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MLB The Show 21 has finally arrived, and this is the first year the title lands on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, even for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

As players get started, there are a few methods you can keep in mind to make sure you're using the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21.


What is the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21?

While it's been one of the less-loved modes in previous years, the fastest way to earn XP in MLB The Show 21 is through Conquest in Diamond Dynasty.

This unique Settlers of Catan-esque mode lets you slowly move across and conquer a fan map while challenging opposing teams for territory along the way.

What is the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21? Conquest Diamond Dynasty
ULTIMATE CONQUEST: Seize territory from opposing teams by force

Conquest maps are filled with challenges as you work your way through, along with the XP received from each game played within the map, and this makes it one of the best options.

The good news is that basically anything you do in MLB The Show 21 is going to earn you XP, whether that's Diamond Dynasty, Home Run Derby, Road to the Show, or Exhibition Mode, so pick what you enjoy and keep grinding.

What are the best settings to earn XP fast?

If you're looking to speed up the process of earning XP in MLB The Show 21, there are some changes you can make to the settings that will help.

What is the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21? Settings
SPEED IT UP: Cut out the extra and speed up gameplay

Head to settings from the main menu and choose presentation, then replicate the settings shown above.

The goal of this is to speed up the game and significantly decrease the amount of time you have to spend in each game, which allows you earn XP faster by playing games more quickly.

Is there an XP glitch in MLB The Show 21?

There are two potential XP glitch methods for MLB The Show 21, but one requires you to have a second controller.

As some players have explained, you can pair a second controller with a guest account and use it when in Play vs CPU in Diamond Dynasty to represent the home team while you control the away team.

What is the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21? Play vs CPU Glitch
BE THE CPU: The glitch may not work forever, but you can try it now

Another method mentioned is simply playing Exhibition in bulk, and making an ultra-powerful roster on an existing team to go up against an intentionally weakened team, then lowering difficulty and interfaces to the easiest options.


This method isn't meant to be a challenge, but rather to allow you to play quick games in bulk that are easy to win in order to continuously grind XP.

What are the best Game Modes to earn easy experience?

As mentioned before, every single Game Mode in MLB The Show 21 will earn you XP, but there are some which are more beneficial or efficient than others.

Conquest and Showdown are the best options in Diamond Dynasty, but you'll also want to make sure to complete as many Daily Missions and Daily Moments as you can.

What is the fastest way to get XP in MLB The Show 21? Showdown Game Modes
THE SHOWDOWN: This Diamond Dynasty mode is a great way to earn XP

These will refresh each day and give you quick rewards as well as XP along the way, and fans can rest assured they'll continue to be updated moving forward.

Ultimately, your best call is to decide what you enjoy the most and put your focus there, as you're more likely to want to keep playing and earning XP if you're having fun while doing it.