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Super Mega Baseball 4’s Update 2 Brings Game Simulation to Franchise Mode and More

David Ortiz at bat in Super Mega Baseball 4.
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Story Highlights

  • Update 2 for Super Mega Baseball 4 now allows games to be simulated in Franchise mode, bringing the mode’s functionality on par with Season mode.
  • The patch includes a significant number of bug fixes and gameplay improvements, enhancing the user experience and addressing known issues.
  • Currently rolling out on PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, with Steam and Nintendo Switch releases to follow, temporary limitations on cross-platform play apply.

Super Mega Baseball 4 has just received its second major update. This update introduces key enhancements to gameplay and addresses several bugs that have surfaced since the game’s launch. The updates have been rolled out on PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, with the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions set to receive them in the coming days. Please note that, during this period, cross-platform play may be temporarily limited based on the platform.

One of the major enhancements in this update is the ability to simulate games in Franchise mode from the Season Schedule screen, akin to what players can already do in Season mode. This functionality, a significant addition, automates the resolution of Manager Moments when games are simulated in this manner.

The update also addresses a known exploit in Pennant Race and Online Leagues, where players could insert an “unscheduled” starting pitcher without a Two Way trait into the starting lineup. This would allow that pitcher to be swapped in later during a game, but this will no longer be possible following the patch.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

In addition to these gameplay adjustments, Update 2 also includes improvements to the game’s sound and visual effects. For example, the sound effects of batted balls have been updated so that the “bigger” effects happen less frequently and are now reserved for harder-hit balls. Additionally, logo size and placement on uniforms have been altered to increase the logo’s visibility on the front of the jersey.

Various environmental enhancements have also been made, including lighting improvements in several stadiums under certain time/weather conditions, like Sakura Hills, Swagger Center, Shaka Sports Turf, El Viejo, and Founder’s Field.

The update comes with an extensive list of bug fixes, addressing a wide array of issues that ranged from game crashes in specific scenarios, problems with the recording of RBIs in online play, to incorrect trait effects and more. In addition, fixes to user interface, sound, and performance issues, specific to certain platforms, have also been implemented.

Source: Reddit

Written by Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Video Gaming. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.