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Focus on the Tasks at Hand achievement in Thief

Focus on the Tasks at Hand

Pick a pocket and a lock using the focus ability

Focus on the Tasks at Hand0
12 April 2014 - 3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerLevel

How to unlock the Focus on the Tasks at Hand achievement

  • SneakyStabbalotSneakyStabbalot655,149
    28 Feb 2014 28 Feb 2014
    37 2 8
    You have to max out your dexterity using focus points to do this.

    When you go to pick a lock, hit Y to start focus and you'll see tumblers. Go ahead and pick the lock.

    Now find someone to pickpocket, hit Y, relieve them of their cash.

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    Shadow XBLpickpocket is X. I did a pickpocket and then picked a lock without leaving focus - I did NOT get this achievement.
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 23 Mar 15 at 03:29
    Y2Kasper10Looks like u gotta upgrade dexterity before it counts
    Posted by Y2Kasper10 on 30 Dec 18 at 05:18
    Darkness727420It's kind of odd that the game forces you to upgrade in order to unlock the achievement. Clearly it can de done without the upgrade.
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 05 Sep 19 at 02:14
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  • KanchanaburiKanchanaburi1,194,989
    17 Sep 2015 16 Sep 2015
    9 0 0
    In order to get this achievement, you must pick pocket a guard and then successfully pick a lock.

    The easiest area to do this is on Chapter 2. HOWEVER! You cannot do this right away. You need to have your skills upgraded, notably, your dexterity.

    You can pay to get upgrade points at the old hag near the start of chapter 2. They are costly, so bring lots of coin.

    Here is an awesome video (credited to the amazing PowerPyx) demostrating how to get this achievement right at the beginning of chapter 2.

  • MIK813MIK813985,870
    27 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019
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    For this achievement you must Fully Upgrade your Dexterity to be able to pick your lock in Focus mode to acquire this achievement!

    Here are a few images and pointers to assist you prior attempting this achievement:

    Once you start the game Thief progress as directed just before Chapter 2, as follows:

    Location: Stone Market CHAPEL This location is story related so not to worry just follow your marker until this area.

    You will now go into the Chapel to meet with the Queen of Beggars, to now talk about unlocking Focus Points.
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    Once you have spoken with her and purchased your first Focus Points (+1 FP) for gold. The Queen Beggar will be located as seen in the below image.
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    To interact with the Queen press cn_X to purchase FP from her.

    Now to enter your Journal press cn_back where you now can purchase Upgrades, I believe each purchase increases by about 150g you need +2FP to fully upgrade.
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    Now press the cn_back button to open up as seen below:
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    Now fully upgraded:
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    Once you are done you can now pick pocket any person and door lock to acquire the achievement, there are many locations in the game and near by after upgrading your Dexterity upgrade.

    You need to have your Focus Bar as full as possible or have more poppies to fill up your blue bar by pushing up on your D-Pad cn_up then pressing cn_X to add more poppy Focus.

    Go upto a lock pick tap cn_Y and pick the lock which is now viewed differently from before. Once you have picked your lock press cn_Y immediately to stop using your Focus.

    Now locate a guard which has a pouch to pick pocket, let him pass crouch up behind him now press cn_Y to active your focus press and hold cn_X to pick pocket.

    * I personally tried this without unlocking my Dexterity on numerous occasions eg lock pick/pick pocket, so once I did unlock it I did a lock pick first and the achievement unlocked as I already did numerous pick pockets*

    Achievement unlocked congratulations!

    Happy Hunting
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