VEGA Central Processing


Doom (2016) missions
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.

"You reclaimed the Crucible and are returning to Mars. You must close The Well, the power source of the Hell portal on Mars, to do this you will have to make one last Hell-jump. Samuel has a plan to send you back to The Well's location, he will need your assistance to carry it out."
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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[edit]

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.


A detailed walkthrough is available for this level.


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.

Special items[edit]

Item Amount
Argent cells None
Combat support drones None
Praetor tokens 3
Rune trials None
Secrets 5
Datapads 4

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