It's fair to say the launch of Fallout 76 hasn't gone as smoothly as Bethesda would've wanted. Filled to bursting with technical issues and sporting an uninteresting world, it's a pretty unfortunate start for the online multiplayer take on the publisher's iconic RPG series. Unfortunately, it feels like things are going to get worse before they get better. A new bunch of Christmas themed items are now available to purchase from the in-game store, and fans aren't best pleased.
The cosmetic items, which include Mr and Mrs Claus outfits, a giant Red Rocket sign, and more, are being called out for their price in Atoms, the game's premium currency. The 'Comin to Town' bundle includes the aforementioned outfits along with two avatars and a radstag decoration, and it's going for 2000 Atoms, which equates to about £16. That Red Rocket sign is roughly £14, and a pack of Christmassy emotes will set you back about £8. Again, these are simple cosmetic items, but many fans feel like these prices are a step too far from Bethesda.
But that's not the end of it. Over on the PC version of Fallout 76, some people have been digging into the latest update files for the game and have unearthed something that could potentially stir up yet more controversy. Something called a 'Lunchbox' is referred to several times, and from what the fine folks over on Reddit have been able to deduce, this item will grant players (and anyone else on the server) special buffs, such as increasing the rate of XP gain, damage, or carrying capacity. It's said that these Lunchboxes will be a premium item, and will be coming to the game at a later date.
That's all up in the air for now, though. We think it's best to wait on official word regarding Lunchboxes before jumping to conclusions, but the fact that support for the item appears to be basically there probably means they'll be arriving sooner rather than later. Again, we'll have to wait and see.