Battalion Wars 2 will feature three online multiplayer modes. In "Assault" one player simply defends a base while the other attempts to take/destroy the base in a time limit, "Skirmish" or no time limit is more for tactical depth with both players fighting each other using the most of the new features like bases to give a more thought through attack. Among the available multiplayer matches is Capture the Flag, for up to four players. At the 2006 Games Convention, a full-screen two-player demo was accomplished through two Wii consoles connected via wireless LAN. The lack of multiplayer was the most commonly cited shortcoming of the first game.
The gameplay will combine land, sea, and air combat and will feature five new naval units: Battleship, Frigate, Submarine, Dreadnought and Transport. There will be six playable nations, with all the original sides from the first game (Western Frontier, Tundran Empire, Xylvania, Solar Empire, and the Iron Legion) confirmed to return, the Anglo Isles as the newcomer. The game will also feature the ability to capture facilities (such as the HQ, Barracks, Factories, Airfield, and Docks) that can be used to generate more units. BWii will also feature a map for commanding units from far away called Map Screen Commanding, thus fixing another cited downside of the previous game, the inability to micro-manage units.
With new screenshots it appears each country has a different map, as well as revealing new vehicles that were previously unavailable to most factions.[original research?]