Update on Brink: DLC, title updates, and new screenshots (Updated)

Update 6/24: To be clear, as long as you download Agents of Change during the first two weeks it’s available, you’ll always be able to play for free. It’s only after the first two weeks that folks will have to purchase the content on Xbox LIVE, PSN, or Steam.  Hope that clears up any confusion.

Original Post: We’re back with new details on Brink DLC and the upcoming title updates for the game.

The game’s first DLC, Agents of Change, will be a FREE DOWNLOAD for two weeks on Xbox LIVE, PSN, and Steam! The content is currently in submission at Microsoft and Sony, and we expect it to release in early July. As previously mentioned, the DLC features two all-new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits, and two new weapon attachments. You can find more details in our previous post, and be sure to check out the screenshots above.

In tandem with the DLC, the teams at Splash Damage and Bethesda have been hard at work on the next major title update for Brink. The update is highlighted by online optimizations, AI enhancements, and weapon balance tweaks based on player feedback. A separate, incremental update is now available on PC, while players of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of Brink can expect the full title update alongside the release of Agents of Change.

On behalf of everyone at Bethesda and Splash Damage, I want to thank all of you for your continued support of Brink. We’ll be sharing more information as soon as possible.


Reader Comments

  1. Hey
    As everyone has well stated the DLC is way behind, im going out of the country for a few weeks what am I ment to do if it comes out the day after I leave then two weeks later im expected to pay for the finishing touch to a game that shouldn’t of been released without them?? If so brinks going straight to CEX

  2. I’m guessing since it’s not out yet there a problem with Sony, MS or Steam putting it out? also the game is still good even playing it over and over again

  3. Isn’t that a little unfair, not just because more fine print keeps showing up about the map pack and the several delays, but because of the several delays, we don’t know WHEN the 2 weeks are.

  4. Hey everybody,
    I believe that the Brink DLC will be coming out very soon because on Xbox.com under achievements for Brink they already have achievements for the new DLC.

  5. what does it mean by “Title Upgraed” anybody? does this mean a new way to play like team deathmatch or ctf if not still love the game just a little repetitive. still love it

  6. i have not yet seen this dlc , does anybody know if it is already out ( dont care if i have to pay for it)

  7. and to all the pc gamers , why do you always keep crying about dlc, i have seen mods for other bethseda games that we console gamers will never ever get to play ,

  8. Alright, so we are getting maps, few wep mods: a sort of shield, and a bayonet. And what else??? Hating aside I’m totally excited for this new dlc, it may actually bring some players back on Steam in North America cause there is NOONE playing at anytime. Jebus I feel nurvis about how I might miss the dlc week. Sry about ma spellin too its 4 am here.

    @Carl Etander – You are a fricken noob son, rly another rifle and heavy grenade launcher??? And what is with all of the COD wepons ur sugesting too? You son, seem like a fanboy of way too much cod. <-(troll)

  9. I was wondering after I saw the screen shots, is the dlc going to change the hud on all systems, or just PC?

  10. OK- people simple concept- it is free for 14 days (prob bc only the bigger fans will know of its release etc) so yay, us…. but after 2weeks youll have to pay to own it. my question is when is it coming? its july 26th now, and no DLC???

  11. I am fedup when is this damn thing coming out im starting to get very pissed of p.s this game is fun for about 3hours and then you fall asleep because you do the same thing all the pissing time

  12. Wow Bethesda… this fails… early july my ass. And ur gonna make the lvl cap 24? woop-dee-effin-doo. I’ll be done with the game on all my characters AGAIN real soon.

  13. Ok so these comments are a month old and im just wondering if anyone has a firm release date yet? Ive heard the 30th of july but i dont know how true that is all I know is ive been waiting and not heard anything other vague references

  14. i’m confused…. so its already out? i play brink on PC and its almost august…. is there an official release date for PC?

