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Position Programs, Mother's Day, and Timed May Missions

Position Programs, Mother's Day, and Timed May Missions

Position Programs, Mother's Day, and Timed May Missions

New Programs feature a Diamond Legend, Future Stars and help get you closer to the Immortals!

You can now finish the Gary Carter, Paul Molitor, Chase Utley and Trevor Hoffman Career Arcs by completing these new Position Programs.

  1. Catcher: Future Stars Francisco Mejia, Diamond 85 OVR, Cleveland Indians
  2. First Baseman: All-Star Flashback Justin Bour, Gold 81 OVR, Miami Marlins
  3. Second Baseman: Future Stars Scott Kingery, Gold 83 OVR, Philadelphia Phillies
  4. Second Baseman: All-Star Flashback Howie Kendrick, Gold 80 OVR, Los Angeles Angels
  5. Closing Pitcher: Breakout Flashback John Axford, Gold 83 OVR, Milwaukee Brewers
  6. Closing Pitcher: Breakout Flashback Sam Dyson, Silver 76 OVR, Texas Rangers

Each of the new Position Programs requires you to achieve different stats Missions, exchange players and exchange a small amount of team-specific souvenirs (hats, jerseys, bobbleheads and autographs).

Future Stars

We wanted to call out two of the Program rewards, which are actually from the future. Francisco Mejia and Scott Kingery are the first players added to the Future Stars series in MLB The Show 18.

This series forecasts the ratings of current, young players that are just starting their MLB journey. We use scouting reports and Minor League data to project their attributes three years into the future. There were several dozen players featured in last year’s Future Stars series in Diamond Dynasty, and we plan to add new faces to the series after those prospects have played in the Majors.

Mother's Day Weekend

First off, please spend time with your mom on this Mother’s Day weekend if you can. Afterwards, you can go for Legend Eddie Mathews (Diamond, 93 OVR 3B) in the new Collector Program.

To earn Eddie Mathews, collect the five, unique pieces of the Mother’s Day equipment.

You can find them in the new Set 4 of Standard Packs and in the Community Market. The Mother’s Day Collector Program does not expire, but Set 4 won’t be around forever in the Show Shop.

The 20-pack bundle of Set 4 includes one topper pack guaranteeing one Mother’s Day equipment item. The 50-pack bundle of Set 4 includes three Mother’s Day equipment topper packs.

Timed May Missions

A new time-limited Mission is ready to play between now and Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT to earn a Mother’s Day pack. Look for the new Mission in the May Timed Program.

In addition, look for several new Missions for Ticket Counter Players in that same May Timed Program. Pick up the trio of rookies and complete their Missions by May 31st.

  • Rookie Flashback Alex Wood
  • Rookie Flashback Adrian Beltre
  • Rookie Flashback Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton 

These new Missions increase the possible progress in the May Timed Program to 130 percent, which means you have many options to play Diamond Dynasty to earn packs, Stubs, XP and Tickets this month.

Developer Q&A

Q: Now that we can complete the first set of Career Arc Programs, when will see more Career Arcs to help us finish the Immortals in Diamond Dynasty?
A: Here’s the game plan: Career Arcs will need more Position Programs. We will roll those out and then the second wave of Career Arcs will follow. Diamond and Gold Position Programs will lead the way in the coming weeks.

Q: Will there be a Roster Update next week?
A: Yes, but it will focus on transactions and adding new players, not attributes. Look for details about this week’s Roster Update here.

Q: Are there any plans for another patch?
A: There is another patch currently planned to deploy next week.