E6M3 (Heretic)

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Fate's Path
(deathmatch only levels)
This level occupies the map slot E6M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E6M3.

E6M3 (also known by fans as American's Legacy) is the last of three bonus levels in the Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders expansion. It uses the music track "Mist" by Kevin Schilder. This level also appears in the original three-episode release of Heretic as E4M1. This level was originally designed and released by American McGee as a PWAD for Doom II called id Map01.

This level and episode name are in fact untitled and can only be accessed via a warp command or by use of the DeathManager! utility. According to the Heretic FAQ, SailorScout came up with the name Fate's Path for the episode name and American Legacy for the map name. The wHeretic source port offers this partial episode on the main menu using the names Sailor Scout assigned (although the automap shows the map title as "American's Legacy").

This level cannot be completed in single-player mode, despite being populated with monsters, as it does not contain an exit. It is intended as a deathmatch level, like IDMAP01 upon which it is based.


Map of E6M3

Map layout[edit]

Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 25)
  2. facing north. (thing 26)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 27)
  4. facing north. (thing 28)
  5. facing east. (thing 29)
  6. facing south. (thing 30)
  7. facing north. (thing 31)


If the Firemace has appeared at the level startup, you will find it from one of three different positions. In order of appearance, they are located:

Areas / screenshots[edit]


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

Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
SM speed
SM max 00:44 Jezs 2023-08-25 he6m3m044.zip
BP speed
BP max 01:32 Bruno Vergílio 2006-12-30 h6f3-132.zip
NM speed

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 31, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 204
Vertices 493*
Linedefs 556
Sidedefs 831
Sectors 108
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 442.


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

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