Stan Musial is on a short list of the greatest baseball players ever. He won three MVPs, was selected to 20+ All-Star Games, and now the Cardinals legend is part of MLB The Show 18.
In Diamond Dynasty, he joins the Immortals row as one of the mode’s best players with several maxed out attributes and a well-deserved 99 overall.
We have waited a long time to reveal Musial, and the journey to his Immortal player item will be a special one. For that reason, you will not have to purchase any packs or any items in the Community Market. Instead, the only path to earn Musial is through online Events and Ranked Seasons.
You will be able to earn up to three Musial souvenirs in each Ranked Season or Event, and you need 12 total to finish the Program. Two more cards, an Impact Veteran and Rookie version of Musial, are available to earn along the way in his Program.
Starting in June, you will be able to earn the Musial autographed baseballs, and starting today (May 18), you can earn Musial Bobbleheads in the Immortal Event needed in his Program.
Immortal NL Central Event
Ends: May 23 at Noon PT
Build your squad based on these Event rules:
NL Central & Common Players
Max Team Overall: 73 OVR
Min Player Overall: 60 OVR
Guess Pitch: On (PCI)
Cumulative Wins Rewards (earn once)
- 10 WINS CUMULATIVE: 1 Stan Musial Bobblehead*
- 20 WINS CUMULATIVE: 1 Stan Musial Bobblehead
- 25 WINS CUMULATIVE: All-Star Flashback Andrew McCutchen (Diamond, 91 OVR Center Fielder)
- 30 WINS CUMULATIVE: 1 Stan Musial Bobblehead
*Exchange Stan Musial Bobbleheads in his Immortal Program to unlock more Missions and Rewards.
Wins Per Entry Rewards (repeatable)
- 3 WINS PER ENTRY: 1 Bronze Live Series Player (65-74 OVR)
- 6 WINS PER ENTRY: 1 Silver Live Series Player (75-79 OVR)
- 9 WINS PER ENTRY: 1 Gold Live Series Player (80-84 OVR)
- 12 WINS PER ENTRY: 1 Diamond Live Series Player (85-89 OVR)
Q: How do you use the Guess Pitch?
A: When you are batting and before the pitcher begins his windup, hold R2 and you can select: a pitch type, a location or both. You can release it after making your guess and the controller will rumble. If you select correctly, the ball or zone may glow while tipping you off to the incoming pitch. Guess pitch is optional to use and you can play in the Event without using it. Try it in Custom Practice mode and select Guess Pitch: PCI in the gameplay options to mirror the Event settings.
This week’s Roster Update focuses on new players and roster moves. Read more details here, and look for attribute updates in next week’s Roster Update currently scheduled for Thursday, May 24.
New Position Programs
Play with new Breakout Flashbacks and a Future Star in four Position Programs added to Diamond Dynasty. Complete different stat missions and exchanges to earn the following players:
- Breakout Flashback Austin Jackson (Gold, 81 OVR Detroit Tigers Center Fielder)
- Breakout Flashback Mark Reynolds (Gold, 80 OVR Arizona Diamondbacks Third Baseman)
- Breakout Flashback Adam Lind (Gold, 81 OVR Toronto Blue Jays Left Fielder)
- Future Star Fernando Romero (Gold, 81 OVR Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher)
Remember, each of these Position Programs will be needed in upcoming Career Arcs that are then tied to Immortals. For example, left fielder Adam Lind will be a necessary piece of the next Left Fielder Career Arc Program. If you plan to unlock Immortal Babe Ruth (also a left fielder), you will need to complete the Lind Missions and earn his Program Souvenir found at 100 percent.
Q: Where can I watch the replay of Thursday’s developer stream on Twitch?
A: Watch the archive here, and follow the Sony San Diego Studio Twitch channel to be notified next time we go live.
Q: How many Immortal Events will there be to earn Stan Musial’s bobbleheads and what about Ranked Seasons for his autograph souvenirs needed in his Immortal Program?
A: We are planning at least one Immortal-themed event per month, and sometimes more. The June Ranked Season and subsequent monthly seasons will offer more chances to earn his Baseball Autograph souvenir, but only at the highest divisions.
Q: Will there be a new event over the Memorial Day holiday weekend after the Immortal Event ends?
A: Yes, look for a new Event starting on Thursday, May 24, and more content.
Q: Will next week’s Roster Update include player attribute upgrades and downgrades?
A: Yes, and the next Roster Update is scheduled for Thursday, May 24.