As many of you may know who play Overwatch regularly, Mei has been a very annoying character to deal with lately. People have been using her “Ice Wall” ability to boost themselves up to areas that are not able to be reached any other way. Thus, making some of them nearly impossible to reach or kill, for that matter. Blizzard has gotten word of this exploit and are current working on a fix for the situation. Along with this fix, Blizzard has also warned of some more “aggressive” actions to be taken for people caught using this exploit. Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan has been quoted on the forums as saying:
Hi. This bug was surprisingly tricky for us to track down but we believe we have identified a fix. Our hope is to have it fixed sometime tomorrow (1/5/2017 PST) but there is always the chance that our fix could fail. We’re currently testing to verify the fix.
This bug is clearly an exploit and we consider this cheating. Do not attempt to reproduce this bug. If you see someone abusing this mechanic, please report them.
We will be taking action against those who abused this exploit. Overwatch is a PvP experience so that means exploiting game mechanics like this comes at a cost to those you are competing against. We take aggressive action against people who abuse game mechanics, hack or cheat. This case is no different.
Apologies that this bug lingered for as long as it did. Hopefully this should go away soon (along with those who abused it).
Blizzard has done very well to try to nip these issues in the bud as early as they can and continue to do so for as long as this game has been around. My advice would be to take his word and not try to replicate this exploit anymore or suffer the consequences.
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