The third episode of the BioShock series, which takes place in the floating city of Columbia. You play Booker DeWitt, who is sent to the city to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned there.

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Missing the buzzer underneath the cash register in The Salty Oyster

I know about the hidden door here (in The Salty Oyster in Emporia) from another voxophone recording (and I know Voxophone #57 "One and the Same" is behind the hidden door), but the buzzer doesn't ...
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What are all the Vigor combos?

There's an achievement called Combination Shock for 'Performing all 8 of the Vigor combinations'. I did find a couple myself, e.g. Murder of Crows + Devil's Kiss. I'm also assuming that Murder of ...
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How to open turnstiles at the end of Emporia level in Bioshock Infinite when game thinks enemy still exists?

I'm at the end of the Emporia level, just finished going back to the Salty Oyster Bar to complete the Sally quest, and can't open the turnstiles to move to the next level. When I approach them, a red ...
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Does it make any difference if I choose the Bird or the Cage? [duplicate]

I was wondering, does choosing the Bird or Cage Pendant in Bioshock Infinite change the game in ANY way (aside from which pendant Elizabeth wears around her neck for the rest of the game)? I've ...
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What is this key for? Where is it used?

I recently bought the BioShock Infinite Strategy guide to help me in finding all the Voxelphones and other collectibles. It came with this key key ring which is used in-game, but I can't remember ...
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How does friendly fire work?

Allies to player character Will I take friendly fire from allies, units summoned through a tear, or possessed enemies? If I will take friendly fire, what is the AI behavior when they are firing and I ...
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Bioshock Infinite won't launch, goes to background everytime

In my PC, Bioshock infinite doesn't launch properly. 9 out of 10 times it minimizes itself on launching. Repeatedly attempts may lead to successful launch, but even after that after 1-2 hours it ...
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What are the locations of the messages, the cyphers, and their translations?

I only managed to find 3 coded messages (but only 2 cyphers, so I didn't translate one), are there more? What are the locations of the messages, and their respective cyphers? What are the ...
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How do I become unstuck?

After landing on a bad place from a Sky-Line at Shanty Town, I became stuck, unable to become unstuck with movement controls, including crouching and jumping, and jumping back to the Sky-Line. At that ...
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How does the Tesla Coil work and how can I optimize its use against enemies?

I recently discovered that Elizabeth can open a tear to bring in Tesla Coils: How do Tesla Coils work and how can I optimize their use against enemies? Do they complement certain Vigors?
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Can I ever run out of lockpicks?

Are there always enough lockpicks in a level to satisfy all of the level's locks? For instance, if I pick a safe before a door in a level, is it possible that I'll run out of lockpicks and be stuck, ...
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Are any safes important to check?

I've found that safes cost around five lockpicks for 261 or 287ish in loot. This doesn't seem like an even trade. Are there any safes that include gear or something else rare/valuable, or are they ...
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What are the consequences of stealing in BioShock Infinite?

At the beginning of Soldier's Field, a tooltip says, "Stealing may have consequences." What are the consequences? Does it affect a morality decision later in the game (please use spoilers tags for ...
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What carries between playthroughs and chapter replays?

If I were to start a new playthrough (and since there appears to be no New Game+, that would be through "New Game"), do I keep my money, infusions, weapon and vigor upgrades, voxophones, achievement ...
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Can I lower vending machine prices?

I want to maximize the bang for my buck. BioShock 2 had the "Vending Expert" gene tonic, which lowered vending machine prices. Does BioShock Infinite have anything similar?
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Are gear spawns random?

In the Worker Induction Center, there is a five-lockpick lock on the gondola near the checkpoint. I've noticed that upon reloading the checkpoint, gear always spawns behind the lock, but the gear ...
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How do gear and Vigor upgrades that cause Vigor effects to chain work?

The 'Storm' hat gear is described as: "Killing with Devil's Kiss, Shock Jockey, or Bucking Bronco causes effects to chain to nearby enemies." The 'Bronco Aid', Bucking Bronco upgrade ("Adds ...
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Why is Elizabeth invisible?

I have been playing Bioshock: Infinite for the past few days, but I am not exactly satisfied with my gameplay. I am about half an hour past grabbing Shock Jockey and, well, the lead female Elizabeth ...
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Bee Sharps sponsored by Albert Fink

This is a question about the Bee Sharps, a barbershop quartet group we come across very early in the game. Spoilers in question below:
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What is the Charge vigor good for?

I have almost completed Bioshock Infinite's 1999 Mode and, at this point, I feel I understand the advantages/drawbacks for each of the vigors. Well all except for one... the Charge Vigor. Image ...
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Where does Elizabeth get her powers from?

As the titles says, Elizabeth has certain powers through the game which are a part of her Why does she has those powers, and, is she the only one who has them, or are there others?
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Is there a maximum limit on the amount of corpses I can pile up? How does it work and how can I remove/increase the limit?

Related. I would like to know if BioShock Infinite limits the number of corpses in a certain zone (like the previous BioShock games and Dishonored, other games that also use the Unreal Engine). I ...
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How does Elizabeth getting various loot and then giving it to you work?

