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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: New Vegas, Fallout Tactics and Lionheart skill.

## Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics

$\text{Initial level}\%=$ $20+(.5\times\text{Perception})+(.5\times\text{Agility})$

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

$20+(.5\times5)+(.5\times5)=25\%$

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. In Fallout 2, this skill can also be used to lock doors, allowing the lockpicker to trap enemies in or lock them out of rooms. The first time a lock is picked there is a chance it will jam.

## Fallout 3

$\text{Initial level}=2+(2\times\text{Perception})+\left\lceil\frac{\text{Luck}}{2}\right\rceil$

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

$2+(2\times5)+\left\lceil\frac{5}{2}\right\rceil=15$

In Fallout 3, the Lockpick skill determines which locks the game will allow the lockpicker to attempt to pick. The 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%. With the prerequisite skill, picking a lock takes the form of a mini game (see Lock for details).

Because lock picking is based on the above thresholds, many see little reason to invest more points in this skill beyond the level of lock they want to have access to. However, increasing the skill also increases the probability of successfully forcing the lock open, which, combined with the Infiltrator perk, can be a somewhat effective (if potentially wasteful) convenience mechanism. The chance of forcing the lock can be found by taking their skill, subtracting the requirement for the lock and adding 10%.

Example: Skill of 67 - Average lock (50) + 10 = 27% Chance.

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### Perks that require Lockpick skill

Infiltrator 70 18 Perception 7

## Fallout: New Vegas

$\text{Initial level}=2+(2\times\text{Perception})+\left\lceil\frac{\text{Luck}}{2}\right\rceil$

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

$2+(2\times5)+\left\lceil\frac{5}{2}\right\rceil=14.5$

Lockpick in Fallout: New Vegas operates in much the same way as Fallout 3, with the Lockpick skill determining which locks the game will allow the lockpicker to attempt picking. Their skill must, again, 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%. With the prerequisite skill, picking a lock takes the form of a mini game (see Lock for details).

Permanent
Temporary

### Perks that require Lockpick skill

Infiltrator 70 18 Perception 7

## Lionheart

 The following is based on Lionheart and is not part of the Fallout franchise.

Lockpick determines how skilled the character is at picking locks on chests and doors.

 End of information based on Lionheart.
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