You can conquerer Troy or fight Portalius with such a catapult! Powerful shots and easy-to-build construction! No excessive technology or boring lasers. Only Ancient Hardcore!

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Offensive Catapult is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 16.6.0 update. It can be obtained from the Event Chest via Mythical Gearicon.png.

Description

It is a handheld catapult that launches an explosive projectile. It deals good damage, a slow fire rate, a low capacity, and slow mobility. It is usually 2 shots but it could be 1 shot sometimes.

Appearance

It features a wooden body with a wooden stock, a large steel trigger, an orange handguard, and an orange banner at the front.

The top of the weapon features a catapult arm with a black/orange projectile loaded.

Performance

This weapon launches from the catapult a magma-like projectile that explodes on impact and leaves a puddle of ashes on the area of impact. Moreover, this projectile has a looping shot attribute, which means that it is shot in an arc trajectory.

This weapon uses the single-shot system, so it has no reload animation, but the player scoops a projectile and inserts it on the catapult.

It has Fixed Delay. This means that once the player switches from any weapon to this weapon, the Offensive Catapult will always have a pull-up delay lasting around half of a second.

Strategy

Tips

  • Due to its travel time, it is advised to not use it at long range, as it is more effective at close-medium range.
  • If your target is moving, try predicting where your target's position will be and then throw it.
  • Fire it against a group of enemies to well-benefit from the area damage.
  • Make sure to switch to another weapon to finish them off, as well as due to the one-shot capacity.
  • If there are any surviving enemies, finish them off quickly with a fast-firing Primary weapon.

Counters

  • Pick off its use(s) from long range.
  • Area damage and shotguns make quick work of users.
  • Try avoiding getting too close to the user.
  • Strafe while jumping to minimize the chances of getting hit.
  • Try and sneak up behind the user and go in for a melee attack.
  • Attack the user when they finished firing or when they are reloading.
  • Use weapons with high mobility since this weapon has low mobility.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

This weapon can be used for crowd control, by weakening groups of players and then finishing them off with a Primary weapon.

Changelog

16.6.0

Initial release.

18.1.0

This weapon was made obtainable through the "Fighter's Choice" special offer in the Shop section.

Trivia

  • Unlike most heavies, this weapon has larger area damage and the effect stays longer
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