That means that you can't even buy a "proper" canvas bag with the restitution Bethesda has offered. Preorder listings detailed a canvas West-Tek-branded duffel bag for storage, as also pictured in marketing assets released at E3 2018.
The story quickly snowballed on social media and Bethesda was pretty much forced to issue a statement on the matter. In amongst the game's $200 Power Armor Edition was supposed to be a snazzy-looking canvas duffel bag, but the very bad nylon version it shipped with has angered buyers, though not as much as the company's response.
According to Migliaccio & Rathod, Bethesda have refused to issue refunds to consumers who bought Fallout 76 and since found it unplayable due to bugs and technical issues.
The whole Fallout 76 fiasco has been a PR nightmare for Bethesda, they rushed a game out and they've let their fans down badly, and now offering 500 Atoms as compensation for something that cost a fair bit of money is just an insult.
Bethesda Under Fire Again for Contents of the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition
Fallout 76's deluxe Power Armour Edition costs $200 Dollars, and includes the game in a fancy steelbook, a selection of in-game items, a glow-in-the-dark world map, and two dozen Fallout figurines. Well, this wasn't the bag that made the final cut. "We hope this doesn't prevent anyone from enjoying what we feel is one of our best collector's editions", concluded the communication.
KitGuru Says: The Fallout 76 launch has been rife with bad PR for Bethesda. We aren't planning on doing anything about it.
A canvas bag isn't a terribly expensive thing in the first place, and the "prototype" certainly looks nicer than the even cheaper nylon alternative included with the shipping version. Later, Bethesda pledged that those unhappy with their bag purchase are eligible to claim 500 Atoms, in-game.
One player who complained to Bethesda about this received 500 "compensatory" atoms but this doesn't seem to have been a blanket offer for everyone who forked out full price prior to the sales.