Antistasi is set in the small nation of Chernarus. Chernarus is under the occupation of Russian forces. The Russian federation is attempting to gain political control of Chernarus by overthrowing the government prompting the Chernarus Civil War.
The story follows two main characters: ‘Stecha’ and ‘Stephen Williams’. Stecha is the commander of the CCM, an insurgent movement attempting to liberate Chernarus from the Russians. Stephen Williams is a war correspondent covering the Chernarus Civil War, and the refugee crisis in neighboring Takistan - Williams attempts to document the situation which is unfolding in Chernarus without becoming involved.
Antistasi begins with Stephen Williams as he documents the refugee crisis in Takistan. Takistan is flooded with Chernarus citizens displaced by the civil war. NATO forces are called in to Northern Takistan to provide aid to fleeing civilians. US Forces are deployed in North East Chernarus in an attempt to provide diplomatic aid to the civilians which are attempting to flee Chernarus. The US and NATO forces suffer insurgent attacks which prompt them to attack and declare war on Russia. Williams reveals that while the CCM fights a noble cause, they indiscriminately kill civilians to secure their objectives.
Stecha's story is told through propaganda war footage from the front lines which is distributed directly to Williams. As commander of the CCM, Stecha is leading his men on the front lines to repel the soviet occupation of small villages. As Stecha pushes forward, he is faced with the brutality of war and witnesses the death of his men and commits war crimes. Petros is Stecha’s political partner and head of recruitment. As the CCM liberates towns, they capture enemy assets and increase in strength by forcing civilians to fight for their cause.
‘Stecha’ is the commander of the CCM. Stecha was a commander in the defeated Chernarus Army. With the help from his exiled political ally, Petros - Stecha gathers a small militia: The CCM. The CCM is an insurgent group attempting to liberate and seize political control of Chernarus.