An urgent update for Overwatch 2 was purported to have gone live this afternoon, but was delayed on the eleventh hour when Blizzard discovered a “critical issue”.
Posting on the sport’s official forums, a community rep says:
Today’s patch is delayed as we work to resolve a critical issue. We’ll provide an update here and set the patch live as soon as the issue is addressed.
This includes the upcoming balance changes, bug fixes, including those who affect Mei, and core content updates we’ve planned for this patch. This delay also impacts the delivery of Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks from the Postseason matches throughout the period between Oct 30 – Nov 4, together with the rotation of cosmetics within the Overwatch League shop.
Day by day and weekly challenges will reset today, in addition to the usual shop refresh.
Thanks to your understanding, we’ll be working on releasing this patch as soon as possible. Follow our forums and socials at @PlayOverwatch for updates.
While the “core content updates” and Overwatch League stuff are notable, the patch delay is most pressing for Mei fans, who’ve been unable to play because the character (but not pay $10 for skins) after she was faraway from rotation late last month, saying on the time:
We’re temporarily disabling Mei to deal with a bug together with her Ice Wall ability that permits heroes to succeed in unintended locations. We’re working to deal with these issues as quickly as possible and aim to bring Mei back in our next upcoming patch which is about for November 15.
The bad news is that this patch’s delay means she’s still MIA. The excellent news is that Blizzard is now “planning to release this mid-season patch on Thursday, November 17 at 11 AM PST”, and would really like to say “thanks to our players to your patience as we addressed this issue.”