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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11 comments by Will_Hawke on May 10th, 2015

This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of The Battle Grounds II. To mark this special occasion I thought I would show some of the recent developments and work from the Dev team.

Every single official map has been updated in some way, with new shadows, lighting and models. Some of these changes have resulted in old maps looking dramatically different, like Plateau:

Some of the maps, like Bg_Fall, have had small changes made to enhance the gameplay and improve the graphics.

Additionally we have a completely new map for this release, CTF_Road.

You can see more screenshots of CTF_Road and read more about it over at our website, Bg2mod.com That website will play a greater role in the new release, since we plan to add a webpage with descriptions and stories for each map drawn from real, historical places to lend a more historical and dynamic flavour to each map, rather than just having generic names.

We have recently added in new models as well, there is of course the Swivel Gun:

A nasty piece of work loaded with grapeshot that sweeps enemies away.

It wouldn't be Battle Grounds if you couldn't slice your foes up, so I'm pleased to show off some of our new edged weaponry, starting with the new British officer Sword (WIP).

And finally the Native has a new tomahawk to hack away with:

Ten years is a long time for any game to go on for, let alone a free mod based on Valve's Source engine. The community has had it's ups and downs but it's kept going, and the community keeps it alive, it's been great to spend so many years with the Bg2 community. So here's to all you Battle Grounds II players, may your shots fly true and may you always get headstabs!

~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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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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Willow.
Willow. Dec 20 2013, 2:14am says:

Steam Greenlight?

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Ninjah_Tigah
Ninjah_Tigah Dec 20 2013, 9:14am replied:

Not sure if the funds are there at this time Combine. Perhaps in time, when the game is most popular. ^^

Also, to stay up-to-date with all Battlegrounds events, you may want to join:

Steamcommunity.com

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CR!M!NAL
CR!M!NAL Dec 17 2013, 4:35am says:

If your game freezes on the team selection screen, then change the resolution!

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mcg3e
mcg3e Dec 12 2013, 11:50am says:

When do the servers come up? I downloaded the mod yesterday and have found no servers.

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awesome24712 Creator
awesome24712 Dec 14 2013, 2:29pm replied:

There's usually a server with people on it, sometimes none show up though. Try again some other time.

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quanhoang7
quanhoang7 Dec 12 2013, 7:53am says:

24th Rifles Forever! Long live the the Major Jelly Bear!

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Lilslendy
Lilslendy Dec 2 2013, 4:41pm says:

Hey I would love to play this game, but when I connect to a server the game crashes. I have recently played a match but when the map changed the game immediately crashed. Any help with fixing the crashing?

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Ninjah_Tigah
Ninjah_Tigah Dec 3 2013, 3:10pm replied:

Strange that your game crashes, are you sure you installed it correctly?

To be certain, you may want to re-install. The link to the download is:

www.bgmod.com/downloads/

If you use windows, click on the 'Battlegrounds 2 2.1.1 Windows' option and download.

If you have done this and it still does not work, try re-installing Source SDK Base 2007 as that is what the game uses as a base. If the problem continues, leave another message on here and we'll get your game working other ways. Also, nice to see a new player with an interest in the game. ^^

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sagitariuns1999
sagitariuns1999 Apr 28 2014, 8:14pm replied:

What are the requirements to run this game?. I have L4D2 and all the SDK installed, but when run, I get an error Failed SteamStartUp: SteamAPI_Init () failed; not appID Internal error or something. Then I will write the exact error.

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

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