If you checked out Dauntless in the past and complained that the game felt like it didn’t have enough in the way of character progression, then you may want to consider coming back for the open beta next month.
This is because Phoenix Labs is preparing a huge update for May 2nd that is devoted to injecting and fleshing out progression systems. When Seeking the Horizon update lands, players will get to touch on the “evergame” (their PR marketing phrase, not ours) side of Dauntless. The core of this progression system is “a new platform on which Phoenix Labs will build the stories of the world, the relationships with the characters that inhabit it, and the content they’ll be adding for years to come.”
Parts of this update includes a new and improved world map, a reputation system (you’re not going to escape that one, oh no), more choice in selecting hunts, an “evolving world,” more quest diversity, and better gear updates.