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Skyrim player shares remarkable lockpicking trick we wish we'd thought of

Skyrim player shares remarkable lockpicking trick we wish we'd thought of

Who knew it was this easy?

Exploring Skyrim’s expansive map can be a wonderful experience and it’s even better when you stumble across some hidden treasure. However, with lockpicking being a staple feature of the award-winning RPG, its odds are not always in our favour.

Unless you refused to let go of the Skeleton Key in your The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim playthrough, you will know that keeping plenty of lockpicks in your inventory is a must.

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You never know when you will run into locked treasures or rooms as you explore and one lockpick can make all the difference with getting your hands on some epic loot.

However, with the lockpicking feature needing a bit of finesse to master, especially as the locks get more and more difficult, some fans over on r/skyrim have been sharing some of their top tips.

One such tip includes minuscule white dots that can be found on many of Skyrim’s locks which the original poster used as guidance for the lockpicking mini game.

I don’t know about you but I never spotted them and instead relied on the vibrations on my controller. However, other people were quick to add their own tips and tricks.

“I do 5 different spots. Straight up and down both 45’s, both 90’s until it starts to twist. But I'm going to assume that's what everyone else does?” offered one reply.

Another said: “You should use the outer part of the lock as a frame of reference to adjust your lock pick instead of the inner parts. A small adjustment on the outer parts results in a smaller movement in the center giving you more precision on hard and very hard locks.”

Regardless of how you approach Skyrim’s lockpicking feature, it is still fun to see tips and tricks being revealed over 10-years since the title was first released. Who knows what else we will learn in upcoming years?

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Topics: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda