(CTN News) – There has been a last-minute delay announced by Blizzard regarding a patch for Overwatch 2 that was supposed to fix a game-breaking exploit affecting one of the game’s heroes.
A few days ago, Overwatch 2 community manager Craig Simpson posted a blog post on the official Blizzard forums. In the blog post, he revealed that the update, which was supposed to be released today, would be delayed for a few more days.
This is the first time that Blizzard has delayed an update. The reason for the delay is reportedly due to a “critical issue” with the patch, but the post does not elaborate on the details of the issue.
As a result of a critical issue, we are delaying the release of today’s patch. When the problem has been resolved, we will provide an update here as soon as the patch has been set live and the issue has been resolved.
There are several improvements planned for this patch, including upcoming balance changes, bug fixes, including those that affect Mei, and core content updates that have been planned.”
There was a primary purpose for the patch, as it was set to fix issues with Mei, the Overwatch 2 hero that had been disabled due to a game-breaking exploit, which resulted in the hero being disabled forever.
Using this exploit, the icy heroine Mei was abize use her Ice Wall ability to move allied characters into the geometry of maps. This gave players w sed her an unfair advantage over their opponents.
Originally, the patch was supposed to allow players to pick and use Mei again in-game, but it appears Overwatch 2 fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Mei again.
Aside from this, the patch was also expected to include some “core content updates“, as well as some balance changes that some players are eagerly awaiting in order to improve their experience.
It is now planned to release the patch on Friday at 6pm AEDT, pending any further issues that can be discovered between now and then.
As we all know, Overwatch 2 has had a bit of a rocky start since it was released free-to-play earlier this year. There have been a number of controversies surrounding the new game as well as a fair amount of criticism from long-time Overwatch 2 fans who have said that the game pales in comparison to the first game and is in some ways inferior.
In the announcement of the nominations for the 2022 Game Awards, Overwatch 2 was only nominated for one award, Best Multiplayer. This is despite the fact that it had been eligible for a number of other awards as well.
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