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Sleight of Hand

Pick 100 pockets in a single playthrough

Sleight of Hand0
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ShutTheCakeHoleShutTheCakeHole431,080
02 Mar 2014 15 Aug 2014
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Very simply put - pick pocket the guards with pouches on them. You can tell they have a pouch (sometimes more than one) by using focus to see that there would be a darker blue-ish tint around their belt area. Good thing to note is the guards in the city will refresh their pouches as you finish chapters and client jobs (the metal man and the carnie).

If you are thorough and pick pocket everything you see multiple times (take your time in the city, explore) you should have this achievement by Chapter 5.

For the running total of pick pockets, xWaZZySsiKnEsSx says ...
...go to the screen where the first option is "objectives" and select the player progress option, from there you can cycle through all missions with RB/LB and hit the "overall" progress screen where it shows total pickpockets...

ADDITIONAL NOTE: All picket pockets count whether it is in the story or in the city. There is a running total on the 'Objectives' screen for city, story, side, and total.

To answer the question of multiple packs on one guard (sometimes up to three on a person) - does it count for each pack or just the person being pick pocketed? It counts for each looted pack. If a guard has three packs on them, it is three separate pick pockets.

dainja rass adds... After chapter 8 you are given an option to continue exploring the City (pressing A) . It's what I did so I could go looking for collectibles and stuff , and noticed my overall pickpocket counter was still going up .
NtYrFknKhakisIs there anywhere to check progress towards this?
Posted by NtYrFknKhakis on 05 Mar 14 at 14:30
xWaZZySsiKnEsSxIf total pickpockets count (meaning in missions as well as the city) then go to the screen where the first option is "objectives" and select the player progress option, from there you can cycle through all missions with RB/LB and hit the "overall" progress screen where it shows total pickpockets, can anyone confirm it has to be the city environment alone?
Posted by xWaZZySsiKnEsSx on 05 Mar 14 at 16:06
Koi No YokanPicking pockets in every mission/side quest count towards the overall count. Only thing I'm not sure of yet is, if a guard has 3 pouches, does it add 3 to your pick pocketing total? I'll be checking this out tonight hopefully and add a comment with my findings.
Posted by Koi No Yokan on 06 Mar 14 at 16:56
ShutTheCakeHoleAgreed. Go to where xWaZZySsiKnEsSx had mentioned. It will display the total pick pockets so far. Cheers :D I will add this to the solution.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 07 Mar 14 at 16:27
Tiddle NipsIf you replay the missions does the progress count towards it still?
Posted by Tiddle Nips on 16 Mar 14 at 05:05
ShutTheCakeHoleYes. A pick pocket is reset by mission and in the city. When going from area to area, the guards roaming will reset when you have traveled a distance away. Also, by going into story/mission quests the guards will reset in the city completely.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 18 Mar 14 at 01:36
hunterIVI feel like I've read the answer to this somewhere, but can't remember where: does this have to be completed before finishing chapter 8?
Posted by hunterIV on 22 Mar 14 at 03:34
ShutTheCakeHoleYes. Single play through. Actually, done before chapter 7 because the two chapters run into each other. You could always exit back out to the city in the middle of play through, but you lose chapter work up to that point. Also, you can replay chapters that are heavy on the available pick pockets.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 22 Mar 14 at 03:40
dainja raasMust have been an update because you can collect these after finishing chapter 8 . After chapter 8 you are given an option to continue exploring the City (pressing A) . It's what I did so I could go looking for collectibles and stuff , and noticed my overall pickpocket counter was still going up .
Posted by dainja raas on 17 Jul 14 at 08:53
ShutTheCakeHoleExcellent! I will add the comment to the solution! Thanks :D
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 15 Aug 14 at 17:53
KingJamerscoreIs this absolutely confirmed to work at you finish the game and are just exploring the city? My counter says I'm over 100 pick pockets already, but no achievement. I'll be so mad if I have to re-do everything just to get this...
Posted by KingJamerscore on 06 Mar 15 at 13:57
ShutTheCakeHoleIf you are over a 100, it should have popped already. I do not remember is there is an overall and a separate counter for current game. Keep going around the city until it pops, if you are worried. I received mine very early in the game because I was redoing the city and chapters.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 06 Mar 15 at 19:23