Suicide Squad Underwhelms; Peaked At 7K Steam Players In Early Access

Expert Verified By

Another Live Service Game Dead on Arrival?

Story Highlights
  • Suicide Squad has been in early access for nearly two days.
  • The game has peaked at just 7,152 players on Steam.
  • This peak is much lower than Gotham Knights and Batman Arkham Knight’s highest player counts at launch.

Suicide Squad has already been out for around two days. Players who purchased the $100 deluxe edition have access to the game, with many even completing it in around 9 hours.

On Steam, the game’s early launch has been quite disappointing. Suicide Squad has peaked at just 7K concurrent players on the platform.

Why it matters: PC gaming is more popular than ever. Today, even less popular franchises can reach thousands of players, making these results poor by Rocksteady’s standards.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Steam Concurrent Players
Suicide Squad Steam Concurrent Players via SteamDB

According to SteamDB, Suicide Squad could not hit over 7,152 players in the first two days of early access.

Currently, the game is locked behind a nearly $100 deluxe edition, which may have limited its potential player base. Everyone else can jump into Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League from 2 February.

While the looter shooter should be able to aim higher once the full release comes around, SteamDB shows player counts are already dropping. At the time of writing, around 3,000 players are active, which is not the strongest start for a brand-new AAA release.

For comparison, Gotham Knights tripled this player count at launch. While widely lambasted, WB Games Montreal’s co-op Batman spin-off boasted around 24K players in October 2022.

This player count is also much lower than the last Rocksteady release. Batman Arkham Knight’s peak concurrent player count hit over 27K at launch despite its terrible state on the platform in 2015.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

One reason for this situation could be the packed release schedule of January. Besides Suicide Squad, the likes of Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth have launched recently. The former has reached nearly 50K concurrent players.

Meanwhile, Palworld continues to attract millions of Steam users. This makes it even harder for the game to shine amid its negative outlook.

Was our article helpful? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. ๐Ÿ”‹

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. ๐Ÿ˜”

Latest News

Join Our Community



PS VR2 To Receive PC Support Soon As Sony Certifies Official Adapter

After promising PC support for PS VR2, Sony seems to have certified an adapter to make the headset compatible with PC.

Mad Max Developer Blames Warner Bros For Poor Sales & Scrapped DLC

The developers behind Mad Max have stated that Warner Bros forced the team to release this game alongside MGS 5, which harmed the sales.

Cyberpunk 2077 Development Now Fully Wrapped Up By CDPR

CD Projekt RED's latest update suggests that nobody at the studio is actively working on Cyberpunk 2077 any longer.

Black Ops 6 Officially Confirmed As Day One Game Pass Launch

Activision Blizzard has officially announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Assassin’s Creed Franchise Player Count Up 24% After Shadows Reveal

According to a report, nine Assassin's Creed games have seen a major increase in players after the Assassin's Creed Shadows trailer debuted.