MAP30: The Gateway of Hell (The Plutonia Experiment)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP30. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP30.

MAP30: The Gateway to Hell is the final map of Plutonia. It uses the music track "The End of DOOM," the music from Doom's text screens.

Plutonia maps 21-30

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
(21 - 30)
Secret maps: 31 32


An area near the beginning of The Gateway to Hell.
The pillar from where the player can make his triumphant attack, before the Cyberdemon that guards the Gatekeeper.

The Gateway to Hell is one of the three official Doom IWAD levels where the Icon of Sin appears, although in this case protected by a Cyberdemon.


Map of MAP30.


Go pick up all the goodies in the starting room (A). Jump down the bloodfall. The bloody floor is not damaging, so feel free to walk on it as you please. Pick up the BFG9000 (B) on a platform in the middle of the room. Go towards the opening in the wall (C). You will be teleported to an area (D) with pillars and Arch-Viles in them. Go straight forward and the wall in front of you will rise down revealing some Lost Souls. The Gatekeeper is covered and protected by a Cyberdemon (E), which you need kill to use the switch on the right. Then use the switch to the left which will lower the pillar (F). Wait until the pillar is nearly at the top and fire a rocket into the the brain of the now unguarded Gatekeeper (G). Fire at least three rockets at the brain, just like in Doom II. The monsters around you may be ignored for the most part.


There are no official secrets in this level. However, just like in Doom II MAP30, you can use the noclip cheat code to enter the boss brain area, though it does not count as a secret.

A separate area also exists outside the map-this is mainly used for multiplayer deathmatches.


Routes and tricks


The Compet-n records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:29 Xit Vono 2003-02-22
NM speed 00:43 Xit Vono 2003-02-22
UV max 01:07 Casey Alvis 2003-05-13
UV -fast 01:15 Yonatan Donner 1997-01-10
UV -respawn 00:58 Casey Alvis 2003-08-04
UV Tyson
UV pacifist


Map data

Things 260
Vertices 1524
Linedefs 1535
Sidedefs 919
Sectors 129


Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Cyberdemons 1 1 1
Barons of Hell 2 2 2
Lost Souls 4 4 4
Arch-Viles 2 2 2
Chaingunners 6 6 6
Revenants 2 2 2
Mancubus 4 4 4
Arachnotrons 2 2 2
Romero's heads 1 1 1
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Backpacks 1 1 1
Medikits 10 10 10
Berserks 5 5 5
Megasphere 3 3 3
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Shotguns 3 3 3
Chainguns 2 2 2
Rocket launchers 2 2 2
Plasma guns 2 2 2
Chainsaws 1 1 1
BFG 9000s 2 2 2
Super shotguns 3 3 3
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Bulk Cells 3 3 3
Rocket boxes 20 20 20
Shell boxes 4 4 4

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