Published on May 13th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey
Bethesda: Working on Brink Patch – New Update, First DLC Free
Bethesda announced on their blog today they are currently working on a patch for Brink to fix the lag problems in that have been rampant for many gamers.
Before the official title patch can hit, however, Bethesda announced an automatic update that will create a few desired changes to the game.
In the meantime, we have made a configuration change for 360 users (which will be available to the PS3, once PSN is up) that alters the number of human players when matchmaking for “Campaign” and most ‘Freeplay’ modes to eight total human players. This new configuration will allow those connecting to and hosting matches (particularly those with lower upstream bandwidth) to more reliably find and connect to quality hosts via the match-making process – resulting in less lag and more fun. This change is being rolled out today and will be available worldwide.
For players who haven’t been experienced lag, we’ll still support 8v8 on all maps via a new ‘Big Teams’ configuration in Freeplay, and through custom settings in Private matches. There is no download required for this update and it will be available automatically the next time you log in to play Brink and launch either campaign or standard Freeplay matches. This should allow players new to the Ark as well as veterans to find quality matches suitable to their preferred play style.
Of course, Bethesda hasn’t forgotten about the PC gamers:
We are also releasing an incremental update for PC players via Steam that addresses AI, GPU, and server issues. See the full release notes on Steam. Many of these fixes are being included in the full update for the 360 and PS3 versions.
We would like to thank you for supporting Brink and for your continued feedback. To show our appreciation for your support of Brink, we will be making the first DLC for Brink available for free when it is released. This DLC is planned for June and will offer additional maps and new content for players. We’ll continue to provide announcements about the next title update, as well as the first DLC release as that information becomes available.
– Splash Damage & Bethesda
It’s not everything Brink fans have been demanding, but it’s certainly a start. Keep your browsers locked on GAMINGtruth.com for more on future Brink updates.