Adaptive Augments are Augments that are specific to an Episode. Each character has 2 Adaptive Augment slots. Access to the episode is required and they offer special bonuses within the episode's content (although their base stats will still apply outside of them). They include:
- Cybernetic Cores from Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
- Enchanted Corals from Atlantis (Episode)
- Dark Phylacteries from Justice League Dark (Episode)
- Metal Resonators from Metal Part I
- Absorbascon Modules from Metal Part II
- Warsuit Power Cores from Birds of Prey (Episode)
- Platinum Engavings from Wonderverse
- Neural Access Coils from Long Live the Legion
- Speed Force Cells from World of Flashpoint
When a character reaches the minimum CR for an episode, if they have access to it (including free episode periods, but not event version), a mission would appear in the journal that can be immediately completed to gain 2 free Adaptive Augment boxes that would allow you to choose 2 Adaptive Augments.
Like Artifacts, they require breakthroughs at certain levels, consuming unique catalysts from the relevant content.
As of the release of World of Flashpoint, Adaptive Augments from the three most recent episodes (Wonderverse, Long Live the Legion, World of Flashpoint) are bought with their specific episode currency. All those from previous episodes can be bought at episode vendors for 10 Source Marks each (completing the aforementioned mission is not required). Their catalysts can also be bought for various amounts of Source Marks.
While their secondary effects appears to unlock at a low level, they require much more experience to level up; a regular artifact requires about 40,000 experience to reach level 80 when the first tier is unlocked, while Adaptive Augments vary depending on the CR of the episode, but even the lowest CR option, Cybernetic Cores, require a whopping 346,987 experience to reach level 15 to unlock the first effect.
Until the Wonderverse episode episode-specific Exobytes gave double XP when used on Adaptive Augments from the same episode. For Wonderverse and above, episode-specific Exobytes can only be fed to Adaptive Augments from the same episode, and not those from other episodes or Origin Augments; conversely, Wonderverse and above Adaptive Augments cannot be fed regular Exobytes or other episode-specific Exobytes, but they can be fed Adaptive Augments from previous episodes.