E1M7: Death Awaits (Dawn of the Dead)

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Dawn of the Dead maps
This level occupies the map slot E1M7. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M7.
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E1M7: Death Awaits is the seventh map of Dawn of the Dead. It was designed by Jan Van der Veken and uses the music track "Sinister," composed for Doom by Robert Prince.


Map of Death Awaits
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Turn around at the start and open the door for a chainsaw. (sector 335)
  2. Drop down at the start and look to the right for a dead marine corpse. Open the wall where the corpse is to find a box of rockets and a rocket launcher. (sector 225)
  3. In the wooden room with the pentagram at the southeast end of the map, use the lion switch to remove blockades with the same faces on them, then head for the southwest corner. Use the green torch, then head south into the next room and quickly head west to the alcove with the plasma gun. (sector 122)
  4. In the blue skull key room, the lion switch north from the key will remove the bars. If you press on the blue torch in the room, the lion switch changes to a satyr switch. Using this switch reveals a teleporter in the room, which takes you to a room on the right side of the map. Drop down to get a soul sphere. (sector 185)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 21:45.54 Andy Olivera 1997-10-01 doduvaro.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 7, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 4)
  2. facing north. (thing 5)
  3. facing north. (thing 6)
  4. facing north. (thing 7)


Map data[edit]

Things 432
Vertices 2584*
Linedefs 2700
Sidedefs 3822
Sectors 529
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2183.


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

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