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The workshop is yours for the taking!

Clear/Retake Workshop is a side quest in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

  • Clear enemies from the workshop.
  • Activate the workshop to claim it and fight contesting player characters.

Detailed walkthrough

Across the map are a number of public workshops. Any player character may attempt to claim the workshop, and use its built-in resources. Public workshops may be used to generate other resources, for example, by installing resource collectors over mineral deposits, growing crops, etc. Examining the workshop in the map lists the resources that can be generated at that location.

Once claimed, the player character will also periodically called upon to defend the workshop from one or more waves of enemies. The player character may also need to defend against the contesting party in a PvP contest.

When the player character gets close enough to an unclaimed workshop, the Claim Workshop quest will automatically activate. The player character must clear the workshop area of any enemies in the area. Once cleared, the player character can claim the workshop. Activating the workbench will start a capture timer. Other player characters in the area can contest the attempt to claim the workshop. Once claimed, the player character has a short period of time (about 90 seconds) to build defenses before the first Defend Workshop quest begins, though this preparation is completely optional.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Clear enemies from [location]If I clear the enemies that are infesting <Alias=workshopLocation> the workshop is mine for the taking.
?Quest finishedClaim the workshopThe workshop at <Alias=workshopLocation> is yours for the taking.


  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Clear Workshop of Hostiles: NPCs may be lured away from the workshop by a nearby Government aid drop. They will be marked on the map after a few minutes of searching.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Clear Workshop of Hostiles: NPCs may be spawned beneath the game world at Thunder Mt. power plant yard.[verified]


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