MLB The Show 22: Release time and how to play early

MLB The Show 22 is coming out very soon, and if you purchased one of the few specific editions, it’s out right now. For the first time, you’ll be able to send a towering explosion over the fence on Nintendo Switch alongside Xbox and PlayStation. But when can we play ball? Well, that depends on what you’re paying for the game, and we break down MLB The Show 22 release times below.

MLB The Show 22 Unlock Time

For the standard version of the game, including the one included at no additional cost via Xbox Game Pass, MLB The Show 22 will be released on April 5. This applies to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch versions.

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PlayStation versions unlock time is currently set for midnight ET. It’s not guaranteed that the Xbox and Nintendo versions will also be released at that time, but you should expect it to be around the same time.

MLB The Show 22 Early Access Date

If you purchased MLB The Show 22 MVP Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, you can play the game four full days early. Early Access for both versions started on April 1, No kidding. The MVP Edition is only available on Xbox and PlayStation, but Nintendo Switch players can purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition for this early access.

This early access is also available to Xbox Game Pass members through a special bundle. However, it costs $50.

MLB The Show 22 includes cross-platform play and cross-progression, allowing you to play on the go via Switch and on another system without losing any of what you’ve earned. It also includes online co-op in Diamond Dynasty, a new commentary team, and over 160 legends from baseball’s long history.

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