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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 skill in Fallout: New Vegas. Its functionality was replaced by the Locksmith perk in Fallout 4 and the Picklock perk in Fallout 76.

This skill determines the difficulty of locks the player is able to pick.

Initial level

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

Ways to increase Lockpick


Perks that require Lockpick skill

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Infiltrator 70 18 Perception 7

Interactions that require Lockpick skill