Fortnite 'augments selection' overriding right D-Pad button custom action after v23.40 update, issue acknowledged

Fortnite has recently released its latest update, v23.40, which brings some exciting new features for players to enjoy.

One of the most highly anticipated features was the addition of new augments. However, along with this update, a bug has been reported that affects the controller for some users.

Fortnite augment selection overriding right D-Pad button action

Reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) suggest that specifically, the right button on the D-Pad has been overridden to trigger the ‘augment selection’ action, which can cause issues for players who have previously configured custom settings.

I cant sprint after the update
I use dpad right to sprint but now it opens this augment menu no matter what. i need help

Augment screen or selectee overrides sprint button
As the title says the augment selection thing in game overrides my sprint button I have sprint as right dpad and augment as down dpad and I’m not trying to change them

The problem with this bug is that it overrides any previous settings that the players have set up for the D-Pad right button.

For example, if a player had previously set the D-Pad right button to activate a certain action, such as running or emotes, that action will no longer be triggered.

Instead, the ‘augment selection’ action will be triggered, which can be frustrating for players who have become accustomed to their custom settings.

Fortnite update v10.40

Reports of this bug have been flooding in forums like Reddit with players expressing frustration and seeking solutions.

Reddit has been inundated with posts about the issue, with some players reporting that they can no longer sprint or use certain binds after the update.

Fortnite new augment
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Official acknowledgment

The good news is that the issue has been acknowledged by Fortnite on Twitter, confirming that they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix.

We’re aware of reports that controller players are unable to input custom bind on the Right D-Pad without also interacting with their Augments.
Our team is investigating this issue and we’ll provide an update when we’ve identified a fix.

While there is currently no timeline for when the bug will be fixed, it is reassuring for players to know that the developers are aware of the issue and are actively working to resolve it.

That said, we hope that Epic Games finds a fix to undo the D-Pad button problem in Fortnite as soon as possible.

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