MLB The Show 22: Diamond Dynasty Topps Now cards & Bosses Band Event

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MLB The Show 22 Diamond Dynasty continues to add more events and things for players to enjoy at the moment.

Most recently there have also been new Topps Now cards added along with the Bosses Band event that you can take part in.

Here's what to know about Diamond Dynasty and the reveals of the Diamond Choice packs in MLB The Show 22.


Latest - Moonshot Event

The departure of the April Monthly Awards Event also signals the arrival of a new one, and this time it's the return of a fan favorite.

The Moonshot Event returns, and once again it's time to stock up on some of the best Common Pitchers for you to use in this Event.

Read our full Diamond Dynasty Weekly To-Do List.

Bosses Band Event

If you're looking to add two great cards to your team for free, all you'll need to do is earn wins during the Bosses Band Event.

This MLB The Show 22 Diamond Dynasty event will have you build your lineup and then head online where you'll need to win games for rewards.

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NEW EVENT: The Bosses Band Event is a great chance for you to earn cards

Here are the rewards you can expect to earn during this event:

  • 1 Win = One MLB The Show 22 Pack
  • 3 Wins = 500 Stubs
  • 5 Wins = Set 6 Headliners Pack + 2500 XP
  • 7 Wins = 1000 Stubs
  • 10 Wins = Rewind Events Choice Pack
  • 13 Wins = Set 7 Headliners Pack + 1500 Stubs
  • 15 Wins = 92 OVR Wade Boggs + 2500 XP
  • 18 Wins = Set 8 Headliners Pack + 2000 Stubs
  • 20 Wins = 92 OVR Johnny Bench + 2500 XP
  • 25 Wins = Rewind Events Choice Pack + 2500 XP
  • 28 Wins = Set 9 Headliners Pack
  • 30 Wins = 20 MLB The Show 22 Packs + 5000 XP

To learn about the rules for participation, head here for our full breakdown.

New April Rewards are available

On April 29, a few more cards were added to the April Rewards in the MLB The Show 22 Diamond Dynasty featured programs.

Along with the Spring Cleanup program, you can now earn three pitchers, each of which is 85 OVR. Our favorite of the three is MacKenzie Gore.

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NEW REWARDS: Three players are now available for the April Rewards

Here are the April Rewards players available now from Topps Now:

  • Michael King - RHP - 85 OVR
  • Eric Lauer - LHP - 85 OVR
  • MacKenzie Gore - LHP - 85 OVR

To learn more about the April rewards, including the Spring Cleanup program, follow this link.

Diamond Dynasty Feature Premiere

If you've been keeping up with MLB The Show 22, you'll probably know that there have been a few reveals by way of "Feature Premiere".

We've seen new gameplay, the game on Nintendo Switch, new Legends, and more. Well soon, we'll get to see a full stream solely about Diamond Dynasty.

Our most recent Feature Premiere was about the March to October and Franchise game modes. This is also the YouTube channel you'll want to keep your eyes on for the MLB The Show Diamond Dynasty reveal.

To learn more about March to October and Franchise Mode, follow this link.


MLB The Show 22 Release Date

The official release date for MLB The Show 22 wass April 5th, 2022, and that date has now been and gone.

So far, we've received a ton of reveals on the game and one we're excited about is how the game will perform on Nintendo Switch, for the first time it'll be on the platform.

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BATTER UP: Diamond Dynasty lets you bring the biggest names in baseball to your squad

Diamond Dynasty is likely going to get a lot of attention, especially after the feature premiere next week.

Once we have more information on MLB The Show 22 Diamond Dynasty, we'll be sure to update you here.


What is Diamond Dynasty?

For those who haven't played it in previous years, Diamond Dynasty amounts to MLB The Show's own version of an Ultimate Team game mode.

It's similar in many ways to the Ultimate Team in FIFA 22, Madden 22, and NHL 22, but Diamond Dynasty is catered to the nature of baseball and tends to run much smoother than any of EA's iterations of the game mode do.

Players play to earn new packs which contain cards featuring baseball stars of the past and present, but these virtual cards also often pull classic card art from some of the most gorgeous baseball cards ever made.

The mix of classic card art for some and modern designs for others provides a unique balance as you work to unlock new players and round out your Diamond Dynasty lineup.

As players play through Diamond Dynasty, every game provides experience and allows you to unlock more packs and gain access to more powerful players.

Diamond Dynasty Game Modes

While not everything is confirmed, we do expect to at least see the core Diamond Dynasty game modes of last year return in MLB The Show 22.

That should mean a mix of single player game modes to play offline and some online competitive options for multiplayer action.

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TOTAL CONQUEST: You'll go hunting for hidden packs as you conquer territories

Here are the Diamond Dynasty game modes we saw in MLB The Show 21 that we expect to return in MLB The Show 22:

  • Battle Royale: This online multiplayer mode lets players drafter their own teams ahead of time just for these matches, leveling the playing field if you don't have enough cards yet, and you compete to get as many wins as possible before losing three games.
  • Conquest: This exciting single player mode works like a strategic mini-game similar to RISK, and you battle opposing teams to gain territories with the opportunity to earn hidden rewards that are in specific territories.
  • Events: Events change every week or two starting at launch, and these restrictive competitions require teams made up of specific kinds of players as you compete against others online.
  • Moments: This single player mode is often linked to Player Programs, and it lets you play out specific historic games or innings from the careers of baseball's legends.
  • Showdown: This single player mode lets you draft a team and choose specific perks for your lineup before taking on a series of challenges culminating in a final boss where you must outscore them with a number of consecutive at-bats.
  • Ranked Seasons: The final and most challenging game mode is the one where the true legends of Diamond Dynasty and the game's most competitive players go to prove themselves. Battle others near your ranking or skill level for huge rewards at the end of each in-game season.

All of these should return, but we're hoping for even more as the game moves into year two on next gen platforms.

Last year, the primary differences for next gen were the custom Stadium Creator mode and improved graphics, but they could push even farther with a new Diamond Dynasty game mode that pushes next gen tech once again.

Whether Diamond Dynasty features the same great things as last year or chooses to innovate once again, it'll be a big part of MLB The Show 22 on all platforms.

First cards of Diamond Choice packs

Great news for players that have placed a pre order on MLB The Show 22. The first two cards of the Diamond Choice packs have been revealed.

Mickey Mantle and Rickey Henderson are both on the way to MLB The Show 22 and the other three players will be revealed soon.

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FIRST CARDS: Two of five cards have been revealed for the Diamond Choice packs

We have some predictions for the other three players:

  • Chipper Jones
  • Shohei Ohtani
  • Lou Gehrig

To learn more about the Diamond Choice packs and how to get them, follow this link.

Claim 10 free packs

MLB The Show 22 has now landed Day One on Xbox Game Pass, and that means all subscribers can download and play right away.

However, something that's less clear is that Xbox Game Pass subscribers also gain access to a bundle of free packs via their subscription.

In order to claim these rewards, you'll need to open up and be logged into the Xbox Game Pass app on your console or your mobile phone.

Find out more about how to claim 10 free packs with Xbox Game Pass.