E2M8: Hellgate (Doom: Damnation)

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This level occupies the map slot E2M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M8.

E2M8: Hellgate is the eighth and final map in the second episode of Doom: Damnation. It was designed by Ofisil and uses the music track "Conquerors". The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 3:00.


Map of Hellgate
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.


As the level starts you will see a water pool with eight platforms, holding a total of twelve barons of Hell along with a shotgun, a chaingun, a chainsaw, a rocket launcher, a backpack, a berserk pack, a supercharge and a megaarmor. Press the satyr switches on the marble columns to lower the platforms and collect the items, then press the unlit gargoyle switch in the middle of the pool to lower a platform with an invulnerability.

Pressing the gargoyle switch will also lower the outer walls of the arena, revealing cyberdemons to the north - one on easy skill levels, two on medium, or three on hard; a large number of lost souls, imps, demons and barons will also start teleporting in, so stay on the move. Once all the cyberdemons are killed, the level will end automatically.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 1)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 160)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 161)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 162)
  5. facing south-east. (thing 163)
  6. facing south-west. (thing 164)
  7. facing south-east. (thing 165)
  8. facing south-west. (thing 166)


Map data[edit]

Things 204
Vertices 283*
Linedefs 300
Sidedefs 536
Sectors 63
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 246.


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

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