Issue just occurred after todays update. =(
This happens sometimes when Steamworks fails on its own DRM check.Make sure Steam Client is running fine and does not show any errors.In 80% of all cases this was resolved by simply rebooting the computer.In 15% of all cases users needed to uninstall and reinstall Steam Client.In 3% of all cases it was caused by an Antivirus program preventing the connection check required by Steamworks.In this case try to temporary disable AV and add an exception.In 2% of all cases the issue was caused by a faulty winsock configuration sometimes caused by programs messing with it.In this case please try https://support.pearson.com/getsupport/s/article/Reset-an-Internet-Connection-Flush-DNSIn 1% of all cases players needed to put Steam in offline mode to play, but it got fixed with a future Steam Client update.Please try the solutions in the said order and I hope you are soon back to play.Please let us know how it went.Cheers
Thank you a complete system restart worked ;)
Glad you got it sorted.Have fun playing! :)
Putting it into AVG exceptions worked for me. It came up as a virus block.
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