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MLB The Show 16 Problems: 5 Things to Know



The MLB The Show 16 release date is here and gamers are already running into a small selection of MLB The Show 16 problems that hampered the release. Some of these are already under control with fixes from developers rolling out overnight. Here is what you need to know about MLB The Show 16 problems and where to look for fixes.

Every time we see a new game go to the release stage with millions of gamers playing, there are bound to be some new problems appear. These are often connected to online play, but we are seeing more and more game problems and bugs linked to redeeming packs and bonus items.

What you need to know about MLB The Show 16 problems.

What you need to know about MLB The Show 16 problems.

This is a quick look at the MLB The Show 16 problems that you need to know about, where to look for help and what to do if you run into these issues and bugs.

MLB 16 The Show Problems

There are already a collection of MLB The Show 16 problems frustrating gamers. This started with packs and continues with a collection of other issues. If you run into any of the MLB The Show 16 problems or bugs listed below you are not alone.

The team working on the game is aware of some of these issues and they are working to fix them. Keep reading for two ways to open pack vouchers that were initially missing.

How to Redeem Missing MLB 16 the Show Packs

Missing MLB The Show 16 packs problems frustrate gamers.

Missing MLB The Show 16 packs problems frustrate gamers.

There are two ways that you can redeem your missing MLB 16 The Show packs that came with your orders. The good news is that these are connected to your PSN name and they are not lost, there was an issue with redeeming them.

At roughly 5 AM Eastern Ramone Russell, Community Manager and Game Designer for MLB The Show, shared the following updates.

If you cannot find them in the game, you can go to the website to try to redeem these packs. If you go to The Show Nation Shop and login with your PSN ID and then click on Stubs then the blue redeem button you should be able to collect your packs.

In the game, you should find them under Inventory -> Open Packs -> which is where the different items you redeemed should be.

Missing MLB The Show 16 Pre-order Codes

If you are missing a code from Best Buy you will need to reach out to them directly.

If you are missing a code from Best Buy you will need to reach out to them directly.

If you don’t have the pre-order codes that you should get with your purchase then you will need to contact the place you ordered from.

In many cases this is an issue with Best Buy. We see this with many game codes at Best Buy. Your local store cannot likely help you with this.

In the past we had good luck using the Best Buy Support Forums and asking Mike-BBY for help. Do not post it publicly, but if you send a message you will need to provide an order number and email for your account.

How to Report MLB The Show 16 Problems

There is a section of the developer website set up to allow you to report MLB The Show 16 problems. You can also see the current problems that other users are having, and add your consensus to the issue to bring more attention to it.

Go to the Bug Reports section of The Show Nation to see the current bugs and report a new MLB The Show 16 problem.

Where to Find Help

What to do and where to look for help with your MLB The Show 16 problems.

What to do and where to look for help with your MLB The Show 16 problems.

There are three places to look for help with MLB The Show 16 problems and bugs. You may not find all your answers, but this will help you get started on a fix, even if it is a temporary one.

Follow Ramone Russell on Twitter for updates on issues and bugs. You can share problems with him, but use the bug report method above. Be civil if asking for help with a problem. We’ve already seen him Tweet a workaround for missing packs.

Talk to users in The Show Nation Community Forums. This is where you can ask for help with your issues and see what other users are experiencing. There is already a discussion about freezing games that count as losses, which you may want to read.

Finally, use the MLB The Show subreddit to learn about issues and bugs that other users are experiencing and how the community is working around limitations until the next patch arrives.

MLB The Show 16 vs MLB The Show 15: What’s New

MLB The Show 16 Gameplay Improvements

MLB The Show 16 Gameplay Improvements

At the core of this baseball experience is the actual gameplay. GameStop outlines 40 new MLB The Show 16 gameplay changes in the four-minute video below.

If you want to quickly see where the biggest changes are in the real gameplay from MLB The Show 15 to MLB The Show 16, watch this video. This will explain how the many changes to gameplay impact you, which will also flow into the new game modes.

Some of the most interesting new MLB The Show 16 gameplay features include;

  • Outfielders routes vary based on the direction, height and speed of the hit. This results in more over the head catches and more opportunities for extra base hits.
  • Out of Position Logic and Animation - When you play someone out of position their fielding skills take a 5% hit for fielding.
  •  New Presentation animations for home runs, on base animations and player - team specific post game animations.
  • 50 new "No Doubt" home run swings.
  • Over 400 new fielding, catching, double play, relay throws, force out and other animations.
  • Four new swing types
  • Three new running animations tied to athleticism.
  • Improved Pitcher vs Runner gameplay with two pickoff options. Quick Pick and Deceptive Pickoff.
  • New bunt logic and more bunt types to separate the best and the worst.
  • Revamped umpires with a bias type and accuracy type to deliver 12 different umps.
  • Precision input with better input from skilled players for pitching and hitting. If you are inaccurate, the issues will be bigger than ever.

