The Battle Grounds 2 and Battle Grounds 3(BG3) are Half-Life 2 multiplayer modifications based on the American War of Independence (1775-1783). The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and militia forces. 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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The Battle Grounds 3 development team has good news for anyone interested in our game. We have been diligently working on updating BG3 to become a more modern, first-class historical first person shooter.

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"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
-Benjamin Franklin


Those few of us who have been "hanging together" in the development of the new Battle Grounds 3 have good news for anyone interested in our game. We have been diligently working on updating BG3 to become a more modern, first-class historical first person shooter.

While we do not yet have a firm release date, we have made a great deal of progress and are already beta testing BG3. The game will have a number of improved features, including:

Improved Graphics

The first thing players will notice in BG3 is the wide array of improved graphical elements. Maps will be richer; player models will be more dynamic and lifelike; weapons will look even more realistic.

Battle Grounds 3 Update: February 2018

Crisp, Intuitive Interface

BG3 will also incorporate an improved graphical interface. Menus will be smoother and crisper; the interface will incorporate more historical touches; and menus will make it easy for users to navigate and choose their player class, uniform, and weapons.

Battle Grounds 3 Update: February 2018

Bots

BG3 will feature greatly improved AI Bot players. Bots will intelligently capture points, seek help from teammates, and use superior numbers against their opponents. Bots can be set to varying difficulty levels, with the higher levels challenging even veteran players. Use bots to fill-in for human players to make a larger game, or even team-up against a legion of bots in a cooperative-style game.


Siege Mode

In a new gameplay mode, siege battles pitch one well-fortified team against one with superior numbers. The defenders aim to survive for as long as possible, while attackers seek to eliminate the defenders and take control of the fortress. When a team is out of reinforcements, no more teammates may respawn until the next round. This is the moment when the losing team is finished off or a heroic last stand is made.

Battle Grounds 3 Update: February 2018

More and realistic nationalities with more languages

Hessian Jaeger speaks in his native German, while a French Grenadier joins the Americans in BG3, and speaks French language communications. Players will hear a realistic variety of languages and accents on the battlefield.

Battle Grounds 3 Update: February 2018

New Classes

BG3 will feature a new class on each side: Grenadiers. In the American War of Independence, Grenadiers were the "shock troops" - physically imposing soldiers who were used to break enemy formations and attack entrenchments or strongholds. In BG3, grenadiers on each side will be armed with a musket, sword and iron ball grenade. The grenadiers take more damage to kill, but move slower and can be vulnerable to "hit and run" tactics. The Americans will also have a wider variety of militia in BG3 - both state and local militia classes.

Battle Grounds 3 Update: February 2018

Officer Buffs

Starting in BG3, officers will have the power to "buff up" or improve the attributes of nearby teammates. For short periods of time, officers will be able to steady the aim of teammates; speed-up teammates' movement; or slightly increase the damage done by nearby teammates. Officers can choose which buff they wish to deploy and when to deploy it. In BG3, officers will be truly "strategic" players - intelligently improving the play of nearby teammates to increase the odds of success on the battlefield.

Damage Multipliers

Lighter and faster classes become wounded or killed more easily than heavier, stronger classes. Strategy will play key role in selecting your class and your style of play to help your team defeat the enemy.

Long-Range Shooting

Ironsights on several firearms will be improved. This is especially true of the Jaeger and Frontiersman (sharpshooter) classes. A slight "zoom" effect has been added to simulate the focus of a skilled rifleman sighting his rifle on a target. At the same time, rifle balls will continue to fly slightly faster than musket or pistol balls, so these long-range classes will become even-more-feared for their ability to injure or kill enemies at longer distances.

And That's Not All...

These are just a few of the many improvements that await players in BG3. More details and news will be forthcoming as the release of BG3 gets a bit closer. Stay tuned to our new, improved website at Battlegrounds3.com (and while you're there, check out any of the in-depth articles on BG3).

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neophus
neophus

very good news !!!! good luck guys

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SweetBulma
SweetBulma

Oh wow this looks amazing! :3

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ashton93
ashton93

Very cool stuff, nice to see people still keeping Source modding alive

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Argeomer
Argeomer

awesome :D

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Never thought Id see the day Version 3 were announced! Great job! I look forward to playing it!

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MASTER_BATES
MASTER_BATES

Great news not played BG2 in a while but will come back to play this.
Siege mode sounds like alot of fun.

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L3d
L3d

lol that's a classic and original avatar dude

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DoDoCat
DoDoCat

Good news!

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Grimreaper905
Grimreaper905

Still Source engine?

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Nathan_Hale Author
Nathan_Hale

Yes - upgraded to a newer version of Source

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Decrypter-1990
Decrypter-1990

God be praised the best mod finally is back!!!!
awesome!!! lol

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drugbugz
drugbugz

Badass cant wait for it.

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Asymmetric7
Asymmetric7

Isnt this mod dead??

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lapje75
lapje75

Never! :D

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L3d
L3d

this is so damn hot xD

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c0balt08
c0balt08

Is there an element of Line Infantry battles in the mod?

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Chris*101*
Chris*101*

Yes, line battles are and will be a big part of this game.

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Guest
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Y'ALL LAUGHED AT ME WHEN I SUGGESTED GRENADES IN THE FORUMS EIGHT YEARS AGO.

Anyways. Sorry.. Awesome!

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doranclerinx
doranclerinx

Is this still active? I have so many good memories of BG2 linebattles and a new version with PLAYERS would be aweomse!

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