Rockstar Games has clarified earlier comments that some Red Dead Online progress from the beta might not carry over to the final game, saying there are not any plans to reset rank or stats progression.
Rockstar said the following in an official comment: "We appreciate all the continued feedback we are receiving on the Red Dead Online Beta. For players concerned about the potential for progress and stat resets, we currently do not have any plans to reset them as part of the Beta’s rollout. We are currently still working on game stability and economy balancing for an update that we hope to release later this week. Please stay tuned for more news to come."
This follows a previous blogpost from Rockstar, where the studio said “As with many betas for large scale online experiences such as this, there is always the chance that we may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues.” It’s possible this initial comment was made to safeguard against backlash in case of any technical issues that could take place between now and when the game exits beta. The newer comment suggests a reset won’t happen, though it’s not absolutely certain.