Hey Zenitheans, we’ve got a few exciting updates!
First up, we have a new Hotfix Patch (20999), scheduled for tomorrow (2/18/22)! This patch addresses some of the biggest issues seen in the last patch (freezing, crashing, etc), along with fixing some bugs with Invasion Event rewards and Epic armor. Thank you to everyone who helped by sending bug reports and info over the past week!
Full patch notes can be found here.
Second, today is the beginning of the Zenith Public Test Realm (PTR) Program!
What is PTR?
PTR builds are pre-release builds that we will release for testing before going live to the general public. These builds might contain new content sometimes, and other times just bug fixes.
The build may have bugs or other issues but that is the goal: to find as many bugs as possible before shipping the build to everyone.
Typically, PTR builds will have their own separate characters and progress that does not cross over into the live game (today’s build is an exception, see below).
Why should I play a PTR build?
If you are interested in seeing the bleeding edge builds and helping improve the game, PTR is a great way to contribute to the community.
How do I get a PTR build?
Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR all have public opt-in channels called “PTR”. Unfortunately there is no way to run the PTR program on PlayStation at this time.
Oculus Rift: similar to Quest, but use the Oculus Desktop app or store page
SteamVR (scroll down to Product Betas)
What if I want to stop playing a PTR build?
You can always change back to the production build using the same steps as opting into the build (open Oculus/Steam and change your version back to the build called Live, Store, Production, etc.).
What if I find a bug when playing a PTR build?
Please file all bugs you see at https://ptr.zenithmmo.com/
Today’s PTR build is a bit different from the usual PTR process: we will be officially releasing Hotfix Patch 20999 tomorrow, but if you would like to try it today, we’ll be releasing it on the PTR channels in the next few hours.
In the future, PTR channel builds and official releases will be completely separate from the live game, with their own characters/progress.