Starting Today, Season 4 Sees Style and Substance Combined in MLB The Show 23

August 31st, 2023

Season 4, starting today in MLB® The Show™ 23, delivers all-new content for you to take on and rewards for you to earn. Participate in all your favorite modes from Team Affinity 4 to the Ranked 6 Program to a new Event, just to name a few, to get your mitts on some amazing 99 Diamond rewards including those found in the newly introduced Snapshot Series.

Check out all the spots where you can find 99 OVR player items, including those in the Snapshot Series, throughout Diamond Dynasty Season 4 content:

  • Season 4 XP Reward Path (earn 5 of 7)
  • Team Affinity 4 Collection (5)
  • Set 4 Collection (7)
  • Ranked 6 Program (3)
  • All Sets II Event (1)
  • Chase Pack 7 (1)
  • Diamond Duos 34 (2)

Now let’s talk a little bit more about what you can expect to find as you make your way through all this amazing Season 4 content on the hunt for those 99 Diamonds.

Snapshot Series

The brand-new Snapshot Series features some of your favorite players in their most stylish “off-the-field” fits. From old-school Legends like Nolan Ryan and Jim Rice to the current crop of ballers like Charlie Blackmon and Manny Machado, the Snapshot Series is the ultimate convergence of fashion and function in MLB The Show 23.

Season 4 XP Reward Path

The Season 4 XP Reward Path is your chance to pick up some great rewards for earning XP in any mode of MLB The Show 23. Play games, earn XP, and unlock rewards like Banners, Icons, Equipment Items, Stubs, and Packs including the Season 4 XP Boss Choice Pack. Along the way, everyone can also earn Snapshot Series Max Fried (99 OVR) and Snapshot Series Jim Rice (99 OVR).

Season 4 XP Boss Choice Pack

  • Snapshot Series Manny Machado, 3B Baltimore Orioles (99 OVR)
  • Snapshot Series Cliff Lee, SP Philadelphia Phillies (99 OVR)
  • Milestone Series Eric Gagne, CP Los Angeles Dodgers (99 OVR)
  • Awards Series Giancarlo Stanton, RF Miami Marlins (99 OVR)
  • Milestone Series Ernie Banks, SS Chicago Cubs (99 OVR)

Team Affinity 4

Team Affinity 4 is jam-packed with Snapshot Series player items including current players, Legends, and Flashbacks representing all 30 clubs.

Complete TA4 content to earn progress in the Team Affinity 4 Programs. Take on 30 Moments, one for each of the TA4 Bosses, and complete Missions for Captains, Classics, and Bosses that you’ll earn as you play through each program. Take on 3 division Showdowns and 3 division Conquest maps, or Exchange player items to earn additional progress. In the new Team Affinity 4 Mini Seasons challenge, receive TA4 progress vouchers for every 5 wins.

Team Affinity Set 4 Collection

Collect Set 4 Team Affinity Legends and Flashbacks to earn even more 99 Diamond Snapshot Series player items including Nolan Ryan, Charlie Blackmon, and Brandon Crawford just to name a few.

  • Collect 90: Snapshot Series Nolan Ryan (99 OVR)
  • Collect 80: Snapshot Series Charlie Blackmon (99 OVR)
  • Collect 70: Snapshot Series Brandon Crawford (99 OVR)
  • Collect 50: Snapshot Series Walter Johnson (99 OVR)
  • Collect 30: Snapshot Series Joey Votto (99 OVR)
  • Collect 20: Captain Series Jazz Chisholm Jr. (95 OVR)
  • Collect 15: Captain Series Tom Henke (95 OVR)

Mini Seasons Challenge: Team Affinity 4

Build a squad consisting of Live Series, Captains, TA4 Classics, and Snapshot Series player items then take on the Global Baseball League. For every 5 wins, earn a Mini Seasons Team Affinity 4 Voucher Pack containing a Voucher good towards progression in any Team Affinity 4 Program. Complete additional Stats Missions to earn XP, Stubs, and Packs, then go on to win the Championship to earn the Championship Bundle which includes 3 more Vouchers.

Set 4 Collection

Collect Set 4 Legends and Flashbacks player items to earn up to three Set 4 Collection Choice Packs featuring Milestone Jimmie Foxx (99 OVR), Awards Corey Kluber (99 OVR), and Snapshot Series Mookie Betts (99 OVR). On your way to earning the Set 4 Collection Choice Packs, you’ll earn some additional rewards including XP, Stubs, Packs, and even more of those oh-so fashionable Snapshot Series player items.

