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

Bethesda Promises Better Communication Over Fallout 76 Launch

You can read the full response of Bethesda below.

Fallout 76 fans who purchased the special Power Armor edition of the game are upset with Bethesda for their way of apologizing after an item included in the pack didn't match the original description.

The company replied saying that "due to unavailability of materials" the canvas bag was switched out for a nylon one. At this point, it's worth mentioning that the Power Armor Edition retails for $200.

Update: Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, the law firm that is investigating Bethesda on alleged deceptive trade practices, is now including the nylon bag issue in their case.

I have heard that the Power Armor Edition's voice-changing helmet sucks and all, but of course it does: it's a toy for children, classic Collector's Edition tat.

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Most of the responses on Reddit to the apology indicate that folk are now even more annoyed, as much for the fact of Bethesda not informing them of the change as the miserly in-game compensation now offered. The official Fallout account responded by clarifying that the response wasn't up to their standards and that the employee is contracted rather than a direct employee of Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios.

Fallout 76 didn't review well at launch - we gave it a 5/10 in our review - and Bethesda has acknowledged frustrations players are having with the current state of the game.

The gesture comes after Bethesda advertised the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, a version of the game that included a canvas duffel bag.

"The bag shown in the media was a prototype and was too expensive to make", a support person told the complainer. We hope this doesn't prevent anyone from enjoying what we feel is one of our best collector's editions. "We aren't planning on doing anything about it", which is just about the most offensive thing you can say to a customer. That's debatable, since 500 Atoms barely gets you anything of note in Fallout 76's microtransaction store. Ironically, this amount of atoms isn't enough to buy the in-game canvas bag. Players thinking they could purchase the skin that features the aforementioned canvas bag.costs 700 Atoms.

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