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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1 comment by Will_Hawke on Aug 8th, 2015

Battle Grounds II Patch 2.3

The Battle Grounds II development team is pleased to announce a small content and bug fixing patch for Battle Grounds II, version 2.2 This patch will update the mod to version 2.3.


*This patch requires a working bg2 2.2 installation. If you do not have one, please check the 'Downloads' section.*

1) Extract the 'bg2' folder in the .zip file to your '...\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods' folder.
2) Select the option to OVERWRITE the existing files.
3) All done!

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer
Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch
Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

Check out some of the new features:

A new infantry skin for the British infantry.

A new area overlooking the market on Trenton, allowing troops to fire down into the market and ambush their foes.

Additionally we've added in new information and feedback for the player, including a new screen displaying weapon information and stats.

You can read more about the new content and bug fixes in our previous news post: News Update for Battle Grounds II

This will be the final update for the 2007 version of the game. All of our development resources are now focused on building the newest version of the mod on the Source 2013 engine, adding in new features, models, maps, weapons, gameplay changes and all other sorts of new goodies for what will eventually be Battle Grounds II, version 3.0

We hope you enjoy this small patch while you wait for the next major update to the mod.

Change-log for patch 2.3 - July 24, 2015

  1. Fixes on bg_trenton
  2. Fixes on ctf_river
  3. Reworked main menu
  4. Added website feed to main menu
  5. Red screen when hit has been toned down
  6. Resized class menus
  7. New motd image
  8. New British infantry skin
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Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

Aug 7, 2015 Patch 7 comments

Patch for BattleGrounds 2. Version 2.3 - released August 7th, 2015. Click 'read more' for installation instructions.

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Dec 19, 2013 Full Version 25 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.

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tomdon Jun 17 2006 says:

Your using the wrong version. Download 0.16b.

Also, the bots are pretty much just for dev testing, they dont have any proper path finding.

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Berghoff Jun 5 2006 says:

Great mod, only seems to be overrun by kids who randomly TK other ppl.

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Hawker Aug 29 2006 says:

This mod is great!

I downloaded this mod a while ago and have been addicted ever since. There are 3 classes to play as which may not seem much at first but you soon come to realise how Diverse each of them is and how they are suited to there own certain styles of gameplay. This is how i saw them:

Commander class: - Both teams have an officer class who is a fair bit quicker than the other two classes and has a sword and a Pistol, The sword is much harder to use than the bayonet from what I saw, and requires alot of skill, Practice, Luck and good Judgement to use, The pistol Is very unaccurate and does not do much dammage. Its main use seems to be to injure the enemy in close range before having a go at them with the sword. And in reply to the previous comment, the pistol reload is quicker than the rifle reload by 2 or 3 seconds from what I noticed.

Infantry Class:- The Infantry class is what seems to make up the bulk of each team and is the most important class. With a very powerful musket capable of killing in one shot and on top of it a powerful bayonet which can turn anything that opposes you into a kebab of sorts. Both American and British teams have different muskets, I think the British one is more Powerful than the american one but is slightly less accurate. The only bad thing is that you cant stop reloading with these ones, and if your not causious you can end up being bayoneted or sliced by a commander while you are busy trying to load the damn thing.

Sharpshooter Class:- This class is an interesting class as on the different teams the classes are quite different, On the american team there sharpshooter is armed with a musket similar to that of there infantry except it is much more accurate and less powerful and keeps its bayonet. The British team has the Infamous Kentucky Rifle, which has no Bayonet and has a kind of Hunting knife instead, The Kentucky Rifle is the most accurate weapon in the game and you can get some decent long range hits with it far out of your enemys range. The knife is much like the sword except about 10x harder to use. The Sharpshooter is also the slowest class which is always a negetive when being chased by an enemy commander brandishing his sword.

The thing that surprised me the most was the Dammage system, It does not count Kills and deaths but Dammage Dealt instead which is basically the ammount of Health points you knock off the enemy players, e.g. 100 or higher Dammage points dealt on an enemy will kill them.

Some of the maps are a bit stupid, (The One with the castle really) Some are really fun, my favorate is the one which has a small circular Fortification on top of a ridge and both teams have to charge up either side to capture it while the sharpshooters sit on the high points at either side sniping away.

This is My favorate mod for HL2, If you havent done yet I suggest you download it immidiatly.

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true_white_guy May 31 2006 says:

I need some help i can't seem to find my third party mod list and the short-cut on my comp for BG2 doesn't work because when ever i try to load it hl2-dm crashes and i can't get it start

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Goatblower May 23 2006 says:

Waffen_SS1988 - if you search the BG forums I think you will find 99% of your comments and suggestions have already been made.

