If you thought-the controversy Surrounding Fallout ended at 76-the game itself, you're in for a surprise. Bethesda now in trouble With the fans for PROMISING a canvas duffel bag in budgets $ 200 (£ 156) Power Armor Edition of-the-game – and INSTEAD Delivering a cheap nylon replacement.
Now, in an attempt to placate fans, Bethesda and apologised Has Promised to give Affected Customers 500 atoms (76 Fallout's in-game currency) as compensation to.
The Foundation for bag gate began last week whens Recipient of-the Power Armor Edition Noticed something to Was amiss in their deluxe package. Customers began to post Comparison of the-the-Promotional material for edition and What Was Actually Delivered, and claimed Bethesda thought changed the-bag's description on an after-the site They began submitting Complaints. Sure Enough, the-official-the Bethesda Store now says the bag made of nylon, still pocket the image reads "canvas," as does Amazon Listing for-the-the product.
i made 1 of launch day Print comparason That Was still picture are on the left are on the website at-the-time pic.twitter.com/tRnnOSIFNY
– MrFive2Five (@ MrFive2Five) November 21, 2018
Already enraged by What some described as Bethesda's attempt to "Cover their tracks", Customers Affected posted screenshots of severals Responses customer service, one of Which Was an unbelievably Telling the-customer curt reply: "the bag shown in a prototype-the media Was and Was too expensive to make. We are not planning on doing about it Anything . "
For anyone hoping That @Bethesda Was going to do something to about the "canvas" That bag With The CCD board @Fallout 76 Power Armor edition. Bad news. @BethesdaSupport @BethesdaStudios #notcanvas #falseadvertising pic.twitter.com/YylasB9Ojp
– krcm0209 (@ krcm0209) November 21, 2018
Response I GOT MANY … so in-the months leading up to packing and shipping Our Editions They couldnâ € ™ t let people know not happy @DCDeacon @Bethesda_ANZ @Fallout @bethesda pic.twitter.com/C8p5oIgV7Q
– Aidan Aka – The geeky Quilter (@LanternCupcake) November 22, 2018
Since Bethesda Has Confirmed email Print the real, insisted response Was the-pocket "Incorrect,". The company switched to a nylon Carrying case "the due to unavailability of material", Bethesda said. As for customer service-the staff member behind-the curt reply ABOVES, Bethesda said they're "a Temporary Employee A contract and not directly employed by or Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda".
Unfortunately, the due to unavailability of Materials, we thought to switch to a nylon Carrying case in the-76 Fallout: Power Armor Edition. We hope Print doesnâ € ™ t Prevent anyone What we Feel From enjoying one of the best Our collectorâ € ™ s Editions.
– Fallout (@Fallout) November 28, 2018
In an attempt to RESOLVE the-shits, Bethesda now the Offering Customers Affected as compensation to 500 atoms, and Has a set up a support page for thoses Who Bought-the Power Armor Edition. In real-world money, a pack of 500 atoms Can Be Bought for £ 3.99 – pocket as MANY have highlighted on social media, Print (ironically) is not Enough to buy-the version of the game-the outfit That Comes With The canvas bag, Which costs 700 atoms. WHETHER you get cloth or plastic scrap to the whens you still unconfirmed.
We Understand and RESPECT That there's the disappointment With The bag in the Power Armor Edition. We are sorry. Please contact Support to Provide Bethesda CE Your proof of purchase. They assisted in granting Will Your account 500 atoms.
Please visit: https://t.co/TJBMjYaph0
– Fallout (@Fallout) November 29, 2018
Ironically Atom 500 will not even buy you 76 PostMan skin-the Fallout That Actually Has a canvas bag (it costs 700) pic.twitter.com/UCN3kXYDmn
– Chris Livingston (@screencuisine) November 29, 2018
Although Bethesda Has finally come clean, it's still unclear WHETHER Print Gesture Will Be Enough to Calm fans Who furskins severals hundred Dollars on What Was supposed to Be a deluxe version of The Game. Speaking to LanternCupcake – one of the-Customers Who posted a message screenshot support – it sounds like Print BE won't-the case.
"I was pretty disappointed an after paying close to $ 300 AUD to get a shitty Suchi Quality item, knowing THENI That They would have-the change becomes known about for a FEW months," he told me. "They think I shouldnt on Deliver What They Promised – a canvas bag. I do not Want Anything like or compensation to That, I just Want What I Bought."
Online too, the-reaction to Bethesda's actions remaini overwhelmingly negative. As Reddit user SenorBeef highlights, giving away virtual currency does not have direct costs for Bethesda. "Why not give people $ 50 or even $ 100 worth? $ 5 Feel of a real refund would Insulting, let alone $ 5 in virtual currency," They Added.
SEEM like Bethesda-the-only Thing Has bagged the themselve Further PR woes. Judging by-the reaction so rat, bag gate May rumble on for some time to come.