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Fortress walls (simply called walls in-game, with Yuri's variant called citadel walls) are the passive defensive barriers for all three sides in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

Game building

Walls are basic obstacle for keeping out enemy infantry and vehicles. They are cheap and fast to build, and are the first lines of defence against the enemy's advance. They are often placed around key structures, such as construction yards, to keep out infiltrators and engineers. They are also often placed in front of certain base defences to draw fire, as building new wall sections destroyed in an enemy attack is often cheaper than repairing or building new base defences. Some base defences, like pillboxes and sentry guns, can not fire over walls.

Wall sections could not be breached by small arms fire, but are vulnerable to explosive and tank shells, as well as Battle Fortress treads. Some units like prism tanks, Tesla tanks, Magnetrons and chrono legionnaires can fire over walls, while Yuri's Magnetrons can also be used to levitate ground vehicles over walls.

Walls can not be directly targeted by air units without force-firing.

After a single wall hub is placed, another can be placed up to 4 tiles away in a straight line so that the sections in between the hubs are automatically filled for no extra charge. If an Allied or Soviet wall section is damaged, a new one can be built on top of the old one, which is not the case for Yuri's walls.

AI behavior

The AI will only build walls around the following buildings:

  • Construction yards
  • Battle labs
  • Superweapons

If the building is destroyed and rebuilt elsewhere, the AI will continue to rebuild walls on the location of the original building.


During the development of Red Alert 2, both Allied and Soviet walls had details painted in the colour of the owning player. This was replaced by a generic grey colour in the final version. Yuri's walls still have remappable sections, but they are unused.



English French German Korean Chinese
RA2 Allied Walls Icon.png CNCRA2 Allied Walls French Cameo.png CNCRA2 Allied Walls German Cameo.png CNCRA2 Allied Walls Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Allied Walls Chinese Cameo.png
English French German Korean Chinese
RA2 Soviet Walls Icons.png CNCRA2 Soviet Walls French Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet Walls German Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet Walls Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet Walls Chinese Cameo.png
English French German Korean Chinese
YR Citadel Walls Icons.png CNCRA2YR Yuri Walls French Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri Walls German Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri Walls Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri Walls Chinese Cameo.png

Alpha cameos, in order: Allied, Soviet.
CNCRA2 Allied Walls Alpha Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet Walls Alpha Cameo.png

See also

Join the winning side! Allied Third World War Arsenal We have hot food, women and guns for everyone!
We will bury them! Soviet Third World War Arsenal Death to capitalists!
Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you! Yuri Third World War Arsenal Only total compliance will save the lives of you and your family!