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Completed it, mate.

Poor Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. It’s really having a hard time of it. Not content with being an out-and-out live service game when the sentiment for the so-called “Games as a Service” (Gaas) titles is far from universally positive, Rocksteady’s upcoming Suicide Squad game is finding new ways to fumble the ball. A post on X from the official Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League account has revealed that some players are experiencing a very strange bug. Apparently, when logging into the game for the first time, these folks are finding out that they have, in fact, completed the game. All done. Beaten. The post is shown in full below.

It’s certainly one of the more bizarre issues we have seen. Although the bug presumably won’t be affecting gameplay, it could ruin the story. Imagine booting up the game only to see all chapters unlocked, presumably giving away story details.

The developers have indicated that they’ll be taking the game offline for “several hours” to fix the issue. Of course, this won’t be doing reviewing outlets’ schedules any favors, not least because many sites apparently haven’t received or only very recently received review copies.

Everything points to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League being a bit of a damp squib at launch, which is frankly a real shame given developer Rocksteady’s pedigree. Still, it’s hard to feel any sympathy for Warner Bros. Games. While companies like Sony are reconsidering their live service plans, Warner Bros. are going full bore. Maybe we’re wrong and Suicide Squad will be great, but it’s certainly not off to the best start. It remains to be seen whether it’ll be dead on arrival.