MAP16: Bootcamp (Icarus: Alien Vanguard)


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Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP16. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP16.

MAP16: Bootcamp is the sixteenth level of Icarus: Alien Vanguard. The level takes place in a simulation, and was designed by Mike Marcotte and uses the music track "Fast" by Jeremy Doyle.


Map of Bootcamp
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.


Grab the shotgun and then flip the switch behind it to open the door into the big room. There are a lot of zombies around here, so kill them and head for the door to the right of the entrance to the big room. Open the door and take the next one you see via the switch on the wall. In there, take the door on the left. Around the bend, flip the switch to lower the hallway, and open the door at the bottom. Here, you can grab the super shotgun straight ahead, but the blue key will be closed off, and the bridge will lower while lots of zombies will ambush you from all sides. Head around the blue key building and climb either staircase to the west. In the computer room, flip the switch to lower a lift to the building from the backside. Quickly reach the lift before it rises and you will obtain the blue keycard.

Backtrack to the hallway you lowered and flip the nearby switch to rise it up again. Open the blue door at the top and take the next hallway into a library-like area with a throne in front of you. Go left and find a door here, and behind it, take the door on the right. Kill the Hell knight inside and take the teleporter. Kill the zombiemen in front of you and approach the wall for it to reveal shotgun guys. Approach the next wall and it will open for more zombies to show up. Get around the structure and take the teleporter behind it. Kill the chaingunner in the room, but reenter the teleporter you just came out of. You will appear on top of the structure that you went around, and on top of it is the yellow keycard. Now go back through the teleporter and head back to the intersection, taking the yellow door.

The next area is an interconnected series of hallways, some on ground floor and some above it. The main hallway in front of you has several monsters, including a cyberdemon on Ultra-Violence or higher. The red keycard is also in this area, and the ground hallway eventually leads to the red door. For the fastest way to reach the red keycard, take the stairs up to the upper walkway and jump two gaps (this could prove tough since some enemies on ground floor could block you). After you jump two gaps, take a sharp right to find a revenant guarding the red keycard. Pick it up and head for the red door. Open it and you will spot through the window more monsters in the main room, including arachnotrons, an arch-vile and some cacodemons. Flip the switch near the lift and ride it up to the column. Approaching the column reveals walls around you with imps and a spectre. Proceed past the column to reenter the big room. Now take the lift here up and open the red door to find the exit teleporter. Hit the panel furthest from the right to exit.

Other points of interest[edit]

In the big room with the zombies, head down the steps and the press on the metal wall with silver walls around it to get the backpack.

In the library area with the throne walk onto the throne to dim the lights and reveal a wall with many monsters (as well as Secret #5). There is a switch nearby that has two halves. Pressing the left half will turn the lights back on, while the right half raises the wall up again. If you get trapped on the south side of the wall, press the switch on it to leave.


  1. In the room following the starting area, a portion (sector 257) of the northern wall in the northwestern compartment can be walked through to obtain a soul sphere.
  2. From secret #1, return to the passage connecting the aforementioned room and compartment. After opening the western door, climb up the stairs to the computer panels and look to the east to find that two of the metal panels are situated lower than the rest. Open these to find an invulnerability (on easy) or a partial invisibility (on medium and hard skills). (sector 105)
  3. Approaching the blue keycard from the east triggers an ambush. The southern monster alcove has a lightning bolt symbol in its southeastern corner. Approach it to be lowered into a room (sector 170) containing a trooper and two boxes of rockets. (On medium and hard skills, there is also an imp and four armor bonuses.)
  4. Return to the door you passed to enter the blue keycard room and wait five seconds. Run down the southern stairway, enter secret #3 as quickly as you can to grab a newly revealed rocket launcher. (sector 171)
    (Stepping from the third to the fourth stair from below triggers the pillar surrounding the rocket launcher to lower.)
  5. Inside the library, the westernmost shelf bears a painting on its western side. Stepping on the chair's lowermost platform from the north darkens the whole library, so step on it from the northwestern or northeastern side. Grab the chainsaw on the chair to lower the painting as well as the southern wall, releasing (skill dependent) none/four/eight spectres and four imps (also revealing three armor bonuses on medium and hard). Return to where the painting was to find a secret alcove (sector 275) containing a light amplification visor (not on easy skills).
  6. From the red keycard, drop off the northwestern side (thus lowering a lift) and run northwards following the passage. After the bend to the southwest at its northernmost point (where the second lamp is) look out for a recess in the southern wall that you enter. The recess in fact is a lift: it takes you up to a vantage point (sector 248) from that you can jump to the item situated on the pole: a soul sphere on easy or a BFG9000 on medium and hard skills.


  • The player can be stuck inside the rocket launcher column in secret#4, so it should be visited quickly.
  • Something prevents the player from running freely in sector 58 (the room with secret #1)

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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 2:17.09 Argentum 2021-12-05
NM speed 3:25.00 Ricardo Bischoff (Rizera) 2011-11-14
UV max 3:58.80 Erick Tenorio (GuyNamedErick) 2018-04-04
NM 100S
UV -fast 13:51.29 Roger Moraga 1997-03-22
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:21.71 Meowgi 2021-09-06
NoMo 100S 5:29.17 TeamTNT 1996-04-09 Walkthrough demo

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed nomo 1:25.51 Eric Baker (The Green Herring) 2007-07-11 UV speed route idea demonstration

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 16, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 21)
  2. facing east. (thing 25)
  3. facing south. (thing 26)
  4. facing south. (thing 27)
  5. facing west. (thing 28)
  6. facing south. (thing 30)
  7. facing west. (thing 32)


Map data[edit]

Things 327
Vertices 1360*
Linedefs 1529
Sidedefs 1232
Sectors 321
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1173.


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

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