An official MLB Home Run Derby can now be added to the countless ways to play Minecraft. Created by the Misfit Society in collaboration with the MLB, the DLC mini game features the classic HR Derby taking place in MLB ballparks. The MLB ballparks, of course, showcase the patented Minecraft “blockiness” that gamers have come to know and love.
Additionally, players can sport the uniform of their favorite MLB team. All 30 Major League ballclubs are represented. Just like in real life, respective stadiums vary in size. The DLC also comes with a free accessory. Users who download the add-on can get a free glove from the Character Creator.
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— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2021
The concept of the DLC derby is pretty straightforward. Players attempt to hit as many home runs as possible in a given time limit. Unfortunately for some, a segment of Minecraft gamers may be left out. The Home Run Derby is being listed in the add-on store for the bedrock version of Minecraft, which could mean the DLC is only available for console versions of the game.
This is yet another partnership Minecraft has landed with a professional sports league. Not too long ago, the game landed a deal with the Mark Cuban and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.