You are worried about losing your progress the moment you are Red Dead Online will it come out of the beta? Currently Rockstar He does not intend to cancel your characters.
The developer seems in fact that he is not thinking about a wipe. A wipe, generally, is a fairly common thing. Many titles, coming out in beta, allow you to play but, at the time of official publication, they perform a "wipe", a general and total cleaning that erases all the characters and everything that was done to allow anyone to leave same level.
Red Dead Online Beta
December 4th, 2018 Update: pic.twitter.com/eemSezvvTp
- Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 4, 2018
However, consider that the work on Red Dead Online is not finished yet and the software house is working to fix the economic system within the game. Therefore we await further information.