Game suddenly kicks every player out of a lobby

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • Build: 37906
  • Platform: Steam
  • Operating System: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE

This is sort of a rare occurrence, but still happens every now and then, I’ll try to do my best to explain:

Sometimes, on a unranked lobby, every player but the host gets suddenly kicked out. Every player is removed from the lobby at the same time, in a instant. I’ve experienced this a dozen of times already and could never see a pattern that could lead to it other than the fact that either a custom scenario or data mod was loaded into the lobby. I’ve experienced this both being a lobby host and a guest.

The message that players receive after being kicked is a “connection failed” message. After that the lobby that everyone got kicked from gets unlisted on the browser, even though the host still there, and also inaccessible through invites/steam join.

From the host’s perspective, after that occurs everything remains seemingly normal, aside from the fact that the lobby “vanished” from the grid. All lobby settings still available to change, as well as booting a game is also possible.