he gets hot and is "hot" when he comes to bat. Or an arcade-style announcer. A few elements from the Bigs 2/NFL Blitz/NBA Jam/Hot Shots Golf could have helped the arcade flavor.
    inkcil
    A few more quick notes then a "general thought":
    1.) In Exhibition mode I can't choose to be the Home Team. There's no way to move P1 to the right or CPU to the left. Strange....
    2.) Again, we should be able to use Free Agents/Legends in Exhibition Mode...makes no sense that we can't. Would love to have Legends face each other.

    I don't own the game but from videos I've watched I think you can hit the L1/LB button to toggle between Home/Road team on the team selection screen. Give that a try.
    Agree about being able to use Legends in Exhibition Mode. They should have added 3 or 4 Legends teams similar to what MLB The Show 18 did this year and maybe added some classic stadiums as the default home stadiums for those teams.
    inkcil
    A few more quick notes then a "general thought":
    3.) A dive/jump button would be nice...although the CPU AI of the Player-controlled fielder does seem to jump/dive appropriately most of the time.

    I swear I have been diving for the ball with RT and jumping at the wall with Y (Xbox)
    inkcil
    A few more quick notes then a "general thought":
    1.) In Exhibition mode I can't choose to be the Home Team. There's no way to move P1 to the right or CPU to the left. Strange....
    2.) Again, we should be able to use Free Agents/Legends in Exhibition Mode...makes no sense that we can't. Would love to have Legends face each other.
    3.) A dive/jump button would be nice...although the CPU AI of the Player-controlled fielder does seem to jump/dive appropriately most of the time.
    In general, I am having fun with this game, so it is definitely a step in the right direction. However, the Developers should have played a few more "Arcade" games before making certain final design decisions on this one. For instance, what's wrong with implementing a hot/cold meter in the game. If my fielder makes 3 great plays in a row, maybe he gets hot and is "hot" when he comes to bat. Or an arcade-style announcer. A few elements from the Bigs 2/NFL Blitz/NBA Jam/Hot Shots Golf could have helped the arcade flavor.

    I can assure you the developers have played nearly every baseball video game ever made, including working on several of them (MVP, 2K, All Star Baseball and as far back as Micro League Manager; may have even missed a few). All features take time and resources and we do our best to prioritize. While many people call this an arcade game. We don't. We call it a simulation with retro-style gameplay. It is made in the spirit of the original RBI Baseball. Which was considered a simulation at its time. Hot/cold and mood-type systems have been on the backburner and we may implement that in a future version. You'll probably never see power-ups in this product unless we make the decision to go in the arcade direction.
    1. Press LB / L1 :waytogo:
    2. We agree. This is pretty likely to happen in a future version.
    3. Another one that is on our list!
    baconbits11
    I swear I have been diving for the ball with RT and jumping at the wall with Y (Xbox)

    You are free to keep thinking that! Unfortunately, those buttons do nothing. Sounds like the auto-dive and jump systems are working fairly well though! :y1:
    MLB Games, Thanks again for coming on here and answering our questions! Your interaction with us (customers) is very important and much appreciated.
    The guy that was talking about how to play with the legends. Since the only way to play with them seems to be in Franchise, I am going to try to start a franchise and try to trade legends to my team, then deal them to other teams. For example, I would trade one of my players for Ted Williams then trade him to the Red Sox, trade that player back to the legends etc. We may be able to work around that way.
    MLBGames
    I can assure you the developers have played nearly every baseball video game ever made, including working on several of them (MVP, 2K, All Star Baseball and as far back as Micro League Manager; may have even missed a few). All features take time and resources and we do our best to prioritize. While many people call this an arcade game. We don't. We call it a simulation with retro-style gameplay. It is made in the spirit of the original RBI Baseball. Which was considered a simulation at its time. Hot/cold and mood-type systems have been on the backburner and we may implement that in a future version. You'll probably never see power-ups in this product unless we make the decision to go in the arcade direction.
    1. Press LB / L1 :waytogo:
    2. We agree. This is pretty likely to happen in a future version.
    3. Another one that is on our list!

