Developer Letter 12/27/22

Dear community,
We have some exciting news to share with you about the future of the game.

As some of you may have noticed, we have been working on a major update for Xero.
For a long time, there were no news about our development. The reason for this is that our plans kept changing, growing, evolving.
We didn't feel comfortable including everyone in plans that may change the following day.

Now that some time has passed and our progress is manifesting, we decided to present a sneak peek of what we're working on.

Server Stability

We have been working on a new server infrastructure to improve the stability and performance of the game.
In addition, we have made various optimizations to the netcode to reduce lag and ensure a smoother gameplay experience for all players.
These updates are set to roll out in the coming weeks, and we hope they will significantly improve the overall quality of the game.

Recently we have been suffering from major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and as a result spent time improving our defenses.
From now on, the server should be much more stable and responsive and down times should be kept to a minimum.

Level Rewards

We are revamping our level rewards system to be more generous and rewarding for all players.
With this new system, you can expect to receive a variety of rewards as you level up, including free capsules, ZP, and exclusive items.

Additionally, we will also be retroactively awarding rewards to existing players for all levels below their current level.
This means that even if you have already progressed far in the game, you will receive all rewards of the levels you have passed.

We hope that this new system will provide an even more enjoyable and rewarding experience for all players as they progress through the game.

Anticheat System Rework

Cheating has been a longstanding issue in online games, and we are committed to providing a fair and enjoyable gaming environment for all players.
To that end, we are reworking our anticheat system to better detect and prevent cheating in the game.
We understand that this has been a top concern for many players, and we hope these improvements will make a significant difference.

The new anticheat system is set to roll out with the new client, which brings us to the next point!

Full Client Update

We are excited to announce that we are working on a new client with improved performance and stability. This new client will not only provide a smoother gameplay experience, but it will also make it easier for us to add new modes, features, and maps in the future.

We know that this kind of update has been highly anticipated and we can't wait for you to get a feel of it.

Please keep in mind that this was and still is an immense task, and it will still take a little while for it to be used as the main client.
We plan to include everyone in our progress a bit more from here on out.

This is not to be confused with the section below.

New Game Engine

During our entire development phase, attempting to rewrite the game has always seemed like a far-fetched dream.
Some have tried before and it never felt right. We are excited to share early in-game footage of the new client, using an entirely different game engine.

Please keep in mind that the above footage does not represent the final state of the game.
Any visual imperfections will be ironed out as time goes, and our plan is to replicate the game 1:1 perfectly.

Once we get there, we'll have full control over any change and everything including new maps, new weapons, upgraded graphics, brand new events and more will be much easier to implement.

We know that our community has been eagerly awaiting these updates and we appreciate your patience as we worked to make them a reality. We are constantly striving to improve and evolve Xero, and we hope these updates will bring a new level of excitement and enjoyment to the game.

Thank you for your support and for being a part of the Xero community.

Xero Team

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