Wizards of the Coast issued this statement on Friday: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/experimentation-2018-09-21
Thanks WotC for ruining my perfect blogging title. After the third session I reached the 3rd level. I was going to choose hunter for my ranger as an Archtype but Mikko brought to my attention that Wizards had published an Unearthed Arcana that included a new Archtype for rangers – Deep Stalker.
In essence this means that I got darkvision and the whole concept of my character was about to change. I even joked about not choosing this path but while thinking about my character it seemed like to natural way to go.
I should note that I don’t really play Modern. I do every once in a while, usually to horrible results (2-6 in a PTQ on Saturday, for example). I don’t, therefore, know all the ins and outs of the format. I don’t this matters, however.
A couple of weeks back, WotC decided they’d run all the Pro Tours as Standard + latest Draft format. Based on response from the people who watch the streams, WotC recanted their decision and made the first Pro Tour of next year Modern. I guess their hand was somewhat forced, but its not that simple.