As of April 12, Fallout 4’s Wasteland Workshop DLC is now available. Wasteland Workshop costs $4.99 if you buy it on its own, and it is also included in the Season Pass. It focuses on the workshop aspect of the game, adding a fair number of new world objects as well as the ability to create arenas where captured people and creatures can fight. There is no story or quest content included.
So far, this DLC has seen a pretty mediocre reception.
Players who love Fallout 4’s workshop will probably be happy with the new range of options available. Although some are better than others, there are many new items you can use to make your settlement even nicer. The arena feature, however, doesn’t seem to work as well as fans would hope. Its idea is great, but its implementation isn’t.
Capturing creatures also takes a while. It probably won’t bother players who have just gotten into the game, but if you’ve played a bulk of Fallout 4’s content already, setting traps and waiting to catch something might seem needlessly long and tedious. The contents of this DLC will begin to feel repetitive if you don’t have other things left to spend your time on in the game.
In short, if you love working on your Fallout 4 settlements and wish you had more features and decoration options you could add, there’s a nice supply of new options included in Wasteland Workshop. If, however, you’re looking forward to the arena aspects the most, you might be disappointing. And if what you really want from Fallout 4 DLC is more story content and quests, you’ll find none of that here.
For some players, Wasteland Workshop will be entirely worth it. To others, there isn’t enough content to justify the $4.99 price tag. Season Pass holders, at least, will be able to enjoy all of it for free.
If you don’t have the Fallout 4 Season Pass, are you planning to buy Wasteland Workshop? And if you have the Season Pass or have already purchased Wasteland Workshop as a standalone DLC, chime in with your thoughts on whether or not it’s worth picking up.