I really enjoy the new destruction of the environments, but I think it is a little too easy to destroy almost anything that is being used for cover. 1 shot from every weapon seems to destroy everything. Giant tree, stone/metal statue, big rock, cement wall, and metal objects can all be removed without much fuss.
The SMG has become one of the best weapons in the game because I can shoot it 4 times in a round. That’s 4 pieces of cover that can be removed so my more accurate soldiers can shoot the enemy unimpeded. The destruction is also a double-edges sword since any cover that you find will also be removed in 1 shot.
I really hope in the future they have some sort of minimum damage (or hit points system) so that cover can actually be used properly.