You can load players into the catapult and shoot them. This is not only good for battles but for exploring and transportation.
It is currently unknown if players deal damage to structures and enemies if used as ammunition. How ever due to its long range it is possible to launch yourself into battle. This is useful to get on land fast or to enter foreign ships.
As you can shoot yourself with your catapult it is possible to travel fast from point to point, even while transporting goods. However you can neither shoot yourself nor be shot from the catapult if you are encumbered. But you can save yourself a good amount of time if you place two Catapult and Ship Resources Box to quickly move between these two. You can use a Zip-Line Anchor then to move the goods from this outpost to your base, as you can use a Zip-Line Anchor while being encumbered.
A catapult can also be useful in terms of exploration. Not only because you can boost yourself a fair amount in the air but because you can use a Glider Suit to scout the surroundings. So you don't have to climb up a higher place to glider around an island you can do this easily with a Catapult
A direct hit will do the following damage:
- 525 Damage to Wood Structures
- 88 Damage to Stone Structures
|Ballista||Catapult||Swivel Gun||Cannon||Large Cannon||Torpedo Launcher|
|Ammo||Harpoon||Ballista Bolt||Flame Ballista Bolt||Boulder||Grape Shot||Canister Shot||Liquid Flame||Medium Cannon Ball||Spike Shot||Bar Shot||Large Cannon Ball||Torpedo|
|Time to reload||?||2.6s||?||?||2.1s||?||?||4s||?||?||7.2s||?|
|DMG Woodstructures||?||750||?||300||?||~500||?||430 - 600||?||?||?||?|
|DMG Stonestructures||?||25||?||100||?||?||?||60 - 250||?||?||?||?|
|DMG Cyclops Eye||?||22500||?||7500||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|DMG Cyclops Body||?||750||?||250||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|DMG Monstrous Whale||?||750||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Utility||Can tether two ships together||?||?||?||Acts like a shotgun||?||Applys burning debuff||?||?||?||?||?|