[Update: Sep. 10] MLB The Show 21 down or not working? You're not alone

This story is being continuously updated…

Original story (published on April 23) follows:

MLB The Show 21 is a brand new video game by San Diego Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment that released a few days ago.

Even though it’s fresh out of the oven, it seems that many players are facing issues as MLB The Show 21 is apparently down.


Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also had a massive spike in the number of reports that indicated MLB The Show 21 is down or not working.


In case you too aren’t able to play the game, don’t fret.

The team has shared a message on Twitter confirming that server maintenance is scheduled for today.

Server maintenance is scheduled at 4 AM PT on Friday 4/23/21. Please complete all games prior to that time. Thank you. (Source)

Just about every online game undergoes server maintenance from time to time. Once the maintenance is taken care of, you should be able to play MLB The Show 21 as usual.

As usual, we’ll post an update if and when there are any further developments regarding the problem with MLB The Show not working.

Update 1 (April 28)

Incoming is a maintenance alert.

We have scheduled another server maintenance for 4 AM PT on Wednesday 4/28/21. Please complete all games prior to that. Thank you for your continued support.

Update 2 (May 01)

It’s time for maintenance.

Server maintenance is scheduled at 4 AM PT on Saturday 5/1/21. Please complete all games prior to that time.

Update 3 (June 22)

IST 13:12 pm: New reports now indicate that MLB the show is down once again. Twitter has seen a sharp rise in the number of reports over the past few hours. We shall continue to keep an eye and update back as and when we get more info so stay tuned.

Update 4 (June 23)

IST 11:30 am: The server issues were resolved a few hours ago and the services are back online according to information shared via the official MLB The Show Twitter account.

We identified the issue and services are back online now. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Source)

Update 5 (August 7)

IST 11:10 am: MLB The Show is current experiencing some downtime. You can check the current status here.


Update 6 (September 10)

IST 11:02 am: A flurry of new reports on social media platforms indicates that MLB the Show servers might be down as players are experiencing widespread outages.

DownDetector also shows a sharp spike in the number of reports over the past few hours. We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get new info so stay tuned.

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