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MLB The Show 22 Game Update 2 Highlights Major Fixes

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 19:10 PM
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The newest update to MLB The Show 22 reveals several fixes to problems its player base experienced since the game's early access launch on April 5.

p>In under 24 hours, the full release of MLB The Show 22 will hit the market, bringing in the next, much larger wave of players onto the field. San Diego Studio successfully launched the early-access release of the game on April 1, allowing players to jump in four days earlier and get their baseball fix ahead of schedule.

Unfortunately, the response from gamers hasn't been overly positive as the game is currently suffering from several problems, including marketplace purchases disappearing. As MLB The Show 22 becomes playable on all consoles, developers have announced three server maintenance notices in as many days.

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Shortly after the game was made available, players flooded social media with reports of the game crashing, wins not registering in some gaming modes, and purchases made in the marketplace disappearing from inventories. Following the game's first update, the problems persisted, leading to an already-frustrated player base becoming even more annoyed. The second update arrived on April 2, this time specifying all the fixes made, and the list contains 45 problems that were addressed. Many of the issues are patched up, for the time being at least, in modes like Road To The Show, Diamond Dynasty, Mini Seasons, and Franchise.

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Both General Gameplay and Co-Op modes received the most attention, making up more than half of the total fixes in the latest game update. The main area of concern among the player base remains, as purchases made in MLB The Show 22 are disappearing, and those affected have yet to receive their items. If not addressed soon enough, the next wave of players arriving at the launch of the full-game release could make matters complicated, as servers will be impacted by a plethora of gamers looking to jump in. Another game update is on the horizon, and it likely has to do with preparations for the game's full launch on April 5, although more bug fixes could follow.

While the early problems are concerning to some, it isn't abnormal for a big-name title like MLB The Show 22 to stumble out of the gate. Not only is the latest installment of the baseball franchise growing in popularity, but it's also debuting on the Nintendo Switch, maximizing the total number of players that can access the game. On the positive side of things, San Diego Studio's immediate response to a big chunk of the game's issues should give players hope, especially with the last update featuring 45 fixes across 11 sections. For now, some persisting issues remain in the game, but the developers are likely just as anxious to fix them as the players are.

GENERAL GAMEPLAY

  • Fixed an issue where the pitcher would not back up home plate under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally cause user inputs to be ignored while baserunning.
  • Fixed an issue causing the 1B to not cover 1st as quickly as they should.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Manager Tip “Pitcher Getting Tired” to appear when the pitcher had full energy.
  • Fixed an issue in player lock where the arrow to cover 1B would display slower than normal.
  • Fixed an issue where the tutorials would cause incorrect throwing inputs.
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Can’t Pitch” icon to not display in specific scenarios in online gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue where players would occasionally not tag in specific defensive situations.
  • Fixed an issue when pressing L2 to change players would not function in specific scenarios.
  • Increases made to the efficiency of relay throws after a catch.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the First Baseman to throw late to the Pitcher covering 1B specific scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue where the Catcher wouldn’t reach far enough to make a tag in specific scenarios along the 3B line.
  • Fixed an issue where the First Baseman wouldn’t be able to branch a throw to home.
  • Fixed an issue where perfect throws from the OF would sometimes cause the Catcher to move off the plate.

DIAMOND DYNASTY

  • Fixed an issue in the Events Reward screen where every card in the list would display “Promoted” to a squad, instead of just one.

CO-OP

  • Fixed an issue where a username would appear as zeros when a user quits.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the voice chat menu to get stuck on the screen.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the captain icon from updating to the correct user when another user quits.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to return to the main menu while searching for opponents.
  • Fixed an issue where players could still hear each other after leaving a lobby.
  • Fixed a visual bug where the matchmaking progress bar would move from 0 to max immediately.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the chat to delete messages.
  • Various fixes to player markers and throw meter issues.
  • Fixed an issue where the baserunner window would display late while on defense.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent the Pitcher covering home from attempting to tag the runner trying to score on a wild pitch.

ROAD TO THE SHOW

  • Fixed a bug that would cause a pitcher to not face the fielder when throwing to them during post-play.

MINI SEASONS

  • Fixed an issue that would cause mismatching logos and names.
  • Fixed an issue causing the user to get placed into the incorrect Diamond Dynasty screen after a Mini Seasons playoffs game.
  • Fixed a bug where losing in the playoffs didn’t register correctly in the UI until the player backed out of the mode and came back in.

FRANCHISE

  • MLB Futures Game uniforms now display the correct year on the All-Star Game patch.
  • Fixed an issue where some generated players had inaccurate trade values.

HOME RUN DERBY

  • Fixed a bug where the farthest home run was not being recorded and displayed properly.

STADIUM CREATOR

  • Fixed a bug that could cause users to get stuck when bringing up the wheel in certain situations.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the pitch count would not display using the Regional Theme.
  • The “Pause Time Remaining” text is no longer cut off in the pause menu during an online game.
  • Fixed an issue that would display baserunners out of position in the baserunning diamond display when using Classic Baserunning.
  • Fixed an issue which had the incorrect difficulty showing in the UI of Exhibitions and Play vs Friends.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Diamond cards to not display correctly on loading screens and in-game.

XBOX

  • Players will no longer disconnect from games if their controller disconnects.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Introduction of the Nike City Connect Washington Nationals uniform.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading in a Battle Royale game.
  • Various equipment additions and updates.
  • Various fixes were made to improve stability across all modes.
  • Various audio adjustments and fixes across all modes.
  • Various fixes made to lighting.

MLB The Show 22 releases on April 5 for PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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