DbD has an absolutely horrible new connection system/keepalive
There's nothing else to say really. I'm just getting frustrated going back after a while to DbD and in 2 days trying to play. Yes, I play many other online games on Steam and have no problems connection-wise at all with dedicated servers, either they do work or they don't, and this is the case here.
I've tried to play DbD after the update and I get disconnected at 99% of the games. Sometimes it disconnects at the loading screen, or at the 10 seconds mark, 30 seconds mark, 5-10 minutes ingame, there's no pattern really. Tried verifying cache, redownloading the game, using new/old GPU drivers and the result is always the same. The problem is entirely based on the new connection system. This is very annoying after 361 hours of fun with the old "minor" bugs. Not only that, but now people say the game punishes you with softbans (didn't happen so far to me) and I'm slowly losing pips so my rank is completely ruined, making the game which is essentially online, unplayable and not fun.
Also worth mentioning that it's taking 5-15 minutes sometimes to find games, whereas last time I played a couple months ago you could find games much faster.
I'm on PC, i7 9700k, 32gb ram, RTX 2080TI, Win10 and GPU drivers up to date.