HF1M6: Hellkeep (Hell-Forged)

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HF1M6: Hellkeep is the sixth map of Hell-Forged. It was designed by Eric Ou (Amuscaria) and uses the music track "".


Map of Hellkeep
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. At the keep, head to the southwest side and take a teleporter. Head east and head on the wall at the south end to the east. Enter the southeast hole and use a switch to lower the south wall to get large health bonuses. (sector 231)
  2. Enter the keep's main entrance and look for a lion switch high on the west wall. Shoot it, head up the steps, and get a doom sphere to the east. (sector 600)
  3. Head northeast of the keep walls and enter a small cave to find the brown sentient mushroom. (thing 1431)
  4. In the hall with crushers northeast of the largest room, head east and up, then slightly west and north. Lower the wall for some ammo (varies depending on skill level). (sector 1022)
  5. Head north from Secret #4 and then east. Lower a wall to the south between the next two doors and the south entrance to the crusher area to find large health bonuses and soul globes. (sector 1876)
  6. In the southeast part of the main keep, head to the steps at the north end, climb them, then lower the south wall. Head south to the lift to get a soul sphere. (sector 1311)
  7. In the southeast part of the main keep, head to the northeast side and head north, but quickly head back and get to the northeast wall that is lowering. At the bottom, get the improved vision. (sector 1340)
  8. Head up the wall that lowers to Secret #7 and take the teleporter to get a rejuvenator. (sector 1336)
  9. In the southeast part of the main keep, head to the south end and enter the room to the east with just a bottled lifeforce. Lower the northwest wall and take the teleporter to get the green skull key. (sector 1326)
  10. Head through the cages in the southeast part of the main keep to the steps. Head up the steps and use the corner wall to get improved vision. (sector 1356)
  11. Head to the west end of the main keep with the blood surrounded by steps. On the steps, head to the southeast and lower the south wall to get a steel shield. (sector 976)
  12. In the northwest part of the keep, go to the southeast blood pool and look up to a satyr switch. Shoot it and a lift is created. Take it up to get a regenerator sphere. (sector 729)
  13. In the largest room of the keep, take the north door. In this room with bookshelves, look for one on the east side with a red book and use it. Use the switch afterwards and quickly head east and north, then west to nail cartridges, a juggernaut sphere, and a switch that resets the crushers. (sector 1026)
  14. After you get the green key, find seven hidden green switches to open up the soultaker cage, which is east of the large bridge at the north end of the main keep. (sector 1129)
  15. Two aracknights at the east side of the keep count as secrets. Killing them does not count towards the secret total. (thing 1470)
  16. See Secret #15. (thing 1471)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on June 28, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains thirty spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 517)
  2. facing east. (thing 1249)
  3. facing east. (thing 1250)
  4. facing south. (thing 1251)
  5. facing south. (thing 1252)
  6. facing east. (thing 1253)
  7. facing west. (thing 1254)
  8. facing north-west. (thing 1255)
  9. facing west. (thing 1256)
  10. facing west. (thing 1257)
  11. facing east. (thing 1258)
  12. facing east. (thing 1259)
  13. facing west. (thing 1260)
  14. facing south-east. (thing 1261)
  15. facing north. (thing 1262)
  16. facing east. (thing 1263)
  17. facing south-west. (thing 1264)
  18. facing north. (thing 1265)
  19. facing south-west. (thing 1266)
  20. facing south-west. (thing 1267)
  21. facing west. (thing 1268)
  22. facing east. (thing 1269)
  23. facing west. (thing 1270)
  24. facing west. (thing 1271)
  25. facing south. (thing 1272)
  26. facing east. (thing 1273)
  27. facing south. (thing 1274)
  28. facing south. (thing 1275)
  29. facing east. (thing 1300)
  30. facing west. (thing 1394)


Map data[edit]

Things 1472
Vertices 18460
Linedefs 25002
Sidedefs 43613
Sectors 3593


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

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