Blizzard Warns Players Against Using Overwatch’s Mei Wall Exploit, Explains the Delay in Fixing It

January 5, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan

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If you’ve been playing Overwatch then you’re probably aware of Mei’s ice wall exploit that allows players to get outside a level and shoot you while you can’t shoot them back. Understandably, it’s been a source of frustration, with players continuously voicing their concerns over on Blizzard’s forums and social media. The developer has now responded, apologizing for the delay in fixing it. According to Game Director Jeff Kaplan, the team struggled to track down the bug. At the same time, he also warned players against using the exploit, stating that Blizzard will be taking “aggressive action” against those using it.

Here’s Kaplan’s full post:

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).

Have any of our readers encountered players using this glitch?