Ravenfield – Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide

Ravenfield – Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide 1 - steamlists.com
Ravenfield – Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide 1 - steamlists.com

Operation Citadel is a 11 mission Campaign i created. I made this out of boredom by the way. It has funny bits in it, also this is my first guide lol (not really a guide its more of a my own lore for Vanilla+ Ravenfield) but yes if you like this then i dont know how but thank you i guess.
Also you will need the Vanilla+ mods which are these
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=636480&searchtext=vanilla&childpublishedfileid=0&browsesort=textsearch&section=home – [steamcommunity.com] 
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=636480&searchtext=vanilla%2B&childpublishedfileid=0&browsesort=textsearch&section=home – [steamcommunity.com] 
After that you’re all set to play this campaign!

The 2 optional mutators you can use before starting this campaign

Credits go to radioactivejellyfish
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2553403301&searchtext=ammo – [steamcommunity.com] 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2535267658 – [steamcommunity.com] 
For the health mutator the max health you can put is 300 and max hp regen is 1.5 with a 4 second delay before you start healing. Dont forget to put 0 seconds in the heal spaces so you heal continuously until you get hit or get to full health
For the ammo mutator max primary ammo is 9, secondary ammo is 4, small gear ammo is 3, large gear is 0
of course this is optional and you dont really need this that much (foreshadowing)


1983 Was the year it all changed. Since 1960 the Ravens and Eagles have been doing nothing for the fact that they are put under pressure of the Cold War itself. Their action of peace was heard from the civilians of both the nations. Eagle and Raven citizens flow through airports and start heading for the opposite nation. In 1962 Eagle and Ravens president have agreed to start a trade treaty along with a non-aggression pact. Fast forward to 1970 and a major terrorist attack hits Raven, its president was more of a dictator than so much of a president. Eagle rushes to stop the terrorists and beaten them so hard it was their first and final battle since Eagle really hated terrorists (America reference). With the terrorist attack gone, Ravens president resigned believing that “someone greater will accomplish what i could not but also lead Raven to a better future with Eagle” and he was right, or so he thought. 1983 was the turning point. It was just a normal day for both nations, they have stopped fearing the Cold War and everything was normal, but then an insurgency within Eagle stood up and took their archipelago. Eagle believes Raven has supplied these insurgents since archipelago was a impenetrable set of islands. Raven defends by claiming that they have not only have nothing to do with this but also heavily thanked Eagle for saving them back in 1970 and had done whatever it could to repay their kindness. Eagle wasn’t buying it (of course they didn’t) and until 1987 the war still goes on. You however are Daniel Muller (im not american please dont bully me) a lucky man who somehow participated on every battle with enough memory to remember every event that has happened for the last 10 years. If he survives he can tell what it had been like fighting.

First battle of Operation Citadel

Lets rewind to 1983. Eagle and Raven were in no shape to have a massive war since they are both known for one thing and one thing only: terrible mobilization. So they both practically sent the first hundred men to die for no reason. Eagle and Raven forces met in rafts (who made the rafts though?) in which they just stood there because neither side officially declared war, so who did? Eagle did it, how? One of their guys was trigger happy (me when american revolution reference) And thus begins the war of Eagle and Raven all caused by one man (but quite frankly they would still be fighting anyway) Eagle single-handedly won rafts. With Raven sending out the remaining survivors of the battle to reinforce Archipelago… (i think you know which map is gonna be the second last here)

  • Map: Rafts (i think you read the text wall long enough to know which map it is)
  • Bot Count: 60
  • Team balance: equal
  • Game mode: Point match


  • Objective: get a text saying victory infront of your face


  • Secondary objective: die less than 5 times (dont even try to)


Your First Actual Battle

Alright enough daydreaming about the first battle that started all this. It’s February 11, 1987 and you are in Temple. Simple objective: beat them faster than they beat us and dont die. Dont forget to have winter camo on!

  • Map: Temple
  • Bot count: 60
  • Team balance: equal
  • Game Mode: Battle (Normal game length)


  • Objective: take the Temple and it must be in Eagle’s hands until Raven has lost 2 battalions
  • Secondary Objective: Dont die (why’d you think i put dont die in the briefing huh?)

