Launcher stuck on "Checking game updates, please wait"

its been stuck on this “checking game updates please wait” for an unusually long amount of time as of posting this, usually it would only take a few seconds for it to get past the checking, but its been around 20 minutes and its still going. any solutions?

computer specs:
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 11 Home 64-bit

not the steam version of the game

I am having this happen tonight as well. Did you do anything? Or did it just go away on its own?

Check your network hasn’t changed itself to public, and check the firewall settings are enabled for both private and public for War Thunder.

Another one could be to restart your internet as well, and maybe even do a power cycle for the entire network and bring it all up in gradual steps. Everything off, modem/router on, then NAS/Servers, then PCs/Devices.

Just restarting the PC worked.

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