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 14 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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Majpain Feb 24 2006, 12:39am says:

But I rather have it show how many kills instead of how much damg : /.The damg done is useless please replace it with kills.

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Majpain Feb 23 2006, 6:00pm says:

any servers on the server browser : /

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SgtAce Feb 22 2006, 4:19pm says:

NAtace rember that games graphics are better in different sections, for example battlefield 2s rockets back gas still goes though walls and choppers and farcrys face features never were a pretty sight.

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Tasman Feb 20 2006, 11:49pm says:

Once HL2 has the motion blur Color filtering and hopefuly depth of feild you'll be surprised how good it looks. Source is capable of more than HL2, consider Hl2 a datum for mods. Not saying your wrong just your very harsh.

Sections, Tasman :)

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Natace25 Feb 20 2006, 7:39pm says:

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH that has to be the funniest and most stupid comment ever!
Typical HL fanboy comment.
"HL2 has the best graphics to date"
Man...have you been living in a cave for your whole life playing nothing but half life....
HL2 looks like a goddamn is a list of games that look better than it.
The below arent in order.

Firstly...Far's a few years older than all the games out now, but still remains around the top of the list in terms of graphics, and it's gameplay is way better than hl2's, cuz hl2 was just linear piece of crap puzzle game to me. The only thing it lacks in, is the story.

F.E.A.R was linear aswell, but not all of the time, it's graphics just puts hl2 to shame, and the storyline is the best story line is the best storyline I know for an FPS game. The gameplay was purely just awsome, and the AI wasn't as crap as HL2's AI, because HL2 AI always managed to find you, like you are leaving a big trail behind you.

CoD2 was another linear game, it was just another call of duty game, the gameplay was the same, the story was the same, the missions were different...all that changed in Call of Duty 2 compared to the other games, were it's graphics, AI still sucks, but the graphics of cod2 gives hl2 another kick up the arse.

I'm no fanboy of battlefield 2, but It is yet another game that puts hl2 to shame in graphics, gameplay and fun.

Then there are the upcoming games, such as STALKER, Crysis, ES4, UT2007 and whatever else....
Now...STALKER has been in production for a loong time...and the DX8.1 screenshots from a few years back, look better than hl2 on highest settings....what the heck does that say about hl2 eh?

Hl2 looks good, don't get me wrong, but it is nowhere near the top of the list in terms of graphics...
The only good part about the graphics in hl2 is the character models and character animation, hl2 character models and animation beat nearly all of the above, except for far cry, fear and cod2, and the upcoming games...which means it is only better than battlefield 2....gee how shameful.

you might want to open your eyes and stop being such a fanboy about 1 single game, you will find your gaming experience will be alot better if you start liking multiple games rather than just one.

BTW, this mod looks awsome, I should download it now.

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ZitaX Jan 21 2006, 6:10am says:

The new update (well, alright, not THAT new) is very good, keep up the good work, hope that 0.16 comes out soon :)

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Gate28 Jan 19 2006, 5:00pm says:

I mean, you people dissing this game because it looks like a pile of crap, so what? it is a good game, just because it looks old, dosent mean it sucks. Some of the greatest games of all time had sucky graphics. FF7, for example.

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Tharros Jan 13 2006, 7:48am says:

Extreamly fun to play... too bad about the graphics...

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Lord_Draco Jan 13 2006, 6:56am says:

In due time good sir

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minuet Jan 10 2006, 9:30pm says:

Nice job guys. It's really fun!

Any chance you might update models
and maps? They're kind of getting old.

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

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