Raven is retreating! look at those bastards run. Speaking of taunting, you should really get to fortifying the Temple

The first battle for Earu island

February 14, 1987. 4 Days after the attack on Temple
Earu island is like the isle of man. Only this time its not under control by the British. Infact it was named by both Eagle and Raven back before the cold war even started and Eagle or Raven had no interest in taking. Until now of course, Whoever controls this tiny island in the middle of nowhere gets to spam 20 builder units and immediately build a shipyard in the span of 10 minutes (probably wont happen but alright)

  • Map: Island
  • Bot Count: 80 or 100 if you want to flex on people with an a*s pc
  • Team Balance: equal
  • Game mode: Battle (long game length)


  • Objective: take over the island completely
  • Secondary Objective: get in a attack heli then duel with the enemy attack heli and kill it

Raven will curse their defeat and promise for revenge, in the meantime your buddies celebrate your duel with that attack heli. It’s not much but hey you did it i guess.

The Skirmish in Dustbowl

February 28, 1987
Dustbowl isn’t that much of importance to both sides since it was just literal desert. Eagle Controlled an airstrip sure but can they control the entire region? (spoiler alert: yes) Eagle commander Paul Ruchtofen (wait he’s German?) decided to help out a bit. And besides, Dustbowl connects to the Desert hills which connects to the Canyon. You’ll see its use later.
Ravenfield - Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide - The Skirmish in Dustbowl - AC71B2D
See this map of Dustbowl? Make sure it looks like that

  • Bot Count:80 or 100
  • Team Balance: pull the slider to Eagle until it moves
  • Game mode: Battle (normal game length)


  • Objective: Take over everything or Completely wipe out Raven off of Dustbowl
  • Secondary Objective: Capture and Hold Quarry until you have done the main objective

Some Eagle Corporal thought Ruchtofen was doing something bad so he reported it to high command. Turns out high command was retarted and had tunnel vision to Dustbowl, they sent 2 battalions and replied to Ruchtofen “your campaign within the south begins. Command everyone and kill everyone that’s red” after hearing this everyone especially Ruchtofen were excited, HOORAY WE AREN’T DOING OUTPOST DUTY. HOORAAAAAAAY.

Coastline Carnage

March 8, 1987 1:30 A.M.
The war is doing well so far for Eagle. Coastline is their next target as its the only region that connects to Ravens Citadel and Eagle wants it. Remember Normandy? Yeah its kinda fortified so you’ll be sent in to infiltrate just 1 day before the planned assault. Special Forces of Eagle’s Republic (S.F.E.R) is counting on you and hey, you might even get some good food as compensation for waking you up at literally 12 A.M.

  • Map: Coastline (enable night)
  • Bot Count: 60 (i dont know if it affects spec ops)
  • Game mode: Spec ops (EPIC! Game length)


  • Objective: Switch difficulty to normal (unless you play with normal ai then switch to hard and unless you play with hard ai then you are exceptionally based)
  • Secondary Objective (except you don’t have to do this for real): Put your squad somewhere where they cant shoot and die, from there forward you will do the mission alone (of course this is entirely optional and now that i say it you probably wont do it)

Your success really kicked Ravens a*s hard enough to send them crying back to their commander within Coastline, guess you wont have to try hard enough.

The Second Battle for Earu Island

March 8, 1987 7:15 A.M.
I didn’t name it the first battle for Earu island for nothin. But thats the least of your worries. Raven lands again and our engineers were executed right on the spot so they didn’t even have the chance to flee. This is a warcrime and you will make them pay. Or will you? Well unfortunately you’re defending not attacking
Island should look like this
Ravenfield - Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide - The Second Battle for Earu Island - 05A1140

  • Bot Count: 70 (uneven number no way)
  • Team Balance: Pull slider to Raven until 1 Eagle soldier dissappears
  • Game mode: Point Match (Normal game length)


  • Objective:Hold out until life hits you with victory
  • Secondary Objective: It has been weeks Raven! Get on an attack heli and duel with the enemy attack heli yet again


Invasion of Ravens Coastline

March 8, 1987 9 A.M
Hope you did well during your night raid! Eagle is attacking and it doesn’t matter what you did. We will eradicate the Ravens whatever the cost. Even if it means to delete genshin impact (i dont play genshin impact by the way)
Coastline should look like this
Ravenfield - Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide - Invasion of Ravens Coastline - D15AAE4

  • Map: i dont even have to tell you at this point
  • Bot count: 100 or more if your pc can handle it
  • Team balance: Depends on what you did in Coastal Carnage

Finished 1 task: Move slider to Raven until 2 Eagle soldiers disappear and replace their apc spot with the tank
Finished 2 tasks: Move slider to Raven until 2 Eagle soldiers disappear
Finished 3 tasks: Move slider to Raven until 1 Eagle soldier disappears and replace Raven’s Tank spot with their apc
Finished all 4 tasks: Do not move the slider. Remove anti tank for Raven and replace their tank spot with their apc

  • Game Mode: Battle (EPIC! Game length)


  • Objective: Take over the entire map, restart if Raven loses by running out of men (the game length is epic how the hell did you manage to drain 0.07% of their entire army)
  • Secondary Objective: Get 4 Vehicle kills in a tank (check the leaderboard and look at V. If it has the number 4 you destroyed 4 vehicles which kinda obvious)

The greatest success for the Eagle army to date. This is where it ends for Raven… Wait what about the Desert hills and Canyon?

