Bethesda always said the $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor edition was a very limited edition, and now the company has responded to concerns about the short supply. Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines said the company is ordering “as many as possible” but it won’t be enough for everyone, as the premium edition is sold out on Bethesda’s website.
“We are making as many as possible and made all of them available,” Hines said on Twitter. There’s no way to make any more.”
In another tweet, he added: “They’re not quick or easy to make. We got as many lines making them as possible in order to get them finished and assembled in time for launch. I’m sorry if you didn’t get one.”
His comments come from the very real concerns among some that people snapped up the Power Armor edition in hopes of re-selling it on the grey market for a higher price. Hines did not address that concern specifically, but it’s an issue pretty much every company that makes things people want has to face.
The Fallout 76 Power Armor edition was announced at E3 2018 in June. The headline item is a working, wearable T-51 helmet that includes a headlamp and voice modulation device. The Power Armor edition also includes a glow-in-the-dark physical map of the game’s six regions of West Virginia; you also get in-game content and access to the upcoming beta.
Fallout 76 launches in November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC; the beta begins in October, and it’ll be available first on Xbox One. Unlike previous games in the series, Fallout 76 is an always-online, multiplayer-focused game.