When a prototype combat robot becomes self-aware, only you and competing mercenaries can end a war that humanity cannot afford to lose. Set in 2022, XERA: Survival is an action-focused looter shooter - multiplayer, open world, PvPvE survival, featuring a global gear stash accessible from any server.
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Release Date:
May 24, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access provides a platform where we can develop a game heavily driven by the suggestions and feedback from players. While we have a clear roadmap of where XERA: Survival is headed, we want to evolve with input from the community and provide players with an ongoing experience that gets better over time.

We have set some main objectives for Early Access:
  • Frequent Content Updates & Bug Fixes

    We plan to update the game regularly through Early Access - for example, during our Open Alpha phase before Early Access, we issued 11 patches over around 4.5 months. Patches will prioritize bug fixes and introduce new content and features.
  • Community Driven

    We will strive for XERA: Survival to be community driven. This does not mean every suggestion will be implemented - game design by committee never works - but we’re keen to incorporate constructive ideas that are within our means and fit the game.
  • Cheating

    We want our players to have the confidence that they are playing in a cheat-free environment. While cheating in games is inevitable, we will work around the clock to put measures in place to prevent, catch and ban cheaters. We have already incorporated a leading third party anti-cheat system into the game - a major investment of time and money - and will be building in house tools to supplement this. We also have game moderators monitoring and processing player reports.
  • Performance

    We recognize that performance is a major factor in fast-paced multiplayer games. We will strive to optimize XERA: Survival so that a larger audience can play. We have limited servers deliberately to accommodate 40 players, and will strive to increase this as optimizations become possible at later stages of development.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be in Early Access for between 12 and 24 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be very different to the initial Early Access build! There will be more content, gameplay features and community-led enhancements. However, these will be added to the game regularly through Early Access, rather than being saved and launched at the end. Through continuous collaboration with our community, you can expect a more refined and polished product after Early Access is concluded.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of XERA: Survival is reasonably stable and contains many features that will definitely keep players entertained. Bugs will be fixed and new features implemented. Players can explore the world, surviving and fighting against other players and the humanoids. Early Access will contain many early features which will be evolved based on the community's feedback. For a full list of Early Access features view the "About" section below.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We may raise the price as we ship more content and polish the game's core mechanics, but there is no definite decision made as yet.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since day one, the community has been involved in the development & design of XERA: Survival, and over 10,000 players participated in our alpha. We believe that player feedback is one of the most important functions of Early Access. We want to shape XERA: Survival around players’ thoughts and opinions to create the ultimate PvPvE survival experience for fans of action-focused looter shooters with persistent inventories.

We encourage our players to join the conversation on our forums, Discord and other platforms to discuss future content and to contribute to the game's roadmap.”
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June 19

Scheduled Maintenance 8:00PM CST - Hotfix #2.3


Hello Survivors!

Thank you for all of the feedback over the past week. We have made some recent updates that will be deployed with this hotfix. The downtime will be between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

The following is a list of patch notes from this update.

Recoil
Added recoil recovery (reset) system
Adjusted default recoil for all weapons (slightly more recoil than before)
Adjusted recoil for AK-47
Adjusted recoil for Scar-L
Adjusted recoil for Scar-h
Adjusted recoil for MP5
Adjusted recoil for G36
Adjusted recoil for Honey Badger

Group
Fixed an issue causing group tags to not update when using the drone
You can no longer accept group invites while in an ATV or a Drone
Group icons (including death icon) will now fade when aiming in

VOIP
Added button to mute/unmute players in-game (right click in player list)

Fall-off damage
Added new 'SMG' fall-off to MP5, UMP-9 and Honey Badger

Double Event
Removed Double XP
Removed Double Skinbox

We hope you will enjoy these changes and please continue to send us feedback! If you haven't already, please be sure to also leave us a review with your feedback as this will help us with future content and adjustments as we continue development.

Cheers!
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June 18

Update regarding "Re-shade"

After gathering feedback from the community, and discussing things internally, we have made the decision to no longer allow Re-Shade to be used in game.

This was something the team discussed at length last night and we feel this is the best move as it gives an unfair advantage when removing/changing fog.

