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Suicide Squad servers offline due to hilarious bug on PS5 and Xbox

PS5 and Xbox players jumping into Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League for the first time have been given a big surprise - and it’s not a good one.

Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League story completion bug: Superman wearing his signature blue suit and red cape, but with purple eyes

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League early access has finally arrived, and players are getting far more than they bargained for upon logging in for the first time on PS5 and Xbox. According to developer Rocksteady, a pesky bug has been granting “full story completion” at first launch – something the studio is now working on remedying.

“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,” the developer says in a tweet. “To resolve this issue, we will be performing maintenance on the game servers.” Maintenance itself has already begun, with servers set to be down for “several hours” – a major blow for a game that has already struggled to make good first impressions.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has had one of the messiest release cycles we’ve seen to date – especially for a title we hope will come to rank alongside the best games of 2024. Media previews hardly returned glowing praise, while many have taken issue with its ‘always on’ live service approach – something which is now coming back to bite day-one players who can’t enjoy the product they paid for despite being unaffected by the issue. A Suicide Squad offline mode is in the works, but it’s going to be a while before we’ll be able to untangle ourselves from the web.

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Despite this, as well as the small issue of review codes not being made available before early access launch – a pretty major red flag going off past releases – there’s still a lot to be excited about. Sam, our resident comic aficionado, says he’s “so ready” for Suicide Squad to fill the hole left behind by the ill-fated Avengers game – be sure to check out his thoughts.

Alongside Sam’s hype-filled words, we’re in for free DLC characters, as well as a sizable content roadmap for the rest of the year – most of which has been leaked by now. It’s looking a bit rough for Rocksteady right now, but we’re still reserving our judgment until the game’s finally in our hands. Fortunately, it won’t be over in a flash once the story bug is fixed. If you’re eagerly waiting for the game’s full launch, pass the time by reading up on Season 1’s planned addition of The Joker – that’ll give you a smile.