Warner Bros. has gifted Suicide Squad early access players $20/£16 of in-game currency, after the game experienced downtime.
The Rocksteady title officially releases on February 2, but those who purchased the $100/£100 Deluxe Edition have been able to play 72 hours early.
However, as soon as the game went live in New Zealand and Australia, Rocksteady was forced to pull it offline after players experienced a bug which automatically completed the game after they logged in for the first time.
The downtime lasted more than six hours. This was followed by further maintenance on Wednesday, which lasted around an hour.
“Thank you for being one of our first console players during early access of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League,” Rocksteady said in an in-game message sent to Deluxe Edition players.
“We recognize that you’ve been patient with us during our initial launch server updates and we’d like to show our appreciation for your patience with a special gift of 2000 LuthorCoins. Thank you again!”
In Suicide Squad, 2000 ‘LuthorCoins’ can be purchased for $20/£16. Currently, standard in-game skins are available to purchase for 1000 coins. “Deluxe” and “Legendary” variants of most skins can be purchased for upwards of 2000 LuthorCoins.
Freelance critic Alan Wen wrote in VGC’s Suicide Squad hands-on: “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is, as I’m told by a Rocksteady representative, part of the Arkhamverse.
“But you wouldn’t know just by looking at it, and after playing it for almost four hours, I’m not sure you would know it was from the same studio behind the best superhero game trilogy ever made.”