After revealing more of its live service elements during Sony’s February 2023 State of Play ahead of its release on May 26, 2023, Rocksteady has revealed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will require a constant online connection, even if playing by yourself.
This was detailed in the game’s frequently asked questions section of its website, with a question asking, “Is an internet connection required to play Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?” No matter which way you’re playing the game, the answer is yes, according to Rocksteady.
“Yes, an internet connection is required to play Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League solo or via online co-op,” reads the answer in the FAQ. Local co-op is also not an option for those looking to play.
While no explanation is given as to why even single-player experiences must be online, the fact that Suicide Squad will not only be a live service game but also support cross-platform co-op play is likely the reason why. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League follows in the footsteps of other recently released titles like Gotham Knights, Destiny, and even the upcoming Redfall which all require a constant internet connection to play the game.
Following the release of a new gameplay segment and subsequent developer breakdown, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has drawn scrutiny from fans, many of whom are unhappy with the game’s live service aspects. After previous leaks of gear scores and multiple currencies were confirmed to be true, fans are unhappy about the RPG-like elements that look to have been included in the game.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League puts players in the shoes of the ragtag group of villains-turned-mercenaries known as the Suicide Squad. The game stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark as they’re tasked with saving the world by killing the Justice League. The game is set to include a litany of heroes, including Batman voiced by the late Kevin Conroy in his final role, as well as other villains like Penguin, Brainiac, and more.