Unable to connect to Friend Safari Servers

Alright, so when I attempt to use the friend safari, the game asks for me to connect to online (and I do have good internet) however, when I connect and it says “Connecting to the server… (Press C)” and I press C the game just blackscreens. I’m able to leave the blackscreen by pressing ESC and the music still plays, but I cant actually connect to online or use the friend safari outside of my own patch of grass. Any suggestions or pieces of advice?

I should also mention I do have the latest launcher and client version. So it wouldn’t make sense if it was an outdate issue.

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