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MLB 14: The Show offering Miguel Cabrera autographs to the first Challenge of the Week winner, but mode appears to be bugged

by GH Staff

SCE San Diego is celebrating the launch of its latest MLB: The Show game by offering up some serious collector’s items as prizes for its first Challenge of the Week contest.

The winner of this weeks challenge will receive an autographed cap and ball from MLB 14: The Show cover athlete Miguel Cabrera. The reigning two-time AL MVP is also the first player to win a Triple Crown since 1967, so the value of this memorabilia could be considerable (it is already valued at around $400 by MLB 14).

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In order to win the contest, the player must accumulate the most points in the Challenge of the Week mode. This contest will last from April 1-8.

However, an unknown number of players have yet to be able to get into the mode. The Show Nation’s Forums have at least six posts about a “user not found” error popping up each time the player attempts to access the mode. I also experienced this error. I have reached out to the MLB: 14 The Show’s Twitter to see if we can get an answer on this, as there are no forum replies from developers or players that were able to access the mode. The mode’s beginning time is listed as 4:30 a.m. April 1.

If Challenge of the Week does start working, then players will want to know how to win. Here is a copy of the scoring section from The Show Nation’s website:

Scoring: Each contestant is allowed three (3) outs according to Major League Baseball rules. Three (3) Strikes equal one (1) out. Foul balls count as strikes up to two (2) strikes. Contestant cannot strike out on a foul ball. Bunting is not allowed. Once the contestant scores his third out, the challenge is over and the contestant’s score is recorded to the leader board for that week. When a contestant participates in a weekly challenge more than once, the best score will overwrite the previous score. 

Each ball hit will receive a score based on distance (feet) traveled to the first bounce. Balls that are hit in play will receive a ** distance multiplier. Balls hit foul will receive a x1 multiplier. For example, a ball hit in play that travels 100 feet would receive a score of (100ft **) 300 points. A ball hit foul that travels 100 feet would receive a score of (100ft x1) 100 points. If a ball hits the wall, the distance traveled will stop at the point of contact. The bounce back will not count against the score for that hit. Three consecutive hits will increase the difficulty level. Rookie < Veteran < Hall Of Fame < Legend. Difficulty resets back to Rookie on a taken Strike or swing and miss. 

The post is of the 2013 rules, but they haven’t changed. The post also contains all official and legal rules and guidelines for entry.

The first roster update was also announced via in-game message. It will take place on April 8.

UPDATE April 2 4:08 p.m.: I was able to access the mode. No response from developers on the forums or social media. I guess it is fixed?