Overwatch Guide: Mei Info and Tips

Mei is one of the most frustrating characters to fight in Overwatch. Here's how to make sure you troll your enemies right.

The first time I went up against Mei in Overwatch was pretty frustrating. It seemed like she was dishing out some pretty good damage and kept throwing these giant ice walls in my face. 

A few rounds later I tried her out myself and had fun returning the favor! She's a lot of fun to play, although her role on the team isn't very clear-cut.

Mei is classified as a Defense character, although that doesn't really seem to fit her. I actually think she's more of a Support, as she can't defend an area like the other Defensive characters can. 

What she can do is lots of crowd control. Her weapon, ice wall, and ultimate all help with this role, and her last ability can be used to draw fire from teammates. 

Her weapon is the Endothermic Blaster. At close range it shoots a stream of coldness -- I dunno what else to call it. It damages the enemy, but can also freeze them in place if you hit them with it enough. It can also be used at long range to shoot icicles! 

Personally, it reminded me of Ice Spike headshots from Skyrim. 

The interesting thing about Mei's abilities is that only one of them (her ultimate) does any damage, and that's not the main point of it.

Again, that's why I see her more as a Support character. A Defense character like Hanzo or Bastion is meant to take out bad guys attacking -- not just incapacitate them.

But I digress. Mei's abilities are as follows:

More than most other characters, Mei's role can be summed up in one word:

Slowing, freezing and taunting bad guys is the name of the game. Here's how to play:

There you have it- some of the best Overwatch Mei tips and tricks I saw after playing with her quite a bit. You'll probably never be at the top of the leaderboard with Mei, but you're still a great asset to the team. 

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