I have at least one settlement without a workshop. How do I make one without being able to build it? I have cleared the settlement, so no there are no monsters.

  • I've edited your question for clarity, please let me know if it has retained the original meaning.
    – Riley
    Aug 9, 2016 at 9:53
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    A settlement is defined in the game as having a Workshop. Without one, it is just a place to visit, not an area to build. Unless you have mods that can add Workshops where you please, then this case stands. Aug 9, 2016 at 12:54
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    Can you specify which location this is? @Kaizerwolf is correct, if there is not a Workshop at the given location, it is not a settlement. There are some places that have a bunch of workbenches and workstations at them, but aren't settlements because they do not have a workshop. I recall Fort Hagen being an example of this case.
    – king14nyr
    Aug 9, 2016 at 13:25

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A settlement is defined in the game as having a Workshop. The Fallout 4 Wikia Page details the information on settlements and settlement building, as well as a list of settlements that can be used. The list is as follows:

Vanilla Fallout 4

  • Abernathy Farms
  • Boston Airport
  • Bunker Hill
  • The Castle
  • Coastal Cottage
  • County Crossing
  • Covenant
  • Croup Manor
  • Egret Tours Marina
  • Finch Farm
  • Graygarden
  • Greentop Nursery
  • Hangman's Alley
  • Home Plate
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Kingsport Lighthouse
  • Murkwater Construction Site
  • Nordhagen Beach
  • Oberland Station
  • Outpost Zimonja
  • Red Rocket Truck Stop
  • Sanctuary Hills
  • The Slog
  • Somerville Place
  • Spectacle Island
  • Starlight Drive-In
  • Sunshine Tidings Co-op
  • Taffington Boathouse
  • Tenpines Bluff
  • Warwick Homestead


  • The Mechanist's Lair

Far Harbor

  • Longfellow's Cabin
  • Dalton Farm
  • National Park Visitor's Center
  • Echo Lake Lumber

VaultTec DLC

  • Vault 88

As of writing this on August 9th 2016, these are all the available settlement workshops. It is possible that NukaWorld will add settlements as well.

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