The Axis represents Nazi Germany in Multiplayer. Their weapons and uniforms are distinctively German, yet without any of the controversial Nazi imagery, which could cause the game to be forbidden or censored. Their insignia is a white RtCW logo on a red background.
In most Multiplayer scenarios, the Axis is traditionally on the defensive, trying to prevent the Allies from stealing something valuable (e.g. treasure, ancient relic or secret documents) or destroying an important objective.