The Lockpick Item Code Cheat for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on PC

Pick any lock with the player.additem cheat

Sentry standing outside a door in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an open-world action role-playing video game that first came out on Windows PC and Xbox 360 in 2006. A PlayStation 3 port released the following year. Like many video games, the PC version has cheat codes that allow you to level up faster, instantly complete quests, and more. The player.additem code lets you instantly add a specific item to your inventory if you know its ID code. Use this trick to get infinite lockpicks so you can open every door and chest in the game. We'll show you how to do it.

The player.additem cheat only works with the PC version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

How to Use the Lockpick Cheat in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The item ID code for the lockpick is as follows:


Press the tilde key (~) while playing to bring up the cheat console. Type player.additem followed by the item code and a quantity, then press Enter. For example, to add 99 lockpicks to your inventory, enter the following:

player.additem 0000000A 99

Include spaces between each part of the code.

How to Pick Locks in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

All locks have up to five tumblers that must be set in the "up" position. Move the lockpick with the mouse, click on a tumbler, then click the mouse button again before it reaches the top of the lock to latch it into place. The tumblers move at different speeds, so it'll probably take a few tries.

Improve the Security skill to make picking locks easier.