Stuck on Loading Screen

I am stuck on this loading screen:

This is after the one that says loading and has the throbbed.

Fixes I’ve tried:
Close Steam fully
Restart PC
Verify files in Steam
Update GPU driver
Delete game entirely and reinstall

Any of you have suggestions?

Keep waiting on it, it took me 10 minutes of waiting one day to get steams client to actually get to the next stage…

It’s annoying because as the OP shows, you don’t even see a message telling you what it’s doing, it’s just sitting, doing nothing.

It makes me wonder how many people have closed it thinking the game isn’t working because of this situation.