Mei Has Been Removed From Overwatch 2

Mei Has Been Removed From Overwatch 2
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Joseph Kime


1st Nov 2022 09:49

Overwatch 2 has a bit of a bad habit. The game has been peppered with problems that need pretty immediate fixes, lest they break the game's competitive meta beyond repair - with bugs related to Torbjorn and Bastion most notably taking centre stage recently.

They obviously need fixing, but Blizzard's tactic of pulling entire characters from the roster of the game until they're patched up is a controversial one, disappointing players across the world and affecting just how consistent Overwatch 2 can be. And now, a new character has temporarily bit the dust.

Mei Has Been Pulled From Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2's frostiest fighter is the latest to suffer from Blizzard's removal of characters from the game, as a bug with Mei's ice wall ability has cropped up.

The news was announced by a Tweet from Blizzard customer service, which claims that the pulling of the character is a result of the ability allowing her to reach places that developers had never intended.

"We are temporarily disabling Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allows heroes to reach unintended locations," the Tweet reads. "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."


What's The Mei Bug That Got Her Canned?

Using Mei in tandem with Symmetra teleporters has long been a strong rotation tactic for Overwatch players, but things have gone too far, as indicated by a Reddit video. The video shared by u/Ravnuslock shows that Mei alone can use her ice wall to push Kiriko out of bounds, pushing them through the ceiling of Busan's spawn room.

Even though we understand why Blizzard is taking Mei out for now, the fact she joins Torbjorn and Bastion so soon after launch is definitely not a good look. They have returned, but with Mei being the latest out, does this set a precedent that someone will always be missing? Namely, fans are still frustrated to see that the entire character has been pulled. Come back soon, Mei. We'll miss you.

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