Rocksteady has confirmed that the leaked image for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League which went live yesterday and showed off an in-game store and Battle Pass is legit. The developer confirmed that the game does indeed have live-service elements including a Battle Pass system and an in-game store in which to purchase items. However, as it stands, Rocksteady says the Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Battle Pass is focused on cosmetic items such as skins.
The developer also says that the various currencies shown off in the image are actually XP used to power up and customise the skill trees of each antihero. Rocksteady claims that this currency will allow players to enhance the antiheroes and tweak each playstyle to their liking.
Of course, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding this Battle Pass system and its purpose. Many gamers have voiced their concerns over the inclusion of skins in the Battle Pass saying that the developer will likely keep the best cosmetics and skins locked behind extra purchases. We see this happen in most games-as-a-service titles.
Rocksteady also didn’t comment on the currencies apart from saying “they are used for XP”. We don’t know how players will earn these currencies and whether or not this GaaS title will require hours of grinding in order to get them. Chances are, if there’s a Battle Pass involved, the game will require a lot of grind in order to unlock new cosmetic items through the various tiers. Not to mention the sheer number of XP types available sounds like Marvel’s Avengers all over again.
There’s also no comment on what the store is used for in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. We know it exists thanks to the leaked image but Rocksteady has yet to comment on what it will sell.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is set to launch on 26 May 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.