MAP21: The Hero's Return (Community Chest 3)


Community Chest 3 maps 21-30

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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: The Hero's Return is the twenty-first map of Community Chest 3. It was designed by Thomas van der Velden and uses the Duke Nukem 3D music track "In Tents."


Map of The Hero's Return
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 southeastern part of the outdoor blood lake, there is a circular mark on the skin wall. Press it to reveal a chainsaw and a supercharge. (sector 189)
  2. At the north of the tunnels after the yellow key door, the southern wall bears snakeskin instead of warped faces. You can walk through it to find a rocket launcher and a chainsaw. (sector 162)
  3. Immediately after said tunnels, the southernmost room has a candle set into the wall. Press the alcove it's in to open access to a nearby elevator, leading to seven armor bonuses, a backpack, and a berserk pack. (sector 42)


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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 0:41.23 Guanlan Chen (GarrettChan) 2021-09-05
NM speed
UV max 2:39.91 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-08-28
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 1:07.69 Adolf Vojta (Gusta) 2008-01-13
NoMo 0:34.60 Doomdaniel95 2014-07-19

The data was last verified in its entirety on September 18, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 141)
  2. facing south. (thing 142)
  3. facing south-east. (thing 143)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 144)


Map data[edit]

Things 152
Vertices 1938*
Linedefs 1870
Sidedefs 2870
Sectors 196
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1571.


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

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