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How to activate and reroll Augments in Fortnite and Augments list

Get some handy buffs every match.

You need to activate an Augment or reroll Augments in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 in order to gain some helpful buffs, as well as complete challenges.

As it's not clear exactly how to activate an Augment in Fortnite, we've went over the process below.

Augments were new to Chapter 4's first season, so we've also explained how Augments work, and have detailed the current Augments list, and a separate list for the new Augments added on 25th August.

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What are Augments in Fortnite?

Reality Augments are special buffs to your weapons, items, or character, that enhance your combat and survival skills.

You get to choose one of two Augments at a time, which range from making your weapons reload faster, giving you a soaring jump, activating Slap effects - and more!

Augments last until the end of a match, or until you're eliminated, with a maximum of four stackable Augments at a time. So the longer you remain in a match, the more Reality Augments you'll get.

Make sure to activate Augments when you can to even the playing field, as other players are sure to activate them when they become available.

How to activate an Augment in Fortnite

To get combat and exploration buffs, you'll need to activate Augments.

To activate an Augment in Fortnite, you need to wait until the blue 'Ready!' text appears below the minimap, then press right on the d-pad, or '7' on PC by default to open up the menu and choose between the two Augments.

Every time a new Augment choice is available, that 'Ready!' text will appear under the minimap, and you'll be able to activate another buff.

Remember, you don't have to worry about losing Augment buffs with each choice, as they're stackable until the match ends, or you're eliminated.

How to reroll Augments in Fortnite

If you don't like either of the options first available, hold the 'Reroll' button noted on the bottom of the Augment menu when you open it to force another randomised Augment to take its slot.

Your first reroll of a match is free, but they cost 100 gold bars after using this free one.

How to unlock more Augments in Fortnite

Some will be locked if you're just starting out, but you'll unlock more Augments in Fortnite by playing more matches in Battle Royale, Zero Build, and and Team Rumble.

There's a small chance that a new Augment will appear in your two choices. You'll see a yellow 'Unlocked!' badge under an Augment's picture while choosing between two if this is the case. This doesn't seem to happen often, so we recommend picking that Augment if it appears so you can add it to your collection.

List of new Augments in Fortnite

There were 6 new augments added in Chapter 4 Season 4 on 25th August:

Reality AugmentBuff
On the Go BagANY container you open will have an item that would be in a Heist Bag.
Sniper StrikerSnipers give Siphon upon damaging enemies.
Ammo DropNot only grants ammo, but also makes it so that enemies drop more ammo than usual.
First ShotgunYour Shotguns will deal increased damage on the first shot.
Pistol SalvoYour Pistols will have a reduced fire rate but increased damage.
Fast FisherSwim faster and instantly loot fishing spots when you swim through them.

Just like the previous ones, to get these Augments, keep playing matches and selecting Augments until they appear, then select a new one to tick it off in your collection.

Fortnite Augment list

Split into their four different categories, here's a list of every Augment in Fortnite:

Combat Augment list in Fortnite

Reality AugmentBuff
Light FingersWeapons using light ammo reload faster
Steady HandsMarksman Rifles have reduced recoil
SMG Sign OffThe last three bullets of your SMG magazine deal bonus damage
First AssaultThe first bullet in your magazine of assault rifles does bonus damage
First ShotgunYour Shotguns will deal increased damage on the first shot.
Sniper StrikerSnipers give Siphon upon damaging enemies.

Game Changer Augment list in Fortnite

Reality AugmentBuff
Rarity CheckYou gain siphon on eliminations with common or uncommon weapons
Mud WarriorRecover health while covered in mud
SuperchargedYour vehicles won't consume fuel and they'll have increased health
Fast FisherSwim faster and instantly loot fishing spots when you swim through them.

Mobility and Scouting in Fortnite

Reality AugmentBuff
Sprint LinesGain a Slap effect upon using grind vines, grind rails, ziplines, or Ascenders
Scoped SalvoScoped weapons deal more damage but have reduced fire rate
More ParkourYour energy regenerates briefly after mantling
Pistol SalvoYour Pistols will have a reduced fire rate but increased damage.

Looting in Fortnite

Reality AugmentBuff
Medium Ammo AcquiredInstantly gain medium ammo, then gain more when you open containers
KeymasterGrants two Keys for opening Holo-Chests
Ammo DropNot only grants ammo, but also makes it so that enemies drop more ammo than usual.
On the Go BagANY container you open will have an item that would be in a Heist Bag.

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.

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