Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will get offline mode after launch

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will get offline mode after launch

The much awaited (and at one point, assumed to be dead) Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is finally dropping in February 2024, but with one hiccup — the game will only be able to be played online. Well, at least until Rocksteady is able to push out an update after launch.

The removal of the online requirement was confirmed by a Rocksteady representative on Discord after the latest Suicide Squad trailer was released at The Game Awards, but only as a post-launch update. So if your internet connection isn’t solid, you might want to wait a few days until the patch is out.

EpicYeti, the Rocksteady rep in question, had this to say: "In addition to our latest trailer, we also have some news to share. We're happy to confirm, we are planning to add an offline story mode that will give players the option to experience the main campaign without an internet connection. We’re aiming to add this update in 2024 and will provide more details when available."

Constant online requirements are controversial within gaming circles. Needing to keep a steady connection to a game’s servers can be tricky if your internet service is limited or not particularly reliable, and that’s before we factor in the troubles previous games have had with keeping servers online during busy periods. Should a game’s servers experience more demand than expected, or if there are outages, suddenly people can’t play their singleplayer game — and that always annoys people.

In fairness, Suicide Squad is clearly a game that will benefit from multiplayer, but the key is to make that aspect of the game optional, and not shackle players with the downsides of an online connection even if they’re not using it. Thankfully, Rocksteady know what they’re doing, and they’re going to make sure the constant online requirement doesn’t last too long, so if you end up dropping out of the game because of a finicky internet connection, at least you know it won’t last too long.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will release on February 2, 2024, and will be available on PC, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.