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Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event introduced a weird bug: skinny Mei

D.Va and Reinhardt are also a bit buggy

Mei in Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event
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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event went live on Tuesday, bringing with it a new capture the flag gameplay mode and a bunch of new skins and other cosmetics themed around the Chinese New Year. It also introduced its share of minor bugs, including one that puzzled players: an unusually skinny Mei.

Mei’s new Lunar New Year skins — Luna and Chang’e — appeared to give her a much thinner, unnatural-looking waist, Overwatch players noticed shortly after the update went live. Compare Mei’s (contentious) Christmas-themed outfit to her new Year of the Rooster skins:

In profile, Mei’s tinier waist looked even more unusual, if not straight-up broken.

Blizzard says that slimmed-down Mei is a glitch, and it will require a patch to remedy.

“There's a bug with Mei's Luna and Chang'e skins right now that's causing her waist to appear much smaller than normal,” Blizzard community manager Lylirra wrote on the game’s forums. “We've already fixed the bug internally, but it's going to require a patch to implement (ideally it'll be included in whatever next patch hits your gaming platform).”

Overwatch’s latest update appears to have introduced a few more serious bugs that affect gameplay. One of those involves D.Va, who is reportedly falling through the Ecopoint: Antarctica map after ejecting from her mech. Blizzard says it’s investigating the issue.

Players are also reporting that Reinhardt’s new Wujing skin is having an unintended visual effect: Cracks no longer appear on his shield when the new Lunar New Year skin is equipped.

With any luck, Blizzard will have all of Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster bugs exterminated well before the event ends on Feb. 13.