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Overwatch 2: Why Was Mei Removed?

Here's everything you should know about the temporary removal of Mei from Overwatch 2.

It seemed like Overwatch 2 is finally getting back on track since its slow release back in October 2022. However, bugs and glitches have found their way again as one more character gets removed from the game. Earlier, Bastion and Torbjorn were removed temporarily due to their buggy Ultimates. Whereas, this time it’s Mei who has been pulled back from the iconic 35 Hero roster of Overwatch 2. If you are Mei’s fan and wondering what went wrong with her, then this article is all you need. Check out this guide and know why was Mei removed and when will she return to Overwatch 2.

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Why was Mei Removed from Overwatch 2?

Why Was Mei Removed From Overwatch 2

Blizzard is being criticized for months as the game has more bugs than its predecessor. One such bug occurred wherein Mei’s Ice Wall ability sends other players out of the map. But from that location, the players are still able to shoot and heal others without getting spotted. This bug can prove to be a devastating one as Damage Heroes like Sojourn or Genji can decimate the opponents.

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This issue was acknowledged by Blizzard’s Community manager as he explained this bug on the Forum. In addition, the same was also tweeted by Blizzard Customer support on Twitter. Like Bastion and Torbjorn, Mei will be taken back to the developer’s workshop and will be fixed.

When will Mei Return to OW2?

As per reports from Blizzard, Mei will return back in Overwatch 2 with the next patch update. For those who don’t know, the update is all set to release on November 15, 2022. Let us all hope that things go well and we get to play as Mei sooner again in the game.

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That’s all you need to know about Mei’s removal from Overwatch 2. If you found this article helpful, then make sure to check out our other OW2 guides.