    Thank you for the clarification on "arcade vs. sim." That changes a lot of my perspective about the game. As such, please DISREGARD my comments about "other" arcade games, power ups, etc.
    As a direct descendant of the original RBI Baseball games this game ('18) does its job well. And much more fun to play than '14 through '17.
    I'm glad that switching between home and away was just a user error on my part!
    Not to be greedy, but I would love to see a "retro graphics and sounds" option. Or even add it as DLC...I would pay for that. There was also an option to watch a CPU vs CPU game in the '88 NES version. :)
    sammysosa
    When is Ohtani going to be in the game?
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    He was added with our Opening Day Roster Update. Unfortunately, we are only able to treat him as a pitcher this year. He'll still have appropriate batter ratings for when he bats, but you won't be able to put him in the lineup as anything other than pitcher.
    MLBGames
    He was added with our Opening Day Roster Update. Unfortunately, we are only able to treat him as a pitcher this year. He'll still have appropriate batter ratings for when he bats, but you won't be able to put him in the lineup as anything other than pitcher.

    Is that similar to Ryan Braun/LF/1B, but will only be in the game as LF?
    Thank you.
    MLBGames
    He was added with our Opening Day Roster Update. Unfortunately, we are only able to treat him as a pitcher this year. He'll still have appropriate batter ratings for when he bats, but you won't be able to put him in the lineup as anything other than pitcher.

    Thanks I will look for him and thank you for getting back at us with our questions we greatly appreciated ..
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    sammysosa
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    Can we also get some of the skin tones on some of the players fixed for example Addison Russel and Jake Arrieta and a few others for the next roster update.. Thanks
    sammysosa
    Can we also get some of the skin tones on some of the players fixed for example Addison Russel and Jake Arrieta and a few others for the next roster update.. Thanks

    I'm sorry but you've gotta be joking right? That is comedy.
    Hope you are also enjoying the game. I couldn't even put up with 3 innings of last year's game.
    Lol.. Man Inkcil I know it sounds petty but man I really want this game to succeed and the little things will make or break a game. This is one of the areas I heard one of the RBI game developers talk about putting time into the player models this year to add more realism to the game. I know and apologize but those little things could be annoying at times seen a player with a tan face with white arms or seen a player’s arms looking like 2 lite sabers been waved at you while he’s pitching like Arrieta..
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    sammysosa
    Can we also get some of the skin tones on some of the players fixed for example Addison Russel and Jake Arrieta and a few others for the next roster update.. Thanks

    Thanks for bringing these up. I assume you are on console? Since both of these players were scanned and not generic models, their skin tones unfortunately cannot be updated via roster update. But we should be able to get these into a patch. Russell in particular looks like he somehow mistakenly got someone else's texture for his arms. They're definitely not right! So thanks again. :cheers:
    MLBGames
    Thanks for bringing these up. I assume you are on console? Since both of these players were scanned and not generic models, their skin tones unfortunately cannot be updated via roster update. But we should be able to get these into a patch. Russell in particular looks like he somehow mistakenly got someone else's texture for his arms. They're definitely not right! So thanks again. :cheers:

    No worries just trying to help a little again thanks for taking the time to look into these little things we truly appreciated..
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    baconbits11
    MLB Games, Thanks again for coming on here and answering our questions! Your interaction with us (customers) is very important and much appreciated.
    The guy that was talking about how to play with the legends. Since the only way to play with them seems to be in Franchise, I am going to try to start a franchise and try to trade legends to my team, then deal them to other teams. For example, I would trade one of my players for Ted Williams then trade him to the Red Sox, trade that player back to the legends etc. We may be able to work around that way.

    I found out you CAN put the legends into Franchise by trading the way I mentioned above. It will take a while but it can be done. To be specific, I had to sign the legend onto my team, then trade the legend to the team I wanted them to be on.
    I don't have the game but have a quick question.
    When players come up to bat do you get a look at their face? I watched a few streams and didn't see that but not sure if it was a setting they used or what. I'm assuming you can but just wanted to check.
    Nah the only time you’ll see their faces is at the beginning of the game and when they strike out when they react you’ll be able to see their faces sometimes.. But for the most part they look good..
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    sammysosa
    Nah the only time you’ll see their faces is at the beginning of the game and when they strike out when they react you’ll be able to see their faces sometimes.. But for the most part they look good..
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    They need to have a bit of a walkup if they're going to spend time doing scans.
    baconbits11
    I found out you CAN put the legends into Franchise by trading the way I mentioned above. It will take a while but it can be done. To be specific, I had to sign the legend onto my team, then trade the legend to the team I wanted them to be on.

