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5 Common MLB The Show 17 Problems & How to Fix Them



There are a number of MLB The Show 17 problems frustrating gamers who want play online and access everything that came with the premium versions of the only real baseball simulator worth playing.

With exciting new features and graphics upgrades, there is a lot to get stoked about, especially with Spring Training around the corner. The game looks like a lot of fun and arrived to positive reviews, but there are definitely some MLB The Show 17 problems.

Read: How to Fix PS4 Problems

This close to the release date we expect to see more MLB The Show 17 problems and issues, and we could see a speedy MLB The Show 17 update to fix problems.

What you need to know about MLB The Show 17 problems.

What you need to know about MLB The Show 17 problems.

Thankfully the team working on MLB The Show 17 took care of the crazy looking animations that appeared in the early live streams of the game. These messed up faces make Mass Effect Andromeda look a work of art. You will not see these nightmarish faces in your game, but you may still see them in your dreams.

While patches and updates can help, there are some things you can do while you wait to fix annoying MLB The Show 17 problems that can prevent you from playing or getting everything you paid for.

Here are the most common MLB The Show 17 problems and some potential fixes for these issues and errors. We will update this with new problems and as we learn about official and unofficial fixes for problems and errors.

Is MLB the Show 17 Down?

You may be here because you cannot play MLB The Show 17 online. The biggest question we hear about online multiplayer games like this is, “Is MLB The Show 17 down?”

The first place to look is the official MLB The Show Twitter account. This team is faster than most to admit if there is an issue. The servers are taking longer to come online on the release day and the team has admitted this and is working on the problem.

On March 28, 2017 MLB The Show 17 is not down for everyone, but it is down for enough users that there are many angry buyers. In this case you need to wait for the servers to come online.

How to Fix MLB The Show 17 Installation Problems

If you have trouble installing MLB The Show 17 there ar some things you can to do solve the problems. It’s a good idea to connect your PS4 to an Ethernet connection to speed up the download process of the game if you bought it digitally and to speed up any downloads of content if you bought it on disk.

If your MLB The Show 17 download is taking forever, you should pause it and then restart in a second. This can fix slow downloads very easily.

When you run into an issue where the game is stuck installing at a specific % for a long time, you can try turning off WiFi for a few minutes and then trying again.

How to Fix MLB The Show 17 Reward Code Problems

There are two potential MLB The Show 17 reward code problems that you may run into. The first is that your code is missing and the second is that you cannot redeem the code.

If your  MLB The Show 17 reward code is missing from your receipt, you should call GameStop at 1-800-883-8895 or stop into your local store. This is a known issue and one that they can help you with immediately.

Another potential issue is that you entered the reward codes, but never received the actual items on your PS4. You need to follow the directions explicitly to get your items.

If you paid for the Digital Deluxe edition and you only have 1 Openind Day pack you need to open the PSN Store, and then press the redeem button three times.

How to Fix No Access Token Supplied MLB The Show 17 Error

Here’s the bad news about the No Access Token Supplied MLB The Show 17 error. It’s related to the servers not being turned on. That means you cannot fix it on your own. You will need to wait for the company to fix the issue and bring all the servers online. You can continue to test your connection and see if you can play, but there is no quick fix.

Some users report that restarting the PS4 fixes the problem, but this does not work for everyone.

Follow this thread for more info on the problem and to learn any fixes or steps you may need to take when they fix the servers.

MLB The Show 17 server problems are bad, but some users report getting past some errors by restarting.

MLB The Show 17 server problems are bad, but some users report getting past some errors by restarting.

How to Fix MLB The Show 17 Connection Problems

When you cannot play MLB The Show 17 due to connection problems you should check to see if it is just you, or if it is also impacting other users. At launch, there are server problems that could prevent you from playing online even if you have a great connection.

Assuming it is not down for everyone, here is what you need to do. First off, make sure your router is in a good location and try to connect with Ethernet if possible. You may need to buy a better router if you constantly experience these problems.

You may need to open up TCP and UDP ports on your router to make this work. Sony offers more information on this process. The actual way to make these changes varies from router to router.

How to Get Missing MLB The Show Loyalty Rewards

You may need to restart the game multiple times to fix annoying MLB The Show 17 problems.

You may need to restart the game multiple times to fix annoying MLB The Show 17 problems.

For gamers who played MLB The Show 16, there are rewards when you come back and play again. The MLB the Show 17 Loyalty Rewards include gold equipment, sponsorships, and a gold player. If you do not see them, they aren’t gone, but there is an issue with adding them to your account. According to Savvy Investor on Reddit, you need to restart the game multiple times.

In the post, the user explains, “When you load the game, if you don’t connect to the servers when you first enter the main menu (hitting the options button after the intro movie) then you will not get your loyalty rewards, even if you later connect to DD or any other online mode. If you want to get your loyalty rewards, then you have to restart the game and try again. Don’t worry, you’re not going to miss them. The loyalty rewards are a big popup right at the start, much like the daily login was last year, you can’t miss it. Just keep restarting the game if you really want them.”

They share that it can take up to 30 times restarting the game. If you wait for the MLB The Show 17 server problems to end, you may not run into this issue.



  1. TEd

    03/29/2017 at 9:47 am

    Anyone else notice how game skips/ lags when ur playing offline??!!! Whenever you practice swing it skips and also when pitching. So annoying

  2. Raymond

    04/01/2017 at 3:08 pm

    Offline franchise mode. Not showing stats of players on Jumbotron and not recording stats

    • Chris

      04/24/2017 at 8:19 pm

      Having same issue WTF?!

  3. James Gross

    04/08/2017 at 11:18 pm

    When i play The Show with my friend, at times, after a batter gets a hit, he will freeze at home plate. Also, sometimes when a batters hits a home run he will stay at home and not run the bases and this usually leads to the game freezing up with no way to continue by either of us.

    Is this a technical issue? Or is it an in-game issue. And is it something we can fix from our end. And if it is a game problem, can i go return my current game and swap it out for another one. Thanks.

  4. Justin Ruk

    04/14/2017 at 11:04 am

    When playing my franchise my HR’s or RBI’s are not totaling correctly. ALso, in the middle of a game the stats reset. Why is this?

  5. Mac S

    05/17/2017 at 4:26 pm

    Same problems as these others,? why in franchise mode are players stats not saving and its how’s only 1 at bat a game and not of the hitting stats or pitching stats will show up. All the other cpu teams stats show up but mine don’t. Completely wrecks franchise mode for me. Please respond

  6. Heinz

    05/20/2017 at 3:14 pm

    The game does not keep stats which is the point of the game.

  7. Joseph Mekins

    06/04/2017 at 4:29 pm

    The game is not keeping the correct stats. Makes it unplayable. How can we fix this issue?

  8. Patrick

    06/05/2017 at 4:45 pm

    I am having the same issue with the stats erasing mid game during franchise mode. Usually happens when I bring in a pinch hitter. Completely ruining the experience for me as well…

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