Online Co-Op coming to MLB® The Show™ 22

February 15th, 2022

Last week, we released MLB The Show 22’s Gameplay Trailer which provided the first Legends reveal in addition to a peek at what you’ll be able to play when the game launches on April 5, 2022. But of course, we’re sure the biggest question on your mind is, “…where’s Coach?”

Well, Coach is back (with clones, and friends!) for a series of episodes to share everything you need to know about MLB The Show 22. For now, check out Coach’s return in our first feature announcement following the cover reveal.

Online Co-Op Play

Coach is joined by friends, family, and cover star Shohei Ohtani himself to give you the details on online co-op play*. This online feature makes it possible to squad up and play 2v2 or 3v3 with your favorite MLB or MiLB teams in Play Now mode online or with your card collection in Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 22. Team up online with friends, family, or other competitors across any console platform where MLB The Show 22 is available. You can also combine your select Diamond Dynasty cards with your teammates’ collections to field the ultimate team and prove who the kings and queens of the diamond are.

Whether you’re a monster on the mound or the best home run robber in the outfield, lean into your strengths with your online teammates to field the winning team.

MLB The Show 22 Technical Test

Starting February 17 around 10am PST and lasting through 10am PST February 23rd , players 18 or over in U.S. and Canada with a PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch internet-connected console can participate in the MLB The Show 22 Technical Test. What is the Technical Test? We want to deliver the best version possible of MLB The Show 22 and to do that we need everyone’s help to stress test the servers, online match-making, cross-platform play, online co-op, and more in addition to gathering feedback on gameplay. The best news? No need to sign up, it’s open to everyone eligible**. Download for free on the PlayStation Store beginning tomorrow, February 16. Learn more at

Feature Premieres

Feature Premieres return to give your fans a deeper dive into what’s new and what’s changed in MLB The Show 22. You can watch episodes on Twitch and YouTube or watch them on-demand at your own convenience as we get closer to launch.

For MLB The Show 22, we have seven Feature Premiere episodes in the works covering new and improved features in MLB The Show 22. We will kick off the festivities Wednesday, February 16th at 3pm PST covering details on Online Co-Op and the Technical Test. Every week thereafter leading up to launch, tune in on Thursdays at 3pm PST to check out the latest feature premiere covering the can’t-miss news you need to know about MLB The Show 22. We will also re-air all the previous episodes as we countdown to Early Access on March 31. Check out our projected schedule below:

  • 2/16 – Online Co-op and Technical Test
  • 2/24 – Nintendo Switch
  • 3/3 – Gameplay updates: Pitching, Hitting and Fielding
  • 3/10 – Commentary
  • 3/17 – March to October and Presentation Update
  • 3/24 – Road to the Show and Ballplayer
  • 3/31 – Diamond Dynasty, Live Content, and Esports

We could not be more excited for MLB The Show 22 coming out on PlayStation, Xbox, and now Nintendo Switch! MLB The Show 22 launches April 5, 2022. Get Early Access beginning April 1, 2022 when you pre-order either the Digital Deluxe Edition or MVP Edition.

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*Online multiplayer features require internet connection and console-specific online multiplayer subscription.

**Must be 18 years old or over, located in the United States or Canada, and have a valid PSN Account.