The Overwatch Uprising event has many players super excited. After the raging success of the Halloween PVE event, Blizzard upped their game even more and released a fully fledged PVE mission that allows you to take up the role of one character from the team that accompanied Tracer on her very first mission. The event is great and has gotten rave reviews, but it seems like an ugly bug has reared its head that makes one of the characters essentially unplayable. Mei can’t freeze people correctly, and that’s a problem when her entire design revolves around that mechanic.
The bug, as reported by top Overwatch players, seems to slow down the rate at which Mei’s weapon freezes people. Considering how fragile Mei is when facing an enemy one on one, the fact that she can’t freeze people quickly and efficiently is quickly making her a no-go in any serious form of play. The bug is especially bad when you’re facing speedy characters like Lucio, who as of this patch can just skate right by Mei and avoid her weapon entirely.
This bug is really bad on its own, but accompanying this bug is a problem with Mei’s Blizzard ultimate. With this current bug, players are able to waltz through the blizzard aoe unscathed without freezing. Mei’s Blizzard can turn the tide of a losing game, and having it broken essentially neuters what is a pretty good (albeit annoying to play against) character.
Have you noticed this issue with Mei personally? Hopefully Blizzard comes up with a fix soon, as having a character essentially useless does not do good things for the game.