Recovery is a map in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It takes place at an observatory overlooking an active volcano as a game changing dynamic feature on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Recovery is a very unique map which, as stated above, takes place at an observatory on a volcano that'll erupt in one minute. When it does, players will feel a shaky camera movement telling them that the event is starting. Before the event, players can see volcanic gasses at the side of the map.
The map has two parts. It pits players on the first half. When the dynamic event occurs, it'll cover this part of the map with gas and rocks leading players to evacuate and go to the second part of the map where two large gates will be opened. Once the gates are closed, the remaining players who haven't escaped will be killed.
The first side of the map takes places in the abandoned observatory where a lot of choke points and jump spots can happen. It's a very compact, narrow and tight terrain/corridors giving fast gameplay. When the event happens and ends, the second part of the map will be more wide open having fun jump spots that can be utilized and long range firefights.
The second side takes place outside of the observatory and volcano. There are two helipads as well as catwalks that connect the buildings to each other.
- An event takes place where the volcano erupts and forces players to migrate to the other closed side of the map. A siren is heard approximately one minute before the eruption occurs, as well as signs leading to the two doors that lead to the safe side. Once the event occurs, the doors are closed, forcing the remaining gameplay into this area. Failure to make it to the other area in time results in volcanic gas engulfing the map and asphyxiating any remaining players.
- As said above, rocks will fly into the map, killing anyone that is hit by one.
- If the player is on the safe side of the map with the city, along the shoreline, the player can see a large pink structure along the beach. This is the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a luxury hotel on Waikiki Beach.