Post news RSS 10th Anniversary of Bg2

Ten years of Battle Grounds II on Source, have some screenshots to celebrate!

Posted by on

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, 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

Sheridan_I - - 222 comments

Wow, nice work!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
SilverfusionLT - - 27 comments

Still wish they were more public servers.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+8 votes
SirErwinRommel - - 366 comments

And what a ten years it has been!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
bm_killer10 - - 156 comments

theres spider webs in the screenshot to prove it

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
drvgbugz - - 276 comments

hahahah true fking that.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
MASTER_BATES - - 37 comments

Looks great good to see one of fav old source mods still being worked on haven't been playing it recently but will once this is released.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
L3d - - 750 comments

nice to see you guys keep going a great game btw !

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Mongolranger - - 224 comments

I remember playing this back in the day and having so much fun.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Zorrentos - - 1,323 comments

Best HL2 mod out there IMO. Had soo much fun with this!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Nathan_Hale - - 16 comments

Hawke isn't joking either- it is surprising just how much better some of these maps look, even some of the old "favorites" like Ambush, Fall, and Freeman's Farm.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
modda - - 69 comments


Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
TKAzA - - 3,154 comments

Happy Birthday BG2 & Team!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
InFiNiGhTe - - 87 comments

It looks astonishing guys!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.