Where to get Digipicks in Starfield

Where to get Digipicks in Starfield
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Want to know where to get Digipicks in Starfield? Digipicks are necessary if you want to lockpick safes, locked rooms, and more in Starfield, but are generally in short supply across the Settled Systems.

There are several ways to get them, including as loot, but we’ll highlight best way to get Starfield Digipicks. Once you’ve got a stock of Digipicks, brush up on sneakily cracking safes with how to lockpick in Starfield. We also have a few other early game primers, including how to change home ship in Starfield and how to increase carry weight in Starfield. And, if you haven’t already, check out our Starfield review.

Starfield - how to get Digipicks: Newell's Good vendor in Neon.

Best ways to get Starfield Digipicks

Here’s a list of where you can get Digipicks in Starfield, ranked from best to worst methods:

  1. Buy Digipicks from vendors and shops
  2. Loot Digipicks
  3. Pickpocket Digipicks

These are the three main ways you’re going to come across Digipicks, so let’s go over each of them in a little more detail.

Buy from Vendors

The easiest and likely best way to get Digipicks in Starfield is to buy them from vendors. Depending on where you go, they can cost a decent number of Starfield credits. As long as you’ve been scavenging on your adventures though and know how to sell items in Starfield, you’ll probably be able to barter off some junk to afford a few. Here is a list of vendors that stock Digipicks.

Typically, each shop sells around two to four Digipicks. Stocks appear to replenish after a few on-planet days, so wait a while if you’re not seeing them in the list of for-sale items. You’ll find Digipicks under the Misc category at each vendor and typically cost 34 credits. Digipicks weigh nothing so won’t fill up precious carry capacity, so don’t hesitate to stock up every chance you get.

Where to get Digipicks in Starfield: A Digipick on display in a player inventory.

Loot Digipicks

Alternatively, and this is significantly less efficient, you can find Digipicks as lootable items in bases, refineries, labs, on starships, in cities, in lockers, in containers, on desks, and pretty much anywhere where people live across The Settled Systems. From what we’ve seen, Digipicks tend to spawn at random quite close to a lock or safe, so it’s worth scouring the immediate area for one. To help, you can use your scanner by pressing F on PC or LB on Xbox to scour for them. They’ll appear on the scanner HUD with a blue outline.

Digipicks can also be looted from corpses. It’s an unreliable method, so do this passively as you complete quests and explore. You’ll quickly build a stock of Digipicks that you can supplement by buying more from vendors whenever you visit a large city like New Atlantis, Neon, or Akila City.

One way to boost your luck here is by starting the game off with a Starfield background that has the Scavenger perk when building your character in the character creator. This will boost your chances somewhat of finding rare and useful loot like Digipicks.

Where to get Digipicks in Starfield: Two Digipicks found lying on a desk in-game.

Pickpocket Digipicks

Lastly, if you have the Theft skill unlocked, you can pickpocket Digipicks off NPCs around the Settled Systems. Approach them from behind and access their inventory to see what they are carrying. Of course, pickocketing comes with the risk of failure, which then sees a bounty slapped onto your character.

How to farm Digipicks in Starfield

Capitalising on the fact that shops and vendors replenish their stock every 24 hours, you can farm your way to a huge haul of Digipicks by passing time. You’ll need a decent stack of credits, but at 34 credits a pop for a single Digistick, this farming method shouldn’t cost you too much.

We recommend targetting the Jemison Mercantile store, which is located in New Atlantis in the Alpha Centauri system not far from the spaceport. Go to the shop and buy all the Digipicks in stock. Exit the shop and find a bed or bench to sleep or wait. The bed in ship or the seats in the Terrabrew next door are good options that are close by. Set the ‘Sleep for how long?’ bar as far as it will go to 24 hours, then sleep or wait. Return to the shop and buy the replenished daily stock of Digipicks. Rinse and repeat as needed.

That covers how to get Starfield Digipicks. You’ll want to sink a few points into the Security skill as soon as possible to not just unlock novice locks, but also advanced, expert, and master-level locks. We also have a guide covering how to pickpocket and steal in Starfield to help you channel your inner thief and score some easy loot from NPCs. Otherwise, we have a Starfield Alternating Currents walkthrough and a Starfield Lair of the Mantis puzzle solution guide.

Do you need Digipicks in Starfield?

Digipicks are a requirement if you want to unlock most locked doors and safes and access the treasures inside them.

Is Digipicking hard in Starfield?

Digipicking can be hard, but with proper foresight and planning before you begin a pick, it’s never too difficult to solve.