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An emergency update for Overwatch 2 was supposed to go live this afternoon, but was delayed at the 11th hour after Blizzard discovered a “critical issue.”

A community representative posting on the game’s official forums says:

Today’s patch is delayed as we work to resolve a critical issue. We will provide an update here and install the patch live as soon as the issue is resolved.

This includes upcoming balance changes, bug fixes, including those affecting Mei, and major content updates we have planned for this patch. This delay also affects the delivery of Overwatch League Viewing Incentives and Perks from Post-Season matches between October 30th and November 4th, in addition to rotating cosmetics in the Overwatch League store.

Daily and weekly challenges, as well as the standard store update, will reset today.

Thanks for your understanding, we will work on releasing this patch as soon as possible. Follow our forums and social media at @PlayOverwatch for updates.

While the “major content updates” and the Overwatch League are notable, the patch delay is most pressing for Mei fans who can’t play as the character (but don’t pay $10 for skins) after being removed from the rotation late last monththen he said:

We’re temporarily disabling Mei to fix a bug with the Ice Wall ability that allowed heroes to reach unexpected locations. We are working to resolve these issues as soon as possible and aim to have Mei back in the next patch scheduled for November 15th.

The bad news is that the delay of this patch means it’s still in the MIA. Good news Blizzard now “plans to release this mid-season patch on Thursday, November 17th at 11:00 AM PST” and would like to say “thank you to our players for your patience while we resolve this issue.”

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