11 May 2021 1:28 PM +00:00

MLB The Show 21 - Game Update 5 Patch Notes: All The Latest Changes On PS4, PS5 And Xbox

If you've been keeping up with MLB The Show 21, you may have spotted a new update landed today. While Update 4 offered minimal improvements, Update 5 covers a broader range of areas, including user interface tweaks and bug fixes.

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Referred to as version 1.005 on PS5, 1.05 on PS4 and 1.45 on Xbox, we haven't verified Update 5's file size just yet, but here's the full patch notes.

Gameplay

  • 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
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There are no hitting or gameplay balance changes in this update.

Diamond Dynasty

  • 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
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Road to The Show

  • 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
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Franchises

  • 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

Stadiums

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

  • 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
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User Interface

  • 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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Looking to find out more? Check out MLB The Show 21's official website.