MAP21: Beta Base (NOVA: The Birth)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP21. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP21.
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MAP21: Beta Base is the twenty-first map of NOVA: The Birth. It was designed by Ilya Lazarev (joe-ilya) and uses the music track "Push on the Gas," originally composed by Sam Woodman (Metabolist) for Hell Revealed II.


Map of Beta Base
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 easternmost room, go to the southeast corner, stepping on the pad to open the nearby door. Open the wall opposite of where the super shotgun is, then get the blur artifact. (sector 122)
  2. After opening up the room to the west (via the aforementioned pad in the easternmost room), enter it and flip the switch at the bottom, opening up a room with a baron of Hell and another switch. Use this one, then return to the hub to find both the southern door and a compartment open. Enter the compartment and open the wall behind the medikit for a teleporter taking you to a soul sphere. (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
NM speed
UV max 3:18.83 Dylan Gill (TheV1perK1ller) 2018-03-30
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:10.09 Infidius 2014-10-24

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 14, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 191)
  2. facing east. (thing 192)
  3. facing west. (thing 193)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 194)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 195)


Map data[edit]

Things 200
Vertices 1198*
Linedefs 1174
Sidedefs 1915
Sectors 269
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 925.


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

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