MAP20: The Path to Hell (Speed of Doom)


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

MAP20: The Path to Hell is the twentieth map of Speed of Doom. It was designed by Darkwave0000 and uses Heretic's E1M4 track.

This map uses a forced suicide exit at the end to reset the player's inventory at the start of the next map.


Map of The Path to Hell
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. The first secret is near the end of the first dark room with the arch-vile in a pillar, near the alcove where demons hid. Use the wall behind the medikit (linedef #4499) and get the backpack. (sector 787)
  2. The second one is on the right, after the blue key where an arch-vile (or two) pop out to get you on the right. Walk through the lava fall and grab energy cell packs, a berserk and a supercharge. (sector 791)
  3. The third one is on the other side, check the three pillars with mancubi, there is a switch nearby (linedef #4538) that lowers a lift. (sector 793) Go up and get the same things as in the previous secret.
  4. The last one is in the red key tower. The big lift has a switch you can't see when you first climb there, opens a small alcove with a megaarmor. (sector 291)


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Current records[edit]

The records for this map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 01:14 Brian Nesser (Anima Zero) 2010-03-29
NM speed
UV max 07:49 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2010-07-02
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Last updated on June 19, 2013.

Multiplayer records[edit]

Run Time Players Date File Notes

Last updated on June 19, 2013.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV -nomonsters 01:14 Aleks Shahov (Plut) 2012-10-23
First Demo Attempt 33:29 Nikolay Kamnev (Heretic) 2010-03-20

Last updated on June 19, 2013.


Map data[edit]

Things 1230
Vertices 5961*
Linedefs 5898
Sidedefs 9872
Sectors 1001
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5035.


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

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  • The end level message seems to imply that there is no gateway to hell at the end of the path, and the only way for the marine to continue his mission is to kill himself in a coffin, so that his soul will be transferred to hell and go on fighting there.

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