The Xsyon development team from Notorious Games has released the latest beta update. The patch was released on November 10th and includes a full server and client update. All characters, data and terrain were fully wiped with the patch. Developers indicated the terrain wipe was necessary to deploy a "smoothed revised terrain".
Combat and Characters:
Alignment system revised to flag attackers and defenders in combat.
Creatures can now attack in tribe zones.
Death teleports evil players to their tribe zone if they are in a tribe.
Problems causing crashing during death teleport fixed.
Trade window fixes.
Skill saving revised.
The patch list is fairly comprehensive and can be read here.