Fallout 76’s Atomic Shop prices are leading to fallout

by Ash
December 19, 2018

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A Reddit thread posted by user lucky5150 in the Fallout 76 subreddit has pointed out yet another problem with Fallout 76: the prices in the Atomic Shop are higher than the rad count in the Glowing Sea.

(If you haven’t played Fallout 4, rest assured – it’s ridiculously high.)

Recently, Bethesda added a ‘Comin’ To Town’ bundle to the Atomic Shop. The bundle consists of two festive Santa skins, a Christmas decoration for your camp, and two icons. lucky5150 points out that the bundle costs 2000 Atoms ($20): a third of the price of the actual game.

To make matters worse, the bundle is currently on sale. Normally it would go for 3000 Atoms ($30) which is half the price of the full game.

Some Reddit users have also noted that the item appeared to have been introduced at a sale price. User PedNas wroteThe worst part is the bs “sale”. Its not a sale if it is the original price to begin with” while user Vormehk replied with “This is marketing with implied scarcity, combined with “low price” incentives. It’s done to trigger impulse spending“.

Bethesda employees jessBethesda and LoneVaultWanderer popped up in the Reddit thread, thanking people for the feedback and reassuring angered Reddit users that the comments would be ‘passed along to the proper folks’.

This incident is the latest in a long line of problems players are having with Fallout 76. Other problems have included Bethesda inadvertently leaking players’ personal details, the $200 Collector’s Edition not living up to its promises (although that problem is apparently being fixed), Fallout 76’s refund policy attracting legal attention, and one player’s character being cursed with permanent immortality.

What are your thoughts on Fallout 76? Do you think the gameplay outweighs the problems surrounding it? Let us know below.

Source: Reddit.

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