hi jack , internet is required because game loads your player account data, leader-boards information and also the item information from our API server. that's KB in size . Now a days almost everyone who is downloading a game has a internet.
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I understand that most people have internet these days (me included). but if you've got internet what's stopping people from playing some other online battle royale game, there are plenty of free ones, and if I have to use internet for these one then I'm sorry you've just lost a costumer, its not that I don't have internet its just that if I go somewhere else that does not then I can't play it. Why can't you just have all the data in the application instead of having to load it off an API server (I realise this will make the download bigger) and that if you are offline when you win or lose a match it does not show on the leader board. I really think that if you are making a game and you want it to be successful then you have to appeal to the broader community.
Kind Regards Jack
i understand jack, after steam version goes live, then will do a offline mode, where you one time connect to internet make your account, login and then from settings save your account information and when next time you start game and internet is not there, you can just play in offline mode without leaderboards and achivements.