Overwatch concept artwork showing off Genji

[Update #2]: The latest patch has brought in experimental Assault (2CP) changes and Genji nerfs.

[Update]: Overwatch devs have now also shared a behind-the-scenes look at their tools, engine and potential challenges.

While they aren't always successful, the experimental updates have proven themselves to be quite useful for improving Overwatch as a whole. They allow Blizzard to quickly test balance changes and see the community's reaction to them, as well as mess around with some of the fundamentals like the number of tank players per team without actually disrupting the usual gameplay.

As such, I am very happy to say that Blizzard is currently planning to unleash two new experiments in the near future. The first one will be balance-focused and will bring with it some much-needed nerfs to Genji, as well as yet another batch of potential changes for Moira, all in an effort to make her a more fair and interesting character to play.

The actual details are unfortunately shrouded in mystery, but you thankfully won't have to wait for too long to find out just what Blizzard has cooked up. If everything goes according to plan, you can expect to see this experiment arrive at some point next week.

When it comes to the second update, even less is currently known, but apparently it's a "failed experiment" that Blizzard figured we might want to try regardless. Personally, I can only hope it brings with it some changes to the Assault game mode, because that one has been Overwatch's sore spot since the very beginning.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once either of the experimental updates go live. Until then, have fun with Sigma's Maestro challenge!