Brink DLC Details and Stats Site Update

Update 5/29: The title update is live on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Original Post:Today we’ve got some exciting news to share about two big Brink updates in the works.

First up, the statistics site will be going live next Tuesday for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players. PC players can look forward to it going up very soon. This site, located at brinkthegame.com, will be your hub for in-depth stats, including data on matches, players and the overall progress in the weekly Battle for the Ark. Check out the screenshot above for a sneak peek and dig up that VIP code as you’ll need it to register once the stats page is live.

On top of that, the Agents of Change DLC is just on the horizon, slated for release in June. The pack will bring new maps, abilities, character customization options and weapon attachments to Brink, while also raising the level cap to 24. Here’s a full list of the DLC content:

New Maps

  • Founders’ Tower – The revolution finally reaches the island’s iconic spire and takes the battle for the Ark to dizzying heights.
  • Labs – Venture into the depths of the Ark’s original research and development laboratories, a submerged high-tech facility so far untouched by the civil war.

New Player Abilities

  • UAV – This stealthy and lethal device allows Operatives to automatically mark nearby enemies on their radar. For more explosive fun, they can even take direct control of the UAV and detonate it near unsuspecting foes.
  • Napalm Grenade – Soldiers can use this new grenade to cover an area in a sea of deadly flames.
  • Pyro Mine – Engineers can plant these mines and leave enemies in the epicenter of a massive napalm explosion.
  • Field Regen Unit – Medics can deploy these units to increase the health regeneration of any nearby teammates.
  • Tactical Scanner – This universal ability allows players to reveal the active buffs of their opponents, allowing them to pick off enemies more strategically.

New Weapon Attachments

  • Bayonets – Gain the edge in melee combat and cause extra damage with these deadly blades.
  • Weapon Shields – Take cover from enemy fire and prevent headshot bonus damage behind riot-style shields.

New Character Outfits

  • The Sad Punk – Add a touch of Steampunk to your Resistance character.
  • The Limey – Bring order to the Ark with this outfit inspired by traditional European police.

In addition to these updates, we’re happy to let you know that the updates we described last week will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this weekend.

Reader Comments

  1. Is there going to be dual wielding BUT STILL THIS IZ GOIN TO BE SICK ! FINALLY THE FOUNDERS TOWER CANT WAITT!!!!!!

  2. I’m definitely looking forward to this update and I love this game, but I think the developer should focus first on fixing the core issues! How about getting pre-game lobbies so we can actually get a game started with our friends first? How about adding the ability to play online without bots? How about fixing the AI so the bots are a little bit more balanced on single-player?

    2 added maps will be cool but more maps would be better…I’d rather have more maps than additional outfits and weapons. MW2 started out with SIXTEEN maps at its core and added 5 with each DLC…making a total of 26 maps. Brink only has 10 maps with the first DLC? Come on, now. The developers are a bit out of touch. Hopefully we’ll see some more improvement soon. This game could seriously compete with Battlefield, CoD, Killzone, and Halo with NO PROBLEM if the developers would just wake up a bit. The concept is already there. PATCH IT!!!

  3. More concern is that these powers will make the game even more defence focused. Still, good stuff. The shields sound cool.

  4. Update came through for xbox 360 but does not fix any of the issues?
    No free content matters when you cant play!

  5. Love the game, but would like it even more if there were a female character option. I’d pay for that.

  6. This is like putting a band aid on a sucking chest wound.

    WHY

    How about fixing the lag, implementing a lobby system and spending some time on bugfixes?

  7. WHY? WHEN I CONFIGURE CONTROLS AND SET MWHEELUP TO A MOVE, IT APPLYS AT THE MENU BUT NOT IN GAME. I MEAN THIS IS BASICS GUYSSS, THE GAME IS AWESOME ID PREFERED TO WAIT A LITLE BIT MORE IN ORDER TO GET A COMPLETE SOFTWORK.

    ONE MORE THING FOR ALL KIDZ THAT DONT REALIZE, FPS GAMES AND SPECIALLY BRINK, HL, COD,etc ARE FOR PC GEAR (MOUSE, KEYBRD, MOUSEPAD, A 120 HZ MONITOR (AT LEAST) AND MUTANT COMPUTER WITH A GOOD NETWORK SPEED. PERIOD… THE GAMEPLAY OF AN FPS IS 360 DEGREES IN STEAM (THE STRAFE IS SMOOTHER YA DONT FEEL LIKE A STATUE SOMETIMES, THE AIM IS 300% MORE ACCURATE AND EFFICENT KUZ OF MICE TECH, AND THE S.M.A.R.T. IS SMARTER)
    I REMEBER ME TRYING TO KILL ALL THOSE SPLICERS AT BIOSHOCK WITH THE DUALSHOCK 3,I JUST USE MY PS3 NOW FOR NONFPSGAMES, GIVE IT TRY. GOGOGO STEAM.

    PD: STEAM DOWNLOAD RATES SUCK BUT THEY’RE SECURE!!! :P
    LOL.

  8. yay power creep.

    4 more ability points and only 2 abilities my Operative can take.

    A couple more DLCs and I wont even need more than one character.

  9. Great to see DLC coming so soon, but the addition of female characters would be something i look forward to the most. Please think about it guys!

