The Battle Grounds 2(BG2) is a Half-Life 2 multiplayer modification based on the revolutionary war. It is the sequel to the popular HL1 mod with even more features and possibilities. The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and local militia forces. Interactivity is a very important factor in this mod and team play is as important as ever before. Take aim and fire muskets, prepare bayonets and take control of the battlefield to succeed in your campaign for final victory. Combat will vary from long-range rifle marksmanship to brutal close quarters hand-to-hand melee fighting. You will need a mix of first person combat skills and quick-thinking strategy to survive. So prepare yourself to do battle for your side and to meet the enemy head-on. Only one side can be victorious.

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13 comments by Will_Hawke on May 10th, 2015

This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of The Battle Grounds II. To mark this special occasion I thought I would show some of the recent developments and work from the Dev team.

Every single official map has been updated in some way, with new shadows, lighting and models. Some of these changes have resulted in old maps looking dramatically different, like Plateau:

Some of the maps, like Bg_Fall, have had small changes made to enhance the gameplay and improve the graphics.

Additionally we have a completely new map for this release, CTF_Road.

You can see more screenshots of CTF_Road and read more about it over at our website, That website will play a greater role in the new release, since we plan to add a webpage with descriptions and stories for each map drawn from real, historical places to lend a more historical and dynamic flavour to each map, rather than just having generic names.

We have recently added in new models as well, there is of course the Swivel Gun:

A nasty piece of work loaded with grapeshot that sweeps enemies away.

It wouldn't be Battle Grounds if you couldn't slice your foes up, so I'm pleased to show off some of our new edged weaponry, starting with the new British officer Sword (WIP).

And finally the Native has a new tomahawk to hack away with:

Ten years is a long time for any game to go on for, let alone a free mod based on Valve's Source engine. The community has had it's ups and downs but it's kept going, and the community keeps it alive, it's been great to spend so many years with the Bg2 community. So here's to all you Battle Grounds II players, may your shots fly true and may you always get headstabs!

~The Battle Grounds 2 Development Team

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Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Dec 19, 2013 Full Version 27 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Dec 19, 2013 Server 0 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Jan 16, 2012 Full Version 4 comments

This is a fix for the 2.1.1 full installer that had errors. This is 2.1.1 Battle Grounds 2 full version. Please use this and not the previous 2.1.1 full...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

Nov 14, 2011 Patch 0 comments

This is the patch which updates 2.1 to 2.1.1 in zip format. Contains the patch files for the client and both the Windows and Linux servers. Released November...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

Nov 14, 2011 Server 0 comments

This is the full 2.1.1 release in zip format. Contains all the client files and both the Windows and Linux server files. Released November 12, 2011.

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

Nov 13, 2011 Patch 0 comments

Patch installer to update to the latest version of Battlegrounds 2 from version 2.1 - released November 12, 2011

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SirJohnKnight May 11 2015, 10:22am says:

this is horrible, play Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars... or the mods North & South(US civil war) or The Deluge(17th Century in Eastern Europe). . source is horrible for this type of idea

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DarthTaco Jun 21 2015, 10:48am replied:

You, sir, have earned a downvote. Yes, Napoleonic Wars is good ole fun, as is North and South, AND the Deluge, but BG2 has never tried to be those mods, it's always been what it is, and has done it well. It saw rough times when Mount and Musket came out, sure, but this community has endured ten damn years and we can go on for more. Take your negativity to the FSE boards and leave us alone.

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Qun0 May 14 2015, 5:01am replied:

you are horrible you twat

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awesome24712 May 11 2015, 2:58pm replied:

BG2 isn't trying to be a massive multiplayer linebattle simulator. BG2 is more focused on close-quarters combat and individual teamwork.

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Max312 May 18 2015, 11:42pm replied:

It's like Insurgency (game, mod and in definition), and I love Insurgency. And this is awesome. Thanks for making this awesome, awesome24712.

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Guest Apr 19 2015, 11:50am says:

You guys really need to add more weapons to the game, MUCH more.. They didnt just have brownbesses, french muskets, and jagers and pensylvania flintlocks. There were ducksfoot, blunderbusses, volley guns, double barreled muskets u name it. That would attract many more players to the game!!

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NOTALLOFDALLAS! May 10 2015, 11:04pm replied:

Duckfoots and blunderbusses were naval weapons and duckfoots weren't used all that much. Volley guns were also naval weapons but they weren't used much at all mostly because they were expensive and their recoil could break your clavicle. Double barreled muskets were not all too common, they were used by some irregular forces in Europe and perhaps maybe in some backwoods areas but none were used in the Revolution from my knowledge. They were somewhat of a novelty.

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Guest Jan 30 2015, 4:07pm says:

I think you guys should put it on steam green light because me and my friend were playing in a server where there were only 5 people but later 9 more people joined and we made a line battle with 14 people I think if you guys put it on steam green light it will have some full servers this mod has potential use that potential :)

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awesome24712 Creator
awesome24712 Apr 4 2015, 9:23pm replied:

We are definitely keeping the Steam Greenlight option in our minds as we look toward the future.

-Awesome, Mapper

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one of my favorit mods,it is simply awesome to have linebattles, skirmiches and meele fights

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