Proving that it is indeed in beta, the developers of Dauntless, Phoenix Labs, are taking steps to improve the game based on player feedback. That process has been happening basically since the first day of closed beta.
This week, though, Dauntless rolled out some fairly extensive progression changes. Patrols are being reworked to allow players to find behemoths of opportunity, and crafting and genera loot tables are also being reworked. Because of the extensive changes, a reset of the progression of all players will be necessary, save any promotional items they may have gotten.
You can read about that and some other changes coming on the official site.