Topic sums it up actually.
Torpedo Spread I is not working (for me at least). It can be activated, but launching a torpedo afterwards does not result in anything.
What do you expect to happen? When I used it I get some fireworks around my target, but the AoE effect seems to be extremely limited. I tried to use it against swarms of fighters with little effect it also fails to kill minefields, but I do see damage numbers on several targets when they are very close. I suppose skill level needs to be pretty high though. Its not like they would give us instakilling aoe nukes at low levels
It works just fine. Was using it today with a test BO.
Once activated, and you launch your next torpedo, it will fire a spread of them. I tried it several times, and to a single target, it doesn't do anything over a normal torpedo shot. However, I used it at a group of bird of prey's, and saw results on many of them.
The catch? Its still a torpedo with the same limitations of any other torpedo - if the targets' shields are still strong, you aren't going to see much damage - their shields would have to be weak or down.
I think it may be a graphics bug, when I use it it works however I cant see it. What I mean is it appears as nothing has happened however a few seconds later the target does get the proper damage. I'm assumin the OP has the same problem.