Lockpick

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Lockpick
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Fallout
ModifiesChance to pick a lock
Governed ByPerception, Agility
Initial Value20% + (Perception + Agility)/2
Related PerksMaster Thief
Related TraitsSmall Frame, Night Person
Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
ModifiesChance to pick a lock
Governed ByPerception, Agility
Initial Value10% + (Perception + Agility)
Related PerksMaster Thief
Related TraitsSmall Frame, Night Person
Fallout 3
ModifiesDifficulty of locks the player is able to pick, chance for a successful "force lock" attempt
Governed ByPerception
Initial Value2 + (Perception x 2) + ceil (Luck / 2)
Related PerksInfiltrator, Thief, Covert Ops
Fallout: New Vegas
ModifiesDifficulty of locks the player is able to pick, chance for a successful "force lock" attempt
Governed ByPerception
Initial Value2 + (Perception x 2) + ceil (Luck / 2)
Related PerksInfiltrator
 
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The skill of opening locks without the proper key. The use of lockpicks or electronic lockpicks will greatly enhance this skill.

— In-game description

Lockpick is a Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: New Vegas skill. Locksmith is a Fallout 4 perk.

Fallout[edit | edit source]

The initial skill is determined as follows:

20% + (Perception + Agility)/2

Example: A starting Perception of 5 and Agility of 5.

20% + (5 + 5)/2 = 25%

The use of lock picks for mechanical locks, the electronic lock pick for electronic locks will significantly enhance this skill.

The perks Master Thief and Thief increase the skill by 10%.

Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]

The initial skill is determined as follows:

10% + (Perception + Agility)

Example: A starting Perception of 5 and Agility of 5.

10% + (5 + 5) = 20%

The use of lock picks or the expanded lock pick set for mechanical locks, the electronic lock pick or the electronic lock pick Mk II for electronic locks will significantly enhance this skill.This skill can also be used to lock doors, allowing the player to trap enemies in or lock them out of rooms. The first time a lock is picked there is a chance it will jam.

The perks Master Thief and Thief increase the skill by 15% and 10% respectively.

Fallout 3[edit | edit source]

Lockpicking interface and notification.

The initial skill is determined as follows:

2 + 2 × Perception + Luck/2

Example: A starting Perception of 5 and Luck of 5.

2 + 2 × 5 + 5/2 = 15

In Fallout 3, your Lockpick skill determines which locks the game will allow you to attempt to pick. Your skill must be at least the lock rating to try, and locks are rated at 25% increments: Very Easy - 0%, Easy - 25%, Average - 50%, Hard - 75% and Very Hard - 100%. Thus, there is little reason to invest more points in this skill beyond the level of lock you want to have access to. If you have the prerequisite skill, picking a lock takes the form of a mini game (see Lock for details).

Ways To increase Lockpick[edit | edit source]

Permanent
Temporary

Perks that require Lockpick skill[edit | edit source]

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Infiltrator 70 18 Perception 7

Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]

The initial skill is determined as follows:

2 + 2 × Perception + Luck/2

Example: A starting Perception of 5 and Luck of 5.

2 + 2 × 5 + 5/2 = 15

Lockpick in Fallout: New Vegas operates in much the same way as Fallout 3, with your Lockpick skill determines which locks the game will allow you to attempt to pick. Your skill must be at least the lock rating to try, and locks are rated at 25% increments: Very Easy - 0%, Easy - 25%, Average - 50%, Hard - 75% and Very Hard - 100%. If you have the prerequisite skill, picking a lock takes the form of a mini game (see Lock for details).

Ways to increase Lockpick[edit | edit source]

Permanent
Permanent/temporary
  • Anything that increases Perception, will improve Lockpick by +2 per point of increased Perception (up to +10)
Temporary

Perks that require Lockpick skill[edit | edit source]

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Infiltrator 70 18 Perception 7

Interactions that require Lockpick skill[edit | edit source]

  • 35 Lockpick is needed to persuade God to follow you.
  • 100 Lockpick is required to persuade Elijah to come down to the Sierra Madra vault.

See also[edit | edit source]