Kingdom Come: Deliverance's commitment to giving players a "realistic" medieval interpretation of 15th century Bohemia succeeds in some ways, but backfires in others. One of the key gameplay systems in Kingdom Come is lockpicking, and it seems the development team has perhaps gone a little overboard in reflecting real life difficulty. For many, lockpicking in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is just too hard!
Lockpicking is obviously very tricky in real life, and Deliverance aims to reflect a real medieval experience whenever possible. But whereas you really shouldn't go around picking at doors on this plane of existence, it's essential to progress in Deliverance. This is giving players a bit of a headache.
Deliverance players are using Twitter to howl and shake their fists at the sky. The message is clear, and Warhorse Studios promises a patch is coming. In the meantime, the serfs continue to suffer. Psst, we have a lockpicking guide for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. We have a bunch of guides, actually. Combat, alchemy, horses, weapons, armor—name it, and we have it covered.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has an absolute trash and frustrating lockpicking mechanic.— Louis Le Vau (@LouisLeVau) February 19, 2018
@WarhorseStudios I absolutely love kingdom come but please help us out with the lockpicking— kendall g. (@rapjoseff) February 20, 2018
Incidentally, Warhorse posted a video tutorial when people first began complaining (as seen below). This was intended to help players master the lockpicking in the game, but it doesn't seem to have done the trick.
We are working on the lockpicking controls as we speak. In the meanwhile, try following this helpful guide: https://t.co/XtMA9XEXqq— Warhorse Studios (@WarhorseStudios) February 14, 2018
But players are still having trouble. Just take a look at the players airing their concerns on Twitter. Lockpicking is definitely an issue that needs to be addressed soon.
@WarhorseStudios the main thing that lets Kingdom Come Deliverance down is the lockpicking!!!— Stuart (@StewieMckenzie) February 20, 2018
I've never experienced anything harder in my life than the lockpicking in Kingdom Come Deliverance— delayed monte (@4allout) February 19, 2018
Despite the small bugs and slight performance hic-ups, I'm loving Kingdom Come: Deliverance so much. It's not for everyone, but to me there is a real gem here.(That being said, please fix lockpicking. It's so needlessly complicated.)— Mittie (@wittymittie) February 15, 2018
They need to fix Lockpicking in Kingdom Come, seriously.— Michael Mullis - NLG (@StingerNLG) February 18, 2018
Are you having trouble with lockpicking in Kingdom Come: Deliverance? Are you playing on a PC? Mods to the rescue. Here's a mod that makes lockpicking much easier. Perform as many break-and-enters as your little peasant heart desires.