How To Lockpick Chests In Palworld
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How to lockpick chests in Palworld

A thief's specialty.

One of the new features with the Palworld Sakurajima update is lockpicks. Lockpicking is a new substitution for using keys to open certain chests, but how can you lockpick chests in Palworld? We’ll explain how lockpicking works and how to get lockpicks for yourself.

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How to get Lockpicking Tools

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Introduced in the Palworld Sakurajima update, you can now craft either a Lockpicking Tool v1, v2, or v3. Here’s how each Lockpicking Tool is created and which keys they replace:

LockpickTechnology LevelMaterialsKey Type
Lockpicking Tool v116x10 Paldium Fragment
x10 Ingot
x5 Nail
Copper Key
Lockpicking Tool v228x20 Paldium Fragment
x20 Ingot
x10 Nail
Silver Key
Lockpicking Tool v351x30 Paldium Fragment
x30 Pal Metal Ingot
x20 Nail
Gold Key
How To Lockpick Chests In Palworld Copper
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You’ll have to wait until you have the right amount of Technology Points and you’re at the correct level to unlock the Lockpicking Tools. Once unlocked, you can create them using the materials listed above. If you ever find a chest that requires either a Copper, Silver, or Gold Key, you can instead use a Lockpicking Tool of that same type to unlock the chest.

How to lockpick chests in Palworld

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If you’ve played Skyrim, you’ll recognize this Lockpicking minigame easily. It requires you to use your mouse to move the pick in a certain direction, then you push the “A” key to turn the lock. If the lock doesn’t move and starts to shake in place, that means you’re not close enough to the sweet spot.

Find the spot that has the most leeway to unlock the chest! Just be careful, as you can fail the Lockpicking minigame by pushing too hard in a bad spot. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like failing the minigame breaks your lockpick, and using your lockpick also won’t make the item disappear, meaning you can use it an infinite amount of times.

The benefits of a Lockpicking Tool are being able to craft them yourself (Keys are only found in the open world) and not having them disappear after a single use, so you should craft each Lockpicking Tool version to have on you at all times.

Other than the new Lockpicking Tools, there are other new features in the Palworld Sakurajima update such as Dog Coins.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.