  • Collect 260: Set 4 Collection Choice Pack
  • Collect 230: Chase Pack
  • Collect 200: Set 4 Collection Choice Pack
  • Collect 170: Snapshot Series Clayton Kershaw (99 OVR)
  • Collect 135: Set 4 Collection Choice Pack
  • Collect 105: Snapshot Series Rickey Henderson (99 OVR)
  • Collect 75: Snapshot Series Ryan Howard (99 OVR)
  • Collect 50: Snapshot Series Ryan Helsley (99 OVR)

Ranked 6 Program

Today’s new Ranked Program is your chance to add even more 99 OVR player items to your Diamond Dynasty squad.

Play solo 1v1, or Co-Op with friends in 2v2 or 3v3, and make your way up the leaderboards to earn XP, Stubs, and Packs, including the World Series Reward Choice Pack featuring Snapshot Series Gary Carter (99 OVR), Kaiju Series Trevor Story (99 OVR), and Awards Series Zack Greinke (99 OVR).

All Sets II Event

The All Sets II Event is another mode where you can earn rewards to add for your Diamond Dynasty squad. As the name implies, this Event lets you use cards from any Set (Core, Set 1, 2, 3, & 4) to build your squad. Afterwards, take on the competition and earn Snapshot Ryan Pressly for 5 wins, Prime Joe Torre (97 OVR) for 20 wins, and Awards Cedric Mullins (99 OVR) for earning 12 wins in one entry (12-1 or 12-0) before double elimination.

Event Rules:

  • Core, Set 1, 2, 3, & 4
  • Player Min | 75 OVR
  • Player Max | 99 OVR
  • Team Max | 88 OVR

August Topps Now Week 4 Moments

Step up to the plate as Alex Verdugo when he made Red Sox history by becoming the first player to hit a leadoff home run in three consecutive games or take the mound as Jordan Wicks when he became only the 4th Cubs pitcher since 1901 to record nine strikeouts in their debut.

Relive these and other Moments in the August Topps Now Moments and Missions, available in the August Topps Now Other Program, to earn the following player items:

  • Brandon Pfaadt, SP Arizona Diamondbacks (95 OVR)
  • Parker Meadows, CF Detroit Tigers (95 OVR)
  • Everson Pereira, LF New York Yankees (95 OVR)
  • Michael Busch, DH Los Angeles Dodgers (95 OVR)
  • Osleivis Basabe, SS Tampa Bay Rays (95 OVR)
  • Wilyer Abreu, CF Boston Red Sox (95 OVR)
  • Jordan Wicks, SP Chicago Cubs (95 OVR)
  • Alex Verdugo, RF Boston Red Sox (97 OVR)

Chase Pack 7

Chase Pack 7 features 11-time All-Star, 3-time American League MVP, and the youngest player to make it into the 30-30 club – Milestone Mike Trout (99 OVR).

Every purchase of The Show 50-Pack Bundle includes one Chase Pack 7, and don’t forget there’s a chance to find the Chase Pack in every individual The Show Pack as well. The Chase Pack guarantees 1 Diamond or better player item with a chance to find the featured Chase Pack player item, Milestone Mike Trout.

Number Retirement Pack & Bundle

The Number Retirement Choice Pack and Bundle are both returning to help you finish the Number Retirement Other Program Collections. 

The choice packs now cost 40,000 Stubs and is limited to 3 per user and the Bundle (consisting of 2 packs) costs 70,000 Stubs and is limited to 1 per user.

Diamond Duos 34

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 34 lets you choose 1 Gold or better player item with an increased chance to find the featured Diamond Duos 99 OVR player items: Snapshot Series Nestor Cortes Jr. (99 OVR) and Future Stars Series Druw Jones (99 OVR). Available now in The Show Shop, Diamond Duos Choice Pack 34 costs 40,000 Stubs, and is limited to 1 pack per user.

Challenge of the Week 23

Earn official gear like bats, balls, and jerseys authentically signed by some of your favorite players by taking on Challenge of the Week 23, available in Quick Play. Check out this week’s amazing Challenge of the Week Rewards.

Roster Update – Transactions

Today’s content drop also brings a Roster Update focused on Transactions intended to align your MLB The Show 23 rosters with the current MLB rosters.

Roster Updates focusing on Transactions will occur weekly while Roster Updates focusing on Attributes will occur every 3 weeks throughout the season, with the next Attributes Update currently scheduled for Friday, September 8th.