Fallout 76 Players Upset Because Bethesda Is Charging $7 For A Refrigerator

The latest refrigerator fiasco is all about an in-game fridge that costs $7 in real-life currency

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Fallout 76 Players Upset Because Bethesda Is Charging $7 For A Refrigerator

Fallout 76 Players Upset Because Bethesda Is Charging $7 For A Refrigerator

Bethesda has at all times mentioned that microtransactions in Fallout 76 would be cosmetic only, however that’s now not the case with the discharge of the Atom Shop fridge. The refrigerator was a community suggestion originally, functioning – obviously – as a place to store food. It offers benefits when placed in your CAMP, slowing the spoilage rate of food and drink items by 50%. However, you can only purchase it with real money.

Fallout 76 Players Upset Because Bethesda Is Charging $7 For A Refrigerator

Amid the new cosmetic items are a pair of utility items. The refrigerator lets you store food and drink to slow down the speed at which they spoil. The collectron station, meanwhile, sends out a wee robots to search for scrap and junk. They cost 700 and 500 Atoms respectively. 

While Atoms can be earned in-game, they can also be purchased for real cash in bundles. Together, they cost 1200 Atoms, so you’d need to buy a 500 and 1100 bundle, amounting to £12/$15. These items, then, cost more than a lot of people paid for the game itself.

Originally, Bethesda said that only cosmetic items would be sold, but that quickly ceased to be true when repair kits were added to the shop. Their addition was controversial, but Bethesda argued that they were fine because they didn’t give anyone a competitive advantage. Players worried it would be a slippery slope, allowing other utility items into the shop.

Six months ago, a redditor actually suggested adding a fridge to the game. The post got a response from the Bethesda community team, saying: “Heya! We’ve seen a couple of you post this suggestion now, and have passed it on to the team. Thanks for sharing.”

The Fallout 76 subreddit is awash with complaints, so hopefully Bethesda will perform a U-turn on this decision.