MAP20: Leap of Faith (Doom 2 the Way id Did)


Doom 2 the Way id Did maps 12-20

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Secret maps: 31 32
Easter-egg map: 33

This level occupies the map slot MAP20. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP20.

MAP20: Leap of Faith is the twentieth map of Doom 2 the Way id Did. It was designed by Sarah Mancuso (esselfortium) in the style of John Romero. The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 5:30.

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Map of Leap of Faith
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. From the starting point, walk up to the cliff overlooking the large toxic pool in the middle and look down to the west to see a lower platform. Drop down to it, then jump to the opening with the wooden floor to find an imp and a stimpack. (sector 12) Go through the door and press the skull switch to reveal a BFG9000 and more imps behind it.
  2. Before collecting the yellow skull key, press the toxic hazard symbol to the south to reveal an alcove with a radiation shielding suit. (sector 178)
  3. In the west section of the map, after going up the large elevator activated by the skull switch and up the stairs, when you step on the floor section with the shotgun zombies and box of rockets, out the window you'll see a wall section opening to reveal a gargoyle switch. Quickly run down the stairs and press it before the wall closes, and you'll open a drop back down to behind the yellow key bars, as well as a flight of stairs to a room with cells and a megasphere. (sector 59)
  4. Past the blue key door, press the demon effigy on the altar to lower the wall next to to it, giving you access to a security armor, a backpack and the imp cage to the east. (sector 109)
  5. After performing the titular leap of faith and clearing all imps in the room, drop down to the north and press on the wall with the power symbol to reveal an alcove with a bulk cell. (sector 185)


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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 1:48.74 eLim 2015-08-09
NM speed
UV max 4:56.77 eLim 2019-05-04
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 13, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 351)
  2. facing north. (thing 352)
  3. facing west. (thing 356)
  4. facing north. (thing 357)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 358)
  6. facing west. (thing 359)
  7. facing east. (thing 360)
  8. facing east. (thing 365)


Map data[edit]

Things 372
Vertices 1266*
Linedefs 1447
Sidedefs 1888
Sectors 252
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1138.


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

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