11/01/2022 at 4:32 p.m. by Susanne Braun – In Overwatch 2, things are far from running as smoothly as the people at Blizzard would like, as a new hero deactivation shows: Mei will probably no longer be playable until November 15, 2022, because their ice wall lets players go to places where they shouldn’t be.
The heroes of Overwatch 2 aren’t currently getting their butts frozen to the ground with ice cannons, although that would of course be appropriate for the time of year, but well… The fact that you’re not having freezing cryostasis or blizzards flying around your ears has to do with the Developers of Blizzard Entertainment’s team shooter deactivated the heroine Mei on October 31, 2022 – making her the third Overwatch 2 character since launch to have had to be temporarily deactivated.
So far, the two heroes, Bastion and Torbjörn, have been disabled in certain game modes, and the Junkertown map has also been disabled for a while.
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Mei not available until November 15, 2022
Only in about two weeks, with the Overwatch 2 patch, which is scheduled for November 15, 2022, will the scientist with her endothermic radiator be playable again. The reason for this is actually not particularly surprising. With Mei’s Ice Wall ability, some players have reached places on the maps that shouldn’t be accessible to them. Then of course it’s the end, terrain with fairness, when team members possibly go to a save or sniper spot that cannot be reached without Mei and dominate their opponents from there.
The Ice Wall allows players to go to places on the map where they shouldn’t be. That’s why Mei was deactivated. Source: Blizzard
No other details are noted in the official notification of Mei’s involuntary break. You can check out Overwatch Community Manager Craig’s message on the English-language forums. We’ll have to wait and see whether Mei remains alone in the penalty box or whether another hero is put there.