Wondering how lockpicking in Starfield works?
Just like previous Bethesda games, Starfield allows players to enter certain areas of the game if they can unlock certain doors via the lockpicking skill.
But how does the lockpicking in Starfield work?
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Starfield Lockpicking Explained
Starfield features a brand-new minigame for lockpicking. Long gone are the Fallout and Skyrim days of simply moving a pick in a circle until you find the sweet spot. Now, there’s a bit more thought that goes into it.
The new minigame involves using Digipicks, the space equivalent of bobby pins. Each Digipick gives you an attempt at the lockpicking mini-game.
The mini-game works as follows:
Each lock is a series of circles that have sections removed from them, usually between 2 and 4. You then have to pick the matching pattern from the list on the right-hand side, which will then let you do the same for the next circle in the sequence until there are none left.
The challenge comes from predicting when is the right time to use what pattern, ensuring that the ones you have left will fit into the missing sections.
If you mess up, you can undo your selection and try again. If you successfully hack enough of the locked doors, you’ll earn an auto-hack, which will skip one section of the puzzle.