Desert Hills and its blandness

March 10, 1987 6:35 P.M.
Paul Ruchtofen was thinking of endless possible strategies and training men that looked like they just got conscripted. The day he attacks is today, oh wait i forgot to mention he got sabotaged so it had to be postponed. So here he is fighting Raven in the night, they forgot to bring their desert camo though…

  • Map: Desert Hills (enable night)
  • Bot count: 40 or 60, your choice
  • Team balance: equal
  • Game Mode:Battle (Normal game length)


  • Objective: Wipe out every single Raven
  • Secondary Objective: Capture and Defend one of the hills

Paul Richtofen Admitted this looked awfully like the North African campaign. So he got drunk after the battle. Canyon is far away so his men will have to try not to starve and more importantly. Not die when getting there.

The Offense for Canyon

March 24, 1987 1 P.M
2 weeks of planning (again) and reorganizing for the final offensive within the South of the 2 nations. Desert hills actually connects the 2 nations if you didn’t know (i mean you probably do but imma pretend you don’t) so the final offensive for a pincer movement to Ravens Citadel, not their capital but it is the major military base for both nations which means once its lost either side might as well give up.

  • Map: Canyon
  • Team balance: move slider to Eagle, if a Raven soldier disappears move the slider back again until the Raven Soldier reappears
  • Game Mode:Battle (Long game length)


  • Objective:Conquer all points
  • Secondary Objective: Get to the choppa! Shoot down 2 Raven attack helis while evading planes (this is unfair so dont do it please i called these secondary objectives for a reason)

We have done it! Raven is to lose now! Oh yeah remember Archipelago? The Eagle controlled islands that the insurgents took over in 1983? Well every attempt to take it back failed… Get in there Daniel! Tell the world what happened!

Assault at Archipelago

April 1, 1987
Everyone even Eagle and Raven celebrate April fools, but since were at war you know damn well today is about lying to your enemy. Raven decided to go for Earu island again and miserably failed. Same goes for Dustbowl, Insurgents and Ravens fill the used-to-be Eagle Archipelago. 4 whole years of Raven and Insurgent occupation within Archipelago is enough to piss Eagle enough and since everyone was acting funny for April fools Raven will meet their last worst defeat of the war
(by the way i rarely mention Raven attacking since Eagle basically thought it was their fault and their government kinda really hoped they’d win by starving Eagle’s supply and force a surrender)
Raven obviously controls Archipelago completely
Ravenfield - Operation Citadel (Campaign) Full Gameplay Guide - Assault at Archipelago - 386917E

  • Bot count:128
  • Team balance: equal
  • Game Mode: Point Match (Long game length)


  • Objective: Take over archipelago
  • Secondary Objective: Tanks are useless nowadays, or for you atleast. Get 10 vehicle kills with anti tank weapons


At Ravens Doorstep

April 11, 1987 8:12 A.M.
This is it, their citadel is just up ahead. 4 Years of constant war and we have finally done something. MOVE FORWARD MY COMRADES. FOR VICTORY!!!
Except uh oh plot twist nerd you’ll play as the Ravens for this one with a goal so simple even a rookie commander can do it, and that is survive.

  • Map:Citadel
  • Team balance: Move the slider until 2 Raven soldiers disappear
  • Game Mode:Battle (Long game length)


  • Objective: Hold at all costs
  • Secondary Objective: Get 100 kills before you win


Aftermath of Operation Citadel

So much bloodshed… So much corpses… What did we fight for? Nothing? Its what Eagle and Ravens people are thinking. And wouldn’t you know after 3 hours of mass protesting later both sides are forced to agree on permanent peace and try to re-establish good relations. The war may have been worthless but Daniel has a bit of talking to do. And hey maybe his experiences during the war will be heard around the world. Unfortunately our story ends here. Thanks for following this Campaign i made, its kinda bad to say the least but if you think its cool then you’re cool too! (im so bad at complimenting) but nevertheless i’ll probably make another one of these, you’ll just have to wait…

Written by Chipps

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