MLB The Show 23 ULTIMATE GUIDE: Dominate the diamond



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Baseball season is here at last and so is MLB The Show 23! This year's game is a hit with the community and players everywhere. Once again you can take your favourite team to the World Series or dominate in Diamond Dynasty.

There are plenty of ways to play in MLB The Show 23 but as ever the game is complicated to master. From Franchise Mode to Road To The Show and Diamond Dynasty, if you want to play MLB The Show 23 this guide will help you!

MLB The Show 23

As the official game of this MLB season, MLB The Show 23 has every team, player, stadium, and uniform in use this season. You can take over any team and lead them to glory, or create yourself in the game and have a career worthy of the Hall of Fame. While there are so many game modes to think about, there are a few things that span across all of them.

MLB The Show 23 hitting controls
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COMPLEX GAME - Knowing the controls is crucial

The MLB The Show 23 controls are complicated and feature a lot of options to pick through depending on how much control you want or experience you have. As a game for every age range, MLB The Show 23 has really simple controls where you just need to tap a button to hit, pitch, or field. But if you want ultimate control you can go super granular in your control and trace out pitches, get your hitter's eye right over the ball, or steal bases on command.

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There are some settings, like hitting view & PCI settings, that can be changed to improve your view of the plate and get you hitting more homers regardless of what control system you use.

MLB The Show 23 ratings

It's important to have good players in your team if you want to win the World Series. Even the most skilled players can't win if their team is full of scrubs. While Diamond Dynasty cards will change and grow with time, Franchise Mode and other offline modes are fixed.

Sandy Alcantara in MLB The Show 23
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INCOMING - Grab the best pitchers and dominate every game

We've pulled all the MLB The Show 23 ratings for the best players in each division and position so that you can start making trades and working the waiver wire to build your roster.

Armed with all this you can go out and create a juggernaut!

Diamond Dynasty

Ultimate Team has been dominating sports games for a decade, and Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show's version of this team-building mode. It's probably the best around too.

Players jumping into Diamond Dynasty will have plenty to do, with single-player challenges like Mini Seasons and Conquest offering loads of rewards while Moments is also a good way to build your squad.

Diamond Dynasty Conquest map
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Then you can head online and test your skills against other players in Diamond Dynasty. Just be sure to pick the best captains for your team, or grab your favourite player if they are there!

Diamond Dynasty will refresh regularly, with new Sets of players coming into the game and plenty of legends to play with. It's an ever-evolving mode that will keep players coming back all year.

Road To The Show

If you always wanted to be a baseball star, then Road To The Show is for you.

In this mode you guide a created player from the minors all the way to the Hall of Fame. You can create yourself within the game, with face scan technology new for this year.

RTTS player position selection in MLB The Show 23
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You can decide which position your player will fill on the roster, or even be a two-way player like Shohei Ohtani. There are plenty of archetypes to use, and you can even change position later in your career if you want to.

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