MLB The Show 21 is back yet again and baseball makes its debut on the new generation of consoles for the first time. Yes, that includes Xbox and even Game Pass for the first time. While the consoles are different, what hasn’t changed is the simulation baseball gameplay which of course includes bunting. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how to bunt in MLB The Show 21. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Bunt MLB The Show 21
Bunting, the art of throwing your bat in the middle of a pitch in an attempt to roll the ball slowly and hopefully into no man’s land is a key part of baseball and of course, MLB The Show 21.
To bunt in MLB The Show 21 you simply need to hold or press Triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox during the pre-pitch. Press or holding is different, though, so let me explain those differences.
If you hold the bunt button, you’ll have better accuracy to just get it in play but it’s less likely to go somewhere where it’s difficult for the fielders to get to.
You generally would want to do this when you’re just intentionally sacrificing a batter to move a runner over from one base to another, such as when a pitcher is at-bat. You can miss though if the ball is far out of the zone, so make sure to let go of the button if it appears the ball is going to be outside.
If you press the bunt button instead of holding it, you’ll do a drag bunt. In order to do this properly, you must time your press for when the ball is just about to cross the plate, otherwise, you’ll be early/late and miss. If you do this correctly, though, the ball is far more likely to roll down the edges of the field and you have a far better chance of bunting for a base hit.
That’s all you need to know about how to bunt in MLB The Show 21. For more tips, tricks, and news check out a few more helpful articles below.
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