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Twilight Funerals Code
Oh, uh, so I don't forget the code, it's…
― Bert Unger[src]

Throughout Rapture, the player will come across doors (and one safe) with 4-digit access Codes required to gain entrance. The codes are usually found nearby or shortly after the lock via audio diaries, written notes, and scribbled messages. Many of the locks in BioShock can be hacked or bought out, but it is almost never required. In BioShock 2, hacking combination locks is not an option. Two locks can also be found in Columbia during Burial at Sea - Episode 2.


BioShock Door Access Codes[]


A Rapturian Keypad in BioShock.

Area Code Location Hackable Buyout Price Rewards
Medical Pavilion, Twilight Fields Funeral Homes 0451 Twilight Fields, next to a coffin. No Can't Buyout EVE Hypo, Automatic Hack Tool, 00 Buck and Standard Auto Rounds.
Neptune's Bounty, Lower Wharf 5380 AD: Picked Up Timmy H. Yes $58 First Aid Kit and ammunition.
Neptune's Bounty, The Fighting McDonagh's Tavern 7533 AD: Masha Come Home. Yes $58 Money, access to the Shorten Alarms Gene Tonic after listening to the audio diary Saw Masha Today.
Arcadia, Langford Research Laboratories 9457 Death scribbling on the window by Julie Langford. No Can't Buyout A quest item, access to Farmer's Market and money.
Farmer's Market, The Main Market 0512 AD: Market Maintenance Code. Yes $251 Money, First Aid Kit, invention components and ammunition.
Fort Frolic, Robertson's Tobaccoria 7774 Le Marquis D'Epoque, a note on the floor. Yes $251 Money and Electric Buck or antipersonnel Pistol Rounds.
Hephaestus, Workshops 0126 AD: Kyburz Door Code; various calendars and posters with Australia Day marked. Yes $251 A quest item, access to a Power to the People station, invention components and ammunition.
Olympus Heights, Mercury Suites 5744 AD: Fontaine's Breakup. No Can't Buyout Access to Fontaine's apartment.
Point Prometheus, Failsafe Armored Escorts 1921 AD: Extra Munitions. Yes Can't Buyout 3 EVE Hypos, invention components, and rare ammunition. (The player can enter the related room without using the code or hacking the lock.)

Challenge Rooms Door Access Codes[]

Area Code Location Rewards
Rapture's Grand Carnival, Stalls 1951 Advertisement for Zimmermann Chardonnay. Turning the switch to activate the Ferris wheel.

BioShock 2 Door Access Codes[]


A more decayed keypad in BioShock 2.

Area Code Location Rewards
Adonis Luxury Resort, Plasmid Therapy 1540 On the door of the sauna room. Money, Drill Fuel, and the audio diary Fitness.
Pauper's Drop, Fontaine Clinics 0047 On a newspaper in the Fishbowl Diner. The door must be opened in order to progress.
Siren Alley, Plaza Hedone 1919 AD: The Date is the Code. The door must be opened in order to progress.
Dionysus Park, Basement Storage 1080 AD: A Gift from Billy. Access to a Power to the People station.
Fontaine Futuristics, Plasmid Theater 5254 On the wall by a tied corpse in the Plasmid Showroom. Careful Hacker 2, money, bandages and ammunition.
Inner Persephone, Holding Wing 2673 ADs: First Two Digits, Last Two Digits, wall scrawling near a toilet tank in the Holding Wing. The door must be opened (using the code or not) in order to progress.
Inner Persephone, Therapy Wing 4146 AD: Legs, Mouths, Arms, and Eyes, Recreational therapy room wall. First Aid Kit, EVE Hypo, money, and rare ammunition.

Minerva's Den Door Access Codes[]

Area Code Location Rewards
Operations, Programming 2341 AD: The Books are the Code, Bookshelf in Reed Wahl's office. Safe (containing money, Shells, and Mini-Turrets), access to the Master Input Console (to hack the beacon).

Burial at Sea Door Access Codes[]

BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea - Episode 1 - Market Street - Code Lock-cut f0803

Example keypad in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.

Area Code Location Rewards
High Street, The Watched Clock Plaza 2076 AD: The Goddamn People. The audio diary Offer of Employment and money.
Fontaine's Department Store, Ladieswear 0928 AD: Message in a Bottle. The Gear Quick-Handed, the audio diary Insufficient Postage, money, and a Lockpick.
Housewares, The Bistro at Fontaine's 3958 AD: Oven of the Future. Radar Range, Radar Range Ammo and a Medical Kit.
Housewares, Silver Fin Restaurant 1216 Radio message by Yi Suchong. Access to the Bathyspheres DeLuxe.
Housewares, Service Bay 7951 AD: Hooligans. Access to the controls for the lift, Radar Range, Possess Turret Mod.
Factory, Fink MFG Research Laboratories 8371 VP: Necessary Precautions. Ironsides Salts Mod.
Factory, Surgical Suite. 2847 VP: Childish Fears. Ironsides Health Mod.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • It is possible to open keypad locks even if the player has not yet listened to the audio diaries containing the correlating codes.
  • The first door access code in the Medical Pavilion is a reference to System Shock's first keypad access combination, which is 451. This is a motif that appears in other games such as System Shock 2 (45100), BioShock 2 (1540), BioShock Infinite, and the Deus Ex franchise. The first combination in BioShock 2 in the Adonis Luxury Resort is 451 backwards (1540). The number was originally believed to be a reference to Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451,[1] but was later revealed to be the entry code to LookingGlass Technologies (later: Looking Glass Studios) offices and just a coincidence.[2]