Overwatch 2 has lost another hero, this time for approximately two weeks. Overwatch 2 Mei will be temporarily removed from service on Monday owing to an issue with her Ice Wall ability, Blizzard Entertainment announced on Twitter. If all goes as planned, Mei will be added back into the game on November 15 via a patch. I’ve been devastated as a Mei major. Not working properly? Not the enchantment for a sword I was anticipating.
[#OW2] We are temporarily disabling Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allows heroes to reach unintended locations. We are working to address these issues as quickly as possible and aim to bring Mei back in our next upcoming patch which is set for November 15. pic.twitter.com/dHP65pMCsX
— Blizzard CS – The Americas (@BlizzardCS) October 31, 2022
Blizzard Has Temporarily Disabled Overwatch 2 Mei
A flaw with Mei’s Ice Wall ability that lets heroes access undesired regions have been identified, thus Blizzard has temporarily disabled her until it can fix it. Our next scheduled patch will go live on November 15 and will include fixes for these issues, as well as the return of Mei.
Because of the glitch, Mei was able to travel outside the limits of the map. The glitch is demonstrated in action on the Busan map of Overwatch 2 in a video shared on Reddit. In this video, a Kiriko player teleports to Mei using the Swift Step ability. Later on, the players take advantage of the exploit to teleport Symmetra off the map, too, making both of them invisible to the rest of the team and hence easy pickings.
Mei’s suspension is the first of its sort, but Overwatch 2’s shaky debut last month led to a slew of similar bans. Due to several issues and the fact that they prevented players from gaining access to nearly a third of the game’s roster, the heroes Bastion and Torbjorn had to be taken out of the game. The two of them were taken out of the game on October 10 and just placed back in.
The release of Overwatch 2 has not gone well. On launch day, the game was met with long wait times as a result of an influx of players. This was followed by what Blizzard described as a “mass DDoS attack,” which rendered the game unplayable for a huge number of users. Overwatch 2 users allegedly spent in-game money on character skins after another contentious bug. It seems that this happened because the game was recording players’ keystrokes while they were conversing in the Hero Gallery. Additionally, its battle pass and monetization have been the subject of criticism.
The Overwatch 2 Halloween event has begun, and cooperative tasks are available. Fortunately, Mei is not a part of that.
Final Words Of Overwatch 2 Mei
Overwatch 2 was praised as “a highly engaging team-based FPS, packed full of charm and passion for the universe it takes place in” in our review. It is currently free to download and play on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned to us!