My launcher always has it greyed out. What do?
Do you have on of the timer mods or UI mods?
No, clean install.
Were you able to connect to shift before? The shortcut you use to run the launcher, does it have any additional commands added to it? A clean install might not necessarily replace the shortcut you use to run the game.
I have the same issue. Multiplayer in launcher is grayed out, just keeps saying “connecting to shift”. It is a fresh install. No special commands or mods.