Blizzard has announced that it is temporarily removing the Overwatch 2 hero Mei from the game due to a bug. The character is expected to return to the game along with the next patch, which is due out on November 15.
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“We are temporarily disabling Mei from addressing a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allows heroes to go to unintended locations,” Blizzard said in a tweet from its customer service account. “We are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and aim to bring Mei back in our next upcoming patch which is scheduled for November 15th.”
The bug allowed Mei to use her wall to get her to places outside of the game boundary, often resulting in players being able to hide out of sight of opponents and get easy damage and kills. The exploit can be seen in this clip posted on Reddit.
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The move comes just a few weeks after heroes Bastion and Torbjörn were also removed from the game due to bugs that were also causing serious gameplay disruption. Their removal was one of the many problems that plagued the game’s rocky launch, including long queues and constant DDoS attacks.
Although the team is diligently working on character bugs, they won’t be trying to balance any of Overwatch 2’s heroes for the next month. In a recent blog post, Blizzard said they won’t be looking at this type of in-depth balancing until December at the earliest.
In our review of Overwatch 2, we called the game “a very fun team-based FPS, full of charm and love for the world it’s set in.”
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