Let’s cut to the chase: There’s a new roadmap out for Dauntless’ future development, and that roadmap includes an announcement concerning the transition from closed to open beta. Phoenix Labs said that it is now targeting an early 2018 window for its OBT, a hefty delay.
Sounds like there are some upgrades planned, too: “Those waiting to join us in the open beta can look forward to more polish and more content. For players who are already in the closed beta, this means that you can look forward to more improvements and seeing your feedback make a tangible impact on the game that you are playing.”
Turning to look at the roadmap itself, the team has broken up the development into several projects. Some currently being worked on include behemoth variations, a transmog system, gear balance, supplementary combat attacks, new monsters, an improved hunt board, more exploration gameplay, and additional character creation options.