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What exactly is Battleground Ranch?


Battleground Ranch is a tactical combat arena that uses new technology to bring your favorite video games to life. If you've ever played Call of Duty, Battlefield, Warzone or Fortnite, you can play similar modes at Battleground Ranch but in real life. Battleground Ranch uses Infrared guns that are accurate up to 700ft, use red dot sights, and can be programed to function as one of 300 weapons.




How do the guns work?


The guns work through Infrared and radio frequencies and each gun has it's own processor. The functionality and features of each gun work differently depending on the game mode and the weapon equiped. As an example, the Sniper Rifle (which has a telescopic sight), once equiped with a M24 Sniper Rifle emulation, has an active range of 800ft.




What is on the battlefield itself?


You will play on 5 acres of typical rough texas terrain covered with buildings, barrels, trees, shrubs and hills. Prepare for a workout.




Is there a minimum age to play?


There is no minimum required age, however, the guns are made of metal and some, like the sniper rifle, are heavy. We recommend ages 11 and up. If you would like to book a private party for younger children we can arrange to only use the smaller lighter guns. Contact us for details.




Do I need to book in advance or walk-in?


We strongly recommend you book at least a few hours in advance to guarantee a spot. Bookings are done per gun, per session. We also recommend booking sessions that are already partially full for the best experience. Walk-ins are welcome but if a particular time slot is full, you might have to wait for the next game to start, or if that session doesn't not have at least 6 players we might need to reschedule you.




Do I need to book as a big group?


No, you can book as an individual. Our sessions are designed to be booked per gun, per session. Think of it like buying a specific seat at a movie theater. When booking as an individual or a small group, we recommend booking sessions that are nearly full to get the full experience and play on the full field.




What do I wear?


You will be playing on an outdoor battlefield in a typical Texas environment. The field has trees, shrubs, sticks, rocks and structures. Closed-toe shoes are required, and we recommend more outdoorsy clothes, similar to going hiking.




How safe is gameplay?


The Battleground Ranch battlefield is a 5 acre outdoor arena with trees, shrubs and rocks. Players do have to be careful running around. The guns operate digitally, no projectiles are fired.




What happens if it rains?


Because the guns have sensitive electronics in them and the field is outdoors and gets muddy, we cannot play if it rains. If you’re already on the field and it starts raining, we will call everyone back to the office and reschedule players for a future day or time slot. If your game has not started and the weather is bad, we will contact you via email with a link to reschedule for a later time and/or date. Heavy rain may close the field for an extra day.




Is there food at BGR?


We do not have a kitchen on the property, but we will partner with different food trucks to come out on select weekends and provide food for our players.




What is the rescheduling/cancellation policy?


We do not offer refunds, however, if you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance we can reschedule your session for another time. Since players sign up based on the expected attendance of a session, if you need to cancel within 24 hours of your session, please contact us to see if we can reschedule.




What is the minimum session size?


We can run a game with just 6 players, however some particular game modes, like RUSH, require a larger group of at least 10.




How are teams structured?


We will do our best to keep groups together on the same team, however, we might need to reorganize to keep the teams even. Teams are also determined based on the gun selected when booking. For example, we cannot have the two Sniper Rifles on the same team.




Can I choose my gun type? Is there a difference?


Yes, when booking you can select the exact gun you would like to play with. The gun's functionality will be based on the mode being played, and all effectively have the same capabilities. The only functional difference would be the physical size and weight of the gun, as well as the optics installed (sniper rifles have scopes vs the traditional red dot).




Can I be completely eliminated from a session?


No, with the exception of Battle Royale and some custom games. For all standard game modes, players all play for the duration of the whole session. In the Battle Royale session, because there are no re-spawns, it's possible to lose and be eliminated quickly. If the Battle Royale game ends early and we have time to run it again, we will attempt to do so.




Do you offer gift cards?


Yes, please give us a call if you'd like to purchase a gift card for someone.




Are drinks available?


Yes, we have a vending machine on-site




What should I bring with me to play?


Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants are recommended. Otherwise, we will provide all the game technology to play.




Can you host my party/event?


Absolutely! Contact us with your info and we will work out all the details.




Do you offer packages for bigger groups?


Yes, we can set up private parties, corporate team buildings events, bachelor\ette parties. Shoot us an email with your info and we will work out the details. An automatic discount is applied when booking groups of 12+ and for standard games there is a max of 24 players on the field




Do you have leagues? What will they involve?


We will be launching Leagues for certain game modes soon after opening. Sign up for our mailing list and we'll reach out once Leagues are opened.




Are you hiring?


Yes! Please shoot us an email with your resume to alex@battlegroundranch.com