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How To Pick A Lock In Elder Scrolls Online

Become a master at the art of lockpicking. Here's how lock picking works in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO).
How To Pick A Lock In Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is an MMORPG, which means that aside from completing quests, you can partake in a wide array of activities like playing cards, decorating your house, getting married, becoming a werewolf, and more. Of course, if you're into more notorious activities like stealing, you would want to become better at lockpicking.

And let's be real, who doesn't love a good game of thievery? If this tickles your fancy, then it's worth mentioning that becoming a master lockpicker isn't necessarily an easy task like in Skyrim. Fortunately, we've got your back. This guide will detail how to pick a lock in ESO.

Lock Picking In Elder Scrolls Online Explained

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Lock picking consists of a mini-game in ESO.

Alright, first things first, you'll need to gather some lockpicks. These can be found by looting them from dead bodies or searching in chests. Once you have your lockpicks, you're ready to begin your lockpicking journey.

It's worth noting that, just like in Skyrim, the locks in ESO come in different difficulty levels. The harder the lock, the less time you'll have to pick it. But don't worry; with a little practice, you'll be a pro in no time. The process of lockpicking in ESO involves positioning the lockpick on all tumblers one by one, depressing the pin, and releasing it when it reaches the correct position in the lock.

Every time the tumbler is in the right position, you will notice the screw moving ever so slightly. It also makes this clicking sound, which is hard to miss. When it does, stop pressing the lockpick and move it to the next tumbler to repeat the process. Before the time runs out, position all tumblers appropriately in the lock to crack it open. It will break if you don't remove the lockpick from the tumbler in time.

And that's pretty much it! While it seems complicated, it's very easy to get right once you understand the basics. So that concludes our guide on how to pick locks in Elder Scrolls Online.

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Lock picking in ESO may take some time getting to perfect.

About Elder Scrolls Online

ESO is an MMORPG set in Tamriel, the world of The Elder Scrolls series. Players can customize characters, explore, complete quests, battle monsters, and join guilds. The game features a detailed world with races, classes, and skill sets. It also includes a PvP component, where players can engage in large-scale battles in specific zones or the game's "Cyrodiil" province, and a PvE component, where players can tackle challenging content in groups or solo.