The £ 175 power armor edition of Fallout 76 promised fans a load of stuff, including what looked like a very nice canvas bag. Which they did not end up getting, because between declaring the bundle and shipping it Bethesda pulled a little switcheroo.
Up top is the military-style canvas bag as it was promised (and as it's still advertised online).
And here's what sent out to fans:
Cost and production issues happen all the time with collector's editions, ranging from things to be seen as expected to components straight up disappearing.
What's causing problems here? And lots of people are very unhappy about this-is probably two things. The first is that this game itself is not very good, which will compound a lot of folk's disappointment.
Second, however, is Bethesda's response. Fans complaining about the switch are getting responses like this:
So Bethesda knew they were changing the bag, said nothing, offered the game, and now that fans are complaining that they are not getting what was advertised and what they paid for, are getting an email that literally says "we hope this does not prevent you from enjoying what we feel is one of our best collector's editions ".
That's on top of the fact that the Power Armor edition of the game was delayed, so they could get playing the game while they waited for their giant boxes to arrive.
This game is a mess.