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Bethesda is making canvas bags for people duped by Fallout 76 Power Armour Edition

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Fans accused Bethesda of a nasty bait-and-switch when it the very expensive Power Armour Edition of Fallout 76 shipped with a cheap nylon bag instead of the advertised canvas one. Consumer vitriol escalated when it was discovered that before Fallout 76 was even released, Bethesda supplied influencers with a different canvas Fallout 76 bag for free. Those bags weren’t the ones advertised for inclusion in the Power Armor Edition, but their mere existence still rankled.

Bethesda’s initial solution to the Fallout fallout was to gift all CE owners some free in-game currency.

Given that 500 atoms isn’t enough to buy a single player skin, fans remained upset – with many taking to their own regional advertising standards authorities to make claims of false advertising. Perhaps swayed by its army of lawyers, Bethesda will now be manufacturing and distributing canvas bags for those who should rightly have received them anyway.

Says Bethesda in a tweet:

“We are finalizing manufacturing plans for replacement canvas bags for the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition. If you purchased the CE, please visit beth.games/2QDropM and submit a ticket by Jan. 31, 2019. We’ll arrange to send you a replacement as soon as the bags are ready.”

To start a claim for the canvas bags, players will need to log in to Bethesda’s site and request a claim form, supplying proof of purchase, including the following details:

  • Product name
  • Date of purchase
  • Purchase amount

In the case of digital purchases, that becomes a little trickier – but Bethesda’s created a page detailing how to collate the necessary information.

I’m not especially fond of vitriolic consumer action on the internet, but this is a clear case of not getting what was advertised. While it won’t fix any of the game’s problems, it’s good that those who did pony up for the premier edition of the game get what they were promised.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

27 Comments

  1. Kromas

    December 4, 2018 at 10:46

    Already did my support ticket. I also get to keep the bag and the 500 atoms they sent me. Yay.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0b00b11259c7d64cb5f08eabbb52ff09cd338121cb9f0b12ce28e4bd7bdf707.jpg

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    • Admiral Chief

      December 4, 2018 at 11:07

      What can you do with 500 atoms?

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      • HvR

        December 4, 2018 at 11:16

        If it is 500 Helium atoms you can fill a 18.5 zeptoliter balloon

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      • HvR

        December 4, 2018 at 11:16

        If it is 500 Helium atoms you can fill a 18.5 zeptoliter balloon

        Reply

      • Kromas

        December 4, 2018 at 13:14

        add it to my 2000 atoms from just playing and buy something nice

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        • Admiral Chief

          December 4, 2018 at 16:21

          How much is that in vBucks?

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          • Kromas

            December 4, 2018 at 16:27

            no idea

          • Admiral Chief

            December 4, 2018 at 16:32

            What can you buy for 500 atoms vs 500 vBucks

          • Kromas

            December 4, 2018 at 16:40

            A nice pot plant vs 2 llamas.

          • Admiral Chief

            December 4, 2018 at 17:49

            “pot plant”

            Pulling my leg here?

          • Kromas

            December 4, 2018 at 23:55

            nope.

          • Kromas

            December 5, 2018 at 06:57

            Then again under 500 atoms you can also get emotes picture frames some skins for your camp items and a dress or two.

          • Admiral Chief

            December 5, 2018 at 07:07

            Riiiight, so digital fluff

      • Captain JJ

        December 4, 2018 at 15:01

        You can’t even buy an outfit that has a canvas bag from the in-game store with 500atoms XD

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      December 4, 2018 at 11:32

      You enjoying it? Is it delivering what you hoped it would, etc?

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      • Kromas

        December 4, 2018 at 13:01

        I actually am.I believe those who enjoy things like 7 Days to Die will get some hours out of this game. And the bugs are being fixed. But that is my opinion.

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    • For the Emperor!

      December 4, 2018 at 12:06

      Saw the tweet this morning and thought of you immediately. Glad you are enjoying it…just remember dogs enjoy rolling in shit as well LoL

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a37129545bc85b0a06dce68f0a720b9dca4bc0fe29baf6923516abc4dce9c26c.gif

      Disclaimer: Only Fallout games I have ever played, are “Fallout Shelter” and “fall-out of a tree”

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      • Captain JJ

        December 4, 2018 at 15:06

        I’ve played all. I will not be playing F76. Bethesda has gone too far and they’ve shown just how scummy they can be.

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  2. Original Heretic

    December 4, 2018 at 11:35

    what is an “army of layers”?
    It sounds very dirty.

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    • Raptor Rants

      December 4, 2018 at 11:38

    • Original Heretic

      December 4, 2018 at 11:38

      My dog, I’m actually internally giggling.

      “We’re gonna be so screwed!”
      “Why do you say that?”
      “There’s an army of layers coming!”

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      • Geoffrey Tim

        December 4, 2018 at 11:54

        • Original Heretic

          December 4, 2018 at 11:57

          Why, because a humanised onion is cutting up some poor schlub?
          Not my mental image. I’m seeing Monty Python Meaning of Life.

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          • Geoffrey Tim

            December 4, 2018 at 12:14

            Because…an…army…oh nevermind.

          • Raptor Rants

            December 4, 2018 at 12:21

            Because an army of onions would be an army of layers because onions have layers. Like Ogres.

            So does that mean Bethesda were afraid of an army of Ogres @OddSockZA:disqus ?

          • Original Heretic

            December 4, 2018 at 12:48

            Oh, c’mon, Geoff stroke. Flex that dirty mind.
            Just imagine.
            “Hey, wanna get laid? I’ve got an army of layers right here.”

  3. Captain JJ

    December 4, 2018 at 15:06

    Bethesda isn’t even trying. This is a new low for them…and makes me damn nervous for Elder Scrolls VI. This whole thing is such a joke. Step aside Hello Games. Bethesda is here.

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