Overwatch 2 update brings back Mei, adds aim assist to PC cross-play lobbies
The slightly delayed balance update for Overwatch 2 is now live across all platforms.
As part of this update, Mei has been brought back to the game following her removal due to a bug. Blizzard notes that it has “fixed several issues with Mei’s Ice Wall that allowed players and projectiles to occasionally pass through it or slip off it.”
In addition, the developer has enabled aim assist in all cross-platform play lobbies except Competitive which feature console and PC players. This only applies to console players in those lobbies.
“In our data, we found many groups were crossplay groups between PC and console players. This meant if you were playing on console and grouping with players on PC, you were opting into a bad experience for yourself to play with your friends,” Blizzard wrote. “Also, if you had a group that was primarily console, but one of your friends was a PC player, you had to leave the PC player out to have a good experience.”
There are also several balance adjustments in this update, including nerfs to D.Va, Zarya, Genji, Sombra, and Kiriko. Check out the full list of changes and Blizzard’s reasons for each in the patch notes here.
Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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