The laws of physics are getting a bit of a tweak on Overwatch's public test region (PTR) servers. There are no patches to apply; the change will take effect "shortly," and it applies to all characters.
Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan posted about the update on Battle.net. The update mainly stabilizes characters' rates of acceleration, especially on inclines.
"Specifically, movement on the ground is much more consistent. Going up/down inclines will no longer affect the Hero’s speed," Kaplan wrote. "Previously, inclines could either make you move slightly faster or slightly slower, depending on the circumstances. Inclines will also no longer cause a small amount of strafing movement when moving diagonally on them."
Kaplan also said better air control will be one of the positive effects of these changes. "For example, Winston previously was not able to easily make small adjustments to his flight path during his Jump Pack leap, but now he should be able to do that, and it is also noticeable on many of the other Heroes that are often in the air."
I'm all for any kind of science that improves a gorilla's air control.