Bethesda’s $276 Fallout 76 leather jacket gets ripped to shreds on Twitter

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 28 January 2019 15:48 GMT

Bethesda has revealed a premium Fallout 76 leather jacket priced at almost $300 and the internet is reacting just as you’d expect.

It was inevitable. Following that bag screw up, any official Fallout 76 merch with a hefty price tag is bound to come under scrutiny, and with the newly announced $276 Fallout 76 leather jacket, Bethesda is taking a beating.

The jacket was unveiled on Twitter, and is apparently made from “real premium lambskin leather,” presented in what can only be described as a crumpled body bag.

The merciless ribbing has mostly been comprised of callbacks to the canvas bag from the $200 Power Armor Edition that actually shipped with a cheap nylon monstrosity, and the measly 500 Atoms Bethesda initially offered disgruntled customers as compensation before coming to its senses and replacing the bags outright.

You can peruse some of our favourite tweets below.

You can take a look at the jacket in more detail in the gallery below.

The product description has already raised suspicions, with people pointing out that it doesn’t state that the jacket is made out of leather in the breakdown.

“The best outerwear for exploring the wasteland of West Virginia. The Fallout 76 Leather Jacket is crafted from real premium lambskin leather,” it reads, before offering the following product description.

Product Description:

  • Original custom neck label issued from the vault
  • Black leather 76 patch on front
  • Metallic gold 76 appliqué on the back
  • Asymmetrical back seam, metallic gold piecing and bicep arm pads all inspired by the Vault Suit
  • Metallic gold hardware including a custom bolt zipper pull
  • Adjustable cuffs for the wrists
  • Lined in silky, shiny taffeta fabric
  • Comes packaged inside a Fallout 76 garment bag

If you’d like to splurge on one for yourself, head to Bethesda’s merch store. And keep your fingers crossed.

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