A Doom II Secret From 1994 Has Been Unlocked

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A secret from 1994's Doom II, hidden for so long that its trigger was assumed to be a bug, has finally been discovered.


Via RPS it’s on Map 15, and involved a teleporter that would display as being a secret, but would never actually trigger. That’s because it couldn’t be set off by the player simply standing on it: a workaround had to be discovered.

One that Zero Master found was...letting an enemy knock you onto it. Here’s co-creator John Romero with the congratulations (and details):

Saying he just needed to be knocked onto it is actually under-selling it a little. To activate the teleporter, Zero Master has to lure a Pain Elemental into giving him a nudge after a lengthy and very close-range game of cat-and-mouse. You can see the pursuit in this clip (from around 1:45 onwards).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.



Also amazed the devs didn’t spill the beans for all those years, so cool.