Bethesda has become a heated topic for discussion, encircling itself in a number of controversies, user backlashes and deceptive trade practices. While Bethesda did break the silence by announcing two big Fallout 76 updates, things haven’t just settled yet.
Reddit user AlexanderDLarge drew attention to the whole situation. The $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition was advertised to include an exclusive Steelcase, 24 collectable Fallout figurines, Tricentennial Edition Bonus digital items, a glowing map, a wearable T-51B Power Armor Helmet and most importantly, a Canvas West Tek Duffel Bag. However, people who did order the special edition received a cheap nylon bag that substituted the “Canvas West Tek Duffel Bag”.
When conscious consumers contacted Bethesda regarding the matter, Bethesda replied –
Thank you for contacting Bethesda Customer Support. My name is Nicholas and I’d be happy to help you today!
Due to unavailability of materials, we had to switch to a nylon case in the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition. We hope this doesn’t prevent anyone from enjoying what we feel is one of our best collector’s editions.
Bethesda Customer Support
Another user posted the issue on Bethesda Helpdesk, to which, Bethesda replied –
We are sorry that you aren’t happy with the bag. The bag shown in the media was a prototype and was too expensive to make.
We aren’t planning on doing anything about it.
Bethesda Gear Store Support – North America
Considering the “unavailability of materials”, it’s Bethesda’s prime responsibility to inform its customers and people who’re planning on purchasing it in future. However, no retailer has corrected it at the time of publishing.
Bethesda Gear Store, however, has sneakily updated the product description on their website –
Full-Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet with a Nylon Carrying Bag
Bethesda hasn’t made any public announcements regarding the issue. Once again, we’ll contact Bethesda for a comment on the situation which will most likely go unnoticed.
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