I was under the same impression when they said “unlocks will transfer”. I fired up my XBO this morning and found that while I have 3 out of 4 Tier2 hunters unlocked from the Beta, I did not retain my progression on the Tier1 and Tier2 hunters (no stars completed). Also, the Tier3 hunters are locked, but I thought they said they’d be unlocked (meaning free to play). I have the same 2K account loaded as I did the Beta. Kind of a bummer that I’ll have to work through all of that again.
This is what their post states from the news feed:
WHAT UNLOCKS CARRY OVER TO THE FINAL GAME FROM THE XBOX ONE OPEN BETA?
If you participate in the Xbox One Open Beta, all character unlocks that you make through Kraken and the second tier of Hunters carry over into the final game when you purchase Evolve. As an Xbox One digital exclusive, if you pre-purchase the game you also instantly-unlock Wraith and the third tier of Hunters in both the Beta and the final game.
So according to this, it seems that only the unlocks stick around (I’m not sure if the perks counted or not, maybe someone else could chime in, I had to head to work so I never got to start a game), but the progression does not. Slight bummer.
I’m just looking forward to playing when I get home today. It sucks being an adult sometimes…