The anime crossover fighting game, Jump Force, will be delisted from digital storefronts in American territories on February 7, 2022. The game’s online servers will also go offline several months later on August 24, 2022.
Bandai Namco has announced that all content related to Jump Force will be made unavailable for purchase next year, including all DLC, including the Jump Force Character Pack 1-14, Jump Force Character Pass 1-2, and its in-game currency JF Medals.
When the servers shut down on August 24, various features will go down with it. Players will not be able to log into the multiplayer lobby, participate in online events and ranked matches, access clan functions, view the notice board or leaderboards, and accept rewards from the reward counter. Additionally, the in-game store will no longer function. The Premium Shop will go offline a little earlier, on August 1, 2022.
Our sincere thanks goes out to all Jump Force players and fans for their support; but with all good things, they must come to an end.
Jump Force’s availability through digital purchase in the Americas will end on 2/7/2022 at 5 PM PST. pic.twitter.com/upzmWbqmcP
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) November 10, 2021
Jump Force’s offline content will still be playable after August, including its campaign mode. Interestingly, players will be able to continue playing in online PvP battles, just not ranked ones. Any DLC purchased before it gets delisted in February is also playable when the game eventually finishes sunsetting.
Jump Force launched on February 15, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version was released on August 28, 2020. In IGN’s Jump Force review, Mitchell Saltzman wrote, “If you’ve got like-minded anime fans who are down to smash some buttons and watch the sparks fly, Jump Force’s fighting system allows for at least a few hours of shallow fun before it gets stale and repetitive.”
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey