MLB The Show 22 is wrapping up the year – and this edition of the game – with its final featured program. The last featured program in MLB The Show 22 is the Forever program. The MLB The Show 23 (Forever) Program is a wrap-up of the year.
Below, you will find everything you need to know about MLB the Show 22’s Forever program. As its name suggests, it last for a whopping 5,509 days from the time of publishing. The good news is that if you like this version of The Show, you can continue to play and earn stubs and experience, taking your time as you finish off the final program.
The Forever program is the most expansive program yet – beyond its length – as it has an experience point limit of 2,000,000 points (209 levels). Suffice to say, you won’t even nab all of the featured program boss packs from throughout the year until you reach 1,100,000 experience points (level 154).
Remember to check the Daily Moments. Ever since the previous program, the daily ones have not disappeared, and instead now seem to be going, well, forever. Each Daily Moment you complete will earn you 3,000 experience points. The good news for you if you haven’t been playing much lately is this that these moments are easy ways to earn quick experience.
Next, hit the Featured Program Moments in the program. There are 20 such moments for 3,000 experience each (60,000 experience total). These aren’t much more difficult than Daily Moments, but will generally have a bit more in the requirements. They focus on historical moments from the past, including the above 2004 World Series run for the Boston Red Sox, breaking their 86-year title drought.
Next, you have the Week 1 Missions. These ones are simple, though will take some time. You must earn 2,000 parallel experience with nine of the Flashback and Legend categories available. This means you must earn that experience with Finest, Milestone, Awards, Signature, Prime, Okazaki, Faces of the Franchise, Monthly Awards and Topps Now (together), and Postseason players. Beyond earning experience toward the program from regular gameplay, completing each mission earns you 4,000 experience for 36,000 total.
Conquest, Showdown, and Collections
There is a Conquest map to start with the Forever program. It is the Snow Fall Conquest and is shaped as such. Luckily, there are no turn-sensitive goals and only three other strongholds to conquer. Take your time and it’s recommended to play every Steal Fans sequence to earn parallel experience. This is also a good way to earn the same for the Finest Program in Other Programs!
Depending on how many cards you added to previous collections in other main programs, you can gain a lot, a little, or no experience from the available Collections items. First, there is Milestone Clayton Kershaw from the Milestone Program in Other Programs and Finest Gary Carter from the aforementioned Finest Program. Adding one will net you 15,000 experience, 30,000 for both.
Next, you have the slew of Finest cards from the Goats and Ghouls Other Program. They are Miguel Cabrera, Trevor Story, Stan Musial, Greg Maddux, Curtis Granderson, and Joe Nathan. Then, you have the 2022 Postseason Program cards in Harrison Bader, Trea Turner, and Teoscar Hernandez. Each of these cards if not already added to a previous Collections will net you 10,000 experience for a possible 90,000 experience.
The final four are from the Extreme program. They are all Finest cards and are, in order, Kerry Wood, Aroldis Chapman, Robinson Cano, and Josh Donaldson. Like the others, if not already added, they will add you a cool 30,000 experience for a possible 120,000 experience.
As of now, there is no Showdown. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a Showdown added that mixes the different bosses from the year (more below).
Forever program rewards
Your first boss pack reward is a Face of the Franchise pack from the American League East at 25,000 experience. The first main program of the year, this had 90 OVR bosses, one for each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball. You will choose one card from each pack (six total). The bosses are:
- Cedric Mullins (CF, Baltimore Orioles)
- Rafael Devers (3B, Boston Red Sox)
- Aroldis Chapman (CP, New York Yankees)
- Wander Franco (SS, Tampa Bay Rays)
- Alek Manoah (SP, Toronto Blue Jays)
- Luis Robert (CF, Chicago White Sox)
- Emmanuel Clase (CP, Cleveland Guardians)
- Casey Mize (SP, Detroit Tigers)
- Andrew Benintendi (LF, Kansas City Royals)
- Byron Buxton (CF, Minnesota Twins)
- Kyle Tucker (RF, Houston Astros)
- Mike Trout (CF, Los Angeles Angels)
- Sean Murphy (C, Oakland Athletics)
- Mitch Haniger (RF, Seattle Mariners)
- Corey Seager (SS, Texas Rangers)
- Ronald Acuña, Jr. (CF, Atlanta)
- Jazz Chisholm, Jr. (2B, Miami Marlins)
- Francisco Lindor (SS, New York Mets)
- J.T. Realmuto (C, Philadelphia Phillies)
- Josh Bell (1B, Washington Nationals)
- Marcus Stroman (SP, Chicago Cubs)
- Joey Votto (1B, Cincinnati Reds)
- Devin Williams (RP, Milwaukee Brewers)
- Bryan Reynolds (CF, Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Tommy Edman (2B, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Carson Kelly (C, Arizona Diamondbacks)
- C.J. Cron (1B, Colorado Rockies)
- Cody Bellinger (CF, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Jake Cronenworth (2B, San Diego Padres)
- Logan Webb (SP, San Francisco Giants)
You’ll hit those last five at 100,000 experience.
