MLB The Show 22 can be as close to a simulation as you want, or more arcade-style, depending on what type of baseball you want to play. When it comes to choosing the best control scheme for every aspect of the game, like throwing and hitting, the precision you have over the game can give you an edge. When it comes to operating the bases, the options are a little more limited, so the choice is more down to personal button preference.
MLB The Show 22 – Baserunning Controls Explained
MLB The Show 22 has limited ways to control baserunners, with the various control options focusing on which buttons you’re comfortable using rather than having better technique on your pockets. There are two different control schemes, with a third option allowing the game to take care of it.
The default control scheme uses the bumpers to advance all baserunners or send back all baserunners. To select individual baserunners, you must point the left stick at the specific baserunner and then press the appropriate face button to select which base they are sent to (on Xbox, A would be home, B would be first, Y would be second, and X would be third .) These controls are the same when running the bases on a hit or when attempting to steal during an at-bat. This is my preferred control scheme as it makes more sense for me to point the stick at the runner I want to control and use the face buttons as a base. The classic control scheme works just as well, but unnecessarily brings the d-pad into the situation.
The Classic scheme also uses the bumpers to move all runners either forward or backward. The difference here is that to control a single basewalker, you select the basewalker with the appropriate face button (determined by its position on the bases) and then use the d-pad to select which base to send it to.
Automatic base run
As the name suggests, this option has the basic game control runners for you. This is for the more casual player or newer player who may not yet understand situational baserunning. When using the auto baserunning feature, the bumpers will still advance or retreat all runners if you feel you need to override the game, but you cannot control a single baserunner when auto baserunning is enabled.
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