Build crashes on Testflight

Hi, my app is on SDK 38 and is working fine on the master branch. I created a feature branch with a separate release channel and ran expo publish for that channel. I then created an archive which I uploaded to Testflight and Google Play (android version runs without issues). The iOS version crashes on launch and the crash log indicates this Thread 3 name: Dispatch queue: expo.controller.AssetFilesQueue so I suspect it is related to assets. The master branch did have new assets that was merged into the feature branch before I ran expo publish and created the archive. Can anyone provide insight on whether I am missing any steps?