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 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 26 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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SOCOMplaya Apr 27 2006, 9:20pm says:

nobody plays on 0.16 and i cant find a working version 0.15... so umm can someone find a working 1.5 installer for me. The one i got from filefront installed the game but i get a hl2.exe error when i try to run it, and planet mirror sucks cause i get like dial-up download speeds from there. so any guidance to a way i can play this game with some other people would be really great.

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tomdon Apr 27 2006, 7:13am says:

It isnt yet, but the current developers build can be downloaded using SVN. Check our forums for info on how to do it.

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ZitaX Apr 27 2006, 7:08am says:

I didn't even knew that v0.16 was released...

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SOCOMplaya Apr 25 2006, 9:54pm says:

by the way i have the 1.6 SVN updated version and nobody is ever on it seems. Are more people playing 1.5 and if so where is an installer that actually works? the one i got installs the game but then i get a message that says "hl2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close." every time i try to run version 1.5.

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SOCOMplaya Apr 24 2006, 3:33pm says:

yes but perhaps forcing them to dismount the cannon after every shot and reload it manually would make them less dominant since during the loading process they would be very vulnerable.

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Lord_Draco Apr 24 2006, 12:26pm says:

No, we currently have no plans for anti-personel cannons. We have tried them in the HL1 version and some custom maps have made ones too, in all cases we found that the cannon would always cause someone on your team to sit there and shoot it at everything, killing his whole team on the way xD

In regards to the sword slashing 'later', the weapons hit instantly, we tried adding a delay to go with the animation, but it made the game much more difficult, we removed that and went back to instant hit. The difference is the reach of the weapon(they have a certain range, minuteman and loyalist having the worst, infantry having the best) the damage, and to a lesser extent, the speed.

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SgtJman Apr 24 2006, 1:11am says:

great mod, it was one of the most popular games at a LAN I helped organise, once you get used to it, the slow reload times are fun and it give s more strategy than all the ohter FPSs out there, but I have some suggestions to improve:

- The completely outdoor levels are great, but township I think it is, lack detail on the buildings in my opinion.

- The some of the foliage is to bright (orange elaved trees and some bushes)

- more weapon variety, I don't know how many weapons there were back then, but having 3 weaon choices and 2 of them look the same is kinda weird, maybe changing the weapons between the different classes wiht only small btu noticable changes would help

- the sword really sucks compared to the bayonet(it slashes way after clicking), where you'd think it would be better

other than those great mod :D

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SOCOMplaya Apr 23 2006, 10:21pm says:

v 0.15 installer isnt working for me, i get a message that Hl2.exe crashes every time i try to run the game. v 0.14 works however..

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SOCOMplaya Apr 23 2006, 2:15pm says:

Are there any plans for cannon emplacements or even mobile cannons? I think the game would be alot less "running n' gunning" that way and people would have to be careful where they exposed themselves or else they could get a little gift from above. Also cavalry would be interesting to see, i imagine that would take alot of programming though so i wont be expecting to see that too soon. :D

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TinEastwood May 16 2006, 4:53am says:

Yes it just getting better and better - great work Dev

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

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

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