Now, before you decide to post possible solutions, here's what I've done so far:
allow/ not allow the required executables on firewall.
Reinstalled the game,
reinstall UE4 prerequisites,
delete config folder,
check the integrity of the game cache,
run various executables with admin rights,
I've tested if Easy anticheat is preventing me from connecting to the game servers- it's not.
I tried lowering my router security to minimum.
I tried to DMZ my computer through the router.
I tried reinstalling DirectX
I tried using CMD ipconfig/flushdns -> netsh winsock reset
I tried to run the game with the following settings " -http=wininet"
I tried disabling my antivirus- it did not help.
I've tried to port-forward this thing but unsuccessfully, because I lack the required ports to forward. It should not have mattered since I DMZ'ed my PC and I still got the same error. For anyone curious I did DMZ my computer and then restarted my router and computer.
I tried to set game.txt file bUseStromancer from true to false, it did not connect me. if you checked game.txt file you would see stormancer appid, name, etc are set to empty.
I've tried to contact email@example.com , but the results are very tragic- I got as much help from them as from praying to the machine spirit. It has been 5 days since I've reported this issue and so far all I've received was the same request to provide MSINFO32 (which, in fact, I've provided after the first time they requested it.).
While I love the game, I need a fix for this issue. Any suggestions would help me. Please assist me.
Here's one more picture, I get it when I try to access battle menu: