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MLB The Show 20 Closed Beta Starts Today, Schedule and Rules Here


Today, Sony San Diego Studio (SDS) announced additional details for the MLB The Show 20 Beta. The beta features several events inside Diamond Dynasty mode and will last for nearly one week. MLB The Show 20 will release on March 13.  Here’s a complete breakdown of the MLB The Show 20 Closed Beta.


SDS went live on Twitch today with a short broadcast featuring Ramone Russell, who is a designer and online community manager for MLB The Show. Russell outlined details for the closed beta, including rules, format and scheduling.

Below is a look at the schedule for the beta, which will open at 10:00AM PT on January 14 and close at 11:59PM PT on January 20.


For those who signed up for the beta before January 2, invites should arrive via PlayStation system messages today or early tomorrow morning.

The goal of the beta is to give players an opportunity to highlight gameplay flaws and strengths ahead of MLB The Show 20’s official release on March 13.

The beta is divided into five separate events, all of which feature various lineup restrictions and gameplay difficulties. Players will be given cards to use in Diamond Dynasty via free Diamond Dream packs.

If you are participating in the beta, the rules are very clear. Below is a look at the policy.


Simply put, the only place to communicate anything about the beta is the dedicated forum on The Show Nation. Any violation of this will result in an account ban, according to today’s broadcast.

If you missed today’s stream, it is below.

You can read more about the MLB The Show 20 Closed Beta (and find the forums) here.

Are you participating in the MLB The Show 20 Closed Beta? Have you participated in The Show betas in the past? What gameplay changes are you hoping to see in MLB The Show 20? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to SGO.

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