  15. Hey Bethesda,

    This has been a very disappointing few months for me. When I first saw the videos for Brink, I was amazed at the idea of being able to move through the environment with ease while still being able to fire. I was tired of playing traditional shooters that refuse to allow me to vault over a coffee table but felt that taking a shotgun to the face was survivable. I thought this was going to be the sleeper hit of the year, a la Borderlands. I loved the character design, the outfit customization (I’m actually using The Anger as an outfit theme for my airsoft team), the weapon and weapon design, and the class based combat. All of these things added up to me buying Brink on the first day. I fired up my Xbox 360, and tore through the campaign and challenges to unlock all the abilities and outfits before going online. Then I went online. Or tried to, at any rate. The menu system for finding an online match was clunky and ill defined. When I finally did get into a match, I wasn’t able to speak with anyone unless I formed a “fire team” with them. Then the texture popping. Oh god, the texture popping. Really? Five seconds for the details on a crate I’m two feet away from to load? In this day and age, that is unforgivable. Shall we discuss the horrible, game breaking, controller throwing, rage inducing lag? I couldn’t take two steps without rubber banding back to my original position. Over and over again. Even to this day I am still hesitant to put Brink in because I don’t know how bad the lag is going to be. Now let’s discuss the DLC set for “early July”. Today’s date is July 29, 2011. I think it would have behooved Bethesda to at least respond to the delay in the release of the DLC in greater detail than “in submission”. If the DLC was submitted to Microsoft in early July, I don’t think it is fair to tell your fan-base (such as it is at this point) that it would be released at the same time. At the very least you could you use, oh I don’t know, maybe a blog dedicated to the game to calm your fans and keep them updated about the DLC outside of a few screenshots. At least respond to some of the comments, for crying out loud! Sitting there silent only adds fuel the rumors and forces your fans to think you don’t give a damn about them.

    Yours truly,
    A disappointed Brink fan.

  16. I wanna know what that new update was when I got on xbox this morning! I don’y know what it was and I was just wondering, because im not seeing any HUGE difference. Anybody know? 😀

  17. To be clear, as long as you download Agents of Change during the first two weeks it’s available, you’ll always be able to play for free literally the first line on the page ppl
    and also yeah it got boring fast, give them a break, why do you think the dlc is free for two week(WHICH YOU KEEP IF YOU DL IT IN THOSE TWO WEEKS)

  18. @ GStaff – Thank you very much for responding. It is greatly appreciated. I do have one last question: Is there any way to get an actual The Anger mask?

  19. Gstaff, I believe what Manny meant was this: “Are you going to sell an actual, physical ‘The Anger’ mask?” Though that’s also a question i have as well :3
    P.S., was the delay in release due to adding a few more fixes/patches?

  20. where do you download it for the ps 3 ? cause the tropys are already added and i did not find it in the ps store. plz help me.

  21. @ Gstaff – Like Destructowad said, I meant a real The Anger mask. I know that there were some included as pre-order bonuses in other countries, but I was hoping to get one in the states.

    • @manny… I see. We gave those out a PAX East for our community event, but didn’t have them as pre-order bonuses in the states. If I come across any, I might give them away on the Brink Facebook page.

  22. @ Gstaff – On the Brink facebook page or the Bethesda facebook page? Sorry to bug, but I would REALLY love to get my hands on at least one of those masks.

  23. Hey guys, went on the Game Marketplace for add-ons on Xbox Live and…nothing. I searched by title, newest, and My Game Add On channel. Nothing. What’s the deal?

  24. Hey guys, looks like the DLC finally popped up around 11:30 a.m. PST. Downloading now. Although it isn’t showing up on the dashboard, I had to go into the game marketplace to see it.

  25. oh and i would love to get one of the anger masks, ive seen them for sale but theyre always out of stock i would definately buy one if the opertunity came up

  26. They mean the Content will be free to download. If you download it free it’s yours. But, if you don’t download it within that time frame that means it’s no longer free and you have to pay for it.

  27. I just got the game too. This is frustrating. I can’t believe you guys made this free for only two weeks. As a new customer, I’m immediately frustrated, way to go. You need all the word of mouth you can get for this game sinc eit is selling poorly and tanking in the reviews and this move just makes things worse, really.