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For the Legacy content, see Workbench (Legacy).A Work Bench is a deployable item required for crafting certain items. Currently, there are three different tiers ranging from 1 to 3. While close to it, blueprints are enabled to be crafted, as long as the required materials are present.

Using a higher tier Workbench than required results in a shortened crafting time of 50% less for the immediate next tier and caps at 75% less for the second tier above. However, for the duration boost to apply throughout a crafting queue, one needs to stay in range of the respective Workbench.

As of devblog 185, Workbenches can also be used for Experimentation, creating blueprints of a random item that requires the respective Workbench to be crafted

Work Bench Level 1

Work Bench Level 1 icon.png

A Work Bench Level 1 can be crafted using:

and is required to craft: Not the blueprints

Construction icon.png Build
Floor Grill icon.png Floor Grill Chainlink Fence Gate icon.png Chainlink Fence Gate Chainlink Fence icon.png Chainlink Fence
Garage Door icon.png Garage Door Metal Shop Front icon.png Metal Shop Front Sandbag Barricade icon.png Sandbag Barricade
Metal Vertical embrasure icon.png Metal Vertical embrasure Metal horizontal embrasure icon.png Metal horizontal embrasure Metal Window Bars icon.png Metal Window Bars
High External Wooden Gate icon.png High External Wooden Gate High External Wooden Wall icon.png High External Wooden Wall Small Water Catcher icon.png Small Water Catcher
Wooden Ladder icon.png Wooden Ladder Wood Shutters icon.png Wood Shutters
Fire Extinguisher icon.png Items
Vending Machine icon.png Vending Machine Repair Bench icon.png Repair Bench Bed icon.png Bed
Ceiling Light icon.png Ceiling Light Chair icon.png Chair Fridge icon.png Fridge
Reactive Target icon.png Reactive Target Research Table icon.png Research Table Work Bench Level 2 icon.png Work Bench Level 2
Small Wooden Sign icon.png Small Wooden Sign Wooden Sign icon.png Wooden Sign Large Wooden Sign icon.png Large Wooden Sign
Huge Wooden Sign icon.png Huge Wooden Sign One Sided Town Sign Post icon.png One Sided Town Sign Post Table icon.png Table
Resources
Gun Powder icon.png Gun Powder
Clothing
T-Shirt icon.png T-Shirt Pants icon.png Pants Longsleeve T-Shirt icon.png Longsleeve T-Shirt
Miners Hat icon.png Miners Hat Jacket icon.png Jacket Shirt icon.png Shirt
Riot Helmet icon.png Riot Helmet Snow Jacket - Red icon.png Snow Jacket - Red Tank Top icon.png Tank Top
Beenie Hat icon.png Beenie Hat Bucket Helmet icon.png Bucket Helmet
Tools icon.png Tools
Salvaged Hammer icon.png Salvaged Hammer Hatchet icon.png Hatchet Pick Axe icon.png Pick Axe
Satchel Charge icon.png Satchel Charge
Weaponstab icon.png Weapons
Simple Handmade Sight icon.png Simple Handmade Sight Salvaged Sword icon.png Salvaged Sword Stone Spear icon.png Stone Spear
Crossbow icon.png Crossbow Beancan Grenade icon.png Beancan Grenade Nailgun icon.png Nailgun
Revolver icon.png Revolver Mace icon.png Mace Silencer icon.png Silencer
Double Barrel Shotgun icon.png Double Barrel Shotgun Waterpipe Shotgun icon.png Waterpipe Shotgun Weapon Flashlight icon.png Weapon Flashlight
Ammunition icon.png Ammo
Pistol Bullet icon.png Pistol Bullet High Velocity Arrow icon.png High Velocity Arrow
Traps icon.png Traps
Snap Trap icon.png Snap Trap Shotgun Trap icon.png Shotgun Trap Flame Turret icon.png Flame Turret

Work Bench Level 2

Work Bench Level 2 icon.png

A Work Bench Level 2 can be crafted at a Work Bench Level 1 using:

and is required to craft:

