Posted by Daddy

It's clear that the majority of people do not like that skin, and feel that it is inferior to all of the other legendary skins in the game.

Someone from Blizzard needs to respond to the criticism of the Mei skin, and clarify what exactly defines a legendary skin.

This skin is probably going to be the last Mei legendary skin we get for awhile. A long while. If Mei was the last hero to get a skin since launch, then I shudder to think how long it'll be until we get our next one. A lot of people are concerned that this will be her only new skin for a long time, and it's (as decided by the community) quite a disappointing one.


Hi there. Sorry you are disappointed with Mei's winter skin. We don't have a specific rule for what makes something Legendary or Epic. We just sort of make a gut call based off of what we think is cool. Coolness is very subjective, and based off of the community reaction it seems like our gauge was off on this one. Our reasoning for it being Legendary was that we completely redid the visual effects for Cryo-Freeze (we turned the ice block into a snowman). We thought that was pretty special and we had done it specifically based on community suggestions from months ago when people were speculating that we might have a winter event. Apparently, lots of people don't agree with us and that's ok. It's all good feedback and we're learning something for future events.

For people concerned that Mei is not going to get another Legendary for a long time, you need not worry. We have something pretty awesome for her early next year.

Apologies that our "cool meter" was off from yours on this one. We'll try to align better on future content.


The skin referred to in this post is Mei's "Mei-rry" Legendary Skin from the first annual Overwatch Winter Wonderland event. The skin that was later released in early 2017 is the Legendary Chang'e and Luna skins for the Lunar New Year event.