Next, you’ll hit the Spring Cleanup boss pack. At 140,000 experience, you’ll have your choice between Breakout Eddie Matthews (3B, Atlanta), Milestone Zack Britton (CP, Baltimore), All-Star Ernie Banks (SS, Chicago Cubs), All-Star Tom Seaver (SP, New York Mets), and 2nd Half David Justice (LF, New York Yankees). Target whichever one will help you either finish or come closer to finishing a Legends & Flashbacks Collections.
Immediately after that, you’ll hit Halladay and Friends at 145,000 experience. This was an ode to the late Roy “Doc” Halladay, one of the best pitchers of the Aughts (2000-2009). You’ll notice that this is where you’ll earn any Legends & Flashback cards that were unlocked through level progression, but not those that were part of packs. As such, you’ll nab ten here, including four different Halladay cards.
Next, at 250,000 experience points, you’ll start with the Future of the Franchise boss packs, again choosing one from the six available. With the last Halladay card hitting 95 OVR, this fourth program of the year saw all 30 bosses (one for each team) at 95 OVR. The choices are:
- Gunnar Henderson (SS, Baltimore)
- Brayan Bello (SP, Boston)
- Oswald Peraza (SS, New York Yankees)
- Josh Lowe (CF, Tampa Bay)
- Orelvis Martinez (3B, Toronto)
- Yoelqui Céspedes (CF, Chicago White Sox)
- George Valera (RF, Cleveland)
- Jackson Jobe (SP, Detroit)
- Nick Pratto (1B, Kansas City)
- Austin Martin (CF, Minnesota)
- Korey Lee (C, Houston)
- Reid Detmers (SP, Los Angeles Angels)
- Shea Langliers (C, Oakland)
- Matt Brash (SP, Seattle)
- Justin Foscue (2B, Texas)
- Michael Harris II (CF, Atlanta)
- Kahlil Watson (SS, Miami)
- Brett Baty (3B, New York Mets)
- Bryson Stott (SS, Philadelphia)
- Brady House (SS, Washington)
- Pete Crow-Armstrong (CF, Chicago Cubs)
- Austin Hendrick (RF, Cincinnati)
- Garrett Mitchell (CF, Milwaukee)
- Henry Davis (C, Pittsburgh)
- Masyn Winn (SS, St. Louis)
- Blake Walston (SP, Arizona)
- Michael Toglia (1B, Colorado)
- Bobby Miller (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Luis Campusano (C, San Diegeo)
- Joey Bart (C, San Francisco)
Both West divisions seem to have the best catchers with two in each in Lee, Langliers, Campusano, and Bart. You’ll unlock the last pack at 300,000 experience.
Next is the Sizzling Summer program. This was a short program that was the first to feature a handful of cards, four total, as boss cards. All four were Takashi Okazaki cards. The overall rating ticked up one to 96 OVR for each. They are Honus Wagner (CF, Pittsburgh), Mike Piazza (C, New York Mets), Rollie Fingers (CP, Oakland), and Stan Musial (RF, St. Louis). Which one will you choose?
