Fortnite Chapter 4 brought a bunch of interesting changes to the game that were well-received by the players. One of these changes was the addition of Reality Augments. For those who don’t know, Reality Augments are a few changes or modifications to your character that change the way every match plays out for you.
Some can say these are “abilities” that you can activate to give you an advantage over your opponents. These abilities can range from giving you a Chug Cannon to giving you the ability to Redeploy your Glider!
All Reality Augments In Fortnite
|Aerialist (VAULTED)||You gain the ability to deploy your glider.|
|Bloodhound||Enemies hit by your Marksman Rifle or Bow shots will be briefly marked.|
|Bow Specialist||Bows draw and reload faster, and you regenerate arrows over time.|
|Bush Warrior||You regenerate health and partial shields while inside large foliage.|
|Chug Gunner||Receive a Chug Cannon.|
|Danger Hero||Briefly regenerate Health and gain movement speed when your Shield breaks.|
|Demolitions Munitions||Objects you destroy have a chance to drop explosives. Excludes player-built structures.|
|First Assault||The first bullet in the magazine of your Assault Rifle deals bonus damage.|
|Forecast||You can always see the next storm circle.|
|Jelly Angler||Receive a Fishing Rod. You can use it to fish anywhere, but you can only fish up Jellyfish.|
|Light Fingers||Weapons using light ammo reload faster.|
|Mechanical Archer||Receive an Explosive Bow and Shockwave Bow.|
|More Parkour||Your energy regenerates briefly after mantling or hurdling.|
|Party Time (VAULTED)||Gain Balloons over time.|
|Peely’s Plunder||Receive a treasure map that will lead you to buried treasure.|
|Pistol Amp||Receive a treasure map that will lead you to buried treasure.|
|Rarity Check||Get Siphon upon eliminations with Common and Uncommon weapons.|
|Rifle Recycle||Weapons using medium ammo have a chance not to consume ammo.|
|Rushing Reload||Sprinting will slowly reload your equipped Shotgun.|
|Shotgun Striker||Your Shotgun fire will give you Siphon upon hitting opponents.|
|Soaring Sprints||Jump much higher and with lower gravity while Sprinting.|
|Splash Medic||You have a chance to find Chug Splash in every container you open.|
|Storm Mark||When the storm changes, ping the area to highlight nearby enemies for a short duration.|
|Supercharged||Vehicles you’re inside do not consume fuel and have increased health.|
|Tactical Armory||Grants a rare Tactical AR and Combat Shotgun.|
|Tricked Out||Entering a Car or Truck applies Chonkers and a Cow Catcher to it.|
|Zero Chance||Temporarily gain the Zero Point dash ability each time you break an enemy’s Shield.|
The Best Reality Augments In Fortnite
One of the best Reality Augments in the game right now is Storm Mark. Once activated, it pings the entire area around you every time the storm phase changes. This means that every time the storm starts or stops moving, you will be notified of all the players that are around you.
This is especially useful in the end game, where players are positioned close to each other. Seeing the opponent’s exact position in such a crucial moment can be the key that grants you the Victory Royale!
The Soaring Sprints Augment gives you the low gravity effect whenever you jump while sprinting. This means that you always jump much higher and are immune to fall damage. This is a great ability to have because it benefits you in multiple ways. Firstly, it can help you move much faster thanks to the long-distance jumps.
You can also get onto higher platforms and buildings directly by jumping without having to build a ramp. This is incredibly helpful in crucial situations when you are fighting off a player and need to gain the high ground.
Lastly, you can also use this to fall down from a higher ground if you need to.
The Shotgun Striker Augment gives you Siphon every time you hit an opponent. This means you will get a tiny amount of health every time you land a successful hit with the shotgun. Since shotguns hold such importance in Fortnite and are used by almost every single player as their primary weapon, you will find this perk to be very rewarding.
It will also allow you to carry fewer heals as you won’t have to depend on meds as much to regain your health. As a bonus, this augment also heals you when you shoot boars, wolves, and even your own teammates. This will likely get patched soon but take advantage in the meanwhile!
The Rarity Check augment is similar to the one mentioned previously, but instead of shotguns, it gives you siphon from all Common and Uncommon weapons. Moreover, you don’t get siphon from just landing a shot. Instead, you have to kill the enemy player. This augment isn’t as powerful as Shotgun Striker, but it is still very useful.
The Chug Gunner augment gives you a Chug Cannon, which can be used to heal yourself indefinitely. For those who don’t know, the Chug Cannon can heal 20 shields or health per charge and stores five charges at a time. Once used, the charges also refill over time, meaning you never have to carry another healing item in your inventory.
Depending on the situation, this perk can often be a game changer. If you are low and find yourself without any healing, receiving this perk can be no less than a blessing.
Honourable Mentions – Nerfed Augments
The above-mentioned reality augments are great and are among the best currently found in the game. But there were two augments that were recently nerfed. These augments were really useful, and perhaps their strength is the reason that they got removed from the game. These were:
- Aerialist – You gain the ability to deploy your glider.
- Party Time – Gain Balloons over time.
The players who have used these augments, especially Glider Redeploy, know how powerful these were and how they could save you in the most critical situations in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. Overall, it is for the best that they got nerfed.