When you get up to bat in MLB The Show 22, you want to make sure you’re ready for anything. When playing on higher difficulties, in particular, you can expect it to not be so easy to hit a small ball coming your way at highway speeds. But while nothing but practice is going to perfect your swing, the game gives you the opportunity to make your life just that little bit easier with its Guess Pitch feature. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to turn Guess Pitch on and off, as well as how to use its different types.
How to use Guess Pitch
Hold R2/RT while winding up to bring up a list of heights in the caster’s directory. You will see corresponding buttons next to each pitch, and pressing one of these buttons on your controller will select that pitch as your guess.
When trying to guess what terrain awaits you, consider both the context of the game and your opponent’s preference. This can be tricky against other players in PvP, as they aren’t really bound by real-world logic. If they want to throw cursors for an entire game, they can, whereas the CPU is more likely to use slots that make sense based on its internal logic.
This means, for example, that being down in the 3-0 count should promise that a pitcher’s next pitch will be away from the edges of the batter’s box and likely not from a breaking ball. Likewise, if you know you’re facing an elite pitcher who likes to throw a curveball for hit three, you should use that data to at least guess the pitch, if not the location. Use the extensive on-screen data after each step, and over time you may find patterns you can exploit.
After guessing what kind of terrain awaits you, your next objective is to guess where the thrower is going to throw it. Continue to hold R2/RB and use the Left Stick to select one of the six available areas.
If you’ve selected the height and location correctly, you’ll get feedback in the form of controller vibration and a red highlight in the area you’ve chosen, giving you a bit more confidence in the swing you’re about to. to take. Simply select this area when swinging and set your timing for a contact bonus.
Guess Pitch is an optional feature, similar to linebacker Mike’s call to Madden. If you know what you are doing, it can make you even better. However, if you don’t have a definite talent for the game, don’t worry. It’s probably in your best interest to avoid guessing the pitch, as guessing incorrectly results in a contact and potency penalty.
There are four basic Guess Pitch modes, each with their own bonuses and penalties, as well as varying levels of feedback. They are:
Quadrant: Allows you to guess a batter’s pitch style and location in the box divided into four quadrants; default bonuses and penalties.
No Feedback: Uses Quadrant but offers no visual or haptic feedback; premiums are higher and penalties are lower.
Classic: Shows the exact location of a lot if you guessed right; bonuses and penalties are both much higher than default.
PCI: Allows you to freely move your pitch coverage indicator (pitch guessing mechanism) even after correctly guessing a pitch.
How to enable and disable Guess Pitch
Whether you want to try Guess Pitch, disable the feature altogether, or try a different version of the feature, these options are just a toggle away.
To turn Guess Pitch on or off, simply go to Settings, select Batting & Baserunning, then press R2/RT to enter advanced settings. From here, you can change which version of Guess Pitch you want to use, as well as disable the feature altogether.
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