Registrations are open for a closed alpha text test for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but only a small pool of gamers are invited.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League features an open-world Metropolis, the primary setting for Superman media. It’s made by Rocksteady Studios, the developers behind the beloved Arkham series of games that star Batman. It’s a winning formula on paper, but the game received harsh feedback from fans due to its status as a live-service, online-only title.
Despite that, the publishers remain committed to this approach to the game and are seeking help from players in polishing it up before release. The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League alpha test is coming and players will be able to get into the action.
When is the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League alpha test?
The Suicide Squad alpha test starts on Thursday, November 30 at 6 a.m. PT and ends on Monday, December 4 at 12 a.m. PT.
The alpha test will include online infrastructure stability tests and other performance trials. Warner Bros. has also warned that the game is still in development, so the gameplay players will experience won’t reflect the quality of the final product.
The alpha test is also “extremely confidential” and will allow a limited number of gamers to test it. Gamers must also sign a non-disclosure agreement preventing them from taking screenshots, recording videos, or streaming the game. While some have taken this as a sign of a lack of confidence among the developers or publishers regarding the quality of the game, these practices aren’t unusual for these kinds of tests.
How to get into the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Gamers eager to enter the Suicide Squad Alpha can register on the official website. However, registration on the site does not guarantee admission into the closed alpha.
Only a limited number of players are needed for the Suicide Squad alpha, so naturally there are limited open spots. The alpha will feature a small slice of the campaign for testing purposes. There is no word whether there will be a closed beta or public beta down the road.
Fortunately for the fans who miss out, the wait won’t be long. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is slated for a February 2, 2024 release.
Warner Bros. has doubled down on the controversial live-service model despite persistent, vocal, negative feedback from players. Fans are worried that a primarily single-player-focused developer like Rocksteady won’t be able to do justice to the characters in an online-only title.
There’s cause for concern as other live-service games built around major comic book brands have flopped terribly, with the most notable example being Marvel’s Avengers. The game launched in 2020 and was shuttered in 2023, a calamitous turn that reportedly could have resulted in the shuttering of Square Enix.