.BA2 File Extension

Bethesda Archive 2

General Information

Title BA2 File Extension
Extension .ba2
Full Form Bethesda Archive 2
File Type Game Data Archive
Developer Bethesda Softworks
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store game data
Additional Functions Package textures, models, UI elements
Features Optimized format, Game-specific

File Characteristics

Quality High, Optimized
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency Yes, for textures
Editable With tools

Use Cases

Game Modding Yes
Game Development Bethesda games
Custom Content Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Archive manipulation
Best Practices Verify sources, Modding guidelines

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2015
Latest Version Associated with Fallout 4 release

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .esp, .esm, .bsa

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Bethesda Archive Extractor Free Windows
Fallout 4 Paid Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Creation Kit Free Windows