Digipick guide in Starfield. Learn how to unlock safes and doors using digipicks, tips and where to get digipicks.
How To Use The Digipick
Save Before Attempting
If you make a mistake and want to cancel your move, you can use the "Undo" feature but this will consume an additional Digipick. Make sure to save before attempting to unlock it if you are low on Digipicks.
Use Keys To Fill In The Holes
You need to use the keys on the right to fill in the holes in the circle. In this case you have 4 keys. Choose and rotate the keys and find one that matches and fits in the holes. Fill in all the holes and that circle will disappear, then you can move on to the next inner circle.
Every Part Of The Key Must Match
Every part of the key must fit in the holes to be able to use it. In this example, 2 of the lines fit into a hole but the other 2 don't match.
Advanced Lock Example
In this case, 2 keys were not required to solve the lock. Also be careful of the keys that can fit into multiple places.
Novice, Advanced, Expert and Master Locks
Locks have 4 difficulties and it will depend on your Skill level whether you can attempt to unlock it or not. Novice Locks can be unlocked from the beginning of the game, but you need the Security skill to attempt the harder ones. You need Rank 1 for Advanced, Rank 2 for Expert and Rank 3 to unlock Master Locks.
Security Skill Perks
|Rank||Difficulty||Max Auto Slots||Ability|
|1||Advanced||2 Auto Slots|
|2||Expert||3 Auto Slots||Rings turn blue when pick can be used|
|3||Master||4 Auto Slots|
|4||5 Auto Slots||Expend a key to eliminate keys that are not required|
Tips For Difficult Locks
The Novice locks shouldn't be too hard, but you will need to plan ahead for the more difficult ones. Even if a key fits into a circle, it may also fit into a different spot or another circle. Although you need to unlock the outer circle first, it is best to figure out which Digipicks you will need for the inner circles before using any keys. This will prevent you from accidently using a Digipick you need for a different spot.
Use Auto Slot For Difficult Locks
Use at least 1 Skill Point for the Security Skill to enable the Auto Slot feature. This will provide the correct spot for one key every time it is used. A higher Rank for the Security Skill will increase the maximum number of times you can use it. Simply solve one lock to obtain 1 Auto Slot for your next attempt.
Where To Get Digipicks
Obtain From Enemies And Surroundings
Always keep an eye out for Digipicks when you are exploring or when you defeat enemies. Since they are small and easy to miss, you can also use your scanner to highlight them.
One of the first places you can buy Digipicks is on planet Jemison in the Alpha Centauri System. Once you land in New Atlantas, if you head left and walk straight you will see a store named "Jemison Mercantile" on the left side of the fountain.
There you can buy a Digipick for 35 Credits. They will only have a couple Digipicks but you can wait on the bench in front of the store for 24 hours, buy more and repeat.