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Brutal Doom is a gameplay mod that was created in 2010 by Sergeant Mark IV. It is compatible with Doom, The Ultimate Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, Final Doom, TNT: Evilution, Plutonia and other custom WADs. Brutal Doom won the first ever Cacoward in 2011 for Best Gameplay Mod and a MOTY award for creativity by Mod DB in 2012.

Brutal Doom received public recognition from John Romero himself during the IGN gameplay video made for the 20th anniversary of Doom, stating that if they had released Brutal Doom instead of Doom back in 1993, they "would've destroyed the game industry" and that "Brutal Doom is hilarious" (said at 1:08:48).

Perhaps the most obvious and eye-catching feature of Brutal Doom is the addition of features like; additional blood (blood is splattered on walls and ceilings if enemies or the player are hit), the ability to blow off body parts with strong weapons like the shotgun and the addition of special illuminating effects on projectiles and pick ups. It is compatible with the source ports ZDoom, GZDoom, Skulltag, and Zandronum.

While primarily a gore mod, it goes further and alters the game-play by changing many other aspects such as the sounds, graphics, and combat. One major change is the increased difficulty; making enemy behavior much faster, unpredictable and dangerous (many attacks do double the normal damage to the player) and altering their attacks. It also makes the animations smoother and gives the player new abilities.


Primary changes (based on v21)[]

  • When facing a monster, destructible object or a tree for that matter, the object's name and current health will be displayed at the top of the player's screen.
    • For example, when facing a Zombieman, the game will display "Pistol Zombie 50/50".
BDV21 HealthDrop

A shotgunner dropping a health bonus upon death.

  • When killing a monster in a state of near death the enemy will either drop a Health bonus or award the player with 5 health.
  • Former humans will shout guttural threats such as "You! Die!" whenever they sense that the player is around.
  • Zombiemen now use pistols or rifles, and will drop them when they die.
  • The tube capacity of the shotgun has been changed to 9 before a reload is needed.
  • Some Shotgunners will also hold a sub-machine gun.

The Demon Sphere drop.


Baron of Hell Transformation.

BD ReveT

Revenant Transformation.

  • The new weapons added in this version are named The Railgun, The Unmaker and The Assault Shotgun.
  • The Railgun consumes ten plasma cells per shot and can alt-fire to zoom in on the target.
  • The Unmaker shoots out tiny destructive fireballs but consumes ammo rapidly. Its draws its ammo from human souls which replenish by ten whenever the player kills former humans. The maximum ammo is 999.
  • The Assault Shotgun has 20 shells per drum magazine but consumes shells at a high rate like an assault rifle. It is powerful so it should be reserved for powerful enemies such as the Cyberdemon. The player can also zoom in by pressing alt fire.
  • Sometimes high ranking demons will drop a demon sphere after being defeated which causes the player to transform into a Baron of Hell or a Revenant for 60 seconds.
    • While in this mode, players can press fire to shoot projectiles and alt-fire to claw nearby enemies. The player will be blessed with 1,000 health points as a Baron of Hell or 300 health points if they are transformed into a Revenant upon entering this mode. The player will be reset back to 100 Health and 0 Armor once the transformation ends.
      • However, the player also cannot pick up any power-ups such as ammo, weapons or health/armors during the transformation.
  • Dramatic increase of gibs and blood, creating a much gorier atmosphere.
  • Custom blood spray/splatter settings, ranging from 'Low' to 'Comical'.
  • 3D blood droplets allow all textures, including floors and ceilings, to be covered with blood.
  • More dynamic HUD - blood splatter on the screen if the player kills an enemy up close. The player's helmet may exhibit cracks in the visor or bullet holes may appear on the screen when the player is injured.
  • When the player is critically injured (30% health or lower) the screen can become stained with tiny blood splatters and a dripping sound is played intermittently to imply the marine's blood is dripping to the ground. This is just an audio/visual effect and does not incur further health loss.
  • New death animations for all enemies: Limbs can be graphically amputated by shooting them with powerful weapons, cut in half with the chainsaw, melted with the plasma gun, burned to smouldering corpses by fire or electricity-based attacks, and blown into dozens of gibs by explosions.
  • Corpses can be further mutilated upon death. Note that while this feature was removed in v19 in the course of bug-fixing, it is back as of v20b where the player can obtain monster weapons from the dead bodies of the Mancubus and the Revenant.
  • Many enemies have new attacks (more details below) and many enemy attacks do up to twice the normal damage.
  • It is now possible to unload guns by pressing the unload (U by default) key. Players can use of this function to transfer common ammo to more powerful weapons. The only weapons that can be unloaded are the Assault Rifle, both Shotguns and the Plasma Gun.
  • All of the standard weapons have been revamped with new graphics and sound. Most have had their functionality changed by making it necessary to reload and/or by the addition of secondary functions (see below).
  • Classic Mode was introduced in v20 - this mode removes the player's 'modernized' abilities such as kicking, taunting, reloading, and grenade tossing but brings back a newer, more powerful version of the classic weapon sets. Some weapons, such as the chain-gun, have new graphics. Many weapons still have the ability to head-shot and destroy limbs when using mouse aim.
  • Overpowered Tanks and Helicopters have been added in game however they cannot be found in most custom Megawads. The creator plans to use them in the upcoming Brutal Doom Extermination Day Megawad.
  • Teleportation effects are now colored red/orange instead of green as of v20, and leave a red Baphomet-inspired inverted pentagram on the ground which fades out completely after a few seconds.
  • The capabilities of the Berserk Pack are greatly expanded. With it the player can perform fatality-style finishers on monsters which, depending on the current version, may replenish some health . As of v19, Fatality animations are performed at a faster speed and can over-heal the marine but now they heal 50% less of the health than in v18 or lower. Other abilities include grabbing and throwing Lost Souls and explosive barrels and using mortally wounded monster (the monster will be twitching in agony, making constant pain noises, and bleeding) as meat shields . A meat shield will absorb a set amount of damage from projectiles at the cost of the player being limited to using only the rifle while carrying the monster. While carrying a monster it can also be thrown to deal significant damage. Fatalities in v20 are somewhat harder to perform, especially on Demons/Spectres and higher ranking monsters, but more rewarding as they award the player with 10 health as long the player's health is still under 200. A highly recommended strategy is to perform fatalities on Pain Elementals so as to prevent them from exploding and causing the player damage. Note that the player becomes invulnerable while the fatality animation plays.
    Shotgun Head

