Splash DamageBlogNew Brink Updates Released for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

Splash Damage Blog

New Brink Updates Released for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC


A new game update is now available for all versions of Brink, containing a bunch of fixes and improvements, and paving the way for the soon-to-be-released clan support. Highlights include improved spectator mode and host migration on the consoles, as well as demo recording and weapon tweaks on the PC. To grab the updates, simply fire up Brink while connected to the internet (consoles) or log into your Steam client (PC). We've got the full changelog for each platform at the end of this post, so keep on reading for those.

Please note that if you're running a dedicated server for the PC version of Brink, you'll need to update it to this new version, as well. The dedicated server download can be found in Steam's Tools menu.

With the new clan features now just around the corner, we've also got a separate clan blog update for you, going over the new functionality it'll be bringing to the game. To read all about it, check out our Brink Clans & Tournaments Sneak Peek.

PC

Changes

  • Implemented Clans & Tournaments support
  • Re-enabled recordNetDemo, stopNetDemo and playNetDemo commands
  • Removed cheat protection from the incap command
  • Removed cheat protection from the following variables
    • r_skipHaloRendering
    • g_interactionUpdate (defaults to 200ms)
    • g_interactionForecolor
    • g_interactionBackcolor
    • g_interactionSelectedBack
    • g_interactionSelectedFore
  • Disabled notification pop-up during intro videos
  • Fixed lighting issues on the 2nd half of Resort
  • Fixed players sometimes not being able to chat at the end-game review screen
  • Fixed spectators not seeing hack objective progress
  • Fixed player names sometimes disappearing for spectators

Weapon Tweaks

  • Global
    • Reduced spread on most weapons by 15% on average (except when knocked/downed)
    • Reduced damage on most weapons by 5% on average
    • Ironsighting is now slightly more accurate across the board
    • Stationary/crouched is slightly more accurate across the board
  • Pistols
    • Reduced recoil/kick on Revolvers
    • Reduced kick on Tokmak
    • Reduced spread further on Kalt
  • SMGs
    • Increased spread rate on Galactic
  • ARs
    • Reduced spread rate on Gerund
    • Improved accuracy on Rokstedi
    • Increased recoil on Rokstedi
    • Increased spread recovery rate on FRKN-3K
  • Shotguns
    • Reduced spread and damage further on the Shotguns
  • HMGs
    • Reduced recoil/kick on Maximus

Xbox 360

  • Implemented Clans & Tournaments support
  • Added objective HUD information for spectators
  • Added player faction colors for spectator mode
  • Added support for showing player health bars for spectators when looking the player
  • Fixed potential crash in getting respawn length
  • Fixed issue with physics commands not being synced to all clients
  • Added clan name tags to all fireteam vote prompts and to the in game chat
  • Disabled rendering and updating of notifications when the character selection screen is active
  • Fixed Medics being able to spot disguised operatives by their orange health bars
  • Fixed crash if adding player to fireteam before player object has been created
  • Fixed not saving objectives completed and objective times after host migration
  • Fixed signing in/out of system profile creating a new Hydra profile
  • Fixed Notifications and Online Stats being greyed out on Main Menu
  • Change to scoreboards so that players can view their own profiles
  • Force a refresh of the notifications screen each time it is activated
  • Set focus to default (first) list item each time the notifications screen is activated
  • Disabled rendering and updating of notifications when the character selection screen is active
  • Fix for accept button prompt not appearing in the notifications screen
  • Fixed multiple clicking sounds when jumping during a match.
  • Disabled notification pop-ups appearing during the intro videos

PlayStation 3

  • Implemented Clans & Tournaments support
  • Added objective HUD information for spectators
  • Added player faction colors for spectator mode
  • Added support for showing player health bars for spectators when looking the player
  • Fixed potential crash in getting respawn length
  • Fixed issue with physics commands not being synced to all clients
  • Added clan name tags to all fireteam vote prompts and to the in game chat
  • Disabled rendering and updating of notifications when the character selection screen is active
  • Fixed Medics being able to spot disguised operatives by their orange health bars
  • Fixed crash if adding player to fireteam before player object has been created
  • Fixed not saving objectives completed and objective times after host migration
  • Fixed signing in/out of system profile creating a new Hydra profile
  • Fixed Notifications and Online Stats being greyed out on Main Menu
  • Change to scoreboards so that players can view their own profiles
  • Force a refresh of the notifications screen each time it is activated
  • Set focus to default (first) list item each time the notifications screen is activated
  • Disabled rendering and updating of notifications when the character selection screen is active
  • Fix for accept button prompt not appearing in the notifications screen
  • Fixed multiple clicking sounds when jumping during a match.
  • Disabled notification pop-ups appearing during the intro videos