It most certainly has to be a regional thing, as when I swapped my VPN to anything else beside US and Canada, with my other options being optimal location, Germany, Singapore, and Netherlands, I'm good. Switch to either Canada, US, or my local IP, and I'm using that other layout.
@aimzz I just tried it on my Edge and Chrome again. Those still work fine. I can't test Firefox since I don't have it, though.