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Why Can't I Connect to MLB The Show 21 Servers?

Some MLB The Show 21 players have been having trouble connecting to the game servers.
Some MLB The Show 21 players have been having trouble connecting to the game servers. | MLB, Sony San Diego

Some MLB The Show 21 players have been having trouble connecting to the game servers.

Players have reported experienced intermittent connectivity issues when attempting to play online components of MLB The Show 21. This is currently one of the biggest complaints the game has had since its release less than three days ago on Tuesday, April 20. Throughout its first 24 hours post-launch, players were continuously thrown "unhandled server exception occurred" error messages when attempting to experience the game.

Unfortunately, it seems these problems have persisted.

Why Can't I Connect to MLB The Show 21 Servers?

Fortunately, the answer to this is pretty simple: the servers may be under maintenance.

Sony has been taking the game offline every so often to perform maintenance on the servers in an attempt to get them up and running at full capacity. So far, this has already occurred two days in a row--both Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, at 7 a.m. ET.

On Wednesday, the servers were brought back online around 1 p.m. ET. Players were alerted via a tweet published to the game's official Twitter profile which doubled as an announcement for the next round.

"Please complete all games prior to that time. We will continue to monitor performance and work to improve stability as we move forward. Thank you." It read.

Server crashes and traffic errors aren't uncommon for new games in 2021. Several titles have experienced similar problems with predictable results later in the week. After all, not only is this a brand new installation of a favored sports franchise—it's also the first time the series has been released outside of Sony's PlayStation console. The servers likely were entirely unprepared for the amount of traffic they received.

Whether this round has entirely fixed the issue is unknown. Sony has yet to release any other information regarding connectivity issues.