Bethesda donates a few dollars in microtransaction to Fallout 76 players who bought the £ 175 Power Armor Edition, hoping to include a 'West Tek Canvas Sports Bag', but would find it replaced by a bag. nylon trash. The Collector's Editions video game takes advantage of fans' excitement to sell expensive trinkets and tattoos, but even the most gullible should get the state they paid for. Bethesda therefore offers the 500 disgruntled "atoms" to spend cosmetic toys in the microtransaction store, a quantity that would otherwise cost players £ 4 / $ 5 / $ 6.
"We understand and respect the fact that the power armor edition bag is disappointing. We are sorry," Bethesda tweeted overnight.
Disappointment With The Bag is an excellent album title.
What buyers were expecting is what is explicitly identified as a canvas in store promotional photos (and always listed as such in Bethesda's own store):
What they had was not that.
I would suggest that this advertisement is false and that you are probably entitled to a proper refund, if you wish – and that you can get one.
"Unfortunately, due to the lack of hardware, we had to move to a nylon carrying case in the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition," explained Bethesda.
When they say "unavailability of hardware", they surely mean "hardware downtime at a price we budgeted for". A person who has complained has even received a response from the Bethesda Store Support Team saying as much.
"The bag presented in the media was a prototype and was too expensive to manufacture," said a support person to the complainant. Bethesda did not delay in refuting this.
"The Bethesda Store Support Member is a temporary employee and is not directly employed by Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios," they said. "We apologize to the client who took the time to reach out. The response from the support was incorrect and not in accordance with our policy of conduct. "
If you paid for this garbage bag and you want 500 atoms, which is enough to buy two or three insignificant cosmetic stuff, contact Bethesda support.
I've heard that the Power Armor Edition's voice-over headphones are bad, but of course it's a children's toy, the classic Collector's Edition. If you were expecting something else, man, go on.