Mei & Genji Are Currently Broken In Overwatch

Published: April 13, 2017 9:45 AM /


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Although recent Overwatch news has been filled with all of the awesomeness of the new Uprising PvE event, it's not all sunshine & lollipops - Mei's primary attack and Ultimate are broken and Genji's Ultimate is broken.

The Uprising patch brought a lot of new goodies to the game including a PvE game mode and a revamped Lúcio. However, some bugs have crept in with the patch as well. Mei's primary attack & ultimate ability have lost their slowdown debuff. A video by YouTuber TheNinjask92 shows the bug in action on the Practice Range. Thankfully, the game's Principal Designer Geoff Goodman has stated that Blizzard has found the source of the bug and they'll get it fixed in the next patch.


Genji is also aboard the bug train with this latest patch: for reasons unknown, his Dragonblade Ultimate ability has been seemingly nerfed by a change not mentioned in the patch log. It's subtle, but as the commenters at /r/CompetitiveOverwatch have noted it reduces his maximum possible sword swings from 7 down to 6 due to the slower speed. Once again, Geoff Goodman has chimed in on the game's official forums and stated that the change wasn't intentional. It's not yet known if the cause has been found or when a fix is being deployed.

Very few games (if any) can launch a patch without a few bugs cropping up and Overwatch is no exception. Aside from the issues with Mei & Genji, a number of other Known Issues exist. Aside from the issues in the current game, the Uprising event has a few specific bugs. Shooting while standing on the Payload isn't entirely accurate, some voice lines may be dropped in seemingly random scenarios, and the Uprising 2017 Player Icon isn't properly unlocking for players who participate in the event. Overwatch's Uprising event ends on May 1, 2017.

Do you think the lack of slowdown from freezing makes Mei more difficult to play? How much does that seventh slash really matter for Genji in the long run? Let us know in the comments below!

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