Overwatch player shows Mei's entire kit is riddled with bugs - Dexerto

Overwatch player shows Mei’s entire kit is riddled with bugs

Published: 23/Oct/2018 16:17

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has outlined a series of bugs currently affecting Mei.

In a recent post on the Overwatch subreddit, u/rubenburgt identified six different bugs that can occur with Mei.

Notably, the bugs affect every aspect of Mei’s kit, from her Endothermic blaster to her regular abilities and her ultimate. Each has at least one issue causing it to behave in an unintended manner.

While some of the bugs have been in the game for some time, all remain issues right now and several can directly impact a game by either endangering Mei herself or preventing her from impacting the enemy as she should.

Of the bugs, the most significant are arguably those with Mei’s ultimate. Not only is it her most powerful ability, it is also has two separate bugs that can impact how effective it may be.

The first is that the ultimate can be delayed after being thrown if the path taken by the drone is blocked, as it won’t actually come into effect until the animation finishes. Notably, this can be caused by the payload on Escort or Hybrid maps where the vehicle hovers. This is particularly worth looking out for as the ultimate is very likely to be used around the payload.

The other issue with Mei’s Blizzard is that it can be nullified if the enemy is hit by an Earthshatter. Once hit, enemies can become immune to the Blizzard’s effect, preventing the ultimates from layering properly.

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The other major issue identified is one which results in Mei’s Ice Wall placement not reflecting where the player is aiming.

Issues with the rest of Mei’s kit are more situational and less significant, but can still be problematic. It is possible, for instance, for Mei’s Cryo-Freeze to be broken by Roadhog. In certain locations, self-boosting with the Ice Wall can result in Mei being teleported through the map, and the freeze stream from her Endothermic Blaster can go through walls.

More perspectives and examples for these bugs can be found in the original post.


How to get Overwatch Sombra Golden Gun Spray

Published: 26/Oct/2020 16:10

by Nate Searl


Overwatch is always looking for new ways to keep their players engaged and new rewards are always a great way to do this. It looks like players will have an opportunity to get a shiny new spray featuring Sombra’s Golden Gun in Season 25. 

According to a leak from OverwatchNaeri on Twitter, players can earn a brand new spray in Season 25 of competitive play in Overwatch.

The spray is an animated image of Sombra’s weapon with a big “XXV” (25 in roman numerals) under the gun.

How to get the spray

Earning the spray is going to be the hard part. To get it, you need to reach the top 500 in competitive Season 25 of Overwatch. It shouldn’t matter if you finish in the Top 500, as long as you make it there at some point in the season. You should get the spray upon reaching the Top 500 for the first time. This is how other Top 500 sprays have worked in the past at least.

Getting to the Top 500 is exactly what it sounds like. You need to be in the top 500 players in your region according to your Skill Rating. Usually, this means you will need to be Grandmaster in rank around 4,200 Skill Rating. So if you want the skin and you aren’t quite Grandmaster yet, be sure to check out our guides and start grinding to get good!

When does Season 25 start?

Overwatch Season 24 end date
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Overwatch Season 24 end date

Currently, it’s still Season 24, so you can’t get the new spray quite yet. Season 24 is currently set to end on November 5, which means that Season 25 should begin directly after that. Assuming there are no unexpected delays, you can expect the new season to begin on November 5 as well.

Season 25 should be no different than Season 24 outside of upcoming balance changes. The Overwatch team is still hard at work on Overwatch 2, which means we likely won’t see any radical changes or new content in the near future. So, you can expect the meta to be similar to what it is now and begin preparing for your climb once the new season starts.

Remember, your Skill Rating only gets a soft reset, so climbing now will also be beneficial for earning the skin once next season begins as well.