I was having the same problem yesterday and I restarted my modem. After the modem restart the game loaded as fast as always,
Nice BTB . Not the same for me .Now that I have a satellite internet modem that I can reset . It does not help .
I have always had an issue with long load times . I have tried all of the above , several times over .For more than a year now .
For me . The launcher and the Steam version react exactly the same . Now . As they both have extremely long load times . Seemingly getting longer by the day . 5 to 6 minutes just to get to the game page . Then another 4 to 5 minutes for " rendering " . Which results in there not being an opponent once I do load . ( in multiplayer ) ( coin games ) .
Something else has just occurred recently . The " 5 second invite " .
Not able to " create " or " join " a game at all . 2 times lately while playing solo rounds . For the very first times . There were brief flashes of an invite . Twice . I know I saw them . But before i could even get my mouse to the little tease . They disappeared .
Man , did that ever get me excited . For about a minute . Realizing that is the best I will ever see .
Being forced to play only solo rounds is wearing thin .