After is another one that featured one boss for all 30 teams, coinciding with the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, All-Stars of the Franchise. Each boss card was an All-Star Game representative. Unlike the programs before, the bosses here were either 95 or 97 OVR. Your first of the six packs will unlock at 400,000 experience points. The bosses are:
- Jorge López (CP, Baltimore) – 95 OVR
- J.D. Martinez (RF, Boston) – 97 OVR
- Aaron Judge (CF, New York Yankees) – 97 OVR
- Shane McClanahan (SP, Tampa Bay) – 97 OVR
- Alejandro Kirk (C, Toronto) – 97 OVR
- Andrés Giménez (2B, Cleveland) – 97 OVR
- Tim Anderson (SS, Chicago White Sox) – 97 OVR
- Gregory Soto (CP, Detroit) – 95 OVR
- Andrew Benintendi (LF, Kansas City) – 97 OVR
- Luis Arráez (1B, Minnesota) – 97 OVR
- Justin Verlander (SP, Houston) – 97 OVR
- Shohei Ohtani (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – 97 OVR
- Paul Blackburn (SP, Oakland) – 97 OVR
- Julio Rodríguez (CF, Seattle) – 97 OVR
- Martín Pérez (SP, Texas) – 97 OVR
- Dansby Swanson (SS, Atlanta) – 97 OVR
- Sandy Alcántara (SP, Miami) – 97 OVR
- Edwin Díaz (CP, New York Mets) – 97 OVR
- Bryce Harper (RF, Philadelphia) – 97 OVR
- Juan Soto (RF, Washington) – 97 OVR
- Willson Contreras (C, Chicago Cubs) – 97 OVR
- Luis Castillo (SP, Cincinnati) – 97 OVR
- Corbin Burnes (SP, Milwaukee) – 97 OVR
- David Bednar (CP, Pittsburgh) – 95 OVR
- Paul Goldschmidt (1B, St. Louis) – 97 OVR
- Joe Mantiply (RP, Arizona) – 95 OVR
- C.J. Cron (1B, Colorado) – 97 OVR
- Tony Gonsolin (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – 97 OVR
- Manny Machado (3B, San Diego) – 97 OVR
- Carlos Rodón (SP, San Francisco) – 97 OVR
The big takeaway from this is that aside from Díaz – who was in the midst of a historic season – all other relief and closing pitchers were the only ones to be 95 OVR. That last pack unlocks at 500,000 experience points.
Moving forward, it’s another short program with the Field of Dreams boss pack. This coincided with the now-annual MLB game at the Field of Dreams. This unlocks at 550,000 experience points. There were nine bosses across three packs (choosing one each), but the first to be 99 OVR. Every actual boss card from this program forwards was 99 OVR. The bosses here are:
- Signature Votto (1B, Cincinnati)
- Milestone Yadier Molina (C, St. Louis)
- Finest Zack Greinke (SP, Kansas City).
- Awards Al Kaline (CF, Detroit)
- Finest Brian Roberts (2B, Baltimore)
- Signature Ron Santo (2B, Chicago Cubs)
- Future Stars Grayson Rodriguez (SP, Baltimore)
- Future Stars Oneil Cruz (SS, Pittsburgh)
- Future Stars Riley Greene (CF, Detroit)
You’ll unlock the last of the three packs at 600,000 experience points.
Next is the Dog Days of Summer. However, first, you’ll nab another one of those cards earned through experience progression in 2nd Half Mickey Mantle (CF, New York Yankees), 98 OVR. Then, you’ll hit the actual boss pack.
Here, you can choose one of three bosses: Finest Cal Ripken, Jr. (SS, Baltimore), Milestone Johnny Bench (C, Cincinnati), and Awards Pedro Martinez (Washington). This pack unlocks at 690,000 experience.
Like the Dog Days of Summer, you’ll actually unlock a “pseudo-boss” first before hitting the next boss pack for Back to Old School. You’ll unlock 99 OVR Prime Eric Davis (CF, Cincinnati) at 750,000 experience, then the actual boss pack at 780,000 experience points. The three bosses are Okazaki Billy Wagner (CP, Houston), Awards Chipper Jones (3B, Atlanta), and Prime Lou Gehrig (1B, New York Yankees).
The penultimate 30-boss program, you’ll hit Legends of the Franchise at 820,000 experience points. You’ll have six packs, one choice each, to choose among the 30 bosses. They are:
- Brooks Robinson (3B, Baltimore)
- Cy Young (SP, Boston)
- Jorge Posada (C, New York Yankees)
- Wade Boggs (3B, Tampa Bay)
- Shawn Green (RF, Toronto)
- Cliff Lee (SP, Cleveland)
- Ray Durham (2B, Chicago White Sox)
- Alan Trammel (SS, Detroit)
- Bret Saberhagen (SP, Kansas City)
- Torii Hunter (CF, Minnesota)
- Roy Oswalt (SP, Houston)
- Jered Weaver (SP, Los Angeles Angels)
- Rickey Henderson (LF, Oakland)
- Edgar Martínez (3B, Seattle)
- Iván Rodríguez (C, Texas)
- Hank Aaron (RF, Atlanta)
- A.J. Burnett (SP, Miami)
- Tom Glavine (SP, New York Mets)
- Mike Schmidt (3B, Philadelphia)
- Andre Dawson (CF, Washington)
- Ryne Sandberg (2B, Chicago Cubs)
- Joe Morgan (2B, Cincinnati)
- Prince Fielder (1B, Milwaukee)
- Jason Bay (LF, Pittsburgh)
- Ozzie Smith (SS, St. Louis)
- Steve Finley (CF, Arizona)
- Todd Helton (1B, Colorado)
- Don Sutton (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Tony Gwynn (RF, San Diego)
- Willie McCovey (1B, San Francisco)
You’ll unlock that final pack at 900,000 experience points.
