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Postponed means that the issue was either a feature request or something that requires major refactoring on our side. Since that makes the issue not actionable in the close future we choose to close it as Postponed and add it on our internal roadmaps and technical debt pages instead.




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Editor freezes/crashes when connected to NordVPN



Reproduction steps:

1. Open NordVPN and connect to any server
2. Open Unity and open/create a project

Expected Result: The Project launches
Actual Result: Unity Freezes/Crashes

Reproduced with: NordVPN version

Use OpenVPN or IKEv2/IPSec to connect to NordVPN servers
Tutorials on how to do that, can be found here:

Postponed until NordVPN fixed the issue (ETA unknown)

Comments (31)

  1. Ee3e0fbefb61fccdfc8fa76d206698bd?d=mm


    Jun 30, 2020 15:23

    This is still an issue with Unity 2020.1.0b13 and NordVPNapp Now Unity no longer freezes/crashes when attempting to open. Instead it just stops progressing, and then continues to progress as soon as NordVPN is disconnected. I don't understand why Unity decided to throw the ball to NordVPN. Unity opens just fine when completely offline, so why shouldn't the launcher not just skip internet handshakes if sees that the connection continues to fail.

  2. Ee3e0fbefb61fccdfc8fa76d206698bd?d=mm


    May 25, 2020 14:04

    This is still an issue. I just installed NordVPN and Unity now freezes on launch. So disappointing.

  3. 4e68b35a6adfbbc088cec23d81d62cd9?d=mm


    Mar 21, 2020 21:41

    2 years later and the problem ist still there. Sad and Disapointing.

  4. 060afd06a3421521374e5ac068fc6123?d=mm


    Dec 18, 2019 16:44

    I was having the same issue as MHMDE3 - sometimes my Unity project did open, most of the time it got stuck while loading.
    It took me quite a while, different Unity Versions and deleted Library folders to track it down to NordVPN being active.
    After disabling NordVPN I can reliably open my projects again.

  5. 183fdeefea193d7cd660f93aafe9fba5?d=mm


    Oct 16, 2019 19:44

    i got this error in unity 2018.4.10f, 2019.1.4f, 2019.2.9f
    when i launch unity while nordVPN running sometimes unity launch correctly and sometimes it get not responding.
    the worst thing happened to me is that when i save a script and back to unity it get not responding, and i lose every change i did to my project, please fix.

  6. D17738f66632555fd2c592645d3daefe?d=mm


    Oct 01, 2019 05:32

    Still crashing the editor regardless of the version of Unity. My nordvpn client works nice with any other program (including other game engines), except unity 2019.x.x (haven't tried older versions, and I am not willing to downgrade a project).

    If a connection to a VPN server is established through the nordvpn client and I then launch unity, the unity process is visible in task manager but idles at 0% CPU usage. The project will not open at all until nordvpn has been closed. If I launch the unity project first and then connect it will freeze the editor causing it to crash.

    Looking forward to a fix...

  7. 5762c4d506e0d1222e267e6033f1759f?d=mm


    Sep 11, 2019 18:52

    What a shame. Can someone explain why in the world one cannot use a VPN while using Unity? Seriously, what is this?

  8. 507a23469504f40da12db9f061859894?d=mm


    Aug 30, 2019 10:49

    Still got this issue :(

  9. 4e68b35a6adfbbc088cec23d81d62cd9?d=mm


    Aug 21, 2019 06:33

    Stopped working again, no clue why..

  10. 4e68b35a6adfbbc088cec23d81d62cd9?d=mm


    Aug 16, 2019 06:33

    Just installed 2019.1.14.f1 and I can Login with NordVpn active. I noticed it with 2019.1.11f1 already but the next day it stopped working. Lets hope the new 14f1 will work all the time.

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