The video rounds out with a collection of changes to help explain how this is a new game from MLB The Show 15.



  1. Beth Anne Willis

    03/29/2016 at 3:45 pm

    I purchased this game and all of the teams are not uploading. Frustrating, when you don’t get what you pay for.


    03/29/2016 at 4:48 pm

    bullshit it’s freezing in battle Royale than I’m taking a lost that socks balls

  3. Ky

    03/31/2016 at 8:56 am

    A guy like me who likes to play to have a good record and the game keeps freezing and giving me losses is BS! For as many complaints as you’ve had for this problem you would think to jump to this problem first because it is kinda a big deal. Much appreciated if you fix the big problems fast before you ruin a game with potential.

  4. Dylan Richno

    03/31/2016 at 3:09 pm

    I’m tired of online games freezing was just 3-0 to start out my battle royal and it froze and I got the loss. Please fix

  5. Andre Robinson

    03/31/2016 at 3:15 pm

    How do you download and install mlb the show 16 ps4

  6. Evan Mirabel

    04/01/2016 at 3:11 pm

    I feel like I’m just repeating everyone else. Game freezes in battle mode and regular dynasty mode at least 1 every 3 games. It’s to the point I just play the cpu. Very disappointed because I love this game!

  7. Evan Mirabel

    04/01/2016 at 3:23 pm

    I just left a reply but as a I type this my dynasty game has frozen with me in the lead and when I disconnect because of the freeze, I get the loss. So now I just have to sit here until the person on the other end disconnects. Your game should have a game mode called who’ll quit first.

  8. Ross

    04/03/2016 at 7:42 am

    Can you transfer items and stubs from 2015??

  9. kyle

    04/03/2016 at 10:27 pm

    so many player stats are mixed up or wrong are they ever gonna fix this?

  10. Juan M Arango

    04/04/2016 at 11:31 am

    games are freezind during royal and head to head. annoying, thought it was my network. but i am connected directly into console (wired).

    please fix. do it right or don’t do it at all. all winter been so hype.

    Thank you

  11. Joe Stadler

    04/04/2016 at 12:50 pm

    Anyone else get challenge failed all the time when u challenge someone online?

  12. donn spang

    04/04/2016 at 2:59 pm

    i can’t read the print on game lineups and stats

  13. Juan M Arango

    04/04/2016 at 4:13 pm

    Guys I am getting same thing not all the time. Another thing that I get is the announcements. It mentions my team but the opposing team’s batter.

    And here I was hoping that 2016 would be much better less glitches. They did get rid of the throw out of the slow base runners at 1st base.

  14. ryan johnson

    04/06/2016 at 3:27 pm

    cant see any stats when playing online

  15. cody grosse

    04/07/2016 at 5:41 pm

    Freezes everytime only losses In battle royale is from freezing I’d like my game currency redeemed because it’s bogus

  16. Sean Delise

    04/07/2016 at 5:51 pm

    In Road to the Show multiple times base runners disappear at the most inopportune times. The outs do not change and I know there was a base runner in front of me or behind me and when the next batter comes up they are gone. It has cost me a game or two already in the Road to the Show. It just happened when I came up to bat with one out and a runner on first, I hit a double and we were on 2nd and 3rd with one out still and the guy behind me get a hit with one out and the guy on 3rd disappears and we didn’t score the winning run. I know the AI and game wants a certain team to win every once in a while, but this is ridiculous.

  17. Eric Wilson

    04/07/2016 at 8:02 pm

    Why is the print of the player’s statitics so small, it hurts my eyes, wish you can make it bigger to read

  18. Matt

    04/08/2016 at 9:20 pm

    I had a runner on first with two outs. The batter lines a single into the outfield. Instead of breaking for second like anyone with a brain would do with two outs, the runner dives back into first, giving the outfielder plenty of time to throw to second for a force out. Fix this horrible AI base running.

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    04/09/2016 at 8:03 pm

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  20. Tam paliotti

    04/11/2016 at 2:41 pm

    wow all these problems payed 70 dollars for a game that don’t even work all challenges fail with on line play and don’t even get credit for a win in rank play way to go sony fix the problems before you release the game ever herd of quality control

  21. brian c gould

    08/29/2016 at 6:22 am

    This game keeps ripping me off first I feed my player everyone and makes me buy them again &again. Now it’s not giving all of my tickets. Im not going to buy anymore of months show till I get money back from feeding my player. I spent in this game way over 1000 dollars

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