Mei’s Ice Wall bug in Overwatch recognized, abusers of glitch will probably be punished

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Blizzard has lastly tracked down the bug which gamers have been utilizing to use Mei’s Ice Wall means in Overwatch.


If you might be unfamiliar with the issue, it happens throughout 3v3 matches on the Ecopoint: Antarctica area map when a participant makes use of Mei’s Ice Wall means.

The glitch happens when as Mei the participant heads to a specific nook of the map, crouches down, and locations the Ice Wall beneath the character. This will despatched the participant to the higher degree of the room which shouldn’t be accessible. They can then roam about above the map, and entry off restrict areas.

Once the participant is positioned on this space, they’re the capable of proceed preventing enemies – or simply stand there and do nothing – with out taking any hits themselves.

This is detailed in full through a video on YouTube by Hey Charlie.

If you might be interested by utilizing the glitch your self till Blizzard points a repair: don’t.

According to game director Jeff Kaplan, the event group will probably be taking motion in opposition to those that exploit the bug.

“Overwatch is a PvP experience so that means exploiting game mechanics like this comes at a cost to those you are competing against,” he stated. “We take aggressive motion in opposition to individuals who abuse recreation mechanics, hack or cheat. This case is not any totally different.

“This bug is clearly an exploit and we take into account this dishonest. Do not try to breed this bug. If you see somebody abusing this mechanic, please report them.”

Players have been complaining about subject for fairly a while, understandably, and Kaplan stated the rationale it’s simply now being addressed was because of the bug being “surprisingly tricky to track down.”

“We believe we have identified a fix,” he stated. “Our hope is to have it fixed by tomorrow (January 5), but there is always the chance that our fix could fail. We’re currently testing to verify the fix.”

The publish by Kaplan was made yesterday, and so far as we will inform, an replace has not been utilized to the sport. You would possibly wish to maintain your eye on the announcements page of the Overwatch forum.

This is the place updates made to the sport are normally posted.