How to activate an augment in Fortnite

A Fortnite character shooting at enemies across a bridge.

A Fortnite character shooting at enemies across a bridge.
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The new Fortnite season has added plenty of features, including a way to activate an augment in Fortnite for exclusive performance buffs. These tweaks act like the equivalent of Call of Duty perks, changing your stats for certain weapons slightly, or giving you a boost when it comes to traversal.

In this Fortnite guide we'll explain everything you need to know augments. That includes how they work, what exactly they are, and a full list of all the augments now available in Chapter 4 Season 1.

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How do I activate an augment in Fortnite?

Fortunately, it's very easy to activate augments in Fortnite. As you'll see once you first drop into this rebooted battle royale island, augments are set on a timer and appear passively as you play. Therefore, the longer you survive the more augments you'll be able to stack at once.

As you play through a match, you'll see a small timer to the right of the screen, counting down from ten. Once it finishes, hit right on the D-pad to bring up the augmentation menu.

On this you'll see a choice of two augments, as well as a reroll option if you're willing to spend some gold bars. Pick the one you want free of charge, hold down the right trigger, and it'll be active for the rest of the match.

Augments keep on rolling in the longer you're alive, with a maximum of four active at once during a match. They can hugely boost your build and make you much more efficient in combat, so it's worth activating them as soon as you can.

The RoboCop skin activating an augment in Fortnite.
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What do augments do in Fortnite?

In Fortnite, augments most closely resemble the perk system in Call of Duty games. They're passive effects that can change any manner of stats, ranging from the ways you can regain health to certain weapons no longer using ammo.

Some are more useful than others, hence why the reroll mechanic can be handy if you have gold bars to spare and want to ensure you get the best possible augments. The first reroll in a match comes free, but subsequent ones will cost you.

Full Fortnite augments list

See the table below for a full list of augments, ranked alphabetically:

Augment name
Glider can redeploy for the rest of the match for any fall, ensuring you don't die from fall damage
When using marksman rifles or bows, your hits mark the enemy for a short period of time
Bow Specialist
Bow reload and draw time reduced, arrows replenish passively
Bush Warrior
When sat in bushes you can fully restore health and up to 50 shield
Chug Gunner
Grants you a Chug Cannon
Demolition Munitions
Environmental objects you destroy can drop explosives
First Assault
When using an AR, the first bullet of each magazine has increased damage
Lets you see the next storm circle early
Jelly Angler
Gives you a fishing rod that always yields jellyfish
Light Fingers
Weapons using light ammo will reload more quickly
Mechanical Archer
Grants you Mechanical Explosive Bow and Mechanical Shockwave Bow
More Parkour
After hurdling or mantling, your energy bar replenishes
Party Time
Passively gives you balloons
Pistol Amp
Pistol magazine size increased
Rifle Recycle
Grants a chance for rifles using medium ammunition to not consume ammo when fired
Rushing Reload
When sprinting, any equipped shotgun will automatically reload
Soaring Sprints
Higher jump when sprinting
Splash Medic
Any container across the map has an increased chance of containing Chug Splash
Storm Mark
As soon as a new circle appears, the map temporarily pings nearby enemies
Vehicles don't use fuel and have increased HP
Tactical Armory
Gives you a rare Tactical AR and Combat Shotgun
Tricked Out
Grants any cars you enter Chonkers and Cow Catcher effects
Dumpster Diving
Loot will spawn nearby when you leave a hiding place. Can occur once per hiding place.
Treasure Hunter
Nearby Chests are marked the first time you enter a POI.
Slap Surplus
Find a Slap Juice in every Chest you open. If the Chest already had a Slap Juice, it'll have an extra one!
Munitions Slide
Gain medium ammo while sliding.
Medium Ammo Amp
Your weapons using medium ammo will have an increased magazine size.
Shotgun Recycle
Weapons using Shotgun ammo have a chance not to consume ammo.
Dignified Finish
Eliminations refresh a cooldown for the Kinetic Blade’s Dash Attack.

That's it for our look at how Fortnite augments work! For even more on the new season, read up on how to get Geralt, how to get Deku, and all the map and POI changes in Chapter 4 Season 1.

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