Bethesda is on the verge of releasing the free "Agents of Change" downloadable content for Brink. In preparation, they've implemented a new title update.
The "Agents of Change" pack will arrive August 3rd on Xbox Live, PSN, and Steam. If you download it within the first two weeks it's available, it won't cost you a cent. Anyone who tries to get the DLC after those two weeks will have to pay $10.
Though "Agents of Change" is free, it adds a significant amount of content. Two new maps, five player abilities, two weapon attachments and two character outfits are included. The full list of these additions can be found here. Rounding out the package are seven new Achievements/Trophies.
Tittle updates are now live for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. These patches fix the A.I., rebalance weapons and optimize the networking among other things. The full patch notes for each console update are below.
Optimized snapshot sizes to reduce bandwidth usage
Added new snapshot compression code to reduce bandwidth usage
Implemented new system for gathering QoS data and scaling bandwidth usage
Improved network syncing when placing HE charges and hack devices
Fixed issue with Bot AI continually dropping
Gave Freeplay game mode bots a fixed difficulty (rather than time-based scaling)
Extensive weapon balance changes
Changed default matchmaking from “My Rank” to “My Rank or Higher”
Removed the Advanced config from the list to reduce number of matchmaking buckets
Added Stopwatch review screen
Changed stopwatch rules to keep track of number of objectives during calculation of winning team
Removed the delay when team switching in match warm-up
Added respawn and time limit values to netvars for future tweaking
Added body-type health to netvars for future tweaking
Optimized small command buffers (slight performance improvement)
Updated Terminal & Reactor to work with changes to atmosphere code
Fixed Light body types being able to wield Heavy weapons