MAP04: Relentless (The Darkening)


The Darkening maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP04. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP04.

MAP04: Relentless is the fourth map of The Darkening. It was designed by Travers Dunne (traversd) and uses the music track "Anger's Reprise" by David Shaw (Tolwyn) from MAP26: Base Exposure (Memento Mori II).

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Map of Relentless
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. On the high ledge where you can jump east to the red key or south to the other ledge, go along the wall to the northeast until you find an opening with a soul sphere. (sector 224)
  2. Grabbing the red key reveals two closets with monsters to the north and south. Enter the north closet and press on the arrow pointing downward to lower into a secret area containing two boxes of ammo, a computer area map, two stimpacks, a green armor, and a super shotgun. (sector 149)


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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 1:38.57 Andromeda 2022-07-05
NM speed
UV max 3:40.09 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-10
NM 100S
UV -fast 5:18.11 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2022-06-07
UV -respawn 3:51.43 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2022-06-07
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on March 17, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 332
Vertices 947*
Linedefs 1004
Sidedefs 1495
Sectors 227
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 779.


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

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