Patch Update v1578 came out today, and after a few rounds of gameplay I have this much to say about it:
-Bot players add dynamic flow to combat and help prevent players from lone-wolfing against the enemy, encouraging more strategic gameplay
-Bots are not overpowering, engage when attacked but don't aimbot players from across the map, and weapons balance is appropriate
-Bots not showing on the kill activity board when you kill them makes finding and shooting real players more rewarding
-Bots introducing larger "player" counts into the game area make other playstyles more usable, and reduce the viability of others (I found myself relying much less on clutch spamming)
-Friendly bots would do well to be highlighted like live friendly players
-Adding bots to kill activity board would make killing them feel more rewarding, but this could also be a design choice which I would accept
Feel like this is a mostly positive update, and I'll add more as I experience more.