Battle Grounds 2

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January 2024
Battle Grounds 2
Released-64px.png Released!
Website • Download
TypeSingle Player Modification
EngineSource Source
Based onHalf-Life 2 Half-Life 2
Last Version2.4 (Mar 18th, 2016)
Battle Grounds • Battle Grounds 3

Battle Grounds 2 Battle Grounds 2 is a Source Source engine sequel to the only real revolutionary war mod, Battle Grounds.

The game is set during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) in the US. British Soldiers and colonists loyal to the crown, fight American colonists and soldiers fighting for the freedom and self-government of the thirteen colonies. Due to the historical setting, weaponry is quite unusual for an FPS: Muskets and rifles of the period only load one shot and take about 20 seconds to reload (7.5 seconds in the game). Bayonets, swords, and knives are used on the battlefield in melee combat. The 2.0 version of BG2 was released on 23 April 2010.


The Battle Grounds 2 is a Source Source Modification based on Source SDK Base 2007. To play The Battle Grounds 2, you will need to have Half-Life 2: Deathmatch installed and must have bought one Source game (free HL2:DM from the ATI or nVidia deal will not work).



On both sides choose between:

  • Infantry
  • Officer
  • Frontiersman (American Only)
  • Militia (American Only)
  • Jaeger (British Only)
  • Native (British Only)
  • Light Infantry (British Only)


With the release of 2.0 there is a wide variety of weapons available:


  • Brown Bess
  • Charleville
  • Long Pattern
  • Fowler
  • Brown Bess Carbine
  • Revolutionairre
  • American Brown Bess
  • Pennsylvania Long Rifle
  • Jaeger Rifle


  • Hunting Knife
  • Sabre
  • Bayonet
  • Hirschfhanger
  • Belt Axe
  • Tomahawk

Version 2.0 Release

We are glad to publicly announce the release of The BattleGrounds 2 2.0, a new version of the Revolutionary War Mod for Half-Life 2! Among many changes, bug fixes and new features, the main highlights are:

  • 3rd person animations for reloading.
  • The addition of the British Light Infantry Class.
  • A choice of weapons for the infantry and skirmisher classes.
  • Three new maps (bg_quebec, bg_assault and bg_miningtown)
  • A reworked, more realistic stamina system.
  • Lots of improved skins.

Check our forums for a detailed changelog.


Bg natives.jpg Bg bridge.jpg Bg assault.jpg Bg continental.jpg Bg muzzleflash.jpg Bg quebec.jpg Bg miningtown.jpg

Help Wanted

The Battle Grounds 2 Team is currently looking for animators, modellers, skinners and coders. If you want to contribute to BG2, do not hesitate to visit the forums and let us know. All dedicated modders will be considered.

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