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MLB The Show 21 Keeps Crashing – How To Fix

Are you unable to play because MLB The Show 21 keeps freezing and crashing? Here are the possible solutions.

Does MLB The Show 21 keep crashing on your PlayStation or Xbox console? You are not alone. Players are unable to enjoy this realistic sports game because of the freezing and crashing issues on consoles. This problem happens in the middle of the game or during startup, both equally frustrating. Here’s how to fix this issue on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and PS5.

MLB The Show 21 Keeps Crashing Fix


MLB The Show 21 Crashing Freezing how to fix

If you are on PS4 or PS5 and getting the error codes CE-34878-0 and e434de73 due to freezing and crashing, these are the possible reasons for it.

  • Your game’s save data could be corrupted.
  • Your console needs a System refresh.
  • If your NAT type is not open then it could interfere.


Let’s see how you can solve these issues.

Corrupted Save Data Problem

If your save data is corrupted, your MLB The Show 21 will keep crashing at startup or midway. PS users can try deleting your save data by following these steps:


  • Head to Console Settings
  • Select Storage
  • Click on Saved Data
  • Choose the game’s name MLB The Show 21
  • Now, click on Options on the Controller
  • Find the Delete button and select the saved data files.
  • Delete them and this will delete your local saved data.

Xbox users, you can follow these steps.

  • Press the Xbox button.
  • Choose My games and Apps.
  • Select See all.
  • Click on Games.
  • Choose MLB The Show 21 and press the Menu button on controller.
  • Next, choose Manage Game and add-ons.
  • Click on Saved Data.
  • Select the Delete option to clear the local save.


Once you are done, restart the console and resync your saved games to the cloud. Check if this solved the problem. You can also try to Reset console while keeping your games and apps. Do this by Settings > System > Console info > Reset Console > Reset and Keep my Games and Apps. Note that you need to remember your account login details because you will have to sign in again.

Also Read: How to Fix MLB The Show 21 Network Error

Power Cycle your Console

You can also hold the power button for 10 seconds and ensure the console turns off. Then unplug the power cord and wait for about 3 minutes and plug it back again. Then turn on the console.

NAT Type

Regarding your NAT type, see if it is Open and you can check it via Settings > Network Settings > NAT Type. If the NAT type isn’t open, you can keep these ports open: Port 88 (UDP) Port 3074 (UDP and TCP) Port 53 (UDP and TCP) Port 80 (TCP) Port 500 (UDP) Port 3544 (UDP) Port 4500 (UDP).

Other Issues that could cause MLB The Show 21 Crashing

It has been said that there could be problems with your console’s database and that requires you to shut down the console, start it in Safe Mode. Then connect your controller with USB and press the PlayStation button > Choose Rebuild Database. This may help if nothing else works out.

That’s all about how to fix MLB The Show 21 keeps crashing issue and freezing problems. If the game is up and running again then don’t forget to check out our helpful tips and tricks that will make you a pro player.