MAP29: Hell's Cauldron (Hell Revealed II)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP29. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP29.

MAP29: Hell's Cauldron is the twenty-ninth map of Hell Revealed II. It was designed by Jonas Feragen and uses the music track "When the Sun Won't Rise Anymore," by Petter Mårtensen (Thyrbse).


Map of Hell's Cauldron
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.


For this map, you should keep your supplies handy and your health and ammo up, as it is one giant linear path all the way to the end. You will be fighting lots of monsters along the way, so make sure you are able to handle them. The exit is in the center of a large pit at the center of the map, guarded by a spider mastermind, arachnotrons, mancubi, imps, and Hell knights.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Before the bridge over lava at the beginning, a section of brown rock wall is textured differently. Lower it for a teleporter and you will obtain a megasphere and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 72)
  2. After crossing through the cavern and just before the thin ledges with Hell knights on them, look to the north of the rocket boxes. You can see a megasphere below, accessible by a very thin ledge. Carefully drop on and traverse the ledge to get the megasphere. (sector 186)
  3. When you cross the jagged staircase to the south, just slightly after it bends westward you can drop south for an invulnerability. (sector 189)
  4. Behind the switch at the top of the jagged staircase is a BFG9000. (sector 106)
  5. Towards the southeastern part of the map is a large lava pit with cacodemons in it. Jump in it, and find a snippet of a teleporter in the southwestern part of the pit. This will take you to an alcove where you will acquire an invulnerability. (sector 134)


Sector 172 is a lava-filled sector in the southeastern part of the map. However, its sector effect is 17, which is non-damaging. Also sector 58 is comprised of two lava pits on the eastern side of the map (both of the lava pits on both sides of the bridge to the north and south, but not the lava pits around the bridge itself). They both do not have sector effects and are also non-damaging lava pits.

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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 01:29 xepop 2009-11-23
NM speed
UV max 13:29.06 j4rio 2014-11-30
NM 100S
UV -fast 32:07.71 Brian Nesser (Anima Zero) 2005-12-01
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:53.51 Looper 2010-12-20

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed TAS 1:19.86 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2009-02-24

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 14, 2022.


This is the only map in Hell Revealed 2 that does not contain any deathmatch starts.


Map data[edit]

Things 1589
Vertices 1207*
Linedefs 1158
Sidedefs 541
Sectors 194
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 956.


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

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