Airwar is set at a small naval aircraft strip at the edge of a beach. Two of the hangars can be accessed with stored aircraft inside. The runway can partially be used, but are open to the tops of the hangars, which are prime sniping positions. Behind the base is a tall hill with administrative offices that slope down to the hangars.
A lot of the map is mid to long range with the close quarters occurring at corner points. The main points of cover are the hangars and the office buildings, providing a lot of easy prey for airborne pointstreaks.
The map's unique Upink is a Drone EMP Strike. Upon use, the docked aircraft at the end of the runway will power up and take off across the runway, running over any player in its path. It takes about thirty seconds to be fully airborne before the player can control its payload. Up to six missiles can be locked on and fired at enemies. The missile impact site will black out any hostile's HUD temporarily and leave a magnetic field to disorient HUDs as well.