    Player pulling off a Shotgunner's head and using it as a throwing weapon.

  • Players are able to obtain Shotgun Guy's head after performing a Fatality on him. The head deals very low damage and is more of a gag to increase the excitement of the gameplay.
  • Implementation of head-shots for all monsters except the Cyberdemon, Spider Mastermind, Cacodemon, Demon/Spectre, Lost Soul and Pain Elemental. Head-shots deal as much as double damage (depending on the weapon) and can gib the monster's head for one of many special death animations (see the screenshot at the right). Auto-aim does not assist in getting head-shots. In fact, the "Weapon.NOAUTOAIM" flag has been added to all weapons to completely remove auto-aim's function in order to balance Brutal Doom's game-play.
  • New difficulty options ranging from Power Fantasy to Realism Mode which showcases the increase of monster attacking speed and damage as the difficulty rises.
  • Invisibility spheres are replaced with captured marines. Punching or pressing the use button near a captured marine (kicking, gunfire or chainsaw will injure him) will free him and he will follow and aid the player against the demons. Note that as of v20, ONLY pressing "Use" will rescue the marine. Captured marines spawn with random weapons ranging from assault rifles to plasma guns, the most powerful ones being less probable to spawn with the marine. Starting from v19, they will occasionally throw grenades. If a freed marine is killed in battle his weapon will be dropped for the player to pick up. An allied marine can punch enemies at close range and even perform fatalities (like the player, becoming invulnerable in the process) to replenish his own health. However any nearby demons will attempt to kill any restrained marines as soon as they are in the player's sight. Players are advised to quickly rescue any marines they see tied up while fighting the demons as they can be a great help in fighting the Hell spawn. Friendly Marines are very tough and function as a meatshield by protecting the player from weaker monsters. Starting in v20, pressing "Use" near the marine will alternate between "following" and "holding position" modes. When fighting a strong demon, the player should order the ally marines to hold their position as they can be easily wiped out in a single hit from the demon. As of v19, marines has become much more intelligent and will follow the player anywhere, via running/teleporting. There is an optional mutator that restores the Partial Invisibility spheres. Friendly fire against marines is disabled in order to prevent accidental friendly damage and they are also immune to damage from Barrels and Damaging Floors. Friendly Marines will be quickly killed if they are left alone and surrounded by monsters. Marines will also randomly follow the player to the next level. As of v21, Captured Marines can also be turned to "Evil Marines" by nearby Arch-viles thereby turning the Friendly Marines into a permanent enemy.
    All marines

