MLB The Show 21 8th Inning Program guide – All rewards, conquests, how to earn XP

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The 7th Inning Program has come and gone in MLB The Show 21, but as you probably know by now, that doesn’t mean the fun stops. On October 15, Sony San Diego launched the 8th Inning Program, filled with new rewards, packs, and a chance at three new Program bosses. So, what are the rewards for this season, and how can you progress in this program? Let’s go over what you need to know.

8th Inning Rewards

Let’s start with the rewards for the 8th Inning Program. Here’s a breakdown of all the rewards for the 8th Inning Program, plus requirements to hit each level:

LevelRewardXP Requirement
1Ballplayer Choice Pack and 2000 Stubs5000
2Diamond Universal Profile Nameplate and 3000 Stubs10000
3Headliners 2 Pack Bundle17500
4Bat Slam Unlockable Choice Pack and 3000 Stubs25000
5Ballin’ is a Habit Pack (x2)32500
6Gold Ballplayer Choice Pack40000
7Space 1 Choice Pack55000
8Diamond Universal Profile Icon and 3500 Stubs 70000
9MLB The Show 21 Pack (x10)85000
108th Inning Inning Diamond Choice Pack (95 OVR Awards Blake Snell, 95 OVR Prime Ryan Klesko, 95 OVR Milestone Troy Percival)100000
111976 Red Sox Road Jersey and 3500 Stubs115000
12Headliners 2 Pack Bundle130000
13Diamond Universal Profile Icon 145000
14Space 2 Choice Pack 160000
158th Inning Diamond Choice Pack (95 OVR Finest Mitch Garver, 95 OVR Finest Brian Anderson, 96 OVR Finest Blake Treinen)175000
16Universal Profile Icon and 4000 Stubs190000
17Diamond Legend Icon205000
18Headliners Set 40 Pack220000
19Diamond Stadium Perk235000
20Diamond Bat Equipment Item and 5000 Stubs250000
21Classic Stadium Choice Pack 270000
22Space 3 Choice Pack290000
23Legend Bat Skin Choice Pack310000
241947 Giants Home Jersey and 5000 Stubs330000
258th Inning Boss Choice Pack350000
261902 Cubs Home Jersey and 5000 Stubs380000
27MLB The Show 21 Pack (x10)410000
28Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack440000
29Series 42 Choice Pack470000
30Ballin’ is a Habit Pack (x5)500000
31Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack530000
32Home Run Derby Choice Pack560000
332021 All-Star Game Choice Pack590000
34Field of Dreams Choice Pack620000
3590+ OVR Diamond Live Series Choice Pack650000

350,000 XP will still be needed to get one of the three bosses.

How to earn XP

There are many ways to earn XP. Players can play the various game modes in MLB The Show 21 and earn XP after each game, including Road to the Show games, which can be a quick way to get XP quickly. Players can earn a good amount of XP (anywhere from 500 to 4,000 XP) per game by taking a few swings at the plate or throwing a few innings on the mound.

Additionally, players can complete Daily Missions, as well as Program missions.

We should note, though, that San Diego Studios has implemented a slight change to XP gains earlier this year. Going forward, MLB The Show 21 players can only gain a maximum of 35,000 XP per day through gameplay. This does not include XP obtained by completing missions, Conquests, or showdowns. This has been done to end exploits that have been used by community members to get through the programs in an incredibly fast manner.

Additionally, MLB The Show players should expect a number of other events to pop up throughout the month. Traditionally, SDS releases several player programs throughout a month, with each usually being needed for extra XP.

MLB players can obtain 50,000 XP for completing a collection that features all three 7th Inning Program bosses. Additionally, users can complete two 20,000 XP collections, one for Evolution Wade Davis and one for Evolution Yadier Molina. Another 8th Inning Player Program is expected to become available on October 19.

Additionally, MLB users can compete in a special 8th Inning Showdown that will go live on October 22. And, a new 8th Inning Conquest also went live on the 15th, as well. Here’s a look at the map:

Screenshot from Gamepur

Related: MLB The Show 21: How to complete 8th Inning Bat Conquest and all hidden rewards

The 8th Inning Program will last four weeks, a return to the timeline used in previous programs, sans the 7th Inning. This program is slated to end on November 12.