During a stream at Blizzard HQ on November 20, popular Overwatch streamer Francine 'Fran' Vo asked Lead Producer Matthew Hawley about what's in store for the game going forward, and he told her there's some "special stuff" coming in the first half of 2019.
Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan has already teased fans with “big things” coming next year during BlizzCon.
Now, Hawley said the Overwatch team was working on and play testing Hero 30 already as well, "It's still very rough, but we're working on it."
"And we're working on some super special stuff that I can't talk about that's coming up next year," he teased viewers.
Game Director Jeff Kaplan also hinted at big changes coming next year in a recent interview, but he gets about as specific as Hawley when describing what the changes actually are.
Some users on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit think that the changes could be a clan system or other social system overhaul coming to Battle.net.
Fran conducts an extended interview with Hawley, where she asks more about Hero 30 and the upcoming changes.
At BlizzCon this year, Fran got the chance to sit down and play Overwatch with Kaplan, who mentioned during the stream that clans were something that was definitely being looked at.