    All 4 Marines

    Also as of v21, there are only four types of marines in the mod, represented by their different uniform colors. The red marine uses a mini-gun, the green marine uses a rifle, the blue marine uses a plasma gun and the grey marine uses a shotgun. Once again, as of v21 Gold, rescuing them will also have them use Male One clips from Unreal Tournament.
  • As of v20b, there is a low chance of a Spectre dropping an Invisibility sphere when it is killed.
  • The light amplification visor tints the screen green and differentiates between heat sources. Torches, lamps, force fields and even living organisms, whether players or monsters, are highlighted with a bright tinge of fluorescent green.
  • If the player kills certain monsters by gibbing (or shreds their corpses with the chainsaw) they can sometimes take the monster's weapon. This includes the Revenant's twin rocket launchers and the Mancubus flame cannon. Both are mapped to key 8 in earlier versions. The Mancubus cannon is mapped to key 9 in v18 onwards.
  • Enhanced lighting and shadow effects for decorations and projectiles similar to those found in the Doomsday engine.
  • Enemy bullets now act as very fast projectiles allowing the player to dodge them given sufficient reflexes. They are also generally more accurate than their vanilla hitscan counterparts, especially at a distance.
  • A kick attack, similar to the one in Duke Nukem 3D, has been added to shove enemies away from the player. It is bound to Q by default. This attack is powered up by berserk, like the fists. If performed while jumping it becomes a flying kick, with the marine's foot turned 45 degrees, dealing even more damage. A "weaker" version of the flying kick can be performed on the ground as part of a combo (see below).
    • (For the sake of explanation, please consider the "MONSTERS: X/Y" information field in the automap, where X is the count of defeated monsters and Y is the total count of monsters in the level) A minor bug involves monsters (mostly zombies and Imps) who were killed by being kicked off heights. If the aforementioned monster, kicked off a tall building is still alive before landing, dies by "splatting" against the ground the count of X is not increased by one. This causes the X/Y count to be unequal and thus ruins 100% kills. This counting error does not occur if the kick itself is the killing blow. In this case the X count is increased normally whether it launches the monster downwards or not.
  • The fists are faster and can throw quick jabs. Unlike in the vanilla Doom they are now a silent attack and will not alert enemies. The alt-fire throws a slower but more powerful right-handed straight punch. Punching a Zombieman, Shotgun Guy, Heavy Weapon Dude or Imp from behind, before the enemy has noticed the player, will snap their neck thus killing it instantly without alerting other enemies. This is especially easy to do at the beginning of MAP01 and MAP02 of Doom II and does not require a berserk pack.
    • A basic martial arts-style combo system was implemented in v19 allowing the player to quickly chain punches and kicks together with proper timing. The "root" combo is a 3-hit punch sequence: left-hand jab, right-hand straight punch, left-hand horizontal hook punch, each one with increased power. Note that punches do not necessarily have to hit anything in order to activate the next. The third punch is capable of: knocking demons across the room, knocking off the heads of Imps and zombies, hitting Barons of Hell and Hell Knights in the crotch, stunning them and making them scream in pain. The third punch, even without the berserk pack power, will never perform fatalities or neck snaps and will always gib/smash enemies to pieces without leaving their legs standing and/or attached. If the kick attack key is quickly pressed with correct timing right after any punch, a weaker version of the flying kick will be performed while on the ground (with either foot, depending of the punch used prior). The in-combo kick is stronger than the "regular" kick but weaker than the flying kick. The only downside of the in-combo kick is that the kick's "recoil" pushes the player's aim upwards at every use, much like did the minigun's continuous fire in v18. As of v20b, punch sequences are no longer possible (though the player can still chain punches into kicks individually) because the primary fire key throws weaker but faster jabs while the secondary fire key throws stronger but slower straights/uppercuts (both punches employ both arms randomly).
  • The chainsaw gets covered in blood splatters when sawing an enemy. It previously used the Doom 3 chainsaw sound, but as of v19 and above, it uses an improved Doom/Doom II sound. In v20b, the alternate fire key swings the chainsaw in clumsy but deadly horizontal patterns.
