This has been going on for quite some time. Didn’t do it on Legacy.
I have a 10Mb connection and whenever Rust gets to the menu there’s about 30-45 seconds where I cannot connect to a website nor a Rust server. Once this period is over, NP.
This has been a thing spanning two different homes on two separate computers.
Remember when people were saying it was disconnecting their wifi? Yeah. Doesn’t matter if I’m wifi or hardlined. It stalls all connections for a brief time, with the exception of Steam calls, be it HTTP, FTP, etc.
No other online game does this.