Among the improvements coming for the next monthly Alpha release of this open-source game is various mapping updates, updates to the first person shooter's bots, packaging improvements, GLEW 1.9, and various asset improvements.
Among the notable highlights for this open-source game is its OpenGL 3.x renderer and actually good graphics / art assets.
Details on the January update to Unvanquished can be found at Unvanquished.net. While this game has been making great progress, they are still years from beta.
The project also shared they will be making some "big announcement" on 30 December.