Overwatch 2 Selling $10 Mei Skin Even Though She’s Unplayable


A screenshot shows Mei smiling while showing off her new epic skin.

If you are chilly, she’s chilly. Let her in.
Image: Blizzard / Kotaku

Blizzard launched a extremely cool new epic pores and skin for Mei. The solely downside is that gamers cannot see what her pores and skin appears like as a result of she’s been quickly taken out of the sport.

Mei has been lacking since Halloween, when Blizzard introduced it might be “quickly disabling” Mei to handle a bug together with her Ice Wall capacity that allowed heroes to achieve unintended places. Mei mains had been instructed they might have their ice queen again with the discharge of Overwatch 2‘s November 15 patch replace. However, that patch was delayed mere hours earlier than it was speculated to launch yesterday to handle a “vital situation.”

The new patch date is tomorrow, November 17.

“This delay additionally impacts the supply of Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks from the Postseason matches throughout the interval between Oct 30-Nov 4, together with the rotation of cosmetics within the Overwatch League store,” Craig Simpson, an Overwatch 2 neighborhood supervisor, wrote within the recreation’s official boards.“Thanks on your understanding, we’ll be engaged on releasing this patch as quickly as potential. Follow our boards and socials at @PlayOverwatch for updates.”

Despite the delay, Overwatch 2 went forward and launched the brand new epic Mei pores and skin, named Retro Star. Even in case you purchase the pores and skin by coughing up $10.00 or utilizing OW2‘s in-game forex, you will not be capable to see how the pores and skin appears in motion with Mei’s emotes and play-of-the-game cinematics as a result of she is not at present within the recreation.

It’s a disgrace as a result of this new pores and skin is arguably one of many cooler outfits within the character’s wardrobe. Aside from giving Kirby vibes together with his rainbowcore aestheticRetro Star has the added bonus of getting a pulsating rainbow gentle on the entrance of her jacket.

Kotaku reached out to Blizzard for remark.

Saying issues have not been going too nicely for Overwatch 2 can be an understatement. Since its launch final month, the hero shooter suffered from two DDoS assaultsthe disastrous launch of its cellphone authentication systemand the removing of heroes to handle bugs, simply to call a number of oopsies. Hopefully the return of Mei’s chilling presence in tomorrow’s delayed patch replace will spell an upswing for the troubled hero shooter.


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