Bethesda will send proper canvas bags to Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition owners

If you haven't been following the Fallout 76 news, there was a rather large uproar about the duffel bag that shipped with the $200 Power Armor Edition. The bag was advertised as canvas, but it was replaced with a cheap-looking nylon version with no warning from Bethesda beforehand. Naturally, Fallout 76's biggest spenders were unhappy about this bag-switching, and Bethesda's solution of giving a measly 500 Atoms as compensation for that substandard bag just made things worse.

Now, it looks like Bethesda is going to make good on its original promise of delivering a canvas bag, though there's still a certain amount of work customers will have to do to make it happen:

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If you login to the support page linked in that tweet, click Fallout 76, and then scroll down a bit you'll see a button for 'Submit a Ticket.' If you then choose 'Billing / Purchase / Code,' it will bring up a sub-category for the Power Armor Edition Bag Replacement Request Form (PAEBRRF for those in the know). Follow the instructions there. You'll need to write your username, your full name, and your email address on the receipt, so if you bought it digitally (as I assume nearly everyone did) it sounds like you'll have to print out your receipt, write on it, and then scan back in or take a picture of it. I guess? That's a pain.

It sounds like the bags themselves aren't made yet, and the plans to have the bags made haven't been made yet, either. But at least the process of planning to have the bags made is nearly done. So, that's something! Perhaps we're approaching the end of bag-gate once and for all.

Christopher Livingston
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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.