Fallout 76 Power Edition owners issued 500 Atoms for bag fiasco

To compensate Fallout 76 Power Edition owners who were promised a high-end bag and received a nylon sack instead, Bethesda is offering a literal door prize.

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There's been a lot of angst over Fallout 76 since its release. There have been a lot of complaints that the game is broken. And not just "Bethesda broken," either. Complaints have ranged from the game being glitchy to flat-out unplayable. So those who picked up the $200 Power Armor edition might already be feeling some buyer's remorse. Unfortunately, it gets worse. Power Armor edition are now issuing grievances over the poor-quality duffel bag included in the package and Bethesda's solution isn't proving to be much comfort.

To put things in perspective, Bethesda touted the $200 Power Armor edition of Fallout 76 with the promise of the full game (which is already pretty bad on its own) and a slew of collectible goodies, with the duffel bag among them. Players were promised a West Tek canvas bag and instead received... well... let's look at this picture, courtesy of our own Sam Chandler.

Yeah, that's not a high-end West Tek canvas bag. That's a low-end nylon sack. So that's awful, but let's go back to the Bethesda response to this developing debacle. Even on paper, 500 Atoms doesn't seem to be much consolation for what dissatisfied users are calling a bait-and-switch. For one thing, as noted in our Fallout 76 guide, 500 Atoms is only valued at $7.95. That's not much and, as it turns out, 500 Atoms won't buy much, either.

When it rains, it pours in the world of Fallout. Maybe that rain can maintain those flowers that Power Edition owners are buying with their 500 Atoms.

For those still opting to stick with this game, here's our full Fallout 76 guide and walkthrough.

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    November 29, 2018 6:00 AM

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      November 29, 2018 7:04 AM

      Bag Fiasco is my rap name

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      November 29, 2018 7:06 AM

      I initially was like "nah" but now I think this may indeed be the hottest mess of 2018.

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      November 29, 2018 7:08 AM

      Next time I hang out with anyone who works for Bethesda, I need to find out if they have a pr firm. If they do, they should fire them. If not, they should get one asap.

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        November 29, 2018 7:37 AM

        They have internal and external PR.

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        November 29, 2018 9:12 AM

        I don't know anyone at Bethesda proper, but I do have some id software contacts, and I would love to poke at them for this, but I know they are deep into crunch on DooM EternaL right now, so I don't want to bother them too much. I do wonder what the atmosphere at the id office is like these days, or if they are actually far enough removed from Bethesda oversight that they just treat it as just another conglomerate video game release.

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        November 29, 2018 9:29 AM

        It's a magic 8-Ball.

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      November 29, 2018 7:55 AM

      lol

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      November 29, 2018 7:59 AM

      How does a company that big continue to make such basic mistakes when dealing with issues? It's sort of amazing.

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      November 29, 2018 8:25 AM

      This just keeps getting worse and worse.

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      November 29, 2018 9:17 AM

      As someone pointed out in the other thread there's a postman outfit with a canvas bag that you can buy in the store. For 700 Atoms. They didn't even give enough fake currency to get a digital canvas bag.

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        November 29, 2018 10:02 AM

        If you get more LOLs for this that my post that actually linked the original tweet I will murder you.

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      November 29, 2018 9:22 AM

      What a load of bullshit. To make matters worse this is not the first time Bethesda has lied about materials used in special edition pack in items. This seems like the best of time and the worst of times all at once for gaming. The games are better than ever but everything surrounding them is just in the gutter.
      EA I will never give another dollar to ever I dont care if they make the best game ever. Last game I bought from them was Sim City
      Activision/Blizzard NO I dont have a fucking phone... Ok yes I do but Im not about to start 'slaying demons' with my mom
      And Finally Bethesda setting the bar lower and lower with every release when was the last time one of their games launched with a new engine... Morrowind?? Oblivion?? I dont even remember any more.

      What a joke all 3 of these companys are becoming and to be perfectly honest Im happy their games are tanking and being heavily ridiculed this year.