Mei's Cryo-Freeze ability is quite broken—literally

Overwatch's Icon By Jess Simmonds · Mar 14, 2019 11:35 PM · 


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Mei is one of the oldest heroes in Overwatch, so most players are very familiar with her abilities, one of which is Cryo-Freeze. This allows Mei to hide from her enemies for a short time, and ally support heroes can heal Mei while she is in the Cryo state—or, at least, they’re supposed to be able to.

One Reddit user, /u/Rubenburgt, uploaded a video on the Overwatch subreddit trying out each hero’s healing ability on Mei while she is in her Cryo state. They found many inconsistencies, with no real logic or pattern as to why some abilities worked and some didn’t.

The video demonstrates that just under half of the healing abilities that ally heroes used on Mei worked, while the remaining healing abilities did not. Abilities that worked included Ana’s primary fire, Lucio’s Sound Barrier, Mercy’s healing and boosting, Mercy’s Guardian Angel, Moira’s Coalescence, Zenyatta’s Orb of Harmony, Soldier’s Biotic Field, Brigitte’s Repair Pack, and Brigitte’s Rally.

The abilities that were shown not to work in the video included Baptiste’s Biotic Launcher, Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst, Baptiste’s Immortality Field, Ana’s Biotic Grenade, Ana’s Nano Boost, Lucio’s Healing Crossfade, Moira’s Biotic Grasp, Moira’s Biotic Orb, Zarya’s Projected Barrier, and Zenyatta’s Transcendence.

Naturally, this has confused many players. Hopefully, now that the Reddit post is gaining traction, Blizzard will look into this issue and let players know what’s going on.

Do you think there should be some heroes that can heal Mei in Cryo-Freeze and some that shouldn’t be able to?

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