game will not start

I can not get the game to start, when I click play through steam the anti-cheat starts, then the banner bar shows, when the banner bar finishes I see a message about sycning then it simply stops and back to not running. I have rebooted my computer between each step and validated my install, I have reinstalled my virus protection and made sure the game and anti-cheat have access through the windows firewall. I get no error messages or anything else to explain why it is happening like this

Check your anti-virus and make sure it isn't being blocked

I have set an exemption for the sandstorm directory as well as trying to load it with the virus check turned off, I have made sure they both have access through the firewall as well, not sure what else could be blocking it off my end

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