Can not log into MP when using a VPN

Game Version:

  • Build: latest
  • Platform: Steam
  • Operating System: Windows 10


When using a vpn I cant log into MP. Game says “not connected”. When getting an invite, I can join a ranked game, but I still remain in the Main Menu. When the game starts, I can play (only random civ of cause. After playing one game, I can join MP without problems (tho the game still says “not connected”). Sometimes I can just normaly enter MP without an invite, but I cant figure out when that happens.

Reproduction Steps:

Here’s how to reproduce the problem:

  1. Use a vpn (I use Nord VPN), location doesnt seem to matter
  2. Click MP and get error.
  3. Get invite by fried
  4. Play a game with random civ
  5. Get to MP and see ranked lobby

By the way I am using vpn because it helps with the MP lag. Its still laggy, but not absolutly unplayable like without the vpn. Lag started a month ago. The game was totaly fine before. Now i get bugs left and right.