DICE is turning the "EZ Mode" for the Recon class up to at least 10 with the upcoming patch. Today, the Battlefield 4 blog talks about some weapon tweaks coming to the game. Weapon tweaks that include a damage buff to DMRs and increased accuracy when sniping.
DMRs
1) Increased the damage of all DMRs across all ranges. Specifically, damage has been increased at long ranges to allow three-hit kills against unarmored opponents. Additionally, reduced the penalty to accuracy for sustained DMR fire, allowing more rapid follow up shots in combat. The amount of the damage increase varies from weapon to weapon, according to its intended range, rate of fire, and damage. We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of DMRs in combat, and determine if additional action is needed to make DMRs a viable mid to long range weapon.

Pump Action Shotguns
1) Increased the accuracy of pump action shotguns (870 MCS, HAWK 12g, SPAS-12, and UTS 15) while on the move and aiming. The accuracy has been approximately doubled. These weapons did not have any available barrels or grips that would allow a player to enhance their aimed accuracy. This change should make the use of pump action weapons with slugs much more viable at medium and close range by allowing more accurate fire.

Carbines
1) Reduced the long range damage of the MTAR to bring it in line with the rest of the Carbines.

General

A damage buff to DMRs and a reduction in time for snipers to get an accurate scoped shot? Man, it's like DICE doesn't actually want me to play the game any more or something!

Also, anybody else noticing how DICE keeps using images from the Second Assault DLC for all of these blog entries. Good thing that's out for PC and PlayStation gamers!