Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing MLB The Show 24 Today on Xbox

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Get ready to swing for the fences as MLB The Show 24 is available now with early access for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! With all-new features, events, and more, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy in the lead-up to the start of Major League Baseball’s season later this month.

There’s a lot to cover before MLB The Show 24’s full release on March 19, 2024, so let’s look at some of the most important content that you can access during early access, what are some of the newest features you can experience in this year’s game, and how Game Pass members can jump in start playing early before its day one availability on March 19, 2024.

Getting Ready for First Pitch

To get you ready for the Big Leagues, head over to TheShow.com and create your MLB The Show Account here at account.theshow.com. If you play online and have an Xbox Game Pass membership, your MLB The Show Account is a helpful feature that you can use to keep your Diamond Dynasty cards collection no matter what platforms you play MLB The Show 24 on (if you also have the game copies for each system). After you create your account, you can link it to your Xbox account, and you’ll be all set to start playing today. Also, by signing up for the Scouting Report newsletter, you can also get free exclusive packs every month starting in April 2024.

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Play with Game Pass on Day One Starting March 19

Once again, we’re excited to offer MLB The Show 24 on day one with Game Pass alongside the game’s global launch on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S starting on March 19, 2024. But if you wanted to start playing today, Game Pass members can upgrade their experience with the Digital Deluxe Add-On Bundle – which includes early access starting on March 15, 2024 – that includes the Xbox One Standard Edition Bonus Content, Xbox Series X|S Bonus Content, MVP Edition Bonus Content, and Digital Deluxe Bonus Content. That breaks down to 20,000 Stubs, 2 Diamond Choice Packs, 5 Gold Choice Packs, 20 The Show Packs, 1 Equipment Pack, 1 Cover Athlete Bat Skin, and Double Daily Rewards.

Be Legendary with Diamond Dynasty

MLB The Show 24 brings back all the Legends you love — and introduces some new ones too – to help you build out your squad in Dyamond Dynasty, a card-collecting mode that lets you open packs of players to put together your own competitive roster that where you can compete in single-player and multiplayer modes. This season you can pick from over 190 Legends and create a team with the best players from baseball’s history like Henry “Hank” Aaron, Satchel Paige, and Toni Stone or modern-day Legends like Johan Santana, Andrew Miller, and Brain Dozier.

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But where should you begin? That would be the Starter Program where you can dive into Diamond Dynasty content through a variety of modes like Conquest, Ranked, Showdown, and more. You can also jump into the Welcome to the Show event using players from a variety of new card series in MLB The Show 24; jump into Mini Seasons Classic and play through 28 regular season, 3-inning games against other teams in the fictional Global Baseball League; or draft a 26-player team in Battle Royale as you go head-to-head against online opponents. In short, there’s a ton of amazing content for you to dive into this year in MLB The Show 24’s Dyamond Dynasty. Learn more here.

A Show of Their Own

New this season for Road to the Show is the ability to make and play as a female ballplayer, with a special Road to the Show story that evolves with the player as you progress in your career. It will have all the current features of Road to the Show plus a unique-to-women storyline that follows an enduring friendship as it grows in professional baseball.

“This feature was inspired by the stories of women in baseball. Throughout history, women have been making waves in the sport. These include legends such as Toni Stone, who was one of the first women ever to play professional baseball and has a new Storyline in MLB The Show 24,” explains Narrative Designer Mollie Braley. “Our team wanted to create something where dreams become a reality, and we felt like adding this to Road to the Show was the perfect opportunity that gave our players the option to experience this.”

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Join the Combine

Also new for this season in Road to the Show is the ability to showcase your talents during the MLB Draft Combine. Just like real-life MLB prospects, you’ll have a chance to show off your skills in front of “the brass” and scouts in an experience that mirrors the real-life skills portion of the MLB combine, even including location. You will then put those skills on display in a series of Showcase games – your performance during all of this will be on display, as you grow your created player stats and impact your draft position. Which MLB Player comparison will you draw? Who will you be drafted by? There’s only one way to find out…

The Story Continues

Last year, MLB The Show launched the start of a multi-year journey, telling some of American baseball’s most important history with Storylines: The Negro Leagues. Now the acclaimed mode is back for year two with Storylines: The Negro Leagues Season 2. We caught up with Communications and Brand Strategist at San Diego Studio Ramone Russell to learn a bit more about what’s in store for this season — you can read about that here on Xbox Wire.