    Now the next question is will they start and have regular stats? Have to see what happens when you play a team that has a legend on it. This would be very cool if the SIM AI doesn't swap the traded player out for someone else.
    baconbits11
    It's a shame though to not show off these redone stadiums. Hopefully you can adjust the camera slightly downwards. I could care less seeing the crowd at all, I would be ok if they were pixels if it would help the framerate and more of the stadium can be seen. Anything seen would be better than the MLB Logo every half inning for ten seconds.
    Remember - RBI Baseball never had a behind pitcher view, so I don't blame them for not including it.

    Found some screenshots from the Sega Genesis 32x version of RBI '95, which shows off more of the stadium that RBI 18 does unfortunately:

    Would you recommend this game for a six year old? I assume The Show is far too difficult. Was hoping for a demo but do not see one available. Thanks.
    Getting frustrated. Tried to play two franchise games over the weekend. Game went to a loading screen after the box score displayed, and was stuck there. Animation going and all, so no freeze. I left it up for 10 minutes and finally had to quit out of it. I ended up having to sim them.
    baconbits11
    Getting frustrated. Tried to play two franchise games over the weekend. Game went to a loading screen after the box score displayed, and was stuck there. Animation going and all, so no freeze. I left it up for 10 minutes and finally had to quit out of it. I ended up having to sim them.

    There is a fix on the way for this. Hang tight!
    I am really trying to like this game. But seeing a couple of issues. First, video stutters on occasions. Primarily while pitch is delivered and when the ball is hit.
    And second, on a ball that I hit down the right field line, the CPU right fielder went to the right field corner to pick up the ball. But the fielder never picked up the ball, just stood there next to the ball. The center fielder came over, but stood there as well. So I just kept on running for an inside the park home run. Weird bug maybe?!
    question - when i go into the rosters section to simply review the lineups and pitching staffs, there is no option for me to use the "b" button (xbox one) to back out and get back to other menus. I had to restart the game by taking it out of my system and then starting over again (and with the slow load times this wasn't really fun to deal with). just curious if i'm missing something or if a fix is on the way for this. thanks!!
    mkharsh33
    question - when i go into the rosters section to simply review the lineups and pitching staffs, there is no option for me to use the "b" button (xbox one) to back out and get back to other menus. I had to restart the game by taking it out of my system and then starting over again (and with the slow load times this wasn't really fun to deal with). just curious if i'm missing something or if a fix is on the way for this. thanks!!

    If it's your first time in the rosters you have to follow the tutorial prompts first...same thing happened to a few of us who didn't realize we were in a tutorial mode when first viewing the rosters.
    pacocortez
    I am really trying to like this game. But seeing a couple of issues. First, video stutters on occasions. Primarily while pitch is delivered and when the ball is hit.

    Ditto. I'm getting frame rate stuttering on sharply hit balls in the infield...especially when I am fielding. Or at least I notice it more when I'm fielding because I'm trying to make plays.
    Please look into this as well guys. Still enjoying the game.
    Thanks!
    Hey MLB, I have been playing in Yankee stadium lately and I noticed that most grounders hit tends to travel at a high rate of speed they all mostly end up at the wall can you guys fix that for the Xbox one..Thank you
    MLB- I got 2 uniform fixes for you guys. The Dodgers Alternate road uniforms have white back names & numbers when they should be blue, and the Cubs have black shoes- they should be blue. The game is still a bit buggy- a double switch can torpedo a game, so please fix that- but I do appreciate the simplicity of the game.
    sammysosa
    Hey MLB, I have been playing in Yankee stadium lately and I noticed that most grounders hit tends to travel at a high rate of speed they all mostly end up at the wall can you guys fix that that for the Xbox one..Thank you

    We've been noticing this too and have also come to believe it may be stadium-specific. If it is, then there may be a simple fix once we get the opportunity to dig into it. It's on our list!
    MLBGames
    Not for RBI 18.

