I'll say its not a huge deal to me. I've learned to tell when I am actually in a snow biome. Whatever changes they made to the graphic settings actually gave me a small boost of fps. I run at about 13-15 now, instead of 9-11. Lol
I run on the lowest possible graphics settings and dx11. I thought I could only see snow myself. But my buddy said we weren't in a snow biome on his end, but a foresty one. It wasn't like that for me post patch, I thought it was just an issue on my end though.