The servers are still on stress test? Because I'm playing with other 2 friends in group and one of them is having this issue once at 3 games. My friends is hanging in "Awaiting Session Start" for almost 8 min then appears "Server connection lost" and when he tried to Reconnect it will hang again on "Awaiting Session Start" and he is Spawned in the game and he can be killed. He can't "Leave the raid" because he will lose his gear every time. He opened a support ticket with screenshots and logs and the support said that the game needs 16GB of RAM and the System Requirements for the game says "RAM: from 8GB" and he has 12GB and I'm skeptic to believe that this is the issue. Also his system reach 11GB when he is playing and can join into a game on map Shoreline.
Guys, you need to get you heads up and look around and listen to community and what they are posting on Support as it is obvious that the game is not even 60% optimized at the "System Requirements" that you have posted on your website.
Also you are preparing to launch a new map, I'm very thankful that there will be new content, but content without be able to play / test properly is not something that I want, so I think it will be better if you try at least to cover 50% of those issues / optimization problems and everyone will be happy and I'll be also glad to recommend the game to at least dozens of friends to purchase and play the game with me. Right now I'm a little bit concern of those 2 friends that I brought with me to play this game and one of them is having this issue that is very frustrating.
I'm very glad to hear a Dev / Support answer on this here on forum to clarify this issue with other players too as I'm aware that this issue is not happening only on my friends side.