Lockpicking in Kingdom Come Deliverance isn’t much fun, but it is necessary. By using lockpicks to open doors and chests you can pick up some great loot. So, it pays to know how to lockpick in Kingdom Come Deliverance correctly in order to relieve some of that stress.
While picking locks can be fairly easy in some RPGs, in Warhorse Studios’ latest game it takes some mastering. First of all you have to find lockpicks, and we recommend you carry as many as possible around with you!
So, check out this lockpicking guide for Kingdom Come Deliverance, and you should make light work out of this frustrating mini-game.
Where To Find Lockpicks in Kingdom Come Deliverance
After you’ve completed The Good Thief, the first quest that teaches you to lock pick, you’ll get your first set of lockpicks from Skalitz (which will happen automatically). You’ll then need to complete side quests to earn more, or visit one of the many merchants in the game who will sell you these tools.
They can prove to be very expensive, so it’s a good idea to keep a range on items with you that you can exchange for them. As with most RPGs that feature lockpicking, your skills in this art will increase the more you practice, and they won’t snap as much.
How to lockpick in Kingdom Come Deliverance
Okay, to open chests and doors quickly and efficiently follow these lockpicking tips:
- Lockpicking takes time and you don’t want to get caught. Only lockpick when there’s no one around to see you.
- Turn off the vibration on your controller, which makes the whole process more difficult.
- Your left analogue stick rotates the lock, while your right thumbstick controls the circle.
- Use your right thumbstick to slowly move the circle around until it gets larger and turns golden.
- Once it’s turned golden, rotate your left analogue stick counter-clockwise very slowly until you hit the sweet spot and the crate or door unlocks.
Throughout Kingdom Come Deliverance you’ll have ample opportunity to improve your lockpicking ability. Some of the enhancements include Stable Lockpicks, which make your picks twice as durable, and Luck of the Drunkard, which allows you to pick locks 30% faster when drunk.