I never thought that a bag would be a matter of controversy in the world of video games, but there you have it. As long as it’s wrapping up. Those of you that have ordered the Power Armor edition of Fallout 76 are finally getting your proper canvas bags. Now, you’ll have somewhere to carry your previous plastic bag in!
Yes, after many moons, the mess with the Fallout 76 canvas bags is finally over. Bethesda has sent out the proper merchandise, and, if tweets like this are to be believed, the long-waiting customers are satisfied with what they got. Sure, the bags are a bit wrinkly do to transport, but at least they’re canvas this time around. And, apparently, of a fairly decent quality. Certainly better than the initial thin plastic ones; you could easily get better than those at IKEA. Now, at the end of it all, one can only ask: was that so hard?
If you’ve somehow missed the whole Fallout 76 Power Armor edition kerfuffle, let me get you up to speed. The Power Armor edition cost $200, and it came with a power armor helmet, some other goodies, and a canvas bag. At least, according to the promotional material. When the bundles arrived, though, people that paid good money for this guff were dismayed to find a thin, crappy plastic bag instead of what was promised. Naturally, it only added more fuel to the raging garbage fire that Fallout 76 was at launch.
Bethesda tried to explain it all away by saying that the canvas bags were only for promotion, and that they couldn’t make the proper bags, because of lack of material or something. You know how rare a resource canvas is. But then it came out that they did send canvas bags to influencers, which further pissed people off. So, finally, Bethesda relented, and made the proper bags. And that’s the end of that sordid tale. May it never repeat again.