Hold onto your capes, folks, because the Suicide Squad is ready to wreak havoc on the Justice League. Well, almost. The highly anticipated game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, recently entered a brief 72-hour early access period for Deluxe Edition owners. However, a pesky bug decided to crash the party, granting players full completion as soon as they launched the game. Talk about a superpower gone wrong!
Rocksteady, the game's developer, had to swiftly respond to the bug-induced chaos. They took down the servers for approximately six hours to fix the issue, followed by an additional hour of maintenance. While the unexpected downtime left players feeling as gloomy as Gotham City, Rocksteady didn't leave them empty-handed.
In a heartfelt in-game announcement, Rocksteady expressed their gratitude for the players' patience and offered a special gift as a make-good gesture. Drumroll, please! They showered players with 2,000 LuthorCoins, the in-game currency. Now, isn't that a clever nod to Lex Luthor and his potential for diving into the world of cryptocurrency? I can almost picture Lex counting his LuthorCoins while plotting his next diabolical scheme.
Valued at around $20, these LuthorCoins were a small compensation, considering the Deluxe Edition of the game costs $99.99. But hey, it's virtual currency used for purchasing digital cosmetics, so Rocksteady didn't have to break the bank. Unless, of course, LuthorCoins have some sort of economic principle tied to their value. In that case, we might need an economist or Lex Luthor himself to explain it to us. After all, he did invent those sneaky LuthorCoins.
With the windfall of LuthorCoins, Deluxe Edition owners can treat themselves to a shopping spree in the Suicide Squad marketplace. Standard bundles currently go for 1,000 or 1,100 coins, so players can grab a couple of them. Unfortunately, the legendary skins, priced at a hefty 2,400 coins, may still be out of reach. But fear not, fellow sleuths, because our very own Morgan Park has uncovered the truth behind legendary skins—they're just regular skins with all their fancy variants unlocked. Mystery solved!
While the gesture from Rocksteady may not fully compensate for the lost time and frustration, Deluxe Edition owners surely appreciate the effort. Launching live service games is always a bumpy ride, and this little debacle serves as a cautionary tale. Maybe it's time for game developers to consider adding an offline mode to their repertoire. After all, as our UK online editor Fraser Brown wisely pointed out, the only certainties in life are death, game-breaking bugs, and taxes.
So, don your supervillain attire, gather your squad, and prepare for an action-packed adventure in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Just remember, even the most powerful heroes and game developers can stumble along the way. It's all part of the unpredictable journey in the world of gaming.