It is, at least, an admission of fault, alongside the admission that poor communication about the Season 2 weapons was entirely down to developers failing to explain what was intended when said weapons didn’t launch right away.
This was on us. No excuses. […] We will be remedying this lapse in communication next week with details on what you should expect when the next Iron Banner rolls out in Season 2.
It’s up to the individual player if admitting the mistake and promising to do better actually ameliorates things at all. In unrelated news, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg is stepping down in March with no reasons cited for his departure. No word yet on who will take his place.