Brink Matchmaking Update Now Live

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Bethesda revealed on their blog this weekend that a matchmaking update is now available for the recently-released, Splash Damage-developed, Brink.

Bethesda revealed that the update is a configuration change which "alters the number of human players when matchmaking for “Campaign” and most ‘Freeplay’ modes to eight total human players". This essentially means that those searching for matches will be able to find quality hosts more frequently, thus leading to less lag.

The publisher also added that they will still be supporting 8 vs. 8 play utilizing a new 'Big Teams' configuration. This mode will be available on all maps and can be accessed in Freeplay and through custom settings in Private matches.

The patch will be applied the next time you load up the campaign or Standard Freeplay matches.

In a nod to fans who have already picked up and supported Brink despite some early negativity, Bethesda also revealed that new DLC will be arriving for the title. This content pack will be released in June for free. They only vaguely confirmed that the pack will "offer additional maps and new content for players", which means the big question on many minds, "will there be achievements?", is presently unanswered, but who's going to argue with free, right?
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.