MAP23: Dark Arena (The Rebirth)


The Rebirth maps 21-30

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Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.
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MAP23: Dark Arena is the twenty-third map of The Rebirth. It was designed by Björn Ostmann (Vader).


Map of Dark Arena
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. Get out of your prison cell and enter the furthest cell on the left side. Press on the clean rock wall at the northwest side to gain a BFG9000 and a backpack. (sector 171)


The red door is only opened from its respective side once. When you enter the arena, the red door shuts behind you. There are two linedefs that trigger the door closing, and it is possible to actually render the level unbeatable by triggering one of the linedefs and then running through the door as it is closing, leaving you trapped on the other side of the door, unable to return to the arena.

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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 0:21.74 Graim 2010-03-23
NM speed 0:24.57 hokis 2010-03-11
UV max 1:38.80 lirui1001 2021-01-14
NM 100S
UV -fast 1:51.54 NumberJuan77 2022-07-13
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 1, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 173)
  2. facing west. (thing 174)
  3. facing east. (thing 175)
  4. facing west. (thing 176)
  5. facing west. (thing 177)
  6. facing east. (thing 178)


Map data[edit]

Things 199
Vertices 745*
Linedefs 890
Sidedefs 1301
Sectors 217
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 663.


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

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