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The workshop is yours for the taking!

Claim 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 and any player character may attempt to claim them. Once claimed, the player character will also periodically called upon to defend the workshop from one or more waves of enemies. When the player character gets close enough to an unclaimed workshop, the Claim Workshop quest will automatically activate. The player character is prompted to clear the workshop area of any enemies in the area, or in case that all enemies are already dead, to claim the workshop. Activating the workbench will start a capture timer, during which 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.

Possible hostiles

Enemy spawns are randomized for each workshop location and include the following:

Workshop enemy spawns
Anglers Eyebots Feral ghouls
Fog crawlers Gulpers Liberators
Mole miners Mole rats Mongrels
Mutant hounds Protectrons Scorchbeasts
Scorched Super mutants Wolves

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 Mountain Power Plant yard.[verified]