Construction icon.png Build
Concrete Barricade icon.png Concrete Barricade Prison Cell Gate icon.png Prison Cell Gate Prison Cell Wall icon.png Prison Cell Wall
Large Water Catcher icon.png Large Water Catcher Metal Barricade icon.png Metal Barricade Ladder Hatch icon.png Ladder Hatch
Fire Extinguisher icon.png Items
Large Furnace icon.png Large Furnace Drop Box icon.png Drop Box Locker icon.png Locker
Small Oil Refinery icon.png Small Oil Refinery Search Light icon.png Search Light Work Bench Level 3 icon.png Work Bench Level 3
Clothing
Heavy Plate Helmet icon.png Heavy Plate Helmet Heavy Plate Jacket icon.png Heavy Plate Jacket Heavy Plate Pants icon.png Heavy Plate Pants
Hoodie icon.png Hoodie Boots icon.png Boots Coffee Can Helmet icon.png Coffee Can Helmet
Road Sign Jacket icon.png Road Sign Jacket Road Sign Kilt icon.png Road Sign Kilt
Tools icon.png Tools
Salvaged Axe icon.png Salvaged Axe Salvaged Icepick icon.png Salvaged Icepick Survey Charge icon.png Survey Charge
Medical icon.png Medical
Medical Syringe icon.png Medical Syringe Large Medkit icon.png Large Medkit
Weaponstab icon.png Weapons
Python Revolver icon.png Python Revolver Flame Thrower icon.png Flame Thrower F1 Grenade icon.png F1 Grenade
Semi-Automatic Pistol icon.png Semi-Automatic Pistol Semi-Automatic Rifle icon.png Semi-Automatic Rifle Pump Shotgun icon.png Pump Shotgun
Thompson icon.png Thompson Salvaged Cleaver icon.png Salvaged Cleaver Muzzle Boost icon.png Muzzle Boost
Custom SMG icon.png Custom SMG Muzzle Brake icon.png Muzzle Brake Longsword icon.png Longsword
Ammunition icon.png Ammo
5.56 Rifle Ammo icon.png 5.56 Rifle Ammo 12 Gauge Buckshot icon.png 12 Gauge Buckshot Incendiary Pistol Bullet icon.png Incendiary Pistol Bullet
HV Pistol Ammo icon.png HV Pistol Ammo 12 Gauge Slug icon.png 12 Gauge Slug
Traps icon.png Traps
Land Mine icon.png Land Mine Auto Turret icon.png Auto Turret
Misc
Metal Blade icon.png Metal Blade Empty Propane Tank icon.png Empty Propane Tank

Work Bench Level 3

Work Bench Level 3 icon.png

A Work Bench Level 3 can be crafted at a Work Bench Level 2 using:

and is required to craft:

Construction icon.png Build
High External Stone Gate icon.png High External Stone Gate Armored Door icon.png Armored Door Armored Double Door icon.png Armored Double Door
Reinforced Window Bars icon.png Reinforced Window Bars Reinforced Glass Window icon.png Reinforced Glass Window
Resources
Explosives icon.png Explosives
Clothing
Metal Facemask icon.png Metal Facemask Metal Chest Plate icon.png Metal Chest Plate
Tools icon.png Tools
Timed Explosive Charge icon.png Timed Explosive Charge
Weaponstab icon.png Weapons
Assault Rifle icon.png Assault Rifle Bolt Action Rifle icon.png Bolt Action Rifle Rocket Launcher icon.png Rocket Launcher
MP5A4 icon.png MP5A4 4x Zoom Scope icon.png 4x Zoom Scope Weapon Lasersight icon.png Weapon Lasersight
Holosight icon.png Holosight
Ammunition icon.png Ammo
Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon.png Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon.png HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon.png Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo
Rocket icon.png Rocket High Velocity Rocket icon.png High Velocity Rocket
Misc
Gears icon.png Gears Metal Pipe icon.png Metal Pipe Sewing Kit icon.png Sewing Kit
Metal Spring icon.png Metal Spring

Experimentation

The Experimentation Interface of a Work Bench 3.

As of devblog 185, Workbenches can now be used for Blueprint researching as well, with the major difference of yielding random blueprints. Depending on which Workbench you use, you get different random blueprints belonging to the crafting tier of the respective Workbench. For example a Work Bench Level 1 Experiment might yield a Floor Grill blueprint, but not a Large Furnace blueprint.

Mechanics

In order to experiment at a Workbench, simply put the required amount of scrap in the upper slot and press the then appearing "Begin Experiment" button. The Interface will then be locked for a short duration and closing the Workbench's interface will not cancel the experiment. After finishing, a random - previously unknown blueprint to the player initiating the experiment - blueprint will be available in the lower slot.
Note: You need to learn the blueprint before starting another experiment if you don't wish the same blueprint appearing again.

The prices for experimenting at a Workbench vary as their results:

Workbench Tier Scrap Cost
Level 1 75 Scrap icon.png Scrap
Level 2 300 Scrap icon.png Scrap
Level 3 1000 Scrap icon.png Scrap

Trivia

  • Since the duration boost caps at 75% for the second higher tier, a Work Bench Level 3 will provide the same duration boost to a blueprint requiring no Work Bench, as the Work Bench 2 would.
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