Overwatch’s Mei Wall Glitch Fix Coming Today; Exploiters Will Be Punished
If you play Overwatch, then you will be familiar with a particular infuriating glitch the game has been suffering from: I’m of course talking about the Mei wall glitch.
For those that don’t know: in the last few weeks players have been able to exploit a glitch in the game regarding Mei and her Ice Wall. In short, the glitch allows Mei to get outside of a level and shoot players who can’t shoot back. Sounds problematic right? Well it has been, and dozens of people have voiced their frustrations in the game’s forums about the glitch since it first appeared. But last night Blizzard, specifically the Game’s Director Jeff Kaplan, announced that a fix to the glitch is on its way January 5th, which is today.
The announcement came over on the games’ forums, where Kaplan said Blizzard is currently testing to verify the fix. According to Kaplan, the big was surprisingly tricky to handle, but the developer believes it has found a fix. Kaplan also says there is a chance the fix could fail, so it’s probably best not to get your hopes up too much.
Kaplan continues by stating the bug is clearly an exploit and that Blizzard considers it cheating. He warns others to not attempt to reproduce the bug, and to asks players to report anyone who they see using the exploit.
According to Kaplan, Blizzard will be taking action against all who abused the exploit, stating that “Overwatch is a PvP experience so that means exploiting game mechanics like this comes at a cost to those you are competing against.” What action will be taken was not divulged, however, Kaplan says, like it always does, Blizzard will take “aggressive action” against cheaters.
Kaplan concludes the post by apologizing for the bug lingering as long as it has and by saying that hopefully it, and the people who abused, will be gone soon.