This drastically changes the competitive dynamic of the game by allowing players to reduce the fog visibility by using the 3rd party software. If you have previously used the software, EAC will request that you remove it before you are allowed to connect to the servers.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to bringing our next hotfix very soon.
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About This Game

XERA: Survival is an action-focused looter-shooter, designed from the ground up as a multiplayer, open world PvPvE experience with a global gear stash you can access from any server.

2022: The era of AI has arrived. The world is in chaos after a prototype combat robot - banned by law and awaiting secure destruction by XERA Corporation - became self-aware, escaped and began replication on an industrial scale. Failed attempts to remotely shut down the AI simply triggered a war that humanity could not afford to lose.

Nation turned on nation in a fight for control over resources to defend against the robots. With the attention of the world’s military elsewhere, disenfranchised operatives have gathered to ransack what was left of the XERA facilities, setting up two forward operating bases, safe zones on each side of the forest that was the hiding place for mankind’s greatest failure of leadership.

Between these bases there are no rules of engagement, as for some, nothing less than the future of the human race is at stake; for some there is a potentially boundless paycheck; and for others perhaps, political leverage. For all, the only imperative is survival.

But then again, no one expected the robots to be waiting.

MULTIPLAYER WITH PERSISTENT GLOBAL INVENTORY


XERA: Survival has been built from the ground up as a multiplayer game you can play with your friends or against others from all around the world - the choice is yours. Store your gear safely in a persistent global inventory. Log out from an American server, and access all your items on a European server. Venture out on raids using your selected load-out with friends, or meet players from all over the world! We have servers operating in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Communication is important in any multiplayer game. Whether you're screaming “I’m friendly!” or taunting your enemies - you will be heard. With directional support, you can pinpoint where the voice is coming from.

PLAYER VS PLAYER VS ENVIRONMENT


Venture out in search of glory, revenge, salvation, leverage - or hard cash. Scavenge for weapons, ammo, food and water, medical supplies; craft the tools you need to survive a harsh and unforgiving forest environment. Deploy drones to scout, transport – or close the business a bullet left unfinished. And when you’re ready to stash your loot – just make it back alive to either of the safe forward operating bases.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PACE (FARM OR FIGHT!)


Use the cover of darkness to avoid PvP combat, build your resources and focus on PvE takedowns to scavenge the best loot. In the base you can trade safely with other players, or save to your server-side stash. Alternatively, you can choose to tool up and raid as a lone wolf or teamed with buddies, dropping where you want in the 4x4km world using regular helicopter insertions from the bases or on foot. Take part in giant PvPvE compound events or missions you pick up from NPCs back in the base. And all the while, lose just the equipment you brought with you in the event you meet an untimely death.

DYNAMIC DAY / NIGHT AND WEATHER SYSTEMS


The day and night cycle in XERA: Survival adds variation to game play. In darkness, it’s easier to avoid other players and scavenge the best loot. But beware, different robot variations come out at night – faster and harder to kill. Weigh up your choices carefully…

A realistic weather system has been implemented which adds further dynamic elements to combat and survival. Your tactics will need to change depending on the weather conditions.

LIVE LONGER AND PROSPER


Earn XP in game from looting, participating in events, killing robots and so on. Levelling up unlocks enhanced skills, for example inflicting more PvE damage or being harder to spot by robots. You can gain improved medical treatment abilities or even drone buffs, besides opening up new recipes for crafting and an increased stash size.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE


Weapons you can uncover in XERA: Survival include sniper rifles, a range of assault rifles and submachine guns, plus pistols and course their ammo. Medical supplies, backpacks, food and drink all play important roles – and of course many items can be crafted from looted material. Drones – what’s not to like? They can be used for a range of purposes, and have upgrade paths as your skills improve.

The world's loot system constantly spawns fresh gear around the map, so roaming is your best option for finding more equipment. Just make sure you make it back to one of the bases…

COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT


Following an extended open Alpha period, XERA: Survival is now entering Early Access. We are committed to a fair business model for our players – you won’t find us selling bullets or introducing any punitive monetization. Cosmetic upgrades can be earned in game and may be purchasable via in-game transactions.

XERA: Survival is developed by Spotted Kiwi Interactive, an independent development company based in the deep south of New Zealand (Aotearoa) with team members around the world. We have a community-focused development ethos and though we have a clear vision for the game through Early Access, we will always be open to suggestions from our players.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Violence, Alcohol References

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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