Summer is heating up, and so is Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 22. The newest featured program, Sizzling Summer, kicked off today with a liver content stream from the team at Sony San Diego.
The Sizzling Summer featured program has five bosses to choose from as you earn XP and progress along the program path. If you earn enough XP, you will earn three of the five boss-level players.
As with every featured program, there are a lot of other cards to earn too. Along the way, you can complete moments, PXP missions, conquests, showdowns, and more to earn bonus XP.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the Sizzling Summer featured program in MLB The Show 22:
How Long Does The Sizzling Summer Program Last?
Sizzling Summer began on Thursday, June 30 and will last for 18 days. That timeline brings us to the All-Star break, which will almost certainly be the focus of the next featured program. The program ends on Monday, July 18th at noon PT.
This is one of the shorter programs that have been offered thus far in MLB The Show 22. Two programs have lasted almost a month each, with the other two being three weeks and two weeks. Sizzling Summer, as a “fill in the gap” program to have until the All-Star Game, is the second-shortest program so far in MLB The Show 22.
Who Are The Bosses?
Bosses in the Sizzling Summer program are earned at 250,000, 300,000, and 325,000 XP. Each of the boss cards is a 96 overall, and four of the five are from the Takashi Okazaki series. The fifth card is a Fernando Valenzuela Prime Series card, which is earned at 300,000 XP.
Each available player has their benefits and might be able to help your Diamond Dynasty squad. Valenzuela gives a high-level “junk” pitcher that’s a nice change of pace in a game with a velocity meta on the bump. Piazza is arguably the best catcher in the game, aside from y’alls toxic CAPs. Stan Musial is going to provide a lot of balance at a position dominated by power. Rollie Fingers is a decent bullpen option, especially for no money spent teams. And Honus Wagner, with his 99 bunting and high speed and stealing, is a great option for you troll players out there.
What Else Can I get In The Sizzling Summer Program?
In all, there are 55 levels to achieve by earning XP. Rewards range from stubs and cosmetics like team uniforms to Headliners packs, Always Intense packs, Classics, and Flashbacks and Legends packs. Boss choice packs are earned at 250,000 and 325,000 XP.
Here is everything you can earn in the MLB The Show 22 Sizzling Summer program:
|Level||XP Needed||Program Reward|
|1||5000||Legend Icons Choice Pack|
|2||10000||Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|3||15000||MLB Stars and Stripes Profile Icon & 500 Stubs|
|4||20000||Legend Bat Skins Choice Pack|
|5||25000||AL Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|6||30000||Diamond Classics Choice Pack|
|7||35000||Easton Stars and Stripes Gloves & 500 Stuns|
|8||40000||NL Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|9||45000||American Flag Gloves & 500 Stubs|
|10||50000||1994 Pittsburgh Pirates Home Uniform & 1500 Stubs|
|11||55000||Diamond Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|12||60000||1985 New York Mets Home Uniform|
|13||70000||Diamond Classics Choice Pack|
|14||80000||1951 St. Louis Cardinals Home Uniform & 1500 Stubs|
|15||90000||Diamond Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|16||100000||2 Headliners Set 26 Packs|
|17||110000||Freedom Bat Grip & 500 Stubs|
|18||120000||Diamond Classics Choice Pack|
|19||130000||4th of July Gloves & 500 Stubs|
|20||140000||Diamond AL Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|21||150000||5 MLB The Show Packs|
|22||160000||Diamond NL Flashbacks & Legends Choice Pack|
|23||180000||3 MLB The Show Packs|
|24||190000||4th of July Socks & 1000 Stubs|
|25||200000||5 MLB The Show Packs|
|26||210000||Liberty Bat Skin & 1000 Stubs|
|27||220000||“I’m Walking Here” Stadium Sound & 2500 Stubs|
|28||230000||3 MLB The Show Packs|
|29||240000||Ballin’ Is A Habit Pack|
|30||250000||Sizzling Summer Bosses Choice Pack|
|31||265000||“Bruh” Stadium Sound & 3000 Stubs|
|32||280000||MLB The Show Cover Athletes Choice Pack|
|33||300000||96 OV Fernando Valenzuela|
|34||310000||Ballin” Is A Habit Pack|
|35||325000||Sizzling Summer Bosses Choice Pack|
|36||340000||Always Intense Set 1 Choice Pack|
|37||360000||Takashi Okazaki Legends Choice Pack|
|38||380000||Ballin’ Is A Habit Pack|
|39||400000||5 MLB The Show 22 Packs|
|41||440000||2 Headliners Set 27 Packs|
|42||460000||3 MLB The Show Packs|
|43||480000||Ballin’ Is A Habit Pack|
|44||500000||Always Intense Set 2 Choice Pack|
|45||520000||2 Headliners Set 25 Packs|
|46||540000||3 MLB The Show Packs|
|48||580000||2 Ballin’ Is A Habit Packs|
|49||600000||5 MLB The Show Packs|
|50||625000||2 Headliners Set 24 Packs|
|51||650000||3 Ballin’ Is A Habit Packs|
|53||700000||5 MLB The Show Packs|
|54||725000||5 Ballin’ Is A Habit Packs|
|55||750000||20 MLB The Show Packs & 1 Bonus Gold Pack|
Earning XP In The MLB The Show Sizzling Summer Program
There are many ways to earn XP in MLB The Show 22, and virtually everything you do in the game can earn you XP towards the program path. The best way to earn XP is to simply play games. You can play online or offline, in Diamond Dynasty or in whichever mode is your favorite. Almost anything you do in MLB The Show 22 will help earn you XP.
However, there are some ways to earn bonus XP to make the path to 325,000 XP in this program go by a little bit faster. Let’s take a look at what they are:
- Conquest: Completing each conquest map tied to the program will get you an additional 30,000 XP as a bonus. You’ll also get the XP for playing the games and completing challenges within the map, so you’ll likely earn 45-50K XP by the time you’re done with the conquest. A bunch of new packs will come your way too.
- Featured Program Moments: Complete the ten featured moments to earn a total of 15,000 bonus XP.
- Daily Moments: There are always three daily moments active within the program, each of which worth 1,500 XP.
- Legend & Flashback Missions: Use players you earn in the Legend & Flashback packs in your Diamond Dynasty lineup. Earn 500 PXP with each and get an XP bonus.
What do you think of the new program? Which card will you be going for first? Tune in to the next MLB The Show Weekly for our ranking of the Sizzling Summer boss cards.
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