- BUILD #: Version 100.12.6159.0
- PLATFORM: Steam
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
The game takes 5-7 minutes to load into multiplayer or LAN games, even if you fill all slots with bots and no other human players. Skirmish games load fine. thanks to @EaglemutOP we discovered that this issue also occurs in Skirmish if the ‘Record Game’ option is turned on. please check their post below for more information: Click to jump for post with info
This issue didn’t happen to me before [Update 5208]
I added some videos I recorded of the issue links below
And yes I did all the basics: verified game files through steam, reinstalled, windows and drivers are up to date, tried to set all graphics settings to the lowest, restarted computer, disabled antivirus/firewall, tried windowed mode and restarted router. all of this did nothing. and my pc is not a potato, skirmish loads in less than 10 seconds.
Also I can hear the voice commands other players are sending in chat when I’m stuck in the loading screen.
Also it’s worth mentioning some other people have been experiencing this issue as well judging by a thread on the help section and on steam, links:
Please note how both of these posts were posted right after update 5208, it has to be something this patch did.
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
- 90% of the time / matches I play (sometimes game loads but 1 in 15 chance or something)
Game should load normally in a short period of time as it was prior to the patch mentioned above.
Online and LAN games taking abnormally very long to load.
IMAGE & ATTACHMENTS
Online and LAN:
in this video, the slow load one, the loading screen changed but this only happened once usually it’s just stuck on the regular loading screen.