MAP23: Return (2048 Unleashed)


2048 Unleashed maps 21-30

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Secret maps: 31 32

All Hope for Terror

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Secret map: 49

This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.

MAP23: Return is the twenty-third map of 2048 Unleashed. It was designed by Micah Petersen (Jaws in Space) and uses the music track "".


Map of 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.


Take the shotgun and super shotgun and drop to the ground, then turn right and climb the steps ahead to enter a green brick building with some imps. As soon as you enter, turn right and climb another staircase to a teleporter which will send you to the north-west side of the level which is guarded by various monsters, including a revenant and an arachnotron on Ultra-Violence (UV) and Nightmare (NM) skill levels. Head west and climb up a black staircase to confront a revenant waiting at the top, then follow the path past some shotgun guys and chaingunners until you reach a switch in the north-east corner of the building. Press the switch and head back along the path, climb up a gray staircase that has risen then turn round to see a green step - pressing the switch here will end the level.

Other points of interest[edit]

Enter the building west of the start point then head west up the steps to find a megaarmor along with a set of red bars, behind which you will find a box of shotgun shells and two radiation shielding suits guarded by an arch-vile. The red keycard can be found on a step in a neighboring room.

After teleporting to the north-west area of the level, follow the narrow walkway north to find a berserk pack.


  1. Go to the north-east corner of the lava caverns to find a rocket launcher. (sector 52) Finding this secret will reveal a teleporter to the south; approaching that teleporter will release a large number of cacodemons into the level, up to 36 on UV and NM.
  2. The rock with the plasma gun and rockets counts as a secret. You can jump here from the ledge to the south, or even the ledge to the north-west. (sector 58)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on December 21, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing south-east. (thing 257)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 258)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 259)
  4. facing south-west. (thing 260)
  5. facing south-west. (thing 261)


Map data[edit]

Things 269
Vertices 786*
Linedefs 746
Sidedefs 1135
Sectors 106
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 628.


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

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