Historically accurate equipment displays the benefits and failings of their real counterparts. Features such as multi-role APCs and improved infantry classes promote team play by making it easier and more beneficial for players to work together. A comprehensively revised damage system allows for a much greater depth of feel without being draconian, one-hit kills are the exception not the rule.

We have gone to great lengths to produce game play that is both balanced and enjoyable. Attention to detail has also become a key aspect of the mod with high quality textures, sounds and models all carefully researched and developed. The result is a mod with approximately 150 tanks, trucks and cars; more than 80 aircraft, over 80 small-arms and over 190 unique maps. These are increasing with each release and represent 13 nations: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy (+ post armistice Italy (1943-45), Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, France (1940), Vichy France and Free French (1940-45), The United Kingdom and The United States.

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Changelog - first patch for RC4


  • vehicle fixes
    • fixed OT-34/85 missing engine sound
    • added missing right side road wheel on Kangaroo
    • fixed the misaligned suspension on Sturmpanzer II
    • fixed missing recoil on gunbarrel of Semovente 75/18
    • fixed faulty first person view on bow mg of M3 Light (all variants)
    • moved the gunner seat of the Wespe to a better position
    • fixed wrong soundscript for engine of ISU-152
    • fixed missing sound for rear machine guns on He-111 torpedo bomber
    • added improved tank track animation speed settings made by al13326
    • fixed missing tank tracks sound on early KV-1 tank
    • added missing crosshair on Sexton (Coop version)
    • resized SU-152's idler wheel to better fit the tank track
    • removed unused crosshair from Ha-Go rear turret machine gun
    • fixed offset railings on Hilfskreuzer hull mesh
    • fixed game crash when destroying the ZIS-3 gun (both stationary and mobile version)
    • removed crosshairs in BV-138 cockpit view
  • map fixes
    • added missing static object on 4006-dunkirk_perimeter
    • fixed faulty soldier spawns on 4208-jiangxi
    • changed the US soldier kits to US Marine kits on 4410-clash_on_surigao
    • added missing textures for some tree meshes
    • fixed wrong texture for Flak 36 on 4005-montherme
    • fixed wrong spawn of B-4 howitzer on 4108-uman_pocket
    • changed US Rifleman Springfield kit to M1 Garand kit on 4204-fall_of_bantaan
    • fixed floating fences on 4307-prokhorovka
    • switched Serbian Soldiers on 4405-raid_on_drvar to new Yugoslavian Partisans (thanks to Laufer for the content)
    • fixed typo in cullradius.con in 4406-fox_green
    • fixed typo in cullradius.con in 4411-operation_infatuate
    • fixed typo in map description of 4501-operation_matador
    • fixed typo in cullradius.con in 4504-pounding_the_rock
    • fixed typo in cullradius.con in 4504-royan_outskirts
    • added missing effect soundscript to 4504-royan_outskirts
  • various fixes and additions
    • changed the Italian Navy flag to the correct one
    • fixed soldier kits using the wrong "Assault" description (machine gunners for example)
    • fixed size of some soldier helmets (thanks to Laufer)
    • fixed damage of Breda 42 anti tank grenade
    • reworked Soviet "Pilotka" hat (thanks to Laufer)
    • added Valentine III and IX to Russian repair depot
    • started damage system overhaul. This was necessary due to some values being too low or too high.

moddb download link -> client patch

moddb download link -> server patch

We want to thank all of our team members and fans for their continued support of the mod, and hope that you'll have a lot of fun with the new version :-)

BattleGroup42 Final – RC 4 released

BattleGroup42 Final – RC 4 released

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It’s been more than two years now since our last release of BattleGroup42, which was Release Candidate 3 of our final version of the mod. Ever since...

BattleGroup42 Final RC2 release

BattleGroup42 Final RC2 release

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We've already announced it on our Facebook page, and now it's official! Release Candidate no. 2 is now available for download and has already been running...

Big BattleGroup42 model presentation - part four

Big BattleGroup42 model presentation - part four

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With part four the BattleGroup42-team is continuing its extensive new models presentation. Most of these models were created by Gauranga and integrated...

Big BattleGroup42 model presentation - part three

Big BattleGroup42 model presentation - part three

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The BattleGroup42 team is greeting all players and fans with another part of our big model presentation. Once again it's about models made by Gauranga...

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BG42 Final RC4 - Patch 1 (server)

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BattleGroup42 Final RC4 - Patch 1. It includes all bug fixes reported up to 27th of February 2019. (server)

BG42 Final RC4 - Patch 1 (client)

BG42 Final RC4 - Patch 1 (client)

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BattleGroup42 Final RC4 - Patch 1. It includes all bug fixes reported up to 27th of February 2019.

BG42 Final RC4

BG42 Final RC4

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"BattleGroup42 Final RC 4" - (1/5) - Installer .exe

BG42 Final RC4 1a

BG42 Final RC4 1a

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BG42 Final RC4 1b

BG42 Final RC4 1b

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BG42 Final RC4 1c

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MacG
MacG

I've got a problem with midway map. It works well on singleplayer but when I host a dedicated server for my friends it crashes as soon as anyone including me join in. Both game and server crashes then with error message stating: "Error: too many state masks" Other maps that i tested seem work ok but did not check all of them on the server yet. Is there any way to fix the bug?

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carmen-1294
carmen-1294

Hey, I have a question for you: do you remember the maps of this mod and are in my opinion, willemsburg, train raid at mill, Across of the Reef, Kokoda Path, Operation Stalemate, Operation Infatuate, Channel Patrol, Wolves at Night, Tracking the Wolves, Ironclad Operation, Intruder Mission, Wolfpack, Phosphate Fever, Clash in Surigao, Tokyo Express, Noville etc ... Did not you remember that these maps are only in Conquest mode and Objective? There is some way to play them and / or as I do?

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eloyrivas2016
eloyrivas2016

the mod is cool but lacks more hand weapons for example the mosing nagant the arisaka type 99 and also the arisaka carbine
I'm sorry for my English I hope you understand me

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al13326
al13326

There's already had Mosin-Nagant (M91/30) and Type 99 rifle Arisaka as standard issued bolt-action rifles for both Soviet and Japanese riflemen from the mod.

Also, there are no more additions to the mod (I was getting "nuked" a few months ago... :X ) and more focusing on bug-fixing and some changes, specifically reworking the damage system.

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Subzero068
Subzero068

Plz give the bolt action rifles their power back, they feel weak now.

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Guest
Guest

Are servers dead? i've seen only one, but its empty

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al13326
al13326

There's one available though, but it host both BG42 and EoD so your chances to play online for BG42 may vary...
Gametracker.com

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racoondan
racoondan

Just vote a bg42(rc4 with patch1) map from the server maplist. Mapvote is enabled. Coop only, so play on blue. Oh and be nice :)
OR, try the other bg42 servers out there(there are 3 more now I think; don't know if patched or not).
Happy gaming!

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Guest
Guest

are there going to be increasing damage for all bolt action rifle because it took me 2 shots to kill bot with it and m1 carbine accuracy are very bad.

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My second favorite WWII bf1942 mod. This one has much more content then my favorite though. The graphics are AWESOME!! It's historically accurate (always a plus in my book) there are MANY maps with bot support. Huge diversity of content (vehicles that appear in one map) etc. One of my favorite mods!

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