$80 Dollar Fallout Rum Bottles Are Made of Cheap Plastic, Fans Are Pissed

In recent news, Bethesda has had a hard time in delivering merchandise that meets fan expectation. With the entire fiasco regarding nylon bag used to cover the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition helmet, there’s more to be said and done when it comes to quality merchandise and it seems Bethesda isn’t on board. In the highly anticipated and relatively expensive bottle of Nuka Dark Rum announced earlier this year, the first round of fans received their shipment. Suffice to say, folks aren’t too happy with the packaging this time either.

Instead of the fancy glass bottle seen in on the homepage for the drink itself and advertisements across social media, consumers were greeted with a plastic coke bottle with a “cheap” and “plastic” shaped sleeve. Here are a few reactions from Twitter users:

Of course, the criticism doesn’t stop at Twitter with YouTubers contributing to the conversation as well. As seen on a tweet above, this follows the still fresh controversy of the nylon versus canvas bag incident. It stands to be said that consumers typically don’t enjoy false advertisement, being misled, or not getting what they paid for. And for an $80 bottle of rum, most people expect quality over quantity.

If one Twitter user is to be believed, Silver Screen Bottling Co., the team behind the design and manufacturing of the Nuka Dark Rum for Bethesda responded to feedback from a customer. A representative told Ruthven78:

Did you order yourself a unit or two of the Nuka Cola Dark Rum from Bethesda? What did you personally think of the packaging choice? Do you believe fans are blowing this out of proportions or are they reasonable in their outrage? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest to catch up on:

Fallout 76 is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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1 Comment

  • Graeme Evans Reply

    December 29, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    i dont think i have ever seen a more blatent attempt to lie to customers. What do they think will happen? maybe the price is so high ad the c ost so low they dont care that they are going to get a massive amount of complaints and returns. they will probably still make a profit off the people who grin and put up with it.
    either way they need to be investigated for some sort of fraud…. they deleted the fake 5 star reviews they gave their own product at least.

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