Nightingale: Complete Augments Guide | How Do They Work & What Do They Do?

A simple yet very useful feature.

By adding different features and bonuses to your crafting, Augments can help you enhance your crafting bench and other base structures in Nightingale. The difficult part is trying to locate them. Since Nightingale employs a different environment for each player, it becomes more challenging to locate them because there are no predetermined spots where you can go to unlock them.

In this guide, we are going to provide you with more details about Augments in Nightingale. We will discuss how they work and what they do for you. If you are ready to learn more, let’s get right to it!

Complete Augments Guide

Nightingale has an augmentation feature that lets you build a lot of different structures. Placing augments and traits in your base will grant you new crafting bench recipes or augment your current crafting bench’s performance. Ultimately, these will allow you to craft better equipment, which raises your gear score and lets you advance even more.

Valid augments list for simple workbench in Nightingale.

How to Craft Augments

You have to get through the main quest until you exit the tutorial realm. Then, you will get the option to choose your starting biome.

Augmentations are something that you are going to have to locate or acquire from the Essence Trader, just like most other things in the game. Buying them directly makes things easier; otherwise, you have to depend on a drop.

An Augmentation will show up in the build menu. Every player has a different recipe and needs a different combination of ingredients to craft an Augment. You need to select the augmentation you wish to create, and then place it anywhere in your base after you have the necessary materials.

NOTE: The Essence Trader location shown in the image below will be different for each player as the maps are randomly generated.

Essence trader location in Nightingale.

How Do Augments Work?

When you upgrade the crafting bench or unlock one of its augmentations, you will be able to access a lot of items, particularly crafting materials and refined materials.

After you decide on what to make, you can select “Station Traits” to examine the augmentations that your structures have. Depending on a number of variables, this will display a list of side effects and passive effects, both positive and negative.

Simple Workbench Augments and Traits in Nightingale.

What Do Augments Do?

The primary goal of Augments is to improve the functionality of your handcrafted structures. When you build something in your base, such as a shelter, campfire, or bed roll, and you see a line of green linking it to another compatible structure, it indicates that an Augment is active. This green line stands for a passive bonus effect known as a “trait.”

If you are still struggling to understand what augments do, check out our Crafting Guide; we have Augments explained there too!

Campfire in Nightingale.

For example, if you build a wooden shelter for cover, place a small campfire beneath it, and place your bed roll next to it, the green line indicates that your bed will give you an added benefit by keeping you cozy at night.

Enhancing your crafting bench is essential to unlocking new crafting recipes, and it includes improving your interconnected chain of structures with Augments.

Spit Roast augments in Nightingale.

This is everything you need to know about the augmentation system in Nightingale. We hope that this guide helped you understand this game feature better. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment below, and we will do our best to help you out.

Up next, why not check out our guide on how to give your NPC helper tasks in Nightingale to get more done even faster!


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