Fallout 76 Hit With Massive Internet Fallout Following Bag Apology

Bethesda’s $200 ‘Fallout 76’ collector’s edition isn’t what fans were promised

Bethesda’s $200 ‘Fallout 76’ collector’s edition isn’t what fans were promised

No matter how small or insignificant you think the change was, what Bethesda did is essentially false advertising.

Bethesda's $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition has finally got into the hands of its buyers, but people have discovered that the bag is made of nylon instead of canvas. Players were promised a West Tek canvas bag and instead received. well. let's look at this picture, courtesy of our own Sam Chandler. In turn, they are probably also disappointed that there's a good chance their Power Armor edition arrived late - in many cases, at least a week after the game's November 14 release date.

Facepalm: It seems that when it comes to Fallout 76, Bethesda is struggling to get anything right. For a $60 product, it simply isn't up to the standards fans expect from Bethesda.

Finally, Bethesda plans to keep fans up to date with weekly news articles; "to make sure you know what the studio is working on as it relates to issues you may be experiencing, quality of life requests you have, or new features they're excited to share".

Bethesda’s $200 ‘Fallout 76’ collector’s edition isn’t what fans were promised

Bethesda's response? Pretty much an "Oh well" and 500 Atoms, the game's premium currency.

Players were clearly unhappy about this, and began messaging Bethesda's help desk hoping to find a resolution to the issue, but were shocked by the responses they received.

Fallout 76 has seen no shortage of criticism since its November 14 debut, shaping up among 2018's most controversial launches yet. Apparently, the original bag was "too expensive to make".

As way of an apology, Bethesda hasn't agreed to send out the advertised bag or refund customers, instead, the company has offered to compensate customers with 500 Atoms (the in-game currency of Fallout 76). "We aren't planning on doing anything about it", which is just about the most offensive thing you can say to a customer. As VG247 mentioned, there's an in-game skin wearing the very same bag, and it costs 700 atoms. There's even one thread urging Power Armor Edition buyers not to claim the 500 Atoms Bethesda is offering because those who do might be exempt from future class action lawsuit rulings.

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