Brink PC Update and New Dedicated Server Released

May 23, 2011

The latest game update for the PC version of Brink is now available on Steam, containing several fixes and improvements. Among other things, this update addresses the sound dropping out on certain maps when playing networked games and adds the ability to filter servers by player numbers. As before, all you have to do to get the update is sign into your Steam client (and make sure it’s not in offline mode).

If you’re running a Brink server, there’s also an improved version of the Standalone Dedicated Server to go with the update. You can grab the new server via your Steam client’s Tools tab.

Full changelog follows below:


  • Fixed sound dropping out when playing networked games
  • Improved graphical performance, especially when using Ambient Occlusion
  • Fixed voice packs being reset to default when you delete another character
  • Removed ability to use certain cheat protected commands in challenges
  • Fixed memory leak/crash when alt-tabbed out

User Interface:

  • Full servers are no longer filtered out of the browser
  • Added support for entering a range of numbers (i.e. 10-12) in server filters
  • Reduced font size in the server browser
  • Exiting Head customization returns to the correct menu
  • Fixed being unable to bind KP_Enter in the UI
  • Increased font size of in-game text chat
  • ‘Enter’ now closes text chat prompt if empty
  • Fixed challenge in menu flashing even after completion

Dedicated Servers:

  • Improved dedicated server CPU performance
  • Fixed NPC not spawning for escort objectives online on servers using unsupported cvars