Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus (JJ2+) adds countless features and bug fixes to both Single Player and Multiplayer gameplay within JJ2, and is used almost universally by most serious players. It has much better network code than the original game, adding console commands to online games, fixing most major game-crashing errors and connection problems, allowing permitted clients to log in as "remote administrators" in someone else's server and control the gameplay, and adding several new multiplayer gamemodes. It additionally fixes or enhances many of the events in the game, and allows level designers far more power than in regular JJ2 through the addition of an easy-to-use scripting language. JJ2+ takes everything great about JJ2 and adds so much more on top of it; it is truly a must-download.

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The latest JJ2+ release to hit ModDB brings numerous bug fixes to such diverse areas as enemy and bullet behavior, network code, chatting, individual multiplayer commands and angelscript functions, cheat codes, player animations, and far more. Not only that, but you can now include multiple tilesets in a level across more than eight layers at a time, the Head Hunters gamemode has had all its known bugs fixed, companion birds have been made significantly more usable in online multiplayer, Lori's animations are improved, antigravity code works better now, the Domination gamemode may now be played in any CTF level, and lots more! Just in time for the holidays, get ready to get to know Jazz Jackrabbit 2 all over again!

(JJ2+ versions 5.2 and 5.3 did get released but were never uploaded to ModDB specifically, so if you've only been keeping track of releases on this site, that's three separate changelogs for you to read through--over a year of new features and quashed bugs! Our apologies for the lack of coordination, and we expect that versions 5.5 and beyond will be properly released on time on ModDB again.)

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2 was originally released in 1998 by Epic Games, now better known for its Unreal Engine and the Gears of War series. Although the last official update, version 1.24x, was in early 2000, the Jazz 2 community has remained strong and creative to this very day, with thousands of custom levels, tilesets, remixes, and more all still available for download. Since 2008, the Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus mod ("JJ2+" or "Plus" for short) has given Jazz 2's multiplayer and single player gameplay more depth than ever before, with a mind-numbingly-long list of features and bug fixes that put Jazz 2 on par with any of its modern 3D competitors.

Players can clash together across fifteen different multiplayer gamemodes (some team-based, most combat-based) with ten different major weapons (all but one of which can be powered up to deal more damage and use different graphics and/or movement), or else sit out a round in JJ2+'s exclusive spectator mode. Play for fun or in competitive ladders and scheduled events, on your own or in a clan. Use the traditional weapon system, or turn on Mouse Aim to take extra control of your gunplay and take down your opponents with perfect shots. Bump up your resolution to 800x600. Chat to everyone in the server, or team chat with people in your own team (blue, red, green, or yellow), or whisper a private message to a friend. Emulate IRC channels with /me text or highlights. Type console commands as the server's host (or as a logged-in remote administrator) to tweak countless game options. Expand your own homemade levels (designed in Jazz 2's easy-to-use level editor) with JJ2+'s scripting language, either by scripting an individual level or by writing your own mod to be run inside of JJ2+. Import new layers, palettes, and whole tilesets into your levels. Load graphics and sounds from external files to craft your own weapons, game modes, or entire new games.

December 7th 2016 Release


A registered version of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 version 1.23 or 1.24 is required to play. JJ2+ runs on Windows XP or greater or in the WINE emulator. It may not run well in full screen on Windows 8 or 10, which have limited Direct Draw support, although some solutions are proposed here.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.1 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.1 Release

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For the first time, play Jazz Jackrabbit 2 at an 800x600 resolution! Besides that, mostly a patch release, fixing bugs related to chatting, scoring in...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.0 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.0 Release

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The world's premier 2D Arena Shooter returns with a massive slate of bug fixes and new features. New "mutators" serve as mini-mods that can be applied...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v4.3 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v4.3 Release

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New single player difficulty, new background modes, new tile-drawing modes, a mouse aiming option, various netcode improvements, plenty of new options...

New JJ2+ Release

New JJ2+ Release

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Following last week's cornucopia of new features, this week features a whole bunch of bug fixes, ranging from the major (memory leaks) to the very minor...

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December 7th 2016 Release

December 7th 2016 Release

Patch 1 comment

This is the latest version of JJ2+. Changes since the last ModDB release include support for multiple layers and tilesets, restored bird/rabbit animations...

August 24th 2015 Release

August 24th 2015 Release

Patch 1 comment

NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! As often happens after a major release, this...

April 6th 2015 Release

April 6th 2015 Release

Full Version 3 comments

NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! Treasure Hunt and Race multiplayer modes...

October 30th 2013 Release

October 30th 2013 Release

Patch 4 comments

NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! This release largely serves as an update...

October 19th 2013 Example Levels

October 19th 2013 Example Levels

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A lot of example levels for JJ2+, demonstrating how to use various new features. The suggested starting place is plusMenu.j2l, which serves as a hub for...

October 19th 2013 Release

October 19th 2013 Release

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NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! It adds a new single player difficulty, new...

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Mernom
Mernom

Game of my childhood... Sure brings back memories.
Anyone knows if there's a site where I can download the extended versions of the music from the game? Not a simple loop, but one the starts at the right moment to properly connect to the end of the track.

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Guest
Guest

My controls aren't working. Can someone please help? I can't do anything.

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Violet_CLM Creator
Violet_CLM

Try deleting your .cfg files so that they can be restored to their defaults.

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Guest
Guest

Latest patch is giving me a "divide by zero" error whenever I complete a single player episode.

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Violet_CLM Creator
Violet_CLM

This has since been fixed, thanks for the report. :)

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mr_nutt
mr_nutt

Shame it doesn't support Christmas Chronicles.

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SlazSlackrabbit
SlazSlackrabbit

Mandatory mod for all JJ2 players.

And for those not playing JJ2, it's the best excuse to start!

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Cool stuff.

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