Forgotten Hope 2 is an award-winning World War II modification for Battlefield 2TM and is based on the original Forgotten Hope, a modification for Battlefield 1942TM, one of the most popular multiplayer games ever. Battlefield 1942TM featured land, sea and air combat in a way never before seen. It was the goal of the development team to maximize the game experience by adding both a realistic and enjoyable gameplay to FH and now to FH2.

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The first version of Normandy theatre is released for the Battlefield 2 mod Forgotten Hope 2. 35 new weapons, 35 new vehicles, 3 new armies and 1.5 patch compatibility.

Posted by Fenring on Sep 5th, 2009

Our original plan was to release friday, but Battlefield 2 patch 1.5 and some serious bugs that managed to sneak through the release candidates meant that everyone had to work on getting everything finished right up until today. This is why we did not want to post an announcement the week before the release, like we normally do.


One of the most noticeable and exciting changes in 2.2 will be the addition of 3D iron sights. The main reason we changed from our flat 2D iron sights was because of the rough transition between 3D model and 2D sight. We know many people have voiced their concerns about 3D sights on our forum, but the new sights have been received with great enthusiasm by all our betatesters, some of which also had concerns before seeing it in game. So, here are six screenshots showing off these new 3D iron sights.

Previewing 3d ironsights Previewing 3d ironsights
Previewing 3d ironsights Previewing 3d ironsights

The major changes in 2.2 are:
5 New Soldier models:

    The US Army
    The Canadian Army
    The British Army
    The German Wehrmacht
    The German Grenadiers

7 New maps:

    Pointe Du Hoc
    Purple Heart Lane
    Lebisey
    Operation Goodwood
    Operation Totalize
    Operation Lüttich
    Falaise Pocket

16 New German vehicles, including:

    PzKpfw VI Ausf. B 'Tiger II'
    PzKpfw V Ausf. G 'Panther'
    StuG 40 Ausf. G late
    Focke Wulf FW-190 A-8
    Nebelwerfer 41

11 New British vehicles, including:

    Cromwell Mk. IV
    Churchill Mk. IV
    Sherman VC 'Firefly'
    Hawker Typhoon Mk. I B
    LCA 'Landing Craft Assault'

8 New American vehicles, including:

    M3A1 Halftrack
    M8 Light Armored Car
    M4A1 Medium Tank
    M10 Tank Destroyer
    LCVP 'Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel'

35 New weapons, including:

    MG42
    StG44
    Panzerschreck
    Sten Mk.II
    Pattern 14 Rifle
    PIAT
    M1 Garand
    M1918A2 BAR
    M1A1 Flamethrower
US soldiers Purple Heart Lane King Tiger Ingame Normandy Normandy

Be sure to check out all vehicles and weapons in their corresponding sections on our website. You can also see a detailed description of each map, with its layout and many screenshots in the maps section.

Another change we would like to mention here is a change in gameplay. First off, every plane in the mod has gotten a complete physics overhaul, making flying much smoother and easier. We recognised that flying in previous versions was not something everyone could enjoy, so we hope these changes have fixed that. Secondly, the tank damage and armour system has also been given a good tweaking. We felt that tank combat was over too quickly and that there was too little strategy involved, with the winning tank nearly always being the one who spotted the other tank first. Of course, Tigers and Panthers will still kill Shermans with a single shot, but tanks that are more evenly matched should be up for a longer fight than before.

Last, but not least, we have the complete changelog, for everyone who wants to take a look at all the changes in detail.

Download the Changelog here

That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for the 2.2 release! Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel and our public forums to discuss this update and other news.

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RocKRebel
RocKRebel Sep 5 2009, 11:43pm says:

Awesome ! Downloadin RIGHT NOW !

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xonone
xonone Sep 5 2009, 11:49pm says:

SWEET.

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MastahCheef117
MastahCheef117 Sep 5 2009, 11:52pm says:

:D:D:D

Torrent? Bleh :)

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Taranov
Taranov Sep 6 2009, 10:41am says:

Also check ours website, we are add more mirrors ;)

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wav
wav Sep 7 2009, 3:29am says:

Downloading.

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tankbob
tankbob Sep 7 2009, 7:01am says:

well done this is what keeps pc gaming alive thank god

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bogie
bogie Sep 7 2009, 11:05am says:

Downloading now. Looking forward to playing this!

