Update: Bethesda plans to send out replacement canvas bags to anyone who bough the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition.
“We are finalizing manufacturing plans for replacement canvas bags for the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition,” Bethesda said in a tweet.
To claim yours, you need to click the link in the tweet below and fill out a form:
We are finalizing manufacturing plans for replacement canvas bags for the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition. If you purchased the CE, please visit https://t.co/S5ClEZuQrx and submit a ticket by Jan. 31, 2019. We’ll arrange to send you a replacement as soon as the bags are ready.
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) December 3, 2018
All you need is your name, address, and a photo of your proof of purchase. You must fill in the form by the end of January to get a replacement.
Original story: Bethesda is under fire for a falsely advertised bag bundled with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition.
According to the description of the $199 package, it’s meant to come with a canvas bag. It even has a picture of the bag, and it looks sufficiently canvas-y. I mean, look at this:
Now here’s a picture of the actual bag, via Imgur:
To make matters worse, support staff on the Bethesda Gear store replied to one customer complaint to say the bag advertised was a “prototype” and that it would have been “too expensive to make”.
You can see why people are disappointed with what seems like a blatant bait and switch.
Still, the controversy doesn’t stop there. Bethesda has since issued an apology. If you prove you bought the Power Armor Edition, there’s some compensation in it.
We understand and respect that there is disappointment with the bag in the Power Armor Edition. We are sorry. Please contact Bethesda Support to provide proof of your CE purchase. They will assist in granting your account 500 Atoms.
Please visit: https://t.co/TJBMjYaph0
— Fallout (@Fallout) November 29, 2018
To be clear, that’s 500 Atoms – or, as I like to call it $5 (£3.99) in pretend money. In-game, you can buy a skin that’s wearing the canvas bag. It is 700 Atoms. Yes.
You can buy a virtual door for 300 Atoms, so you could buy one and a half doors if you fancied it.
The official gear site has since changed the description of the bag to nylon, but the image still shows a canvas bag.