Space apparently has everything you need to get by as you travel along the Settled Systems in Starfield. Weapons, armor, ships, drugs, you name it. What’s peculiar is that players can obtain and use digipicks to get into locked containers, lockers, computer systems, and more. The hacking device is readily available to help advance the Security Tech Skill, which is essential for any Spacefarer who wishes to bypass advanced, expert, and master locks.
Therefore, we’re going to need a plentiful amount of digipicks as we progress through Starfield. Finding them is one thing to keep in mind, but where can we buy digipicks to upkeep a decent collection in the event that we stumble across some locked areas? What if we’re in desperate need of some new gear and resources that we can clearly see behind a blocked area? In whatever case you involve yourself with, buying digipicks is relatively simple to do once you know where to go and who to talk to in Starfield.
How to Get Digipicks
Starfield players can get digipicks by either exploring the Settled Systems or purchasing them from the vendor’s Miscellaneous section of the inventory menu. A single digipick is valued at 35 Credits, without any perks and skills that are attached to your character. Locating these devices requires a sharp eye, while the other option only requires transactions with merchants that operate in major cities, outposts, and starstations.
The digipick is essentially the only hacking device in Starfield that allows players to bypass locked containers and systems. Its black texture makes it considerably hard to miss if you’re not utilizing your scanner. Your scanner is your best friend in Starfield, being capable of detecting objects that might be otherwise easily missed due to shadows, object interference, or any other intrusion. It looks almost like a black lightsaber or flashlight that the military would use.
Therefore, stick with using your scanner while you loot in Starfield. It can pick up the outline of a digipick if it’s within your range. It’s also possible that fallen NPCs and enemies could be carrying one or two; pickpocket them if they’re still alive if you wish to not have blood on your hands, though this may warrant a bounty. Just be sure to be mindful of any stolen items and contraband on your person if you come across some authorities.
To stay on the safe side, visit any vendor in the Settled Systems with an available inventory for business. We say this because not every merchant and kiosk will be providing anything for sale.
You can rely on these locations for some Trade Authority kiosks in Starfield if you’re in dire need of a selling route, though:
- Akila City – on the planet Akila in the Cheyenne system.
- Cydonia – on the planet Mars in the Sol system.
- The Den – starstation orbiting Chthonia in the Wolf system.
- Neon – on the planet Volii Alpha in the Volii system.
- New Atlantis – on the planet Jemison in the Alpha Centauri system.
The digipick is located in the Miscellaneous section of an inventory, so it can be easy to miss once you start getting used to managing your gear and resources. Merchants will only hold a limited amount, so it’s in your best interest to purchase as many as you can before moving on.
Space and time work quite strangely in Starfield, where the latter easily being manipulated to help respawn a certain shop or activity in the game. With this in mind, if you purchase all of a vendor’s digipicks, wait around somewhere on a chair or a bed for a 24-hour or so cycle to pass the time. This will refresh stores’ inventories if they’re running low on a certain line of supply.
Locating digipicks feels like a mini-game that precedes the hacking activity in Starfield. They’re a bit difficult to spot (much like the elusive Credstiks that are often scattered on gambling tables, desks, lockers, and some particular containers), which makes the scanner all the more vital to use. Of course, you can always buy digipicks from the vendors in the Settled Systems, but that all comes down to whether you’re looking to spend some credits or not.
In the meantime, invest a skill point into the aforementioned Security Tech Skill to hack into more complicated locks. The Settled Systems is home to many secrets, with a great majority that can be uncovered with some hacking proficiency in Starfield.