Bethesda Game Studios is on the receiving end of a proposed class action that claims the West Tek Canvas Duffel Bag released by the videogame developer alongside its Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 was made out of nylon instead of canvas.
Bethesda Game Studios is on the receiving end of a proposed class action that takes issue with its allegedly false advertising of the West Tek Canvas Duffel Bag released by the videogame developer alongside its Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76. The lawsuit, recently removed from state to federal court in California, alleges that contrary to the defendant’s representations, the duffel bag was made out of nylon instead of canvas.
Bethesda, the development studio responsible for the Fallout videogame series, announced in June 2018 the release of the Tri-Centennial version of Fallout 76, the lawsuit says. At the same time, the company, the case goes on, marketed and advertised a “Power Armor Edition” to go along with the Tri-Centennial version of the game, which included, among other physical items, a West Tek Canvas Duffel Bag, Full-Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet, and Glow-in-the-Dark World Terrain Map. The retail price of the Power Armor Edition was approximately $200, the suit says.
According to the lawsuit, the West Tek duffel bag was clearly advertised as a canvas bag yet, in reality, was made of nylon, “a cheaper material of lower quality.” Below is a picture from the complaint of the defendant’s advertising material:
The case alleges that consumers relied upon the defendant’s misrepresentations when deciding whether to purchase its Power Armor Edition and, as a result, were deceived into paying a premium price for a lower-quality product.