  • The pistol was re-introduced in v21 where it is the weakest long ranged weapon. It can also be dual wielded and has a higher firing rate compared to its classic counterpart. This makes it slightly more powerful, although it can only be used in situations where low health monsters are present in low quantities.
  • The assault rifle is now introduced in Brutal Doom, which remains useful even late in the game. The rifle has a decent fire rate (close to the original chain-gun) and is the most accurate weapon in the mod. The alt-fire mode also allows the player to aim down the sights to snipe at enemies. It has a magazine size of 30 (31 in v20).
    • Starting in v20, the rifle is fully revamped and has a much more accurate and higher rate of fire. Also, after obtaining a second rifle (signaling by the face on the status bar smiling), the player can press the corresponding weapon key to wield two rifles simultaneously, John Woo style. Both rifles can be fired alternately via primary and secondary fire keys (doubling ammo clip size to 62), but the alt-fire "iron sight" cannot be accessed while in "dual fire" mode. Firing with "iron sights" is now more powerful but highly unreliable due to its extremely erratic recoil. Note that dual-rifle mode is now comparable to a minigun and is good at dispatching monsters like Demons and even a Baron of Hell at high speed. Dual rifles shouldn't be used to kill weak enemies such as zombies, Imps and Lost Souls.
    • An interesting fact about the rifle's continuous fire is that the primary fire mode's recoil ENDS at the first shot (meaning the second shot is perfectly straight) but the secondary fire mode's recoil STARTS at the fourth shot (meaning only the first three shots will be perfectly accurate) which may lead to players resorting to the old "key tapping" trick in order to properly shoot while aiming down the sights. This "technical" information may come in handy for dealing with the new assault rifle's attack behavior. The erratic, random recoil of iron sight aiming was fixed in v20b.
  • The shotgun now fires ten pellets per shot instead of seven, to balance it with the Super Shotgun. Like the assault rifle the shotgun can be fired from iron sights to improve accuracy. It holds 9 shells (8 in the magazine and 1 chambered) The weapon must be cycled ("pumped") after each shot. When the magazine is empty the shells are reloaded individually. The shotgun can be fired during reload by holding down the fire key. It has been redesigned to resemble a tactical shotgun, giving it a black synthetic pump and stock instead of wooden ones and also has a vented heat-shield on the barrel.
  • The super shotgun receives an additional damage boost at point-blank range. It now has the option of firing only one barrel at a time, thus shooting only 10 pellets. It also has the ability to kill a Hell Knight or Cacodemon with both barrels fired at close range at head-level. Doing this point-blank results in the body hitbox obstructing the shot.
  • The chain-gun is now correctly referred to as a minigun as well as resembling the more traditional design of said guns. It fires 50% faster but also requires a spin-up before and spin-down after firing. The alt-fire mode also makes the barrels continuously spin, further increasing the firing rate but also drastically decreasing the accuracy and alerting monsters due to spin noise.
    • In v20, the minigun once again recoils during primary fire, this time "mixing" the vertical v18 and horizontal v19 recoils. This drastically reduces the gun's accuracy unless the player keeps "correcting" his aim manually.
    • Cacodemons are able to avoid both the Rocket Launcher and the Minigun when they are fired, making them much more difficult enemies.
  • The rocket launcher has a much smaller splash damage area but it causes 50% more damage on a direct hit. It holds 6 rockets per magazine.
  • The plasma gun deals roughly double damage and can cause minor splash damage to enemies and players if the bolt hits a nearby wall but fires at a slower rate. In v19, the alternate fire mode fires a continuous flamethrower-style spread of blue flames which inflicts a great deal of damage over time but quickly depletes the plasma cell. It has a clip size of 50. However as of v20, the flamethrower attack is moved on to the Mancubus Flame Cannon, the old plasma gun sprites were completely restored and the original "shotgun spread" attack returns as the gun's secondary fire mode, but now it must powerup for a few seconds. It costs 10 ammo to charge and can be delayed indefinitely by holding down the secondary fire key before discharging the plasma shots. After releasing the charged shot it causes an upwards recoil on the player's aim, dealing 500+ damage, which can be used to instantly kill a Hell Knight. The secondary attack can be cancelled in order to preserve ammo by pressing the reload key at anytime during the charging/delaying process.
    • BDoomDualFire

