MLB The Show 21 server maintenance today: Game update 5 patch notes

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MLB The Show 21 servers are down for maintenance again today. At 4am pacific time, which is 7am eastern and 12pm BST the MLB The Show 21 servers were taken offline. The latest MLB The Show 21 server downtime coincided with the release date of game update 5, which brings with it a number of fixes.

MLB The Show players on Sony and Microsoft consoles were advised to finish all games before the server maintenance was scheduled to take place.

Announcing the latest round of server maintenance the MLB The Show Twitter posted: “Game Update 5 & server maintenance @ 4 AM PT on 5/11/21 includes: Fix to Sell Now.

“Fix to Road To The Show equipment. Fix to Pause timer. And more.”

If you’re looking for patch notes on game update 5 then here’s what the latest MLB The Show 21 update brings with it…

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MLB THE SHOW 21 GAME UPDATE 5 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

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

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

FRANCHISE

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

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

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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