MAP31: Red Dawn (50 Monsters)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP31. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP31.
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MAP31: Red Dawn is the first secret map of 50 Monsters. It was designed by James Collins (an_mutt) and uses the music track "Enigma," originally composed by James Paddock (Jimmy) for Back to Saturn X.


Map of Red Dawn
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. Once you get the blue key, flip the blue switch south of the start and press on the wall to the left of the yellow switch. Go across the lava to find the red key, which can be lowered by pressing the switch on secret #3. (sector 77)
  2. At the east side of the southernmost area, head west up the steps past the large rock crusher, then at the next crusher you will have to make a jump southward between the shotgun shells. When you make it, head east to find an arch-vile and a soul sphere. (sector 266)
  3. At the rock with two crushers at the southernmost area, the trail of rockets between the structures points northeast and southwest. Face southwest and make a jump to the higher lava. Grab a radiation suit and head through the leftmost lavafall here. At the top, you will find a plasma gun, energy cells, and a switch to lower the red key. (sector 209)
  4. At the yellow key, press the skull switch in the north closet to lower the wall heading back into the lower lava, which will cause the large rock up ahead to open up, with the arch-vile teleporting away. To get the megasphere inside, you will have to retrace your steps to the rock that had the switch, which is just west of the large rock, then jump into it. (sector 282)
  5. At the easternmost area of the map with the crushers, the switch on the west wall opens up the walls around you. In the compartment just south of the switch, press on the hidden blue switch in the light, then head back south. There is now a new teleporter which would be in behind a line of health bonuses, which will take you to the next secret. (sector 353)
  6. The teleporter from the previous secret transports you north of the starting point on a ledge. From this ledge, turn southeast, and when the crusher rises, shoot at the red button to raise a bridge near your ledge. Cross it and use the red switch (make sure you have the red key from Secret #1), then the one behind it to lower the northern wall. This leads to the secret exit. (sector 41)


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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 (normal exit)
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast 9:24.17 Guanlan Chen (GarrettChan) 2017-08-07
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)
NoMo (normal exit) 1:19.97 Shepardus 2021-04-10
NoMo (secret exit) 1:23.43 Shepardus 2021-04-10
NoMo 100S 1:30.74 Shepardus 2021-04-10

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


Map data[edit]

Things 422
Vertices 2806*
Linedefs 2642
Sidedefs 4033
Sectors 379
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2184.


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

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