Rocksteady’s upcoming live-service game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, has already been taken offline just hours after launching its early access period. The game, which has been riddled with controversy and trepidation among gamers, had an early access period available to those who purchased the Deluxe Edition. This early access period, which got players into the game a few days ahead of its official February 2 launch, apparently had a bug that automatically finished the game for its players.
Rocksteady took to Twitter/X to make a statement, saying the game will be offline for “several hours” as they perform maintenance to resolve the issue.
We’re aware that a number of players are currently experiencing an issue whereby upon logging into the game for the first time, they have full story completion.
To resolve this issue, we will be performing maintenance on the game servers.
During this time the game will be…
— Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (@suicidesquadRS) January 29, 2024
9 hours after that statement was posted and at the time of writing this article, there’s been no update suggesting the game is fixed and back online. For players who paid extra for 3 days of early access, it’s a bit of a blow to have a chunk of that period stripped away from you. Whether or not Rocksteady and publisher Warner Bros. Games will issue refunds to those players is yet unknown.
It’s not the only drama impacting Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s launch. With multiple delays, fear over the live-service gameplay model, middling reception during gameplay reveals and previews, and recent drama surrounding the issuing of review codes—it’s fair to say the game hasn’t had a smooth road to launch. Only time will tell if things get worse from here.