Fallout 76 The Bethesda Collector's Edition was catastrophic for Bethesda and its fans alike. The fans did not get the West Tek Canvas bag they were promised, and Bethesda's handling of the situation has made some players even more angry. In the recent insult that was added to injuries, fans have discovered that their compensation is not even enough for a virtual pocket in the game.
Bethesda offered players who were disappointed with their purchase, 500 Atoms, Fallout 76 an in-game micro transaction currency. This amounts to $ 5 and does not help players afford a lot in the shop. The Postman skin, which comes with a similar in-game canvas bag that was promised to buyers of the Collector's Edition, costs 700 atoms. So if players are unwilling to pay or grind extra money to earn the extra 200 atoms, they can not even satisfy their desire for the bag in the game.
The fiasco is getting worse for Bethesda. Players have now noticed that Bethesda has issued a pocket Fallout 76 for Influencers free of charge prior to the release of the game. Although the design is not identical, Bethesda's willingness to spend the money required to make these bags, while sacrificing a paid special edition for its devoted fans, has left players feeling sour and cheated.
Ironically, 500 atoms do not even buy the Fallout 76 mail-carrier skin that actually has a canvas bag (costing 700). pic.twitter.com/UCN3kXYDmn
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While the Fallout 76 players never get the bag they were promised, there seems to be a way to seek justice in the matter. Players have suggested that those affected refuse to accept the 500-atom compensation and file a complaint with the ASA, the Advertising Standards Authority, because it's false advertising. Several retailers, including Bethesda, still show the Power Armor Edition canvas bag, though Bethesda has now added a disclaimer that the bag does not accurately represent the final product. Nevertheless, the description claims that it is a canvas bag, so that some people are still disappointed if they do not carefully examine the fine print.
Fallout 76 has been largely overthrown by players and critics, so the owners of the Collector's Edition can not have much comfort in the game itself. While the game is likely to improve over time, it's unlikely that Bethesda will take further steps to get the collector's fiasco right.
Fallout 76 is now available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.