MAP22: Basilica (The Abyss)


The Abyss maps 12-22

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(12 - 22)
Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP22. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP22.

MAP22: Basilica is the twenty-second and final map of The Abyss. It was designed by J.M.P van Waveren (MrElusive) and Miklos de Rijk (H2SO4), and uses a MIDI rendition of "Andante" from Piano Concerto No. 21 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as its music track.

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Map of Basilica
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. The first six secrets can be reached by pressing on the misaligned wall just west of where the yellow key is located. These secrets include the secret room behind the misaligned wall as well as the five cages at the back end of the basilica, each with their own stash of goodies. The teleporter at the very end transports you to the northwest corner of the basilica. (sector 146)
  2. See Secret #1. (sector 154)
  3. See Secret #1. (sector 163)
  4. See Secret #1. (sector 176)
  5. See Secret #1. (sector 185)
  6. See Secret #1. (sector 207)
  7. Take the west door in the basilica and find the misaligned wall at the northwest end. Take the steps up to reach an armor bonus and a teleporter. The teleporter takes you to a room with stimpacks as well as a BFG9000 you may have seen at the starting point. (sector 243)
  8. At the northwest corner of the basilica is a door. Take it and go up the steps until you reach a teleporter. In the small room which you emerge in, there is a misaligned wall to the south, which leads to another teleporter taking you to an outside area. (sector 381)


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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 0:57.43 Andrey Boldt (Hitherto) 2024-05-10
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 12, 2024.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 4)
  2. facing north. (thing 5)
  3. facing south. (thing 6)
  4. facing north. (thing 7)
  5. facing south. (thing 115)


Map data[edit]

Things 214
Vertices 1410*
Linedefs 1645
Sidedefs 2415
Sectors 396
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1227.


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

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