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After downloading it you use again zypper to update the package with the new version you just downloaded - that was it.
..maybe not: there could be "dependencies" to update: Maybe a packages content can only work if some other software from another package is already installed.
Any user who wishes to have the newest packages that include, but are not limited to, the Linux kernel, SAMBA, git, desktops, office applications and many other packages, will want Tumbleweed.
Tumbleweed appeals to Power Users, Software Developers and open SUSE Contributors.
Creating a backup of your personal data before updating is also a must have, no matter if you try to upgrade or do a fresh install.