How to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3

How to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3 demon looking at player

How to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3 demon looking at player

Are you ready to go out adventuring again? You’d better because Baldur's Gate 3 is releasing soon. After months in early access, the wait for the final release is almost over. But what about locked doors and chests in the game? That’s why we’ve put together this how to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3 guide to help you.

Every game has its own sets of tips and tricks when it comes to lockpicking, and Baldur’s Gate 3 is no exception. You don’t want a locked door to be between you and that precious object or some interesting companions.

We are here to provide you with all the useful information you might need. So let’s look at how to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3 so you can stay sneaky.

How to pick locks in Baldur’s Gate 3

The two ways to open locks in Baldur’s Gate 3 is to either have a key or to possess in your inventory a Thieves’ Tools set of lockpicks. Naturally, as you might expect, if you have a thief in your party, they might have quite an easier time picking locks, otherwise it’s up to whoever has the highest Sleight of Hand skill.

To pick a lock here’s what you want to do:

  • Select the Thieves’ Tools in the inventory.
  • Use the short key icon on the door or chest you want to open.
  • If the roll is successful, the lock will open.
  • Otherwise you might try again, unless the Thieves’ Tools disappear.

Indeed, the Tools have a limited number of uses. It is a good idea to always keep a couple of them in your inventory, just in case. Naturally, you can create a Quicksave before attempting so you can reload back. But we’d recommend this tactic only in case of extreme need, otherwise where’s the fun?

Where to find Thieves’ Tools

Naturally, now that we know how to open locks, we need to know where to find the tools for the job. Overall, the thieves’ tools can be found both in chests in the game’s world and can also be bought in certain shops.

For example, you may find Thieves’ Tools in the Druid Grove, sold by Mattis and Arron. Also, there is one lockpick in a chest right after you begin the game, be sure to pick it up as you will need it pretty soon.

If you want an easier time opening locks and doors, be sure to augment characters’ Sleight of Hand skill. Here’s how you do it:

  • Open the character panel window (press B or click on the icon).
  • Go to the Dexterity tab.
  • If you have spare points to use, click to augment Sleight of Hand.

These tips and tricks should help you make quick work of all locked doors and chest in Baldur’s Gate 3. That’s it for this guide, but if you need more information about the game do check out our best mods guide.

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