Not sure what they changed as I'm new to this version, but the melee does seem to behave strangly sometimes - stabbing someone seems to randomly not be a 1 hit kill sometimes, being outranged(are muskets different sizes?), some people seem to rapid stab too.
I'm finding swords fairly useless when I'd have thought they'd be the perfect counter to bayonets.
I'm sure some of it is just me, but some of it is very weird, like a musket missing from 2 metres... I know accuracy wasn't their strong point but really? Not sure how it's calculated but it seems off. :/
Does auto direction block work online? It seems sometimes I block and sometimes I don't.