I think they want the new season to feel different, so what better time than the start of the season to introduce the new meta.
Briggite available in comp, Hanzo rework, Tracer and Genji nerf,Dva just previously nerfed before this patch.
Its almost like they realized 5 seasons of “DIVE COMP SAME 6 CHARACTERS GO” is really boring to play, and also to watch.
OW has dropped in popularity on Twitch, and recently OWL games couldnt even beat Ninja on Fortnite. 1 streamer in Fortnite, attracts more attention than an OWL game, that Blizzard advertises heavily everywhere.
OW used to be top 3 viewed games. Currently on the lower end of 6-10th depending on time of day. Not much has really changed in OW recently that attracts new people in.
For a game that chants “We love diversity of characters and hero-swapping”
OWL is literally the same comp every game, every map, every time. With the FEW changes team do, APPLAUDED LIKE CRAZY for actually using more than the 6 hero’s of dive comp.