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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9 comments by Will_Hawke on Dec 25th, 2014

It's been another great year since the release of the 2.2 version of Battle Grounds 2, and the Development team has been working on a a lot of new content throughout the past year. We will soon be releasing the first part of this new content as Battle Grounds 2.3, with the most significant change being that we have ported the game from the old 2007 SDK version of source to the newest version of Valve's 2013 SDK. While the 2013 sdk does offer some graphical updates and advantages, the main benefit is that it is fully supported by Valve and will hopefully be free from the many errors and bugs that continue to plague Source SDK 2007.

With the game ported over we have been focusing on utilizing the improved SDK to update every official map with better textures, models, effects and lighting, bringing a fresh new look to the classic BG2 maps. Our mapper, Awesome has created a video showcasing the changes made to the maps, Enjoy!

(Please note that this video shows content which is still a work in progress, you can expect many more changes and improvements to come.)

With at least two new updates in the development pipe line, we thought it was a good idea to update our website and shift to a new forum, so over the past few weeks we have been working on moving over to the new home of the Battle Grounds II mod. Our new website is at Bg2mod.com so be sure to update your bookmarks! The forums and site are still being tweaked, so expect some small changes as we head on into the new year.

To help keep the community better informed of our progress, For the 2.3 update we decided to integrate a news feed from the new website directly into the main menu of the mod. Not only will this help keep everyone updated on our progress, but it can also be used to help organize and maintain community events, like our "Battle for The Colonies" event.

Continuing on with the menu changes, we have created a new loading screen with helpful hints and tips about the game.

And it wouldn't be Christmas without new clothes. This time it's the brave officers that have new clothes with two new uniform options for the British and American forces.

Finally we have a new game element that will be added to a select few maps. The Swivel Gun.

Packed with small iron balls, nails and bits of and pieces of this and that, this little gun packed a nasty punch and was certain to ruin someone's day. Deployed at key choke points players will be able to control this swivel and make it a difficult day for their opponents.

I am also pleased to announce that public testing will open soon, and any player that wishes may sign up on the forum for SVN access to the latest build of BG2. We are working on ironing out the final bugs in the port and continuing to add new content, so keep your eyes open on the new website for the announcement of open testing!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season,

Hawke and 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 21 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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DukeOfJudea
DukeOfJudea Apr 5 2014, 2:41pm says:

The 22nd AB is now recruiting. 22nd plays a variety of games including Battlegrounds 2, Resistance and Liberation, etc. If anybody would like to join either add an officer on steam or sign up on our website www.22ndab.co.uk/‎.

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hermonogumusemages
hermonogumusemages Mar 12 2014, 3:51pm says:

this game need to get on greenlight so you guys can release standalone version on steam with achievements.

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Dzev
Dzev Feb 23 2014, 5:47pm says:

This mod need sequeil/remake or total overhaul. The line battle was very unique experience.

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awesome24712 Creator
awesome24712 Mar 2 2014, 11:01am replied:

Well that would be more likely to happen if the mod was more popular. So be sure to share it with all of your friends.

~Awesome, BG2 Developer

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

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