Overwatch 2 Mid Season Patch Delayed, Mei Still Locked


Blizzard have announced that the mid-season patch for Overwatch 2 has been delayed, leaving players unable to select Mei for a bit longer.

The mid-season patch was due to be released yesterday, but an official post on Blizzard's forum revealed that would no longer be the case. "Today’s patch is delayed as we work to resolve a critical issue. We’ll provide an update here and set the patch live as soon as the problem is addressed," the post read.

The patch was set to address issues that affected hero Mei, who has been unavailable in game for some time. On Oct. 31, Blizzard announced that they would be temporarily disabling Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability. The bug in question allowed other heroes to reach unintended locations when Ice Wall was used in conjunction with their abilities.

Additional changes to be added in the patch included upcoming balance changes and core content updates. "This delay also impacts the delivery of Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks from the Postseason matches during the period between Oct 30 - Nov 4, along with the rotation of cosmetics in the Overwatch League shop."

When Does Overwatch 2 Mid-Season Patch Release?

Fortunately, Overwatch players won't have too much longer to wait for the patch to arrive. In an update, Blizzard confirmed that the mid-season patch would now be released on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The patch will now go live at 11 a.m. PST.