Splash Damage has released another update for Brink, just as it promised earlier in the week, and the firm has also announced that the first bit of DLC to be released for the title will be free.
In a post over on the the Bethesda blog, the firm note that to help reduce lag on the Xbox 360 version of the game, it has reduced the number of human players available when matchmaking for Campaign and most Freeplay modes from sixteen to eight players total. The change will allow those connecting and hosting matches to find and connect easier. The same configuration will be applied to the PS3 version when the PSN service comes back online.
Those who have not experienced lag issues, the firm will provide 8v8 on all maps via its new Big Teams configuration in Freeplay as well as through custom settings in Private matches.
The update does not require a download, and it will be available as soon as you log into Xbox Live and launch either campaign or standard Freeplay matches.
An incremental update for PC players which addresses AI, GPU, and server issues will be released on Stem as well, and you can look over the full patch notes here. Many of these fixes will also be included in the full update for consoles.
Splash Damage went on to say that the free DLC headed players way will be released in June, and includes additional maps and new content. The firm will release more information on the DLC as next month looms.