Patch notes very clearly imply that effect has been buffed to match description just like people have been asking for 7+ months.
“fixed” it in the opposite direction instead thus leaving it as the same garbage it already was. Which they toooooootally couldn’t have done any of the multiple other times that the text was changed instead of getting are hopes up.
Essentially Gearbox chose to officially approve the problem and call it a fix.
Combined with the elimination of extra projectiles caused by bonus elements; we have yet more examples of patch-notes being terribly written.