After a general introduction of OPAL, I will introduce a set of new features available with version 2.0 . All new features will be presented together with examples of ongoing research projects. In the OPAL-cyc flavour, a robust way of generating matched distributions with linear space charge is introduced. A new method for describing fixed field accelerators (FFAs) in a very general way will be shown. A new element TRIMCOIL can be used to correct for field-errors in cyclotrons and FFAs . The OPAL was extended to allow the specification of multi objective optimisation problems, which are then solved with a built in NGSA-II genetic algorithm. A new feature SAMPLER allows you to setup and run random or sequential parameter studies and seamless utilisation of a vast number of computing cores. Future plans such as the new AMR-Solver for preceise neighbouring bunch simulations will presented.