Mei-Ling Zhou, 31


Climatologist, Adventurer


Xi'an, China (Formerly)




Mei is a Hero in Overwatch.

Mei Information

"Our world is worth fighting for."

Mei Abilities

endothermic_blaster.pngEndothermic Blaster


Ammo: 200
Mei's blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.



Effect: 37 HP/Second
Duration: 4 Seconds
Cooldown: 12 Seconds
Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.

ice_wall.pngIce Wall


Duration: 4.5 Seconds
Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.


Ultimate Ability

Duration: 5 Seconds
Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.

Mei Gameplay

Mei Tactics and Strategies

  • Area denial is Mei's specialty. Try to block narrow points with her Ice wall. It can also be used as a defensive barrier to buy heal time for allies.
  • Mei features some effective crowd control options with her ultimate's wide area of freezing effect and her freeze blaster that is effective from within 10 meters. Her long range icicle is most effective within 30 meters so she should not be looked at as a viable sniping option.

Mei Backstory

Mei is a scientist who has taken the fight to preserve the environment into her own hands.

Though many blamed the planet's escalating, unexplained climate phenomena on the advent of new technologies, the rapidly growing omnic population, and drastically increased consumption of resources, the true cause remained unknown. To find a solution, Overwatch established a series of eco-Watchpoints at remote, critical locations worldwide.

Mei-Ling Zhou was a member of this multiyear initiative. A peerless climatologist, she had introduced cutting-edge innovations in the field of climate manipulation that protected at-risk areas in Asia and beyond. She was assigned to the program's monitoring station at Watchpoint: Antarctica when disaster struck: a sudden, catastrophic polar storm battered the installation and cut it off from the outside world, leaving the facility damaged and the scientists stranded. As their supplies dwindled, they entered cryostasis in a last-ditch effort to survive until a rescue attempt could be made.

But that rescue never came. It was years later when the team's cryogenics chamber was finally discovered. Mei, still in hibernation, was the only survivor. The world Mei awoke to had gone through considerable changes: Overwatch was no more, the serious climate issues had worsened, and none of the eco-Watchpoints were in operation. Any clues that they had uncovered were lost.

Mei has decided to continue her work on her own. Equipped with a portable version of her climate-manipulation technology, she travels around the world, hoping to re-establish the eco-network and track down the causes of the threats to the planet's ecosystem.

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