    Actually there is a workaround...I created a separate profile and now have a legends franchise and a regular Cardinals franchise.
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    baconbits11
    Actually there is a workaround...I created a separate profile and now have a legends franchise and a regular Cardinals franchise.
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    That’s not a bad idea at all.
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    Does anybody know where I could find the patch notes for the new update that came out this morning for the Xbox One?
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    sammysosa
    Does anybody know where I could find the patch notes for the new update that came out this morning for the Xbox One?
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    From rbigame.com
    ***CONSOLE PATCH UPDATE***
    We’ve just released a great patch for R.B.I. 18 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We’ve been working around the clock to release additional fixes and improvements for issues reported by our fans that were not included in our previous patch. Please check out our patch notes below.
    - Stability improvements, including:
    - Fixed never ending loading screen that can occur after completing a Franchise game
    - Fixed crashes at end of season that were related to the loading screen hang
    - Improved online multiplayer stability (more fixes coming in the next patch!)
    - Fixes to the fielding camera in online multiplayer
    - Fixed controller confusion that could occur in Quick Sub and Pause menus in local 2P Exhibition games
    - Fixed Batter and Pitcher info HUD
    - Visual clarification for pitcher stamina bar (max length now varies with pitcher’s individual max stamina)
    - Adjusted character likeness for several players (Addison Russell, Jake Arrieta, Tim Anderson, Marcus Semien)
    An iOS is in review, and we’ll update here as soon as it is ready for release.
    I still cannot get out of the rosters section without totally turning the game off (ejecting) and starting over. It gives me no option for a "tutorial" option. At the bottom it says "tutorial mode" but I'm stuck as to what I need to do. Nobody on the RBI Game facebook page responded to my comment (except another individual who says they've experienced the same problem as me). I'm probably just going to trade this game in as the frame rate choppiness and my screen is doing a black flutter - so I can just play MLB 2K13 on my 360 and forget this game.
    mkharsh33
    I still cannot get out of the rosters section without totally turning the game off (ejecting) and starting over. It gives me no option for a "tutorial" option. At the bottom it says "tutorial mode" but I'm stuck as to what I need to do. Nobody on the RBI Game facebook page responded to my comment (except another individual who says they've experienced the same problem as me). I'm probably just going to trade this game in as the frame rate choppiness and my screen is doing a black flutter - so I can just play MLB 2K13 on my 360 and forget this game.

    This is a pretty rare issue and we believe we finally have a fix for it that will be in our NEXT patch. It's being verified in test now. We did have one customer who reported the issue say that he uninstalled and reinstalled the game following our most recent patch and the issue went away. (Note that we don't believe it is actually fixed yet in that patch, but that seemed to work for him, for now at least, so it may be worth a try if you desire)
    Vgmastr
    So the Switch version was pushed back again to 5/29? Disappointing, this was going to be a day 1 purchase for me, now I'll probably pass.

    We have not announced a release date for Switch.
    pacocortez
    And second, on a ball that I hit down the right field line, the CPU right fielder went to the right field corner to pick up the ball. But the fielder never picked up the ball, just stood there next to the ball. The center fielder came over, but stood there as well. So I just kept on running for an inside the park home run. Weird bug maybe?!

    Saw the same thing again last night. But this time it happened to my left fielder. The CPU batter hit a ball down the left field corner. My left fielder went to pick up the ball. But he never picked up the ball, just stood there next to the ball. It was as if there was an invisible wall between the fielder and the ball. So the CPU batter just kept on running for an inside the park home run.
    Playing on the Xbox One S, and using assisted fielding. Both occurrences of this bug have been at Petco Park. I have only played at Petco Park so far. Don't know if it could be stadium related?!
    Anybody else seeing the same thing?
    mkharsh33
    I still cannot get out of the rosters section without totally turning the game off (ejecting) and starting over. It gives me no option for a "tutorial" option. At the bottom it says "tutorial mode" but I'm stuck as to what I need to do. Nobody on the RBI Game facebook page responded to my comment (except another individual who says they've experienced the same problem as me). I'm probably just going to trade this game in as the frame rate choppiness and my screen is doing a black flutter - so I can just play MLB 2K13 on my 360 and forget this game.

    Don’t give up on the game just yet MK I know you’re frustrated but let’s wait and see and let the RBI guys work their magic. Lets not forget that this is only a 30$ game and these guys have put more effort into fixing this game then 2k has for their last 5 Mlb games.... lets keep hope alive.. ✌️
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    MLBGames, I was playing a franchise game last evening and I noticed this occured twice in the same franchise game.
    A runner is on first base, a grounder is hit to short, the SS flips/throws to the 2B man and the momentum of the 2B man carries him past the bag near the SS and both runners are safe with a throw to first too late.
    This happened once for the user team and once for the CPU.
    Has anyone else experienced this? And would MLB Games be able to replicate it?
    Thank you.
    roadman
    MLBGames, I was playing a franchise game last evening and I noticed this occured twice in the same franchise game.
    A runner is on first base, a grounder is hit to short, the SS flips/throws to the 2B man and the momentum of the 2B man carries him past the bag near the SS and both runners are safe with a throw to first too late.
    This happened once for the user team and once for the CPU.
    Has anyone else experienced this? And would MLB Games be able to replicate it?
    Thank you.

