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Keys are for Cowards achievement in Fallout 3

Keys are for Cowards

Picked 50 locks

Keys are for Cowards0
08 December 2008 - 6 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

How to unlock the Keys are for Cowards achievement

  • ZeroThresholdZeroThreshold275,851
    20 Apr 2009 22 Apr 2009 22 Apr 2009
    60 1 6
    I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring as far as solutions go. Like the description says, you must PICK 50 locks.

    Now, you can do it "legit" on your own, which can be either really easy or really hard, depending on how good you are at the mini-game (I'm terrible), or you can "force" the lock. But be careful, because this may break the lock, and keep you from getting into it, unless you have the Infilitrator perk. And who wants to wait? You want what's in that safe NOW, right?

    I tend to always force them. BUT, if you're taking this route, SAVE FIRST. Let me repeat that, SAVE FIRST. It will save you a LOT of time and frustration. If you break the lock, reload and try again. (actually saving first helps with speech challenges and hacking too, don'tcha know?)

    Lock values are as such: 25 for easy, 50 for average, 75 for hard, and 100 for Very Hard. (so plan your skill points accordingly)

    Also, there's a terminal and a safe in the Farragut West Metro Station (east of the Super Duper mart, and north of Wilhelm's Wharf, across the river from both of them). You can pick the safe, lock it with the terminal, pick the safe, lock it, pick it, rinse, lather repeat. Boring, but it works.

    Well, that's my contribution! Hope it helps!

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    zX KiNGxKoNG XzIf your useing this method:
    "Also, there's a terminal and a safe in the Farragut West Metro Station (east of the Super Duper mart, and north of Wilhelm's Wharf, across the river from both of them). You can pick the safe, lock it with the terminal, pick the safe, lock it, pick it, rinse, lather repeat. Boring, but it works."

    Just to note, walk straight and in to the last room on the right, down a couple flight of stairs, and up some after that. You will see two or so ghouls on the other side of a fence, turn around and the safe/terminal are in that room.
    The safe is an " Average lock" * Requiring level 50. *No skill needed for the terminal*
    Posted by zX KiNGxKoNG Xz on 16 May 11 at 04:57
    Sovereign in 4KWorked like a charm. Much thanks for pointing me to Metro Station.
    Posted by Sovereign in 4K on 27 May 12 at 03:40
    Shadow XBLthanks for the "out" to help with this at Metro. I'll keep that in mind in case I can't find any more.
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 08 Nov 13 at 16:58
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  • Crimson DrifterCrimson Drifter839,709
    03 Nov 2008 06 Nov 2008
    46 2 1
    Pick 50 locks. Any lock will do as long as you do the little mini-game to open it rather than using the key.

    You will need a higher skill to pick harder locks: 50 for average, 75 for hard, and 100 for Very Hard.

    Throughout most of the game you will come across Very Easy and Average locks the most. Several ammo containers usually have very easy locks on them so be sure and check them when you come across them for an easy pick.

    To successfully pick the lock you will have to complete a little mini-game. You can do two things: you can either force the lock (which will have a % next to it which signifies your success rate), but be careful as if you force it and it doesn't work you wont be able to try again unless you have the Infiltrator perk.

    or you can do it the normal way:its sort of trial and error here. push the bobby pin slightly to one side with the left stick then turn the screwdriver with the right stick. if it starts breaking right away then its on the wrong side. move it to the other side and try again, the longer it takes for it to quiver the closer you are getting to the right position, but be careful after three tries the bobby pin will break and you will need another one.

    With a little practice this will start to come easily and naturally.
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    AbylitiesReal helpful <_<
    Posted by Abylities on 06 Nov 08 at 21:28
  • FreshertyFresherty28,529
    16 May 2010 15 May 2010
    15 0 0
    Well, it's pretty straight forward - pick 50 locks... Those are all around the Wastelands (as well as in pretty much every single add-on apart from Mothership Zeta). There are several quite handy tips for this though, which were not mentioned here before:

    a) Every bobby pin has certain durability, it breaks after 3rd unsuccessful try. You can get past it by abandoning the whole attempt (just press B). That way you won't loose any pins. Be aware though this will reset the lock, so next time you attempt to pick it the right spot where the pin should be pointing will be in other place...

    b) Sometimes you'll come across safes that can be unlocked either through the access terminal or by picking the lock. You can hack the terminal and NOT open the safe, so you can open it using lockpicking skill (and gain extra XP)

    c) The private houses (in Megaton, Rivet City etc.) are re-locked every 72h (wait comes in handy). You'll need 100 skill for that though.
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