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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7 comments by William_Hawke on Apr 19th, 2014

Two hundred and thirty nine years ago, on April 19th the first shot of the American War for Independence was fired on the green at Lexington and Concord. It was a shot famously said to have been heard around the world, and by way of honouring this special anniversary we decided to share the latest in Battlegrounds 2 development.

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our small development team. PhilmacFLy joined us in March this year as a coder, and we are very excited to have him on board.

Currently downloads for BG 2.2 stand at 5,065 on moddb alone. These numbers show that Bg2 is still as alive as it ever was, and these numbers have certainly inspired us to keep up with development. The focus of the team is shifting from large updates, to smaller more manageable patches. We hope that this will allow us to get new content out quicker, without waiting so long between updates.

The most exciting piece of news is that with the influx of new coding talent, we have begun the process of porting the mod over to Source SDK base 2013. This will insure that bg2 is playable for the foreseeable future, and will hopefully allow us to expand on the mod in new and exciting ways.

The rest of the team is busily cracking away at all the various models, maps, textures and effects that need replaced or updated and I'm pleased to offer a sneak peek at an early WIP model here.

This model is an early WIP remake of the Native's trusty Tomahawk, and will be finished with the latest patch.

We have quite a few updates planned for the future, so if your battle cry be "For King George and Britain!" or the cry of "Freedom!" keep your eyes open, revolution is on the horizon.

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Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Dec 19, 2013 Full Version 18 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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Tony15Groce
Tony15Groce Feb 15 2014, 12:50pm buried:

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I'm thinking of making a zombie mod for this mod.

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SnakeTheFox
SnakeTheFox Feb 21 2014, 11:34pm replied:

Yeah, just what source engine/HL2 mods need, another zombie mod. Christ there's already like 20, go join one of those teams.

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WeeGee9000
WeeGee9000 Feb 14 2014, 10:33am says:

No servers in South America :/ therefore, very laggy

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scopedknife
scopedknife Feb 1 2014, 1:07pm says:

The one (huge) problem about multiplayer modifications is that they require a pretty big fan base to achieve their full potential, and they usually die quickly. Especially for an old game like half-life 2. Is it possible that you can make it bot compatible? That would surely extend the life of your mod.

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ghostuser
ghostuser Apr 11 2014, 8:40pm replied:

this mod had made a great full potential...the sad thing is the it really came to die not to long ago...this mod used to get 32 on 32 people line battles but that got old and all but thats all people ask for...and well, the chances of the old days coming back are very slim.

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JFreakXD
JFreakXD Feb 19 2014, 5:27pm replied:

some of the maps (if not all) actually kind of do work with bots. Just enable the cheats [sv_cheats 1] then use the [bot_add] command till you got the amount you want

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go0der
go0der Apr 20 2014, 2:23pm replied:

I agree. Maybe if the melee combat was revamped, more people would be more willing to play. The guns have excellent feel but melee was the only frustrating and clunky aspect of the mod.
-crap, meant to replay to ghostuser above

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ZitaX
ZitaX Jan 16 2014, 2:22pm says:

This mod deserves more players then it has atm! I re-download and play from time to time, and it would be nice to see the huge realism battles it used to have again.

How about a kickstarter or similar to get this on greenlight? I think that would help this mod get a bigger community!

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Marcelit4
Marcelit4 Jan 16 2014, 2:36pm replied:

Good idea mate.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin Jan 11 2014, 3:22pm says:

It's amazing to see such a great mod still being cared for after all these years.

Older modders usually forget about their mods and just leave them to die.

Definitely re-downloading.

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redstonepro27
redstonepro27 Dec 23 2013, 6:19pm says:

To anyone considering downloading this and playing - Do it now! This mod is awesome and still has a fairly active community. Keep the new people coming and this mod could have a decent following in no time!

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

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