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Remember those Fallout 76 bags? They're finally being shipped

The problems surrounding Fallout 76 are well documented at this point, and Bethesda has been working to right the wrongs of the game's launch. But there's still the matter of those canvas bags from the Power Armor Edition. Whatever happened with those? Where are they? Now we know.

Bethesda plans to ship them out next week. Ready your doorsteps.

You might recall that the special Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, which ran players $200, promised a whole collection of Fallout-related items. There was a glow-in-the-dark map, for instance, along with tiny little Fallout figurines, a replica Power Armor helmet, and a canvas duffel bag. But something went wrong when those Power Armor Editions eventually shipped out. You see, the canvas bags that were promised as part of the set were never made. Bethesda felt they were too expensive, apparently, or they ran out of materials or something. So the company replaced them with nylon duffel bags instead. Just as good, right?

Apparently not. Players were furious, leading Bethesda to offer $5 in Fallout 76 currency to compensate. And after that plan sank like a Power Armor suit in the sea, Bethesda promised to give everyone who got shortchanged a real canvas duffel bag instead.

Which leads us to today. Six months later, Bethesda finally appears to be making good on that promise. The canvas bags should soon be moving out to those who expected them back in 2018 when Fallout 76 launched, and players will finally get a piece of memorabilia that is every bit the metaphor for the game it's themed after. Players expected one thing with Fallout 76 and they got another. Bethesda knew the game wouldn't be well received and the company shipped it anyway.

Power Armor Edition buyers expected a sturdy canvas duffel bag and they got a cheap nylon duffel bag. Bethesda knew the bags weren't as advertised. The company shipped them anyway.

Aside from some looks at Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Doom Eternal, we're not quite sure what to expect from Bethesda this year. Let's just hope that what we see is what we ultimately get.

Bethesda's E3 conference is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. PT.