So you want to be some kind of shady thief or vagabond in Kingdom Come: Deliverance but can't figure out how to pickpocket or do it? Well, you've come to the right place.
In this guide we'll go over how to learn pickpocketing, then how to do it. So if you want to turn Henry into a total miscreant and ruin his reputation for a few Groschen here and there, you can!
How to learn pickpocketing in Kingdom Come
To learn pickpocketing, you have to progress in the story until the point at which you get to Rattay. Don't worry, that's only a few hours in. Once there, accept Miller Peshek's shady quest to scavenge stolen goods from the dead.
Complete that quest and Peshek will teach you how to pickpocket. It's as simple as that.
How to pickpocket in Kingdom Come
This is where things get a little tricky. First, you have to approach your target from outside their line of sight. Then, enter sneak mode and press X when you're close enough to enter pickpocketing mode.
Here's where the system gets a little bit weird. First, you have to buy yourself time to actually pick their pockets, which involves charging a number. The trick here is to charge it enough to buy yourself time without the target getting suspicious, but not too low or they'll call you out right away.
The sweet spot appears to be around 10 seconds, while a short charge of one or two seconds will result in you getting caught immediately.
If successful, you'll know receive a circle icon that includes the items you can steal from your target. The problem is, they're usually just question marks, and you have to reveal them to decide whether you want to keep them or not.
The trick is to be quick. Reveal an item, decide if you want it, then grab or discard it. To keep it, you have to move it to the door icon at the top of the circle.
Don't dilly dally though, as that timer will rapidly run out. You want to get out of there before it does, so just blast through and reveal everything, snatch what you want, and run for the hills, Groschen in hand.
Sneaking tips and tricks
The trick to sneaking effectively, other than to do it often and boost your skills, is to pay attention to the clothes you're wearing. The colour matters too, and you should adapt according to the time of day.
If it's night, wear as close to black as you can afford. Daytime's the opposite, with plain white colours being the order of the day.
Shoes are arguably most important. If you try and sneak in heavy plate boots, your target will probably hear you from a mile off. Pick something soft that will muffle your footsteps.
Finally, the slower you sneak, the lesser your chances of being heard. Get out of line of sight and move slowly to sneak up to a target without fuss.