The grappler is a large retractable claw that each ship can deploy. It allows pilots to pickup items, and later, tow other players.
Press the "E" key when near loot. The grappler will shoot towards the mouse. When loot is hit, press the "E" key again to retract the grappler and collect loot.
The grappler is currently scheduled to be able to tow or capture player owned ships.
The grappler is currently scheduled to be used by Mimics to capture and disable live player ships.