What follows is a brief account of my midnight unlocking experience when playing Fallout 4 on Steam. Day 1 Nvidia drivers were installed.
12:01am Oh hell yes! Let’s unlock this thing and get going in the wasteland!
12:03am Oh. I need to wait thirty minutes for it to unlock the files.
Okay… I guess I will watch some youtube videos.
(At this point I started saving every 10 minutes. I got so wrapped up in this that I stopped taking pictures).
02:00am (ish) Allllllllllrighty. Off to bed. I’ll check reddit in the morning for a fix.
03:23pm Here is a possible fix. Reddit user Argus1001 said it worked for him. I’ll test it out once I get home from work.