tbh, i think the connections are truer now then they were before the patch.
before the patch, EVERYBODY had 4 bars and it seemed like it was too good to be true especially since some people run 1 to 1.5 seconds behind every other player.
after the patch, connections seemed to have evened out a little and the bars are accurate as to what kinda connect you are having/going to have in the game.
anything less than 3 greens, you are going to be at a disadvantage.
3 or more, you are good to go.
I don't think that's the case. I never got shot around corners once until this patch rolled around. Almost everytime I jump behind cover now the bullets hit me anyway. Never did that prepatch back when I had 4 bars. It's also taking alot more ammo to put people down as opposed to before.
I think they did something with matchmaking because the game played like this for me with constant 3 bars for the first 2 or so weeks of launch until that split up objectives playlist hotfix thing seemed to improve connections. This patch reverted that hotfix...