Issue Type: Connection Issues
Game Mode: Online Private
Server Type: PvE
Map: Exiled Lands
Server Name: none (it is not available publicly and as such not listed / found in the server explorer)
Dedicated server hosted on a machine in the local network.
The server is started and controlled via the Dedicated Server Launcher Tool.
Game is launched either on a different computer in the same network or directly on the server host machine for the purposes of this ticket.
Whenever there is any kind of internet problem (e.g. Steam disconnects randomly every now and then) the game clients drop their connection to the server, with an error message saying it has no internet connection.
This happens infrequently, but daily, usually a couple of times over a span of a few hours, sometimes multiple times shortly one after another. Sometimes it won’t even let me use online play.
Running the game client and the server on the same machine yields exactly the same result, so it is not an issue with the local network.
Furthermore, running Steam in Offline Mode (to eliminate Steam API as a potential error source) disables the games online feature altogether.
The server is running just fine, no matter if there is a working internet connection or not. It also does not log anything that would indicate it kicked the client. So it seems to be purely a client issue.
Start a server instance in the local network.
Run the game client in the same network (either on the same or a separate machine).
Connect to the server.
Cut the internet access (though obviously not the access to the local network if you’re testing with separate machines).
Observe the game disconnecting and not letting you reconnect until the internet connection is re-established.