Bethesda's problems continue today as fans dissatisfied with the quality of Fallout 76's Power Armor Edition bags have now discovered that canvas bags have been distributed to influencers for free.
I will not go into it If you missed it, you can read Emma's brilliant summary here. In essence, however, a canvas duffle bag promised in the rather expensive collector's edition proved to be probably cheaper and less durable nylon equivalent. Bethesda compounded the issue by retrospectively changing the description of the item – which did not work as people had already submitted the original proposal – and then offered as compensation a rather spotty $ 5 currency in the game. There was also a very unfortunate customer service exchange in which the Bethesda representative said, "The bag shown in the media was a prototype and too expensive to make, we do not intend to do anything about it," which caused Bethesda Rejecting the team claims of its own representative as "ridiculous and inaccurate".
Bethesda has now officially apologized for the entire situation and promises to "make things better in the future".
But it turns out that Bethesda did make canvas bags after all – just not for the Power Armor Collector's Edition. YouTuber HeelsvsBabyface (thank you, GameRant) noted that goody-bag videos from content creators and influencers on YouTube contain a Fallout 76 canvas duffle bag, which was awarded at a Fallout 76 event in October.
These bags are not identical to those in the original Power Armor Edition marketing materials. These are clearly very different bags, probably made for very different reasons. But if the comments on HeelsvsBabyfaces video are all that you can imagine, the fans are understandably quite frustrated with this revelation.
We got Bethesda out for a comment and will be updated as soon as we hear again.
Fallout 76 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. US lawyers are currently demanding evidence for the former to file a class action lawsuit against Bethesda for "leaving [PC players] for an unplayable experience."
Bethesda has recently suspended a group of Fallout 76 players for life after a shocking homophobic attack.