What causes Elizabeth to give you the different kinds of loot? I noticed that Elizabeth will occasionally comment that she doesn't have anything to give yet. How often will she get loot to give ...
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Green pulse on left hand every so often - why?

I was playing Bioshock Infinite and I noticed at one point my character took his left hand (I had possession ready) and a green wave pulsed over his hand. Is this just an idle animation or why did it ...
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How does the 'Coat of Harms' gear work?

I recently got the 'Coat of Harms' shirt, which makes "enemies easier to melee execute": How does it make enemies "easier to melee execute"?
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What are the differences between the difficulty levels in BioShock Infinite?

To better help decide what difficulty to play the game at, I would like to know the differences between the difficulty levels. I would like specifics on the following: What are the changes in ...
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How do the stealth and detection elements work?

Similar to my older questions for BioShock 1 and 2, I would like to know what the stealth elements are, how they work, and how the enemy AI detects the player in BioShock Infinite. This is in case one ...
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What did the woman in the boat mean when she say “He doesn't ROW”?

During the boat scene at the start of the game, the man who rows the boat complained to the woman about rowing by himself without help from her. Their conversation later focused on Booker where the ...
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Elizabeth's Brooch - follow-up question

Spoilers within. Finish the game before reading on.
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How do I efficiently kill Handymen?

On my normal difficulty playthrough, the only thing that really gave me trouble was the Handymen. They seem to have a counter-attack for every strategy, and it takes a lot of firepower to bring them ...
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What Vigor upgrades should I prioritize for a 1999 mode playthrough?

I've cleared the game on the normal difficulty, and now I'm going back over it again in 1999 Mode. One thing I noticed during my first playthrough is that there's just not enough money to buy ...
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Is it possible to afford the Bucking Bronco vigor at the fair?

Early in the game, before things really start to go downhill, there's a fair and a vending machine that sells the Bucking Bronco vigor. There are ways to get some cash before this point, and I ...
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How can I avoid the Handyman's ground pound?

The Handyman in Bioshock Infinite has a rather annoying attack in which he slams his fists into the ground, causing an electrical shockwave. This attack not only decimates my shield and a good ...
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Mecha-Washingtons keep destroying my flagship. What can I do?

I'm at the part where you have to defend the flagship against waves of attacking zeppelins carrying hordes of soldiers. I'm playing on Hard difficulty, so enemies soak up enough damage that I can't ...
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Where is the Salty Oyster?

The recording says that some guy's girl has been taken and locked away in some other guy's hidden closet with "treasures" in the Salty Oyster. Where can I find it?
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What did the helpless captives from the start of the game do?

At the start of the game Also,
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Is it possible to max-out Health, Shields, and Salts in Bioshock: Infinite?

Essentially, I'm wondering if it's possible to find enough flasks to maximize each of these attributes, or if you will actually need to pick and choose for how you want your build to be at the end of ...
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Who is the dead man in the lighthouse?

About 4 minutes into the game, you see a dead man in the lighthouse with a sign hanging around his neck saying "Don't disappoint us". Who is he?
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How do I pick up these lock picks?

Without getting into anything too spoilerific, I've made it to a point in the game that I am trying to find a tear in the Columbia Bank. Convieniently, I've also already found the code book I need for ...
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What's the penalty for dying in Bioshock Infinite?

I feel like when I die and come back from the reload point, the number of silver eagles that I find in drawers and barrels is less. I'm wondering if this is an actual penalty for dying, or if it's ...
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Why is Booker puzzled?

So I understood what was happening in the game and the ending, my only question is:
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How can I skip the opening logos in Bioshock: Infinite?

When I start the game, I have to sit through a barrage of unskippable logos and splash screens. How do I disable these logos and get straight to the main menu?
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What exactly do infusions do?

When you find an infusion, you can choose to use it to improve your health, shield or salts capacity. What exactly do these options do? Will I get more power uses per salt pickup if I improve salts? ...
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Is there any way to backtrack to previous areas?

Since I'm out hunting for all the achievements, including Sightseer, and all the Voxophone records, I'd like to go back to past areas to finish up the rest of the achievements. Can you backtrack to ...
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Can you go back to the Blue Ribbon Restaurant? [duplicate]

I just bought the season pass and apparently I need to go to the Blue Ribbon Restaurant to pick up the rewards. I'm in Finkton, so I'm a fair ways into the game. Is there any way to go back quickly?
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Can you change the outcome of the game's ending?

Are there any ingame actions that lead to a change in the ending of Bioshock: Infinite? Similar to how Bioshock 1 and 2 worked, where in 1, if you killed a certain number of Little Sisters or didn't ...
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Who or what was Songbird?

I've completed the game, and I'm wondering/hoping if I missed something important connected with this fascinating creature of the developers' imagination. How was it created? Does it eat anything? ...
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What role does the number “77” play?

At the beginning of the game, you receive a telegram which tells you to avoid the number 77. Further down the line, during the chapter, you enter a raffle in which the number you pick is 77, and ends ...
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What is the difference if I Spare or Kill Capt. Slate?

Does anyone know how Killing or Sparing Capt. Slate affects the outcome of the game ?
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Do you still get stabbed if you decide to draw your gun?

In the scene where you are asking for the tickets to the guy talking on the phone. If you demand the tickets he stabs you.