'Overwatch' Uprising Glitch: Mei bug nerfs her ultimate and ice gun

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

Don't worry, it's not just you: When the Overwatch Uprising patch hit earlier in the week, it broke most of Mei's abilities. Specifically, her ice gun and her ultimate ability, Blizzard, no longer slow enemies. 

Add this to the pesky bug in which Mei's ultimate ability occasionally vanishes into thin air if she throws it when she's about to die — and you've got a recipe for disaster.

Overwatch Uprising glitch: Uprising event broke Mei even more

Here's footage of the bug that's been a problem for awhile: Mei's vanishing ultimate.

And here's the new glitch, showing that her gun and ultimate no longer slows enemies down before freezing them:

Mei's ability to slow enemies is what makes her such an effective character, so for that cornerstone of her toolkit to be broken is a huge issue. Luckily, Blizzard says it's on the case.

"We've identified that cause of the bug and have a fix for it internally," Overwatch principal designer Geoff Goodman said on the forums. "We'll get it out to you guys as soon as we can. Sorry about that."

We'll update this post when a fix rolls out.

More Overwatch news and updates

For more on Overwatch, check out the rest of what Mic has to offer. Here is a full explanation of the different types of health in Overwatch, the latest rumor of a Terry Crews-voiced Overwatch character, an update on that Mei ice wall exploit, a hilarious video of a play of the game involving the jump pad on Oasis, a roundup of the best Overwatch plays of the week, our definitive ranking of every Overwatch hero and a giant Overwatch FAQ for beginners.

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Tim Mulkerin

Tim Mulkerin writes about video games for Mic. You can reach him at tim@mic.com.

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