Lockpicks are valuable tools in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Lockpicks come in handy when you need to open locked containers or doors in a pinch. You’ll need lockpicks to increase your lockpicking skill and improve your thievery. Unsuccessful lockpicking will cause your lockpicks to break, and maintaining a steady supply isn’t cheap. In this guide, we’ll tell you where you can get lockpicks in the early part of Kingdom Come: Deliverance and how lockpicking works in the game.
Where to Get Lockpicks in Kingdom Come: Deliverance
During the Unexpected Visit quest in the prologue, you’ll be tasked with resolving a debt with a man named Kunesh. When you investigate his house, you’ll find a locked chest that contains items you need to retrieve. You are then prompted to speak with Fritz, one of Henry’s friends, to get lockpicks for the chest, only after following through with the cow dung plan. Once you’ve ran away from the catchpole after the fist fight, talk to Fritz so he can give you four free lockpicks.
If you missed out on getting lockpicks from Fritz or managed to break all the ones you had, you can purchase some from the trader Votava in Talmberg. However, each lockpick costs upwards of 20-30 Groschen depending on your reputation. You’ll need lockpicks if you want to get the Talmberg Armor, so hopefully you have enough lockpicks to snag this armor before leaving the city.
The next best place to get lockpicks in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is from millers. Millers sell various goods and can purchase stolen items from you. They also can sell lockpicks. Once you reach Rattay, speak with Miller Peshek after completing the side quest A Good Thief to see if he has any lockpicks for sale. He will also teach you how lockpicking and pickpocketing works if you ask.
How to Lockpick in Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Lockpicking requires skill and practice. As your Lockpicking skill increases, you’ll gain the ability to unlock more difficult locks. The basic concept behind lockpicking is relatively simple. The challenge comes from getting a feel for it.
To lockpick in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, start by standing in front of the locked item and pressing the action key. This brings up the lock mechanism. You will need to simultaneously control two parts while picking a lock. You first need to find the “sweet spot” for your cursor (lockpick), which is indicated by a gold circle. The bigger the circle, the closer you are to the sweet spot.
Once you’ve found the sweet spot, you must rotate the locking mechanism counterclockwise while holding the lockpick in the relative sweet spot position. Using a controller, this means you must coordinate and move both thumbsticks at the same time, which is much more difficult than it sounds. As you do this, your controller will begin vibrating voraciously, making it hard to control. It’s considerably easier to pick locks on PC using a mouse and keyboard.
When you find the sweet spot, just start turning the locking mechanism at a steady pace. Don’t try to force it or go too slow, as this will most likely result in a broken lockpick. Here are some tips to keep in mind while lockpicking in Kingdom Come: Deliverance:
- Make sure to save your game before lockpicking. This way, you can simply start over with your original supply of lockpicks in case you break them all in your attempts.
- Breaking a lockpick makes noise, which can alert nearby NPCs to your location. If someone spots you, be ready to run!
- Start with locks that are labeled as “easy” or “very easy” to develop your lockpicking skill. Once you reach level 3 or so, you can start cracking more difficult locks.
- The Lasting Lockpick perk will help increase the durability of your lockpicks. Make sure to get this perk once you reach level 3. Master Thief is also useful for instantly unlocking easier locks.
Now that you know how to lockpick and where to get lockpicks in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you should be able to snag the Talmberg Armor and get a horse on your way out of Talmberg. For more tips and tutorials, head over to our Kingdom Come: Deliverance game hub.