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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is Getting an Offline Mode

Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn, a woman in pancake make-up with a humanoid shark next to her.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, developer Rocksteady Studios’ open-world superhero game is getting a much-requested offline mode. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it won’t be arriving until after the game’s release.

After a long delay (or two), Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is finally arriving this February. It sees you taking on a Braniac-controlled Justice League, battling through a broken Metropolis. While Rocksteady and publisher WB Games did delay it after its trailer’s poor reception, it still requires an online connection.

But, although the game does support co-op, nothing that’s been shown warrants its always-online requirement. WB Games is pushing it as a live service game but forcing you to always be online? For some, that seemed like a step too far.

However, as confirmed via the game’s official Discord (thanks, VGC) a single-player offline mode will be added to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. According to Rocksteady (which last developed Batman: Arkham Knight), it will “.. will give players the option to experience the main campaign without an internet connection”.

This mode won’t arrive until after launch, however and there’s no solid timeframe been given. We also don’t yet know how intrusive the requirement, which will still be in the launch version, will be. Will it boot you thirty seconds after your connection drops? Or will it let you continue until your connection is back up? We’ve got our fingers crossed for the former but it’s still not a great look for the game.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has just gone through a closed beta and while a few people have been breaching their NDAs and uploading footage, no-one has officially gone hands-on and talked about it. Here’s hoping it’ll be worth the wait.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.