Overwatch Workshop mode finally lets players Ice Skate with Mei - Dexerto
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Overwatch Workshop mode finally lets players Ice Skate with Mei

Published: 16/Jun/2019 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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One creative Overwatch workshop mode gives players the ability to spray out their own ice track while playing as Mei.

Blizzard’s release of the Overwatch Workshop has given fans the chance to create pretty much whatever they would like insider the Overwatch realm.

Some players have created new characters, others have adjusted the current crop of in-game heroes, while a number of creators have made new game modes. It the new selection of modes that have taken the fancy of many fans – with this new idea centered around Mei carving out a niche of its own.

Mei is one of the more popular heroes in Overwatch.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, Mornedii, showed off their new idea – Mei’s Ice Skating. Now, the idea isn’t confined to an area that you’d label as an Ice Rink but instead, players can traverse the different in-game maps with their ice spraying abilities and create their own path.

There isn’t a limit on the amount of Ice you can spray either, with the weapon being given unlimited ammo in the mode. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do damage and eliminate your friends.

You can try and finish them off with a few blows but that won’t really impact a players health all that much. Build up some significant speed, however, and you’ll be able to eliminate them with a killer punch. The faster you go, the more damage you will do.

However, there are a few kinks to the mode that have to be figured out but according to Mornedii, those problems are on Blizzard’s end. As it stands, having over eight players in a game will cause the server to crash but that is being looked into as the new idea evolves.

Redditors praise new Workshop mode

Yet, that hasn’t stopped other Redditors from showering praise on the ingenious new mode. “Omg I always wanted this and someone made it into a thing! Tysm, this should be in the actual game,” commented one impressed fan.

Another, bannanatide22, added: “That. Is. AWESOME!”

What is the workshop code?

As ever, these workshop modes are evolving and change from time-to-time so if you’re a fan of the idea, you’ll have to keep up-to-date with Mornedii’s posts for any sweeping changes.

However, if you want to play the mode in its current state then you will need the current code which is: 8PJMN.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.