VEGA Central Processing
VEGA Central Processing is the twelfth level in Doom (2016), the complex which contains the supercomputer in which the UAC Mars Base's sentient artificial intelligence VEGA is housed. Unlike the rest of the Mars base, this facility is located in the region of Mars' polar ice cap, in order to aid in the facility's massive cooling requirements. The twelfth mission, I Am VEGA, takes place here.
VEGA's processing center is located at Mars' polar ice cap, both to hide its inner workings from prying eyes and to aid in supercooling VEGA's central core, which has an operating temperature exceeding 1.2 megakelvins - 173 times hotter than the surface of the Sun. Much of the cooling is provided by the only absolute zero system ever constructed, which according to VEGA took years to perfect.
Mission 12: I Am VEGA
After retrieving the Crucible from the Necropolis, the Doom marine is pulled back to Mars by the dimensional tether and finds that he has been sent to the planet's polar ice cap. Samuel Hayden explains that he has a plan to send the marine to The Well, and VEGA then reveals that the power required to sustain its operations can instead be used to send the marine to the Hell portal's source; as VEGA would not survive the process and cannot self-terminate, it will instead walk the marine through the procedure. After disabling the security networks protecting VEGA's key systems, the marine is directed to destroy VEGA's four coolant generators which causes its primary systems to begin to meltdown. The marine then heads for VEGA's central core, which contains unrefined Argent plasma, to complete the overload process; just before it is destroyed, the marine makes a backup of VEGA, seemingly without Hayden's knowledge.
- Close The Well
- Gain access to VEGA main security terminal
- Turn off security switches (0/2)
- Access Cooling Room
- Destroy cooling coils (0/4)
- Access VEGA's Core
- Destroy VEGA's neural processors (0/2)
- Overload the VEGA core
- Variety is the Spice of Death III
- Perform five different glory kills on imps.
- Approach imps from different angles, including from above, to perform different glory kills.
- Gore Piñata
- Kill three demons with one frag grenade.
- Use the Equipment Power rune to increase the grenade's explosive potential.
- My Teeth are Sharper
- Kill a cacodemon with the chainsaw.
- A cacodemon requires three units of chainsaw fuel to kill. Getting it to come down to ground level first is advised.
|Combat support drones||None|
Areas / screenshots
|Levels from Doom (2016)|
|Single player:||Site 03 • Resource Operations • Foundry • Argent Facility • Argent Energy Tower • Kadingir Sanctum • Argent Facility (Destroyed) • Advanced Research Complex • Lazarus Labs • Titan's Realm • Necropolis • VEGA Central Processing • Argent D'Nur|
|Multiplayer:||Argent Breach • Beneath • Boneyard • Cataclysm • Chasm • Disposal • Empyrian • Excavation • Heatwave • Helix • Infernal • Molten • Offering • Orbital • Outbreak • Perdition • Ritual • Sacrilegious|
|Classic levels:||Hangar • Nuclear Plant • Toxin Refinery • Command Control • Phobos Lab • Phobos Anomaly • Halls of the Damned • Tower of Babel • Slough of Despair • Pandemonium • House of Pain • Entryway • Underhalls|
|Rune trials:||Rune trial arena • Rune trial passage • Rune trial temple|