For this upcoming MLB The Show 24 season, there will be 10 new Negro League Legends added, each with their own unique Storyline to experience. Legends like Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Hank Aaron, and Toni Stone will be playable at early access’ launch.

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The next set of three Negro Leagues players will arrive as a free downloadable content drop in April, and then again in May. Also, all the players from Season 1 of Storylines will be included in MLB The Show 24 at launch, which is great if you missed out on this feature last season.

In addition to The Negro Leagues Season 2, Storylines: Derek Jeter celebrates “The Captain” and the incredible moments that made up his Hall of Fame career. With immersive gameplay and unprecedented interview access, take a journey through Derek Jeter’s career like you’ve never seen before. With new stadiums, uniforms, and (even more) legends, step up to plate as Derek Jeter and try to deliver in the clutch moments that earned him the nickname, “The Captain.”

There’s much more we could go into here, but we really don’t want to keep you off the field any longer. So, grab your bat because your next great baseball experience is waiting for you on deck with MLB The Show 24, which is available today in early access for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and will be available on day one with Game Pass starting on March 19, 2024. Play ball!

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MLB® The Show™ 24 – Digital Deluxe Edition (Pre-Order)

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Pre-order to receive a Gold Choice Pack and Early Access on March 15, 2024. This edition of MLB The Show 24 Includes: • Full Game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S • 20,000 Stubs™ • 2 Diamond Choice Packs • 5 Gold Choice Packs • 20 The Show Packs • 1 Equipment Pack • 1 Double Daily Rewards • 1 Cover Athlete Bat Skin Unlock Your Moment It’s your Show. Ready to own it? Set out on the road to baseball greatness – whatever it is you want to achieve, MLB® The Show™ 24 has got you covered. Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn from the legends of the sport, take inspiration from their heroics and use it to improve your game. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champions. Chalk up the wins, pick yourself up after the losses. Whatever happens, know you left nothing in the dugout. Celebrating History with Storylines Celebrate and learn about baseball legends throughout the sport’s history. The Storylines mode transports you into baseball’s past to relive iconic moments of baseball’s unsung and unknown heroes. Experience career-defining moments through a combination of immersive gameplay that will educate and inspire you to make history of your own. Road to the Show Unlock your moment and build your career in the ultimate baseball role-playing experience. Become a ballplayer and journey from the minors to the majors to define your legacy. Franchise Lead your team to World Series glory as a team manager in Franchise mode. Experience new features providing more in-depth and dynamic gameplay from March to October. March to October Take control of your favorite team, focus on the key streamlined in-season moments and see if you can get to the Playoffs and beyond. Diamond Dynasty Build your fantasy team of players from across all eras of baseball’s history as Diamond Dynasty returns for another season. Collect player cards, build your dream squad, and play head-to-head against other players online and offline while customizing your team’s look.* Multiplayer Gather your friends and face off in cross-platform play.** Climb the leaderboards and compete against others online, or experience team glory together through online co-op play. With cross-progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms.***

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GAME NOT INCLUDED. The Digital Deluxe Add-On Bundle includes the Xbox One Standard Edition Bonus Content, Xbox Series X|S Bonus Content, MVP Edition Bonus Content, and Digital Deluxe Bonus Content. If you already own any of these items, you will not receive the bonus content again by purchasing. In total, these Bonus Contents sum to the following in-game items: 20,000 Stubs™, 2 Diamond Choice Packs, 5 Gold Choice Packs, 20 The Show Packs, 1 Equipment Pack, 1 Cover Athlete Bat Skin, and Double Daily Rewards. Once acquired, items should be redeemed upon booting the game. If you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and pre-order the Digital Deluxe Add-On Bundle, you will get access to MLB The Show 24 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on March 15th 2024 — four days early.

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MLB® The Show™ 24 – MVP Edition (Pre-Order)

