Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League taken offline after Early Access launch due to story completion bug

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League seems to have hit a new obstacle right out of the gate. Rocksteady Studios' co-op looter shooter is set for full release on February 2 and was supposed to be in a three-day Early Access launch for customers who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition. However, the developers were forced to pull the title offline barely an hour after its Early Access release due to a major bug. Rocksteady confirmed on Monday that several players who logged into the game in early access encountered a bug that resulted in not completing the entire story. As a result, the studio shut down the Suicide Squad servers to fix the problem.

“We are aware that many players are currently experiencing an issue preventing them from getting the full story when they log into the game for the first time,” Rocksteady said in a post on X. Performing maintenance on game servers. The game will be unavailable during this period. We expect this to take several hours and will update as we have more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Players may discover major story spoilers and end-game content after logging into the game and completing the entire story. It is unclear whether players are able to start a new game or are forced to continue from the point the story was completed.

Rocksteady provided an update on the issue late Monday night, confirming that it had identified the issue that caused many player profiles to lose their full story. The studio said it is testing the fix but has not yet confirmed whether the bug has been resolved. “We hope to implement this and get the game back online as soon as possible,” Rocksteady said in its update post on X.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has faced a rough road from the first gameplay reveal to its launch in February 2023. The game has attracted criticism for incorporating elements of generic looter shooters and removing the single-player narrative focus from Batman Arkham. The titles that gave Rocksteady its reputation. The Suicide Squad also faced several delays following fan backlash. Originally expected to be released on May 26, 2023, the live service title ultimately set a launch date to February 2, 2024.

Meanwhile, publisher Warner Bros. has said it intends to turn its biggest game franchises into live service titles. During the company's Q3 earnings call last November, CEO David Zaslav confirmed that Warner Bros. games would follow a live service model to become a long-term product, with post-launch content drops, season passes, and additional DLC. . “Ultimately we want to drive engagement and monetization over longer cycles and at higher levels,” Zaslav said during the call.

Rocksteady has also said that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will feature free seasonal content after launch, with each season bringing new playable characters, challenges, missions, and more. Just last week, the studio confirmed that Joker will be coming to the game as a playable character during the first season after its launch in March.


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