Yesterday, 8:32 PM · 58 replies and 1348 views.
Yes, the engineered weps were removed from the NPCs for a short while, but were re-introduced. There's a dev post about it somewhere, but I can't remember where. Someone will be along to quote it, I'm sure. Deadly and Elite NPCs have engineered weapons, at least in CZs. I don't think they put them back in for other areas, but I'm not sure.