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Type Weapon
Ammo used Boulder.png Boulder
Weight 84
Added in v1.0
Spawn Command
Crafted in Smithy.png Smithy
Resources breakdown
140 × Alloy.png Alloy
70 × Hide.png Hide
340 × Stone.png Stone
90 × Thatch.png Thatch
400 × Wood.png Wood


Catapult is a craftable structure in ATLAS. Catapult is available for players to unlock within the Artillery Artillery discipline skill tree an need the unlocked


Siege weapon.

Player launch[]

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.png Catapult and Ship Resources Box.png Ship Resources Box to quickly move between these two. You can use a Zip-Line Anchor.png Zip-Line Anchor then to move the goods from this outpost to your base, as you can use a Zip-Line Anchor.png 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.png 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.png Catapult

Structure Damage[]

A direct hit will do the following damage:

  • 525 Damage to Wood Structures
  • 88 Damage to Stone Structures


A comparison between all Artillery
Types Ballista.png Ballista Catapult.png Catapult Swivel Gun.png Swivel Gun Cannon.png Cannon Large Cannon.png Large Cannon Torpedo Launcher.png Torpedo Launcher Mortar.png Mortar Puckle.png Puckle
Ship Mountable? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Ammo Harpoon.png Harpoon Ballista Bolt.png Ballista Bolt Flame Ballista Bolt.png Flame Ballista Bolt Boulder.png Boulder Grape Shot.png Grape Shot Canister Shot.png Canister Shot Liquid Flame.png Liquid Flame Medium Cannon Ball.png Medium Cannon Ball Spike Shot.png Spike Shot Bar Shot.png Bar Shot Large Cannon Ball.png Large Cannon Ball Torpedo.png Torpedo Mortar Shot.png Mortar Shot Puckle Bullet.png Puckle Bullet
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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Notes Can be used to tether other ships. Fires a shotgun like spread of projectiles.