|“||A titanic light machine gun capable of scattering infantry lines with ease, the Catara is a modern weapon for the modern colonial.||„|
|— In-game description|
The Catara LMG has a slightly longer range than rifles. However, it is unable to get pinpoint accuracy like the rifles, so it's not suitable for precision shots , making it more suitable for suppression and dealing with closer targets. It deals the same damage as the colonial KRN886-127 Gast Machine Gun and can damage weak defenses (Rifle Pillboxes, watch towers). Wielding it slows movement speed but unlike the regular MGs the player's turning rate isn't slowed. While capable of fire during movement (even retaining its accuracy if you move while aiming) , it is still recommended for use behind cover.
Since the gun slows you down a lot when wielded, it's recommended to switch to your secondary weapon when you want to move.
The Catara seems to be a Lewis Gun Mark III, with its iconic pan magazine and deleted barrel shroud. The barrel and handguard portion of the gun seems to be based on a M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR).