Doom 2’s impossible secret is discovered, 24 years later - Co-creator John Romero sends his congratulations
Almost 25 years after it was released, Doom 2 has finally given up its last secret (with some qualification as to what the secret really is).
It’s secret No. 4 on Map 15 (Industrial Zone). Now, the area in question has been known, seen and accessed by other means (usually a noclip cheat code). Getting to it without a cheat appears to be deliberately impossible, according to Doom co-creator John Romero.
Romero tweeted out congratulations to the solution’s discoverer, Zero Master. Zero Master figured out that the way to trigger the secret was to be pushed into the secret area by an enemy (in this case, a Pain Elemental). Romero’s explanation shows that what has been considered a glitch was instead deliberate.
|Doom 2’s impossible secret is discovered, 24 years later
Co-creator John Romero sends his congratulations