When does Mei return to Overwatch 2? Hero disabled after Ice Wall bug

Andrew Highton
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Overwatch 2 hero Mei is not available for selection due to technical difficulties involving her Ice Wall ability, so when are Blizzard going to bring the popular character back to Overwatch 2?

The launch period for Overwatch 2 was quite a successful one, barring complaints over “predatory skin prices” and Halloween skin costs exceeding other popular free-to-play titles.

Overwatch 2 has a ton of great heroes to use including new ones such as Ramattra, Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko. But one of the game’s most popular ones is still an OG one – Mei.

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The climatologist favors ice attacks during games of Blizzard’s hero shooter, but it appears as if her Ice Wall ability has been behaving quite irrationally.

As a result, the devs have removed her from Overwatch 2 for the time being, but when is the hero set to return?

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Mei return date in Overwatch 2

Blizzard have confirmed that the November 15 mid-season patch for Overwatch 2 has been delayed and they have not provided another release date for the patch, meaning it is unclear when Mei will be returning to the game.

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The devs explained what the issue was with Mei and what was causing it in a forum post: “We are temporarily disabling Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allowed heroes to reach unintended locations when used with their abilities.”

“We are working to address these issues as quickly as possible and aim to bring Mei back in our next upcoming patch…thank you for your understanding and patience.”

So fans of the damage hero are going to have to wait a little longer to return to the cold nature of blasting foes with ice.

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