Unless Dice do something about the High Ping Players on the servers they will not stop the declining player bleed on the server population.
Even having players with x2 your ping... We all know low ping players Under 30ms get punished when coming up against players with high ping and due to the issues with the netcode this is magnified even further.
European servers should have European players local to the AWS for that region, We are currently seeing people from all other the world playing on the DE Servers
(I have seen Brazil and South Africa) and players with High Pings over 100ms and even seen 500ms
This kills the game and Hitreg goes out the window.
The release of the new maps will give a temporary spike to the player numbers and then people will get frustrated again and loose more people.
Its a tough pill for Dice to swallow but better to force the high ping players to play in the regions and force Dice to introduce more local servers to cater for this, than loosing more players long term.
If you do nothing you will kill the game ... !1