Why do I need an internet connection to play on my console? Why can't I play offline?

Highly interactive and competitive gameplay is at the core of Rock Band Blitz. A connection with the Rock Central Servers is required for the game to function properly. The connection allows you to get real-time, in-game leaderboards, Score War updates, and messages from friends. It also ensures your Coins and Cred are up to date and lets you get the latest information about Goals, community announcements, and available DLC.