  10. Will we now have the ability to wear a suit as the resistance/security? You can’t be a operative without some stylin diggs

  11. @8Bit

    If you would widen your gaze and stop trolling for about 40 seconds you would realise they said that Brink would increase the level cap to buy every new skill if you wanted…

    Please hold your tongue before you stomp on the developers new DLC

    -Scoober1111

  12. @malang0
    Dude are you retarded, for a prefect gaming pc setup it costs well over 10k easy, plus you have to upgrade on a yearly basis, where’s with a consol its $500-$600 and youre good to go. Also saying that fps games were made for pcs is stupid its like saying WoW was made for xbox or mario was made by sega, it just makes you sound stupid because as far as i can tell, the last few years 90% of games coming out on pc have been rts, rpgs and mmos. And my sources are pretty accurate, because I’ve been gaming for past 11 years, i have friends that work in pc shops n game shops and 70% or my friends game. Ps don’t type in capitals its annoying and makes you look stupid.
    Pps, good work guys looking forward to it.

  13. Splitscreeennnnn needed… so I can play the game with my brother!

    I really dont want to TAKE TURNS.. Cos that SUCKS!!

  14. Still unplayable sometimes because of enormous laggs (xbox) :/ keep working on it guys i know you can do it! Can’t wait for the free dlc :D

  15. The gameplay is worse than it was last week!! Buffing players has become really weird and difficult. Previously it worked as you’d expect, but now it takes a long time between hitting the “x” (on xbox360) and my character starting the buff. Also, if you look at someone that needs buffing/reviving and hold “x”, there is no guarantee that you’ll end up buffing that player. I’ve ended up buffing players instead of reviving downed players as a result, which is very unhelpful. Every friend I play this game with has found this problem since the update too.

    Also, what have you guys done to the AI? I found most of the AI just standing about in random places whilst playing yesterday.

    The lag issue seems worse too. Especially if you join a game mid way through.

    Everyone I speak to is complaining about a lack of lobby. How are friends supposed to play with each other easily?

    AI is too accurate too. It needs a bit dumbing down. It wouldn’t be an issue if the AI on your team was good at carrying out side objectives (like reviving downed players or hacking security doors), but they’re not, so the accuracy of the enemy AI makes for a frustrating game.

    This game has HUGE potential, but these issues need sorting. I already know of 4 people that have given up on the game for one or more of the reasons above…

  16. Update has made my lag worse! (xbox) Also buffing never gets the person you want!! Please fix everything there is such potential here. I feel like I have bought a beta!

  17. will this dlc be free? i think it should be with all the people playing this game and not listen to IGN then game it a 6/10…. idc what anyone says 9/10

  18. the level cap should at least be raised to like level 40
    i was level 20 in 5 hrs
    and the ark looks like a big place shouldnt there be more maps

  19. Xbox 360 Gamertag: Furyoushounen

    [Copied from my post on the Brink Facebook Page]

    I’m all about constructive criticism and I love how much effort has been put into this game thus far but, I’d like to make a few suggestions for better gameplay, some of which I’ve been batting around with other players and they all seem to be really receptive to.

    1: Lobbies: You know we want them but, even if the issue of creating lobbies will take some time would it be at all possible, in the meantime, to add an option to add and in-game vote to make private games public? In that sense, you could invite all of your friends and then open the game to the outside world after everyone is in.

    2. AI Package Carriers: On behalf of everyone out there who has ever played refuel or any other “carry the package” missions can you please add an option to allow players to take the package [ex. data key] from the bots. They are evil and do not care that I’m being gunned down while they dance around with a briefcase on their head. Perhaps adding a prompt to hold Y while you are near them could force the bot to toss the package to the player, even if it required a momentary interaction like the syringe does or something? I’m not asking for players to be able to swap with one another (although that would be epic) but, for Ark’s sake, please give us a way to get the package from them lol

    3. A universal perk that allows players wearing sunglasses/goggles/masks, etc to be resistant or immune to the effects of flashbangs. It seems worthy of a perk and would add a touch of “depth” to the appearance options for characters.

    Whoever likes these suggestions like this and feel free to comment. I’m hoping these options can be implemented in the future!

  20. Uhm, what is with PC? I preordered the game to have all specials and now I’d like to know when the dlc is coming for pc, does anybody know? Or how or when i can have colour packs and this stuff for pc?

  21. Ok this game great but it does have its problems lagging is a super problem and yes AIs are weird My team sucks and the other teams are killer splitscreen would be great and female characters would be cool lobbies would be great and a couple new weopens could be great and changing the designs on weopens is the coolest thing and how about recording some reel actors that would he so awesome and I think the level should be at 20 so that poeple won’t have to many abilities that’s why they have the option to make new characters and yes making parts of the suit my own option would be sick but SO FAR the game is great can’t wait for more DLC and team death match wouldn’t hurt but you have to remember the game was made on objectives and team work

  22. I have been patiently Waiting For this news this is awesome thank you so much for the free DLC and to show us you care about us!! O and please fix the Low Framerate in the game cause its still pretty bad on my end..But idk i do have a 5670 1gb ddr5 pretty crappy but everything else plays just fine especially The Witcher 2 and that game is GPU intense! Crysis 2 even runs flawless for me dont know what it is? but i hate turning shadows off cause it makes the game look bad!! Thamk You for the DLC.. I will be paying for the next set of DLC unless you make it free cause i don’t buy DLC… but for this Game I WiLL!!

  23. why would they put new game modes? this isnt call of duty or halo although i love and play both games i like this. FFA would go against the fundamentals of the game… teamwork.

  24. My lag issues seem to have disappeared a couple of days after the patch. Game plays really well now, although there is the odd lag but all games experience that.

    Mathew Rendell wrote on June 4th, 2011:

    First two ideas are brilliant. I honestly think Splash Damage should look into those at the very least. Not sure about the sunglasses one though. Everyone would wear them rendering the flashbangs useless.

    To reiterate, the game is desperate for a lobby. Playing with a few friends is almost impossible. My friends and I regularly have “game is full” so we have to keep trying different games until all of us (2, 3 or 4 of us) get in.