Brigitte’s new “Toast” victory pose for this year’s Winter Wonderland event pokes some fun at an Overwatch fan theory that was popular just before the hero was released.
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event introduces a ton of new skins and cosmetics for heroes this year, and may have also broken BlizzardWorld in Arcade mode.
A number of heroes got the “Toast” emote, like Tracer, enjoying a nice cup of tea, but Brigitte’s contains a little Easter Egg for eagle-eyed fans.
Before Brigitte was released one of the popular fan theories about the next hero was that it would be a cat, wearing a jetpack on it’s back, which was a hero design Blizzard had toyed around with in the past.
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’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.