MLB The Show 17 Gets Major Update That Fixes Freezing and Other Issues

Sony San Diego has announced the patch notes for MLB The Show 17, which fixes mutliple game-breaking bugs.

Sony San Diego unveiled a new patch for their hit baseball game MLB The Show 17. The new update, patch 1.04,  adds a myriad of new bug fixes.

We have included the full notes below, straight from the developer, but one thing to note is that this patch finally has a fix for the bug that was causing the game to completely freeze up, as well as a fix for the ball flying hrough the player.

Online Gameplay:

  • Fixed several issues causing users to soft lock, freeze or get stuck in certain situations, both on the field and in the pause menu or bullpen screens.
  • Improvements made to the Catcher’ [sic] blocking ability including the prevention of balls travelling through the player.
  • Various general gameplay and transition improvements.

Offline and Online Gameplay:

  • Adjustments made to limit the power on opposite field HR’s [sic] as well as inside/outside swing types.

Universal Profile:

  • Previously unobtainable icons will now unlock correctly.
  • The level up animation no longer remains on screen while redeeming missions.

UI and OSD:

  • Franchise in-game ticker stat tracking.
  • Corrected batter and walup stats in the Postseason.
  • Fixed several instances of incorrect Team or Division logos appearing.
  • Prevented slide outs and Defensive Shift menus from overlapping.
  • Added MPH and pitch info to score bar in CPU vs CPU games.
  • Adjustments to Pregame lineup screens.
  • Completed Programs no longer incorrectly display “Feed Me” icons.


  • Corrected the foul pole areas in BOS and CIN to improve play calling/scoring.
  • Swapped the Home and Away Miami bullpens.
  • Fixed new Wrigley Field LED boards to display pitcher W/L records.
  • The New York Mets “7 Line Army” now appears in Season/Franchise game modes.
  • Citi Field’s grass anomaly down the right field line has been fixed.
  • Corrected Houston and Old Miami distance markers on the HR walls.
  • Adjusted the bullpen camera in multiple stadiums to prevent clipping issues.
  • Graphical corrections and improvement to Old Miami (concourse areas) and Wagonman (warning track).


  • Diamond Dynasty created player stat tracking and Ritual Item boosts now function correctly.
  • Various RTTS Manager Interaction and player progression fixes.
  • RTTS and Franchise mode adjustments we made to correct issues that were preventing some users from progressing naturally.
  • Fixed an issue where the CPU would pull starting pitchers with low pitch counts.
  • Fixed and issue where songs put into “Sounds of the Show” would not save correctly.
  • Corrected arm action and animations for many pitchers including Clayton Kershaw, Tom Seaver, Michael Wacha, and others.
  • Audio adjustments to commentary (RTTS milestones), public address announcer, and overall sound effects.
  • Addressed many consumer reported crashes. (Thank you for those reports!)
  • Various other minor bug fixes and adjustments made throughout the game.

MLB The Show 17 was released on March 28th, exclusively on the PS4. MLB The Show 17 is the first title in the MLB series to be exclusive to PS4, with last years title also releasing on PS3.

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Tanner Pierce

Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.

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