Loading - Infinite loading screen on startup / menu issues

With the new hotfix the game has somehow broken for me at startup. When I launch the game (PC XBox) there are 2 confirmation screens during launch. First goes fine (Continue), 2nd will sometimes not load menu elements at all or display them incompletely as shown below or get stuck with infinite Loading… Please wait.

My workaround for this was to spam Alt+Tab and Win+Tab. At some point the game would finally load. I have never had this issue prior to this update.

The May 23rd, 2023 content update addressed issues with loading times. Please reply with a confirmation that your issue still persists, or if it’s been fixed by upgrading the game to version *.588.95.0 @nortsable