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Pre-order to receive a Gold Choice Pack and Early Access on March 15, 2024. This edition of MLB The Show 24 includes: • Full Game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S • 10,000 Stubs™ • 1 Diamond Choice Pack • 1 Equipment Pack • 10 The Show Packs • 1 Double Daily Rewards • 1 Cover Athlete Bat Skin Unlock Your Moment It’s your Show. Ready to own it? Set out on the road to baseball greatness – whatever it is you want to achieve, MLB® The Show™ 24 has got you covered. Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn from the legends of the sport, take inspiration from their heroics and use it to improve your game. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champions. Chalk up the wins, pick yourself up after the losses. Whatever happens, know you left nothing in the dugout. Celebrating History with Storylines Celebrate and learn about baseball legends throughout the sport’s history. The Storylines mode transports you into baseball’s past to relive iconic moments of baseball’s unsung and unknown heroes. Experience career-defining moments through a combination of immersive gameplay that will educate and inspire you to make history of your own. Road to the Show Unlock your moment and build your career in the ultimate baseball role-playing experience. Become a ballplayer and journey from the minors to the majors to define your legacy. Franchise Lead your team to World Series glory as a team manager in Franchise mode. Experience new features providing more in-depth and dynamic gameplay from March to October. March to October Take control of your favorite team, focus on the key streamlined in-season moments and see if you can get to the Playoffs and beyond. Diamond Dynasty Build your fantasy team of players from across all eras of baseball’s history as Diamond Dynasty returns for another season. Collect player cards, build your dream squad, and play head-to-head against other players online and offline while customizing your team’s look.* Multiplayer Gather your friends and face off in cross-platform play.** Climb the leaderboards and compete against others online, or experience team glory together through online co-op play. With cross-progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms.***

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MLB® The Show™ 24 – Xbox One Standard Edition (Pre-Order)

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Pre-order to get the Gold Choice pack. This edition of MLB The Show 24 includes: • Full game for Xbox One • 5 The Show Packs Unlock Your Moment It’s your Show. Ready to own it? Set out on the road to baseball greatness – whatever it is you want to achieve, MLB® The Show™ 24 has got you covered. Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn from the legends of the sport, take inspiration from their heroics and use it to improve your game. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champions. Chalk up the wins, pick yourself up after the losses. Whatever happens, know you left nothing in the dugout. Celebrating History with Storylines Celebrate and learn about baseball legends throughout the sport’s history. The Storylines mode transports you into baseball’s past to relive iconic moments of baseball’s unsung and unknown heroes. Experience career-defining moments through a combination of immersive gameplay that will educate and inspire you to make history of your own. Road to the Show Unlock your moment and build your career in the ultimate baseball role-playing experience. Become a ballplayer and journey from the minors to the majors to define your legacy. Franchise Lead your team to World Series glory as a team manager in Franchise mode. Experience new features providing more in-depth and dynamic gameplay from March to October. March to October Take control of your favorite team, focus on the key streamlined in-season moments and see if you can get to the Playoffs and beyond. Diamond Dynasty Build your fantasy team of players from across all eras of baseball’s history as Diamond Dynasty returns for another season. Collect player cards, build your dream squad, and play head-to-head against other players online and offline while customizing your team’s look.* Multiplayer Gather your friends and face off in cross-platform play.** Climb the leaderboards and compete against others online, or experience team glory together through online co-op play. With cross-progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms.***

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MLB® The Show™ 24 – Xbox Series X|S Standard Edition (Pre-Order)

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Pre-order to get the Gold Choice pack. This edition of MLB The Show 24 includes: • Full game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S • 5 The Show Packs • 5K Stubs™ Unlock Your Moment It’s your Show. Ready to own it? Set out on the road to baseball greatness – whatever it is you want to achieve, MLB® The Show™ 24 has got you covered. Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn from the legends of the sport, take inspiration from their heroics and use it to improve your game. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champions. Chalk up the wins, pick yourself up after the losses. Whatever happens, know you left nothing in the dugout. Celebrating History with Storylines Celebrate and learn about baseball legends throughout the sport’s history. The Storylines mode transports you into baseball’s past to relive iconic moments of baseball’s unsung and unknown heroes. Experience career-defining moments through a combination of immersive gameplay that will educate and inspire you to make history of your own. Road to the Show Unlock your moment and build your career in the ultimate baseball role-playing experience. Become a ballplayer and journey from the minors to the majors to define your legacy. Franchise Lead your team to World Series glory as a team manager in Franchise mode. Experience new features providing more in-depth and dynamic gameplay from March to October. March to October Take control of your favorite team, focus on the key streamlined in-season moments and see if you can get to the Playoffs and beyond. Diamond Dynasty Build your fantasy team of players from across all eras of baseball’s history as Diamond Dynasty returns for another season. Collect player cards, build your dream squad, and play head-to-head against other players online and offline while customizing your team’s look.* Multiplayer Gather your friends and face off in cross-platform play.** Climb the leaderboards and compete against others online, or experience team glory together through online co-op play. With cross-progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms.***