[Epic][0.90.11][Online Co-op] Sync World

Trying to play with a friend that has the game on Steam (i am on Epic) and we get into the starting cut scene (plane crash). Once we swim to the life raft the game goes to a loading screen and gets to Sync World and stays at 1%. It was stuck for about 15 minutes until he decided to close his game and move on. The second he closed his game I loaded in perfectly fine. We tried this 3 times switching host and it is the same result every time.