E1M5: Optifort (HYMN)

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This level occupies the map slot E1M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M5.
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E1M5: Optifort is the fifth map of HYMN. It was designed by Optimus and uses the music track "MUS_E1M6," composed for Heretic by Kevin Schilder.


Map of Optifort
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Head all the way south in the starting room and open the door. Go to the Torch and open the wall on the left side to find a secret passage leading to Crystal Vials, a Quartz Flask, Gauntlets of the Necromancer, Wand Crystals, a Silver Shield, and as you go back, a Quiver of Ethereal Arrows. (sector 22)
  2. Head south in the starting hall and take the door to the west that leads to a hall with Gargoyles. Head south to the wall to open several alcoves. Enter the one second from the left side and press the switch to open the wall in the southeast corner. In this maze-like area, you can find Wand Crystals, Claw Orbs, Quartz Flasks, a Mystic Urn, Crystal Vials, and an Enchanted Shield. (sector 89)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Map data[edit]

Things 572
Vertices 1592*
Linedefs 1585
Sidedefs 2749
Sectors 340
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1315.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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