Coinciding with the 2022 MLB Postseason was Fall Stars, the actual penultimate program. While there is only one boss pack with nine bosses (choosing one), there are six other pseudo-boss cards you can nab. The first two are 97 OVR Postseason Madison Bumgarner and 98 OVR Milestone Whitey Ford, but then are followed by four 99 OVR Finest cards: Joe Carter, Willie Stargell, Kirk Gibson, and Luis Gonzalez. The bosses, all 99 OVR, are:
- Signature Babe Ruth (RF, New York Yankees)
- Finest Bob Gibson (SP, St. Louis)
- Finest Chris Sale (SP, Boston)
- Okazaki Dennis Eckersley (CP, Oakland)
- Finest Francisco Lindor (SS, Cleveland)
- Okazaki Jimmie Foxx (1B, Boston)
- Finest Joe Mauer (C, Minnesota)
- Okazaki Ken Griffey, Jr. (CF, Seattle)
- Finest Vladimir Guerrero (RF, Los Angeles Angels)
You’ll unlock that boss pack at 1,000,000 experience points.
Finally, we hit the most recent program with Finest of the Franchise. As is tradition in The Show, the Finest players represent the best player for each team from the recently concluded season. Some teams will have more than one Finest player through other means such as Collections, Mini-Seasons, or Chase Packs (more below).
From 1,050,000 experience points until 1,100,000 experience points, you’ll nab the six packs, choosing six cards total. They are:
- Adley Rutschman (C, Baltimore)
- Xander Bogaerts (SS, Boston)
- Nestor Cortés, Jr. (SP, New York Yankees)
- McClanahan (SP, Tampa Bay)
- Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (1B, Toronto)
- José Ramírez (3B, Cleveland)
- Dylan Cease (SP, Chicago White Sox)
- Tarik Skubal (SP, Detroit)
- Bobby Witt, Jr. (SS, Kansas City)
- Jhoan Durán (RP, Minnesota)
- José Altuve (2B, Houston)
- Taylor Ward (RF, Los Angeles Angels)
- Sean Murphy (C, Oakland)
- Rodríguez (CF, Seattle)
- Adolis García (CF, Texas)
- Spencer Strider (SP, Atlanta)
- Alcántara (SP, Miami)
- Pete Alonzo (1B, New York Mets)
- Aaron Nola (SP, Philadelphia)
- Joey Meneses (1B, Washington)
- Nico Hoerner (SS, Chicago Cubs)
- Hunter Greene (SP, Cincinnati)
- Hunter Renfroe (RF, Milwaukee)
- Bryan Reynolds (CF, Pittsburgh)
- Nolan Arenado (3B, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Daulton Varsho (RF, Arizona)
- Daniel Bard (CP, Colorado)
- Freddie Freeman (1B, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Machado (3B, San Diego)
- Webb (SP, San Francisco)
Now, you can also add four other 2022 Finest players by completing the 2022 Finest Collection. They are Buxton (CF, Minnesota), Max Scherzer (SP, New York Mets), Díaz (CP, New York Mets), and Goldschmidt (1B, St. Louis Cardinals). If you’re lucky, you can get a Chase Pack Set 5 from a 50-pack bundle, which has a chance to pop 2022 Finest Burnes (SP, Milwaukee)
Lastly, you can add 2022 Finest Willy Adames (SS, Milwaukee) by winning the Mini-Seasons championship. These are offline three-inning games played by your Diamond Dynasty team against others from around the world controlled by the AI. It’s a 28-game season and Adames stands as the title award.
Now you know not only about the Forever program, but every program you may have missed. This also lets you add more cards to your Collections so you can finally complete those and add even more formidable cards to your squad!
For more MLB content, check out this piece on the MLB The Show 22 Finest Program.
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