Bethesda and Splash Damage have recently outlined what to expect to from Brink’s first batch of downloadable content, set to launch next month. Titled Agents of Change the pack will include two new maps as well as a number of abilities (both general and class-specific,) weapon attachments and outfit options; the original level cap has also been extended from 20 to 24. For full details refer to the list below:
- 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 related news, Brink’s official stat-tracking hub will going live sometime this week. The site will store collective data from each version of the game, presenting users with a strategic map of the Ark. Each coloured region represents one of the game’s eight (soon to be 10) maps, highlighted in either blue or red depending on which of Brink’s factions is currently dominating that particular area. It’s a creative way of conveying data and getting players to align with either the Resistance or Security, though whether it will have any impact on in-game elements such as XP rates, similar to last year’s MAG, has yet to be seen.
Source: Bethesda Blog