How to Fix Fallout 4 DLCs Problems on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Fallout 4

Though an impressive game, Fallout 4 is not absolutely perfect. Bethesda has put a lot of efforts on squashing bugs by releasing a number of updates, unfortunately, the updates fix some glitches but as well carry along some hiccups.

The developer pushed a free update, Fallout 4 1.5 update or 1.06 for PS4 that aimed at patching up the Automatron DLC as well as delivering Survival Mode plus enhancements. Although, Fallout 4 1.5 update fixes bugs, it carries problems too. This article takes you through common Fallout 4 problems related to Wasteland Workshop, Automatron, and Far Harbor, aiming to help you fix performance issues and repair Fallout 4 crashes.

Automatron/Wasteland Workshop/Far Harbor failing to show up

Some users on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 have complained that the DLCs aren’t showing up. Here is the remedy from Bethesda.

PlayStation 4

The first step is to check if you are signed into the right PS ID before proceeding to the following procedure if you are:

  1. License checking

Go to Settings, choose PlayStation Network/Account Management then select Restore Licenses option.

  1. Switch the console on and off:

Three options are available to complete this task:

  • Press and hold the Power button for a period of at least 10 seconds until the console beeps twice.
  • While on the Home screen, bring up the Function screen by pressing (D-pad up), select Power then choose Turn Off PS4.
  • Long press (PS) button, then choose Turn Off PS4.
  1. Download the add-on manually
  • While on PS4 menu, go to Library.
  • Go to Fallout and then press (X).
  • On the Product page, choose Related items.
  • Choose My add-ons.
  • Choose the Automatron/Far Harbor/ Wasteland Workshop add-on download icon located on the left to start the download.

The console can also be instructed to manually download the DLC from the PlayStation Store by itself.

Fallout 4

Xbox One

Normally, the first step is to check if you are signed into the right Gamertag (correct Xbox Live Gamertag). After confirmation, then proceed with the following steps to troubleshoot.

  1. Power cycle the console:
  • Long press the (Xbox) button located at the front of the console for at least 10 seconds.
  • Disconnect the machine’s power cable and wait for 10 seconds.
  • Connect the power cable and switch on the console by pressing the (Xbox) button.


  1. Check downloads queue:
  • While on Home screen, navigate to the My Games and apps menu by holding (RT) and pressing (A).
  • Go to Queue to check whether the download and install process is complete.
  1. Re-install the add-on:
  • While on Home screen, navigate to the My Games and apps menu by holding (RT) and pressing (A).
  • Go to Fallout 4 and press (Menu) button.
  • Choose Manage game.
  • Choose the Automatron add-on to start the download, from the Ready to install column.

As well, you can have your console start manual download process by itself by giving instructions. You can also seek help by contacting Xbox Support.


To start off troubleshooting this problem on PC, try enabling and disabling your mods. After disabling your mods try out the following procedures:

  1. Close and Start Steam:
  • On the top-right of the steam client, click Steam then select exit.
  • Open the Steam again to see if the DLC is shown.
  1. Ensure the DLC is active on your Steam Account
  • Sign in to your Steam account.
  • Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Fallout.
  • Select View Downloadable Content.
  • For Automatron DLC to begin downloading, make sure you enable Install checkbox. You may need to uncheck and re-check the box for surety.

Fallout 4

  1. Check status of the download:
  • Sign in to you Steam account.
  • Click on Library and then choose Downloads at the bottom.
  • Fallout will be listed as “Ready to Play” after the download is completed.
  1. Verify integrity on game cache:
  • Sign in to your Steam account.
  • Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Fallout 4.
  • Choose properties.
  • Choose Local files tab and click Verify integrity of game cache button.

At this point, Steam will verify the game’s files-process may take some minutes.

  • Once the process is completed, open Fallout 4 to check if the problem is solved.

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