E2M3 (Back to Basics)

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This level occupies the map slot E2M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M3.
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E2M3 is the third map of Back to Basics. It was designed by Esa Repo (Espi).


Map of E2M3
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. Picking up the rocket launcher reveals a baron of Hell to the northeast guarding a backpack. To get the backpack, head back north, down the steps, then take the steps to the right. Go into the passage and midway through, use the southwest wall for a lift to the backpack. (sector 92)
  2. In the small hall west of the cage with skulls, head to the second plank and press on the skull to the south. This opens a wall to the northwest where you can lower a berserk pack. (sector 134)
  3. At the southeast end of the map, climb up one set of steps, then make a well-timed jump to the ledge at the south end with a medikit and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 111)
  4. When you get to the blue key, head to the southeast wall and find a switch which will open the east wall. Follow this passage to the cage with skulls where you can get a soul sphere. (sector 569)
  5. When you get to the switch that opens the yellow key room, lower the wall east of it to find a megaarmor. (sector 348)
  6. Open the yellow door and open the next door you come to. Climb the steps and instead of taking the next set, lower the wall to the left of it to find a computer area map and rockets. (sector 438)


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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


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 334)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 335)
  3. facing west. (thing 336)
  4. facing south. (thing 337)
  5. facing east. (thing 338)
  6. facing north. (thing 339)
  7. facing west. (thing 340)
  8. facing east. (thing 341)


Map data[edit]

Things 342
Vertices 3395*
Linedefs 3863
Sidedefs 5741
Sectors 641
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2954.


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

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