I really don’t care if you like the unreliable small scope Defender or not, I really, really do not. I really don’t care for your “you’re an idiot, my perfect gem of a game could never have any issue whatsoever” b.s.
If you read anything, I already told you that it’s whitelisted. It automatically whitelists, I even re-did it to manually do so because I’m not an idiot and that was the first thing I tried. No duh they meant Avasts firewall, what the hell else would it accomplish to uninstall it if not to remove the firewall? You realize you can turn off AV’s firewall like you can with Windows, right? You realize Windows Firewalls settings aren’t even functional when you have Avast installed so how would I even get the two confused? It literally says “These settings are being managed by vendor Avast Antivirus” if you try to use the wrong one?
Grow up, you’re talking to an adult not an idiot pre-teen whose never used a PC before. At least fact check yourself before you join the circlejerk.
I’ve never had a game get thwarted by anti-virus, Defender or otherwise, that couldn’t be fixed by whitelisting, manual port forwarding, or disabling.
So yeah, pretty sure it’s the game, but go off.