MAP24: Hatred (Scythe)
- 1 Walkthrough
- 2 Areas / screenshots
- 3 Speedrunning
- 4 Statistics
- 5 Technical information
- 6 Inspiration and development
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See also
- 9 Sources
- 10 External links
At the beginning, some imps will attack, so get the weapons nearby and kill them. There are several Hell knights, barons of Hell, and a cyberdemon in the general area. To the north you can acquire the red skull key, along with some mancubi in cages. Grabbing it actually lowers the yellow skull key for later. Now go towards the blue door and use the nearby lift to go up. If you are not playing on Ultra-Violence or higher, there will be an invulnerability here, as well as a soul sphere (on all difficulty levels). A lot of revenants will attack you on these upper reaches, so fend them off as best as you can going around and getting the blue skull key at the very end. Dropping back down into the main area, watch out for the cacodemons who teleport into the cave with the hellish column, then head through the blue door. Grab the BFG9000, then head out of this small room going to where the cyberdemon was to reach the lava bed. Make sure you grab a radiation suit before you go though. Go through the lava stream to a room with a soul sphere and an arch-vile. If you got the red key earlier, the yellow key will be available. Back in the main area, there may be a spider mastermind. Now open the yellow door to find an arch-vile and the exit.
Other points of interest
- From the ledge where you get the blue key, shoot the northern marble demon face high up on the wall (left side of the entrance to the starting area). This will cause the southern inner wall to open, revealing a secret room with two arachnotrons, a berserk pack, a soul sphere and two bulk cells inside. (sector 221)
Note: it is possible to shoot the demon face earlier on than this with the super shotgun, by standing on the highest accessible ledge inside the cave opposite, thanks to the super shotgun's vertical spread.
This map has a red skull key but does not have a red door. However, to collect the red key the player crosses a linedef which lowers a pillar later in the level, granting access to the yellow key, so this is more of a feature than a bug.
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Routes and tricks
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The data was last verified in its entirety on July 4, 2020.