MLB The Show 21 update fixes a few issues

A new update is now available for MLB The Show 21 that fixes bugs in Online Head to Head, Franchise, and Retro Mode.

Bugs that caused the game to freeze when disconnecting the controller during a homerun sequence, the pause menu getting stuck on the screen, Pitch Count and Pitch Speed overlapping, and more. Additionally, the extra innings base runner rule has been removed from the postseason in Franchise and the ASG uniforms have been updated. Check out the full patch notes below:

Online Head to Head

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the game to freeze when a player would disconnect their controller during a homerun sequence
  • Fixed a bug that would cause players to freeze if the offensive player would enter a quick menu and the defensive player would pause at a very specific time
  • Fixed a bug where if one player would enter the quick menu at the same time the other player would pause, the pause menu would stick to the screen


  • The depth chart now shows the correct players rotation in later years
  • Fixed a bug that would cause a previous players mugshot to show in an empty position in the depth chart
  • The extra innings base runner rule is no longer applied in the Postseason

Retro Mode

  • Fixed an issue that would cause fielders to disappear after a defensive substitution


  • Fixed an issue where Pitch Count and Pitch Speed would overlap on the scorebug
  • Updated ASG uniforms to the 2021 design
  • Various spelling errors fixed

Developer San Diego Studio notes that there are no changes to hitting or gameplay balance in this update, however, the team is planning adjustments to contact hitting in future updates.

MLB The Show 21 is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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