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Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Release Date Tips



The Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop DLC release date is here for many Xbox One, PS4 and PC users and these tips will help you get the second Fallout 4 DLC add-on installed successfully on your system of choice.

Last year, Bethesda promised to deliver free Fallout 4 updates, official Fallout 4 mods for console and Fallout 4 DLC. The company’s kept that promise.

We’ve seen numerous updates roll out (a huge Fallout 4 1.5 update is on the way) and we’ve seen the first Fallout 4 DLC emerge for all three platforms. Automatron arrived on schedule in March and today is Wasteland Workshop’s turn.


Wasteland Workshop is the second of three announced Fallout 4 DLC add-ons. Several more are planned for later this year.

The second Fallout 4 DLC is a $5 add-on that allow you to design and set cages to capture live creatures. You can then pit these creatures, raiders and even settlers against each other in battle in your various settlements.

With the Wasteland Workshop release here for most people, we want to help get you prepare for a smooth download and get you right into those arenas.

Wasteland Workshop Release Time PS4, Xbox One & PC

Wasteland Workshop is already unlocked in Australia. That’s because it’s already April 12th in Australia. It’ll arrive a little later for those of you in North America and even later for those of you that live in Asia. Here is how the Wasteland Workshop release time, and release date, breaks down:

PC (Steam)

  • North America – April  12, 2016 at 12:01 AM (EDT)
  • Europe – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time
  • Asia – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time

Xbox One

  • North America – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM (EDT)
  • Europe – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time
  • Asia – April 19, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time

PlayStation 4

  • North America – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM (EDT)
  • Europe – April 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time
  • Asia – April 19, 2016 at 12:01 AM local time

Note that PS4 users in North America will unlock Wasteland Workshop at midnight, not 1PM on release day like Automatron.

Also note that the Wasteland Workshop in Asia, for consoles, is delayed until April 19th. Those with a PC will get Wasteland Workshop on April 12th.

Clean Up Your Hard Drive

Wasteland Workshop isn’t as big as Automatron but those of you that are nearing the threshold of your hard drive space will likely want to do a little cleanup before you download and install Wasteland Workshop. This is especially true if you haven’t downloaded the Fallout 1.4 update.

Wasteland Workshop is a small piece of DLC and here’s what it’ll require for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Sizes will vary based on platform and region.

PC: ~70MB.
• Xbox One: ~50MB.
• PlayStation 4: ~50MB.

For most of you, this won’t be a problem. For those of you with limited space, it might be.

If you’re planning to play ASAP and you’re running out of space, now would be a good time to start clearing out game files you no longer need. This way, you’ll be able to download and install Wasteland Workshop headache-free.

Also note that the recent Fallout 1.4 and PS4 1.05 patches deliver support for Wasteland Workshop. The 1.4 patch is over 2GB in size. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you’re running out of space and you want to play Wasteland Workshop as soon as possible, make sure you clean up some space today.

How to Download Wasteland Workshop Fallout 4 DLC

If you bought the Fallout 4 Season Pass, here’s how to download and install the Wasteland Workshop DLC on your console or PC after it unlocks. 

PC (Steam)

  1. Log in to your Steam account.
  2. Navigate to Library.
  3. Right-click on Fallout 4.
  4. Select View Downloadable Content.
  5. Ensure the Install checkbox is enabled for the Wasteland Workshop DLC to begin the download.
    1. Note: you may need to uncheck and the re-check the box to ensure the download begins.

For further assistance, you can contact Steam Support here:

Xbox One

  1. From the Home screen, hold [RT] and press [A] to navigate to the My games and apps menu.
  2. Navigate to Fallout 4 and press [Menu].
  3. Select Manage game.
  4. From the Ready to install column, select the Wasteland Workshop add-on to begin the download.

You can also instruct your console to manually download Wasteland Workshop from the Xbox Store itself.

For further assistance, you can contact Xbox Support here:

PlayStation 4

  1. From the PS4 menu, navigate to your Library.
  2. Navigate to Fallout 4 and press [X].
  3. From the product page, select Related items.
  4. Select My add-ons.
  5. Select the Wasteland Workshop add-on download icon on the left to begin the download.

You can also instruct your console to manually download Wasteland Workshop from the PlayStation Store itself.

For further assistance, you can contact PlayStation Support here:


If you’re buying the Wasteland Workshop as a standalone add-on, you’ll want to navigate to your appropriate store and download it there. Microsoft, Steam and Sony are offering it right now. As are GameStop and Amazon.

Once you download and install it, head to the Add-ons section on the main screen to confirm that it’s correctly installed on your hard drive.

If you’re not seeing it appear on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or the PC, check those links for help from Bethesda. They’re for Automatron but the process will be similar for Wasteland Workshop.

Wasteland Workshop Fallout 4 DLC Problems

There’s potential for Wasteland Workshop problems to get in the way of you installing and/or playing the DLC’s new content.

If your Wasteland Workshop download is moving slow, try using a wired connection. This could help speed up the download process.


If you’re running into a problem with Wasteland Workshop’s content (graphics, crashes, etc), you’ll want to consult our list of fixes for common Fallout 4 problems. Fixes for Wasteland Workshop problems will also start to appear on Bethesda’s official forum.

If you discover an issue with Wasteland Workshop that you can’t fix yourself, you’ll want to report whatever you see to Bethesda so that it can work on fixes for future Fallout 4 updates.

As a reminder, the next Fallout 4 update will be update 1.5. It comes with fixes for Automatron, the new Survival Mode, and more.

9 Things to Know About the Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop DLC

Wasteland Workshop Problems & Fixes

Wasteland Workshop Problems & Fixes

As we move further away from the Wasteland Workshop release date we continue to hear about some of the problems plaguing those who are using the DLC. 

Gamers have encountered texturing issues, issues getting combatants to fight inside of arenas, buggy items including walls roofs and platforms for arenas, and problems getting the Wasteland Workshop to show up on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

If you can't get the DLC to show up, check out those links above. They lead to potential fixes from Bethesda itself. 

It's unclear when an update for Wasteland Workshop bugs and performance issues will roll out. The developer has rolled out new versions of the Fallout 4 1.5 update but they've focused on fixing Automatron and Bethesda's official Fallout 4 mods. 

While we wait for the next update, please take a look at our list of fixes for common Fallout 4 problems and Bethesda's support forums for assistance. 



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