To say it's coming out in May this year, we've seen extremely little of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Hopefully we get some official updates soon, because leaks are now starting to emerge about Rocksteady's upcoming action game. A new image of a test build of the title has appeared online, and it has people concerned.

The image, originating on 4chan but verified to VGC by a source, depicts a menu screen in which the player is preparing to take on a chapter of the game's main story:

Some fans are pointing out various things in the screenshot suggesting this will be rife with live service elements. Indeed, we can see a Battle Pass section, what appear to be various currencies, and some sort of level system on each character, possibly pertaining to gear.

However, VGC's "development source" has clarified the matter slightly. According to the source, the Battle Pass will be focused on cosmetic items like skins and outfits. Furthermore, the "currencies" near the top of the screen are apparently character-specific XP used to progress each of the squad's separate skill trees. A final comment from the source explains you won't "start off debuffed and weak", you will "start off great and can get ridiculous, like Arkham Knight's Batman".

To conclude, then, it doesn't sound like there's much cause for concern here. We knew it'd feature online co-op, and any modern game with an online emphasis is going to have some live service stuff. If it really is just cosmetic goodies, that's not really anything to worry about.

Again, we've seen very little official footage of the game, so it still feels too early to judge. What do you make of this leak? Don't go all King Shark in the comments section below.

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