MLB The Show 21 9th Inning Program guide – All rewards, conquests, how to earn XP

Just before extra innings.

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The 8th 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 November 12, Sony San Diego launched the 9th 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.

9th Inning Rewards

Let’s start with the rewards for the 9th Inning Program. Here’s a breakdown of all the rewards for the 9th Inning Program, plus requirements to hit each level:

LevelRewardXP Requirement
1Pirates Camo Jersey1250
2Diamond Equipment Item2500
3Reds Camo Jersey5000
4Diamond Universal Profile Nameplate and 3000 Stubs10000
5Gold Ballplayer Choice Pack17500
6Bat Slam Unlockable Choice Pack and 3000 Stubs25000
7Ballin’ is a Habit Pack (x2)32500
8Headliners 2 Pack Bundle40000
9Diamond Universal Profile Icon and 3500 Stubs55000
10Series 42 Choice Pack70000
11MLB The Show 21 Pack (x5)85000
129th Inning Inning Diamond Choice Pack (96 OVR Future Stars Hunter Greene, 97 OVR Signature Luis Aparicio, 97 OVR Milestone Larry Doby)100000
13Reds Alt Jersey and 3500 Stubs115000
14Headliners 2 Pack Bundle130000
15Diamond Equipment Item145000
16Legend Icons Choice Pack160000
179th Inning Diamond Choice Pack (97 OVR Finest Gleyber Torres, 97 OVR Finest Jack Flaherty, 98 OVR Finest Matt Chapman)175000
18Classic Stadium Pack190000
19Diamond Universal Profile Icon205000
20Kitchen Sink 1 Choice Pack220000
21Diamond Stadium Perk235000
22Diamond Bat Equipment Item and 5000 Stubs250000
23Kitchen Sink 2 Choice Pack270000
24Diamond Bat Equipment Item and 5000 Stubs 290000
25Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack 310000
26Headliners 2 Pack Bundle 330000
279th Inning Boss Choice Pack350000
282021 All-Star Game Choice Pack 380000
29Home Run Derby Choice Pack 410000
30Diamond Ballplayer Choice Pack440000
31Ballin’ is a Habit pack (x5) and 5555 Stubs470000
3290+ OVR Live Series Choice Pack500000
33MLB The Show 21 Pack (x20) 530000
34Headliners 2 Pack Bundle560000
352021 All-Star Game Choice Pack590000
36Home Run Derby Choice Pack 620000
37Field of Dreams Choice Pack 650000

350,000 XP will 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 to get XP.

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. Showdowns, which require players to complete several challenges with a select group of players, are typically released once every Inning Program, as well.

MLB players can obtain 50,000 XP for completing a collection that features all three 8th Inning Program bosses. Additionally, users can complete two 20,000 XP collections, one for Evolution Mike Scott and one for Evolution Robin Yount. And, MLB The Show 21 players can also start off the 9th Inning Program by completing a special Player Program featuring the first Finest player of 2021: recently retired Giants legend Buster Posey.

A new 9th Inning Conquest also went live on the 12th, as well. Here’s a look at the map:

Screenshot by Gamepur

The 9th Inning Program will last four weeks. This program is slated to end on December 10.