    It has happened to me a few times but I hadn’t seen it since the new patch so I’m not sure if it’s fixed I will try to keep you posted if it happens again..
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    roadman
    MLBGames, I was playing a franchise game last evening and I noticed this occured twice in the same franchise game.
    A runner is on first base, a grounder is hit to short, the SS flips/throws to the 2B man and the momentum of the 2B man carries him past the bag near the SS and both runners are safe with a throw to first too late.
    This happened once for the user team and once for the CPU.
    Has anyone else experienced this? And would MLB Games be able to replicate it?
    Thank you.

    Happened to me but the other way around...2B flipped it to SS...momentum of SS took him right of the bag before he caught the ball and the runner at 2nd was safe. At least the throw to 1st was in time.
    I kinda just used my imagination to pretend it was a poor relay from the 2nd baseman that pulled the SS off the bag...lol. A's had the worst defense in baseball last year, soooo......
    MLBGames
    This is a pretty rare issue and we believe we finally have a fix for it that will be in our NEXT patch. It's being verified in test now. We did have one customer who reported the issue say that he uninstalled and reinstalled the game following our most recent patch and the issue went away. (Note that we don't believe it is actually fixed yet in that patch, but that seemed to work for him, for now at least, so it may be worth a try if you desire)

    The fix - and I got it to work: I had to completely uninstall the game from my Xbox One. After going through the reinstall, I then had to go entirely through the "roster tutorial" - so something to consider on this as it's not stated one has to do this. But I'm ok now. But even the tutorial was a bit clunky to where it wasn't clear about next steps. But I appreciate the response and thank you!
    Hey MLB, I had one problem that led into another problem last night in Franchise mode. First off, the Dodgers carry 13 pitchers in real life, which is reflected on the game, but I cannot replace a pitcher w/ a position player or visa versa, so I'm stuck with 13 pitchers too. So I'm playing the Giants & the game went into extra innings, so I used all 4 bench players as pinch hitters throughout the game. When I was prompted to replace the last pinch hitter w/ a pitcher at the start of a new inning, I tried to put a pitcher in, but was notified that I had no position players left. I tried to sub in the pitcher at every spot in the lineup, but was not allowed to & could not exit the menu, so I was stuck there.
    boomhauertjs
    Still no audio on my iPhone 7 unless I have the headphones plugged in. Is there a fix coming for that?

    We believe the audio is working fine. iPhones have two different audio settings for headphones and the built-in speakers. It may be as simple as the volume is turned all the way down for the built-in speakers and/or the physical mute (silent/vibrate) toggle on the side of the phone is set to silent. Can you please double check this?
    If the phone is on silent, you will be able to hear through the headphones, but not the built-in speakers.
    BROman
    Hey MLB, I had one problem that led into another problem last night in Franchise mode. First off, the Dodgers carry 13 pitchers in real life, which is reflected on the game, but I cannot replace a pitcher w/ a position player or visa versa, so I'm stuck with 13 pitchers too. So I'm playing the Giants & the game went into extra innings, so I used all 4 bench players as pinch hitters throughout the game. When I was prompted to replace the last pinch hitter w/ a pitcher at the start of a new inning, I tried to put a pitcher in, but was notified that I had no position players left. I tried to sub in the pitcher at every spot in the lineup, but was not allowed to & could not exit the menu, so I was stuck there.

    We'll look into this, thanks.
    MLBGames
    We believe the audio is working fine. iPhones have two different audio settings for headphones and the built-in speakers. It may be as simple as the volume is turned all the way down for the built-in speakers and/or the physical mute (silent/vibrate) toggle on the side of the phone is set to silent. Can you please double check this?
    If the phone is on silent, you will be able to hear through the headphones, but not the built-in speakers.

    That worked. Thanks for the response!
    MLBGames
    We have not announced a release date for Switch.

    Hopefully it's within the next month. Been itching to play this on the Switch.
    Hey MLB are you guys going to add any new faces and custom batting stances on more players in your next patch? Thanks.
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    RBI Dev- Having lots of fun with the game! Ran into a bug in franchise where the game hangs when accessing league leader stats page. Only 2 games played in the season so far.

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