Awesome work. Any chance of any ships or naval warfare in any future releases?

I used to love bombarding the coast with a cruiser on BF1942!

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lordegern
lordegern Sep 7 2009, 4:19pm says:

Cant wait to try the King Tiger!!!!JUST AWESOME!!

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Taranov
Taranov Sep 7 2009, 5:17pm replied:

Try Goodwood map, KT there ;)

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NergiZed
NergiZed Sep 9 2009, 8:45am says:

Wow, I've got a huge bug with the 3D iron sights. My screen turns black and white, and spazzes out when I use my sights from any gun on any faction.

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Apostel_Lukas
Apostel_Lukas Sep 10 2009, 5:28am replied:

I had this bug to, but in the previous version, you have to delete all you previous FH files and install FH 2.2, btw. Operation Goodwood keeps crashing after some time, i think when the churchill or the KT spwans, also OP Aberdeen keeps crashing after some secs after i joined the game, dunno i think i´ll reinstall bf2 and put the patch(1.5) on it then we´ll see if it´s working then

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 11 2009, 3:58pm replied:

Yes! I got same problem as Apostel_Lukas, plz help us, i really love this mod and i wanna use King Tiger, it keeps crashing me when it spawns ( i usually play coop with bots - 1 player - me and rest 48 bots, btw the first time there spawns only Tiger, i think the second time there is King Tiger, plz Help us!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot!

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Abyssio
Abyssio Sep 11 2009, 7:45am says:

Yeeeeehaw

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BS-Guru
BS-Guru Sep 11 2009, 8:31am says:

This release wrote a new chapter of FH2 History and Gameplay.
A Great Mod, RESEPECT!

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4CH!
4CH! Sep 12 2009, 3:49am says:

Im gonna try this !

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 12 2009, 8:08am says:

When the King Tiger spawns? Does it spawns in single player too? cos whenever i play only the tiger spawns in goodwood ^^

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Phalxor
Phalxor Sep 13 2009, 2:49pm says:

update your website, says latest version is 2.15

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headshot702
headshot702 Sep 14 2009, 10:17am says:

Great job as always. Well worth the wait.

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pallokallo
pallokallo Sep 14 2009, 9:12pm says:

what the hell is this still bf2? :D Very nice work dling NOW!

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hatestah
hatestah Sep 15 2009, 8:32am says:

this must be one of the best mods ever.. :o love everything with it, except the m1 garand recoil, other than that, it kicks ***

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Romantic_Knight
Romantic_Knight Sep 15 2009, 10:09pm says:

needs the crashing bugs sortted soon as pos . can cause really bad crashing on ya computer which dont do it much gooood =/

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 17 2009, 2:42pm says:

King Tiger is only in conquest multiplayer?????? PLZ answer!

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Eat_Uranium
Eat_Uranium Sep 17 2009, 6:01pm replied:

Pzkpfw IV Ausf.B (aka Kingtiger) is only available on the multiplayer version of Goodwood.

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 20 2009, 4:17pm says:

thank You very much! but it is Pzkpfw VI B Tiger II Kónigstiger

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 24 2009, 6:04am says:

BTW they should add more King Tigers to the game :D they are so niceeeeeeeeee :D

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SirApple
SirApple Sep 25 2009, 6:00pm replied:

They only add King Tigers in appropriation to historical correctness...

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mjrchriss
mjrchriss Sep 26 2009, 5:20pm says:

well yes but i mean not add them to the africa corps but to the western front or if they made, the eastern one too :) would be better for players ^^ cos now many fights for the "sit" in KT hehe

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Damjanov
Damjanov Oct 5 2009, 8:50pm says:

Nice, and grat job,
byt ther is not, Size?
and Instruction for Instal?

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Damjanov
Damjanov Oct 17 2009, 8:39pm says:

No need Patch 1.5!
Working Nice!

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Eat_Uranium
Eat_Uranium Oct 18 2009, 8:11am replied:

You do need it to play online though.

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Gliokker
Gliokker Oct 29 2009, 8:29am says:

It's World War 2, where is the Russian army?
Canadians?), I almost did not hear that they fought, but they are there, and the great Russian army is not here

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Eat_Uranium
Eat_Uranium Nov 2 2009, 5:54pm replied:

I was not aware that the red army fought in Normandy or North Africa.

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