ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Ken McDonnell

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event has arrived in style. Boasting new sprays, emotes, highlight intros and exceptional Legendary skins for the likes of Zenyatta, D.Va, Roadhog and Reinhardt, players are clambering over one another to get their hands on some loot boxes. I think Hanzo's exuberance best surmises how I feel about this—"SAKE!" ...

However, the new update has brought with it some rather peculiar bugs.


Aside from D.Va falling through the map upon ejecting from her mech suit, the map spontaneously changing to a completely different one and players spawning in the enemy base—you done good, guys—something rather unusual has happened to Mei.

'Overwatch' Year Of The Rooster Event Has Made Mei Skinnier?

What's going on with that waist line... [Credit: Blizzard Entertainment]
What's going on with that waist line... [Credit: Blizzard Entertainment]

Mei has received two new legendary skins—both of which melt the eyes—as part of the Lunar event. However, keen-sighted fans realized that something was a little... off with the beloved character's waistline.

It appears that the recent update has somehow made Mei a fair bit skinnier. But it doesn't exactly look very comfortable...

Damn right, Maria. This doesn't add up at all.

Fans were initially concerned that Blizzard had altered Mei's waistline in order for her to appear thinner in her tight new outfit—which would have been awful on so many levels. People love the diversity of Overwatch's cast, and Mei's plump frame was, for many, a celebration of all female body types in a digital world.

But there's also something just off with the dimensions. Everything seems very... tight.

Thankfully, Blizzard were quick to address the controversy.

[Credit: Blizzard]
[Credit: Blizzard]

*Sigh of relief* If you go and check out Mei's new outfits, you're likely to come across the strange bug, however she'll be reverted to her old self soon enough.

But I must say, it was pretty cool to see people rallying behind Mei's character. Yes, we're talking about a fictitious woman here, but it demonstrates that the characters we play and see in have an impact on us. Coming in contact with more badass individuals like Mei is exactly what the industry needs—gamers feel more connected and better represented.

So, with all this cleared up, I think we should hear from the lady herself and refocus our attention on the update's purpose. Here's actress Elise Zhang, the voice of Mei, sending her New Year's greetings out to the world. It's adorable.

Are you enjoying Overwatch's Year of the Rooster event?


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