Ok. I am not sure if this is a bug that was overlooked by the devs upon launch OR a misunderstanding in wording.
However, the Offline Practice mode requires an internet connection to play it. It will not even let you into the Main Menu unless you have both an internet connection and a Playstation Plus subscription (PS4 & PS5 users) or Xbox Live Gold (Xbox users). Doesn’t offline mean “without an internet connection”? If an Offline mode is stated to be in the game, shouldn’t it truely be able to be played while offline?
If the developers meant for this to be more of a Solo Practice mode then could it only involve an internet connection and NOT needing both an internet connection and Playstation Plus/Xbox Live Gold subscription? I understand needing both if playing against other players. But when playing solo against AI bots, these should not be needed (or at least a subscription to PS+ or Xbox Live Gold).