Fallen Angels - I dunno what maps you are referring to but the new ones are far superior to the early releases and If you want an open map try Saratoga

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Waffen_SS1988 May 20 2006 says:

Hey there guyz! I love this MOD sow darn much! I'm a big fan of 'Battle Grounds' eversince the Half-Life 1 version. I'm kinda new here, hehe ;-) Well, as i noe that weapons those daes are kinda small and light in weight as this is a reply msg from 'FallenAngels'. I do noe some of the history bout this revolutionary war. I like reading books and researching bout the histories of WW1, WW2, Coloniel Wars or i'd should sae Revolutionary war. I'm more keen on researching about their weapons, their uniform clothings and their Battle History.

I love this game evironment graphics. It really makes me feel i'm in that kind of year, wow! awesome feeling! Hmm, but the weapons for the 'world view' is'nt that nice somehow. It really makes me feel more enthusiastic in playin this game when i'm in the game battling when i see my frens charging forward wif their nice looking weapons and uniform clothings with some preety gud animations. Maybe like pressing the commands, it has a hand signal for each command. Maybe like 'Make Ready' only the commanders hands will like pointing upwards! when sae 'fire' his hands will point to the front, but as for the other infantry classes . . . their weapons will face upright when sae fire the weapon will be aimed down to fire at watever positions that they are pointing.

-Summary Comments-

-Weapon Skins-
Well for the weapon skins, i'd sae that the weapon skin for the Loyalist is'nt that gud but the rest seems to be okay, but anywae, itz alwaes best to improve each of their weapons. The sabre design could be made more classic? Like the Bunker Hill Sword ;-)

-Player Skins-
Almost all looks great! But somehow u could add the wigs for the commander. But i dunnoe why when the players run, their head or some part of the body tends to vibrate alot . . . maybe you could fix that ;-). Movements could be more agile like the in HL2, like example the deathmatch mode . . . :-)

I like the animation where u walk by your fren and he look at ya!, hehe ;-). Hmm, maybe the face animation could be change to the one like in Half-Life 2 where they will look at you wif their eye moving ;-)
Somehow the Sabre sword need a better and wider swing to make the feelling effect ;-)

Hmm, for the Hud, maybe you could add like the weapon names, like charville and . . . bla . . bla . . bla. Then for the taking of flag hud, maybe u could add like a small county flag at the side of the wordings of the place that have been overrun by enemy.

-Splash Screen-
Maybe you could change the pic to like a concept art picture. Something like the brit army on the left the american on the right firing at each other and some tried to attack, picture something like the board game 'Risk' . . . wow! it should really look vari awsome! rather then a picture of and old model commander holding a flintlock rifle. And commanders dun hold the muskets, hehe ;-) I noe that the ring represents ur mod, sow maybe at the middle of the pic wif the two army fighting each other u could put it ;-)

Maybe you could refine the cannons which the map has, make it all standardise . . . If you wanna make different kinds of cannons, try makin the motar cannon which has a vari big diameter length. Chack out the internet for example pics ;-) Type 'Cannons' in Yahoo. But i like the cannons that u guyz dispaly at the screenshot, frigate . . . aniwae, when will u be releasing that map? ;-) Maybe you could use that cannon model to standardise all the other cannons in the other maps? Hmm, you guyz could make the cannons more stronger sow that if won't be destroyed too easily :-).

Maybe you would like to add this new weapon class, 'Blunderbuss weapon? It shoots scatter shots. But for wat class to be used at, i'm not sure . . . but i'll tell u guyz soon. Sow maybe you guys could figure out a new class? :-) This weapon would be the one. the main website for antique weapons check out this wesite for the revolutionary war weapons. Some gud examples ;-)

A horse rider? hehe

For the minuteman or militia, u could add a new weapon, an axe maybe. But for the loyalist still stay wif the knife.

Aniwae, u could create a Steam game logo?

======One Of My Best Mode Ever======
Alrite guyz, this is all for now, if can i will try to provide you guyz wif somemore gud ideas and research bout this gameplay. This game is really gonna be a big hit in the future to come! ;-)

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FallenAngels May 20 2006 says:

The new models are good, but it seems that the mapping is getting worse and worse. The sounds ahve improved some, but one fo the most annoying things is how small the musket is from watching another player holding the gun. It almost looks like a twig. The first few maps were really good, but a few of the newest are.... lets say.... a bit noobish. The gameplay is fun and fast... and repetitive. The use of cannons would help alot, and maybe a few open field maps? Say Camden?

Lastly so far I think the mod is pretty good.

Graphics 6.5
Gameplay 7.5
Sound 8.0
Lasting Appeal 7.5
Maps 6.0
Overall 7.1 This mod is very good already nevermind its mind-blowing potential.

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CaffeineCrusade May 15 2006 says:

I love this mod.

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tomdon May 14 2006 says:

Our website is back online now.

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Qwertyz May 14 2006 says:

I cant eithier which is annoying, because i cant get help on my problem of the game not working now. :(

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

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