Overwatch 2 sells $10 Mei skin, even though she’s unplayable

A screenshot shows Mei smiling as she shows off her new epic skin.

If you’re cold, she’s cold. Let her in.
Image: Blizzard / Kotaku

Blizzard released a really cool new epic skin for Mei. The only problem is that players can’t see what her skin looks like because she’s been temporarily removed from the game.

Mei has been missing since Halloween, when Blizzard announced it would “temporarily disable” Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allowed heroes to reach unintended locations. Mei mains was told they would have their ice queen back with the release of Overlook 2November 15 patch update. It was that patch though delayed only hours before it was due to launch yesterday to address a “critical problem”.

The new patch date is tomorrow, November 17.

“This delay also impacts the delivery of Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks from the Postseason matches between October 30 and November 4, along with the rotation of cosmetics in the Overwatch League store,” Craig Simpson, a Overlook 2 community manager, wrote in the game’s official forums.“Thanks for your understanding, we will work to release this patch as soon as possible. Follow our forums and socials at @PlayOverwatch for updates.”

Despite the delay, Overlook 2 went on and on has released the new epic May skin, called Retroster. Even if you buy the skin by coughing up or using $10.00 OW2‘s in-game currency, you can’t see what the skin looks like in action with Mei’s emotes and play-of-the-game cinematics because she’s not currently in the game.

It’s a shame, because this new skin might just be one of the cooler outfits in the character’s wardrobe. Aside from giving Kirby vibes with his rainbow core aestheticRetro Star has the added bonus of a pulsating rainbow light on the front of her jacket.

Kotaku contacted Blizzard for comment.

Say things aren’t going so well Overlook 2 would be an understatement. Since its launch last month, the hero shooter has suffered two DDoS attacksthe disastrous launch of her phone authentication systemand removing heroes to address bugs, just to name a few oops. Hopefully, the return of Mei’s chilling presence in tomorrow’s delayed patch update will bring a resurgence to the troubled hero shooter.

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