MLB The Show 21 update increases difficulty of Pinpoint Pitching

San Diego Studio has delivered a new update for MLB The Show 21 that makes a couple of gameplay changes.

To start with, the PCI range and sensitivity have been increased to reach the corners of the zone. According to the developer, players will notice this change more when playing on Hall of Fame and Legend difficulties. Additionally, the gesture, release timing, and direction for Good and Perfect pitches using Pinpoint Pitching are now less lenient on Competitive Settings and Legend difficulty.

“After reviewing the feedback and data since UPDATE 11, we believe Pinpoint is still a little bit too easy right now in a competitive setting,” the developer explained. “Like before, this change will make the timing window for ‘Good’ and ‘Perfect’ slightly more difficult to achieve.”

Take a look at the full patch notes below:


  • The PCI range and sensitivity has been increased to reach the corners of the zone. This is most noticeable on Hall of Fame and Legend difficulties.
  • Increased the difficulty for Pinpoint Pitching on Competitive Settings and Legend difficulty (in all modes). The gesture, release timing and direction now have a less lenient criteria for ‘Good’ and ‘Perfect’ pitches when using competitive gameplay style settings.

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  • Fixed the stats displayed for Shohei Ohtani and Ramon Laureano in the pre-game screen.


  • Players now display the correct MLB Stats in the Player Cards and on Score Bug in Exhibition Live Roster games.
  • Fixed a bug where settings would reset (including Dynamic Difficulty) when players would exit an offline game.

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

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