MLB The Show 21 down: Server issues continue following new updates

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MLB The Show 21 servers are down again tonight, with gamers across platforms confirming issues logging and using core features.

It’s unclear what has caused the game to crash or how long it might be down across PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Server problems have continued since the game launched earlier this year, even after several patches have been deployed.

One affected user reports: “Why are the servers still so bad? You can’t even go into the vault without getting an error.

Another adds: “They make the game cross-platform, and obviously they didn’t spend any funds or time adding/upgrading the servers. So now we are going to have constant issues forever simply because the developer who’s made an excellent game decides not to spend the funds or time on the servers.”

Thousands of reports are coming in of affected gamers unable to connect tonight to MLB The Show 21. And for now, there has been no ETA on how long the outage might last.


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MLB The Show 21 has already seen eight updates released for it since it was launched earlier this year across PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

The most recent patch notes include these changes:

Game Update 8: This is a small update fixing an issue that caused graphical and texture oddities in Humphrey Metrodome.

Game Update 7: This is a small update that fixes a bug that would cause classic stands in created stadiums to disappear, leaving the fans floating in midair.

Game Update 6: This is a small update that fixes the missing skin textures, clipping helmets, and a crash in Road to the Show.

Game Update 5:


  • The bat will no longer pass through the ball on “too late” swings
  • Fixed an issue with the bat would move strangely on late check swings
  • Fixed a bug where the catcher would occasionally not field a ball after a dropped strike
  • Fixed a bug that could freeze the game online after a pitchout
  • Fixed a crash that would happen occasionally when swinging and missing on a pitch in the dirt
  • Runners will not turn around on a steal home if they will be safe when pressing R2
  • Fixed an issue that would cause runners to run out of the base path
  • Fixed a bug that would cause out of position catchers to play a “dropped ball” animation when tagging at home, resulting in a missed tag
  • Fixed an issue where subbing a fielder in Extra Innings caused the CPU to lose a baserunner
  • There are no hitting or gameplay balance changes in this update.


  • Fixed a bug when the wrong uniform would show in Extra Innings
  • Fixed an issue where a user would “Quick Sell” when trying to sell now with quick actions


  • Fixed an issue where attributes from equipment were not being applied in game
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent stat earnings from archetype missions
  • Fixed a bug where it would show the user’s position for the next game as “Pinch Hitter”
  • The correct stats will now display in the Rookie of the Year award
  • Fixed an issue where a CPU outfielder would stop and not react to an oncoming ball
  • User will no longer be only a bench player when called to the MLB
  • Fixed OSD text for RTTS championship wins to address minor league name changes


  • Fixed in-game saves for Custom Franchise and Stadium Creator
  • Fixed an issue that prevented eligible players who came off of the injured list during the playoffs from being added to the playoff roster


  • Various updates to numerous stadiums, including lighting, dirt, netting, etc
  • Great American Ballpark home and visitor bullpens have been swapped


  • Various tweaks and improvements made to Snap Mode
  • Fixed an issue that would warn the user of a “Blank Canvas” when not using one
  • Various prop fixes


  • Fixed a bug that would reset the pause timer indefinitely while in game
  • Moved the marketplace notification, again, to the top-right corner of the screen to prevent Stub and profile overlap
  • Correct year now appears for player stats in the Roster Update screen
  • Fixed an issue with the “Hits Allowed” career stat on the Pitching Matchup loading screen
  • Inside Edge boosts for pitchers now display above the correct Player Card attributes
  • Minor UI adjustments to the RTTS and Diamond Dynasty menus

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