There is already a BETA it's only people who supported their kick starter back in 2016.
I've seen the Mantis in action in the battle arena! they are no joke! I think the short vid showing just how powerful they are was shown to us, I think before you (KillerShep18) decided to join the forum! So you may not have seen it.do you guys wanna put a beta build that can allow some players to use the leafcutters and the other bugs for the battle arena mode so we can test strategies against the mantis and army ants it will also build up so more hype before the big update