Fallout 76‘s massive Black Friday price cut just a week after launch left early adopters feeling shafted, but publisher Bethesda may have an apology gift for us.
Fallout 76 was released as a full-priced game by most retailers, but a barrage of poor review scores left the game underselling. This prompted Bethesda to cut the game’s price for Black Friday across various physical and digital retailers, dropping it as low as $33, which made fans who picked up the game at full price one week earlier feel cheated.
To compensate one early adopter, Bethesda offered 500 Atoms- the currency used in the game’s cosmetic shop- for buying the game at full price. While the developer didn’t expressly claim that this is a general deal available for everyone, it’s likely that anyone who submits their receipt to Bethesda’s customer support to prove they bought the game at full price could receive the Atom compensation.
Fallout 76‘s Black Friday price reductions were of little surprise, considering the game’s launch reception. The game’s reviews- including our own here at EGM– put the game much lower than one would expect for the venerable Fallout series, thanks to innumerable glitches and an apparent lack of focus. Some of the game’s more comical bugs can be checked out in EGM’s recent tour of Fallout 76‘s glitch-filled wasteland.
Source: VG 24/7