Self healing type
37.5 HP per second on self
Caster is immobilized
Lasts 4 seconds or until cancelled
12-second cooldown
Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
Default Key: (PC LShift, PS L1, XB LB)


Mei will cover herself in a block of ice and heal herself for a rate of 37.5 HP per second. She can heal for a maximum of 150 health over 4 seconds. This ability is also able to clear any negative effect from enemies. She will be locked into third person and can still contest points. Furthermore, Mei can cancel and escape Cryo-Freeze prematurely.

While encased in ice and on the ground, Mei is immune to damage and cannot move or be forced to move by any outside force. If used in midair, Mei will drop straight down. However, within the moment Mei is in midair in the ice, she can still be affected by knockback from enemies.


  • If stuck with a Pulse Bomb before activating Cryo-Freeze, the bomb will be attached to the block of ice after activating.
    • And if Mei is affixed a Pulse Bomb after activating Cryo-Freeze, the bomb will reattach to Mei if it has not yet detonated.
  • With the exception of Ana's kit, and Roadhog's Chain Hook, every ability and attack in the game can pass through an allied Mei's Cryo-Freeze.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black December 12, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that prevented Mei’s Cryo-freeze from clearing the healing debuff caused by Ana’s Biotic Grenade.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Mei can now be targeted by allies while in Cryo-Freeze.
  • Overwatchemblem black January 24, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing the countdown timer from appearing on Mei’s Cryo-Freeze ability.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Self-healing abilities now charge ultimate abilities.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Mei's Cryostasis and Ice Wall should now always display the appropriate team colors.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Cryo-Freeze now is able to remove Orb of Discord.
Mei Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Endothermic BlasterIce WallCryo-FreezeBlizzard
Lore Organizations Overwatch
Character relationships WinstonSnowball
Locations Ecopoint: Antarctica
Media Articles Mei's Adventures
Animated shorts Rise and Shine
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