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New Brink PC patch goes live

Lag addressed, dedicated server updated.

A new title update for the PC version of multiplayer FPS Brink is ready for download now via Steam.

The patch makes a number of tweaks aimed at improving performance and cutting down on lag, as well as offering a refined version of the standalone dedicated server. Full changelog below.

As detailed earlier this week, lag-smashing updates are also due later this week for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users.

General:

  • 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