The 8th inning schedule has come and gone in MLB The Show 21, but as you probably know by now, that doesn’t mean the fun stops. On November 12, Sony San Diego launched the 9th Inning program, filled with new rewards, packs, and a chance to have three new program leaders. So what are the rewards for this season, and how can you progress in this program? Let’s go over what you need to know.
9th round rewards
Let’s start with the program rewards for the 9th round. Here’s a breakdown of all the rewards for the Round 9 schedule, along with the requirements for reaching each level:
|1||Pirates Camouflage Jersey||1250|
|2||Diamond Equipment Item||2500|
|3||Red Camo Jersey||5000|
|4||Diamond Universal Profile and 3000 Stubs nameplate||10,000|
|5||Gold Ball Player Choice Pack||17500|
|6||Bat Slam Unlockable Choice Pack and 3000 Stubs||25000|
|7||Ballin ‘is a habit pack (x2)||32500|
|8||Pack of 2 headliners||40,000|
|9||Universal Diamond Profile Icon and 3500 Stubs||55000|
|ten||42 Series Choice Pack||70,000|
|11||MLB The Show 21 Pack (x5)||85000|
|12||Diamond Choice Pack 9th round (96 OVR Future Stars Hunter Greene, 97 OVR Signature Luis Aparicio, 97 OVR Milestone Larry Doby)||100,000|
|13||Reds Alt Jersey and 3,500 Stubs||115000|
|14||Pack of 2 headliners||130,000|
|15||Diamond Equipment Item||145000|
|16||Legend Icon Choice Pack||160,000|
|17||Round 9 Diamond Choice Pack (97 OVR Finest Gleyber Torres, 97 OVR Finest Jack Flaherty, 98 OVR Finest Matt Chapman)||175000|
|18||Classic Stadium Pack||190,000|
|19||Universal diamond profile icon||205000|
|20||Kitchen sink 1 choice package||220,000|
|21||Advantage of diamond stage||235000|
|22||Diamond Bat Gear Item and 5,000 Heels||250,000|
|23||Set of 2 kitchen sink choices||270,000|
|24||Diamond Bat Gear Item and 5,000 Heels||290,000|
|25||Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack||310,000|
|26||Pack of 2 headliners||330,000|
|27||Round 9 Boss’s Choice Pack||350,000|
|28||2021 All-Star Game Choice Pack||380,000|
|29||Home Derby Choice Pack||410,000|
|30||Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack||440,000|
|31||Ballin ‘is a Habit Pack (x5) and 5555 Stubs||470000|
|32||90+ OVR Live Series Choice Pack||500000|
|33||MLB The Show 21 Pack (x20)||530,000|
|34||Pack of 2 headliners||560000|
|35||2021 All-Star Game Choice Pack||590000|
|36||Home Derby Choice Pack||620,000|
|37||Field of Dreams Choice Pack||650,000|
350,000 XP will be needed to obtain one of the three bosses.
How to earn XP
There are many ways to earn XP. Players can play MLB The Show 21’s various game modes and earn XP after each game, including Road to the Show games, which can be a quick way to get XP fast. Players can earn a fair amount of XP (from 500 to 4000 XP) per match by taking a few hits at home plate or throwing a few innings on the mound.
Additionally, players can complete Daily Missions, as well as Program Missions to earn XP.
It’s worth noting, however, that San Diego Studios tweaked XP gains slightly earlier this year. Going forward, MLB The Show 21 players can only earn a maximum of 35,000 XP per day through gameplay. This does not include XP gained from completing Missions, Conquests, or Showdowns. This was done to put an end to the exploits that were used by community members to get through the programs in an incredibly fast way.
Additionally, MLB The Show players should expect a number of other events to appear throughout the month. Traditionally, SDS has released multiple player programs throughout a month, each usually needed for additional XP. Showdowns, which require players to complete multiple challenges with a selected group of players, are also typically posted once per round schedule.
MLB players can get 50,000 XP by completing a collection that includes the three bosses from the Round 8 schedule. Additionally, users can complete two collections of 20,000 XP, one for Evolution Mike Scott and one for Evolution Robin Yount. And MLB The Show 21 players can also start the 9th inning schedule by completing a special player schedule featuring the first best player of 2021: recently retired Giants legend Buster Posey.
A new conquest of the 9th round was also put online in the 12th. Here is an overview of the map:
The program for the 9th round will last four weeks. This program is scheduled to end on December 10.