MLB The Show 20 Diamond Dynasty: Showdown, Legends, gameplay, graphics, & more

The baseball season is on pause right now, but MLB The Show 20 is here!

At least, it is for some. Those that pre-ordered editions of the game got early access on 13 March, but the game proper will hit the shelves on 17 March.

This year’s offering from SIE San Diego is packed with new features, sharp gameplay, and exciting modes. You can read our review here!

The fastest-growing feature in The Show is Diamond Dynasty, baseball’s version of the trading card game mode.

This year's Diamond Dynasty will feature new legends, a fresh game mode, and more.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about MLB The Show 20

It is rapidly becoming THE game mode on The Show, and with this year’s game being such an occasion is undoubtedly going to be flooded with improvements and new content.


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WHO DIS?: DD is set to see new game modes and content

Welcome to Showdown.

The fresh game mode within Diamond Dynasty offers a level playing field for gamers.

A 10-round draft will see you stock up on stars, with the rest of your roster then being generated around you.

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Take on challenges and scenarios and win rewards with each success you have.

You also get a new choice of player to add to your squad with each win, but one lose will end your journey.


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BIG PAPI: Crush Yankee souls with David Ortiz

A new wave of greats are entering the game.

Baseball has a long history of legends, and MLB The Show 20 makes great use of these in Diamond Dynasty.

One of the pre-order bonuses was a Legend Diamond Choice Pack.

READ MORE: The best players in MLB The Show 20

The likes of David Ortiz, Mariano Rivera, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine are included in that pack, with many more available throughout Diamond Dynasty.


A new PCI and the introduction of “perfect-perfect” swing timing & PCI position will create more rewards for hitters. With that, comes bigger problems if you can't time up right.

An extreme catch indicator will give players the chance to try a diving catch or play it safe. New first step animations will create a difference between elite outfielders and the sluggers that try to hide in the corners!

This will be key in Diamond Dynasty as players love to try and hide power bats around the field. Now it comes with a cost!

For more information on the gameplay you can read our review!

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Animations and textures also be improved, adding to a seriously impressive and realistic experience.

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BATTER GRAPHICS: Player rendering are just one of the host of new improvements this year

The enhancement in graphics only adds to the fun of playing Diamond Dynasty, where you can put all-time greats in different uniforms and stadiums.

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