The issue is ISP specific not regional, if you can teather your cellphone, switch to a backup connection, or hop on a neighbors wireless just to get in that may work, it did for me. Once the game patches and loads log out but don't exit the game, switch back to your regular internet and log back in. This issue is only with the launcher/patch servers, once the game loads your fine.
How is it justified to spend 200Lobis that costs alot to get when all they had to do to add this set is change a few numbers, literally would have taken minutes, it really irks me how they willingly love to rip us off.
At least a new look , after all the money wed pay to get it, it involves no work really to do what they have done.
I see by the string this seems to be a global problem ac-crossed a lot of different internet providers. Not sure if my information being posted would do much good but i can tell you im in the far northerner part of New England if that helps. I do not have any other internet problems at all and my provider assures me it is not on our end. Not sure if this limited information is helpful but I hope so.