i do have steam open and im sure i have the most recent version, yet it doesnt wanna work. ive also tried restarting my computer twice, reinstalling the launcher, running as administrator and nothing helped. weirdly enough i was playing fine earlier i dont know what happenedMake sure you have Steam open on the background, and also have the most stable version on (i.e. opt out of any beta version - just stay current)
Is there another way to fix this? I have never had a VPN and it has played just fine.These types of errors are related to the connection between you and the update server being prevented. This can have multiple causes like the internet provider blacklisting ( Comcast is a known provider to do this) or your own connectivity settings on the computer.
A VPN is often the easiest way to resolve it, as you both confirmed. Troubleshooting these issues can be really difficult.
Dang, well I never tried the VPN fix that others suggested. I just struggled to find a solution for about an hour until I moved the game to my laptop, and when it still wouldn't work, I connected to my mobile hotspot and then it let me play the game. Thats when I figured my router could be causing a problem. I don't know what else to try but hopefully you can find whatever fix works for you.I tried that as well but still no fix