Bethesda Compensates Fallout 76 Bag Customers With 500 Atoms


No matter how small or insignificant you think the change was, what Bethesda did is essentially false advertising.

Whilst multiple users on Reddit have claimed that they were able to get refunds from Bethesda, many others have complained that the developer has reportedly stopped issuing refunds to unsatisfied customers. We're confident, with your support, we can make Fallout 76 an incredible experience for years to come.

This isn't the best time to be a Bethesda fan. We'll see if Bethesda chooses to offer more compensation to Power Armor Edition buyers, because at the moment, it's clear that many consumers consider 500 Atoms to be insulting.

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Outside of this thread, the official Fallout account got in front of this controversy to apologize and offer 500 Atoms, Fallout 76's in-game currency, as a form of compensation for those who purchased the Collector's Edition. It actually looks a bit like one of the free covers you get with a sleeping bag; you know, those annoying covers that seem to shrink when you take the bag out so it never fits back in? Replies range from memes to players accusing Bethesda of going "full Electronic Arts", which is arguably the worst possible insult a gamer can hurl at a game studio. The latest kerfuffle is centered around the $200 Power Armor Edition of the game that was packed with all sorts of goodies including a helmet and a spiffy canvas least theoretically so. Unfortunately, due to unavailability of materials, we had to switch to a nylon carrying case in the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition. The bag shown in the media was a prototype and was too expensive to make.

'We hope this doesn't prevent anyone from enjoying what we feel is one of our best collector's editions'.

If the response from Fallout community is to believe then it's a big NO. Some gameplay elements will also be changing; the Stash limit will increase by 50% to 600, although Bethesda clarifies; "While this is somewhat conservative, we plan to increase the storage cap further once we verify that this change will not negatively impact the stability of the game". Players can gain atoms by doing simple early-game tasks like collecting caps, as well as completing daily and weekly in-game challenges, typically in a few hours of game time or by spending $5 in the microtransaction shop. Ironically, this amount of atoms isn't enough to buy the in-game canvas bag.