      Firing two weapons at the same time

      Starting in v20, the player can find another plasma gun and wield two simultaneously, firing both at the same time by pressing both primary and secondary fire keys (at the cost of having no secondary fire mode) just like the assault rifle. Dual wielding plasma rifles has a very powerful attack power and can be used to kill powerful enemies quickly. The damage output is comparable to a BFG, but it eats up Cells at a faster rate.
  • The BFG9000 uses the Doom 3 BFG sound effects and the primary energy ball deals double damage. Instead of the original BFG's hitscan tracer attack it simply deals damage in a very large radius like an even more powerful rocket launcher, except for the rebound splash damage.
  • The Mancubus flame cannon, mapped to key 9, produces a short-ranged but powerful stream of fire. The attack has a very erratic recoil, similar to the minigun, and costs 4 ammo per use. The secondary fire mode shoots fireballs at the cost of 15 ammo. These fireballs (as of v20) have no gravity akin to the Mancubus itself and so player does not need to compensate for the trajectory of the shot. Backpacks refill 100 ammo of the flame cannon. The flame cannon can only be removed by defeating a Mancubus with berserk-powered kicks, rockets, barrels, or grenades which deal the killing hit. A normal Mancubus drops 100 ammo upon specific kills.

    Player holding a grenade.

  • Grenades are introduced in v20. It is a very powerful item with almost twice the blast radius of the barrel and can deal damage up to 500+ Max. Zombiemen and Shotgunners will also sometimes drop one grenade upon dying and the player can carry up to 10 grenades (20 after acquiring a backpack) at any time. Each backpack awards 5 grenades to the player. The player can switch to the grenade by pressing "0". The primary fire key throws the grenade a longer distance while the secondary fire key throws a shorter distance. By pressing a specific "shortcut" key ("G" by default) - in which the player performs only the long distance throw. An effective use of grenades is to throw them down a cliff or into a pit filled with monsters. Throwing them in a room you know that is full of monsters is a good way to thwart an ambush. Grenades have also proven to be very useful in dispatching large crowds of enemies gathered in a single, tight area. Players should use them whenever the chance arises.
  • The recoil of most weapons will push the player back a tiny bit upon firing, especially the Super Shotgun and the BFG9000.

    A shotgun guy in "critical mode".

  • Some monsters in the game could enter a "near death mode" after being shot to near death. In this mode, Players can approach and kick the monster or by dealing a coup de grâce with a weapon thus ending in a bloody death and earning the player a 5 health bonus or 5 armor bonus. As Near Death Mode will eventually end with the monster dying on its own after a short time, it is advised for players to take the bonus as soon as possible when the chance occurs.
  • As of v21, the maximum limit the player can reach through collecting health and armor bonuses is 300. However, it is possible to break that limit by abusing cruelty bonuses from monsters by using weapons such as the Shotgun and Minigun.
  • Offend

    Player "offending" the Cyberdemon.

    The player is able to flip monsters off while shouting rude comments like "go fuck yourself" (voiced by Tony Danza, originally Danny Glover) with a bound command ("H" by default) known as "offend". This command will alert nearby monsters as if the player had just fired a weapon as well as taunt them causing some enemies to attack more frequently. There are other commands, such as "wave" ("V" by default). Pressing the wave button during a fatality (see below) will allow the player to see his own wave animation in third-person. Be careful as you can take damage while waving. Also as of v20, the player can taunt with two middle fingers when not equipping any weapons with the offend command.
    • Only the Cyberdemon, Mancubus, Pinky, Spectre and Zombiemen are susceptible to "Offend", increasing their attacking rate and in the latter case the Zombiemen will keep shooting forever in salvos of three shots without even stopping to reload its rifle, even if the player has moved out of sight. Offended Pinkies and Spectres will also speed up, making them more difficult to hit.
      • When using the offend command, all enemies who are in a state of Monster infighting will stop and aim their attacks at the player as if the infighting never occurred.
  • There are several voice acted taunts and one-liners voiced by Chinese Tony Danza, that can be spoken with keys J and K by default. Many of these quotes are taken straight from the infamous Doom comic. Note that as of v19, these have been cut due to overuse in multiplayer games and will be in an optional mutator.
  • Both the Grenade Launcher and the Rail gun from the Skulltag source port have been given new sprites and attributes. The Grenade Launcher is a standard issue M79; it has a much larger blast radius than the Rocket Launcher but fires much slower as well as dealing less damage. The Rail gun fires at a slower rate than the vanilla Skulltag Rail gun, uses half as much ammunition, has a scope for zooming in and reloads after 5 shots instead of 4. Both weapons seem to have been removed in v20. The weapons were re-added to the mod in v20b.
  • There are new sprites for the rockets, box of rockets, backpack, armor bonus, armor and mega-armor.
  • Most enemies that have been alerted can eventually lose track of you. If this happens they will start to "patrol". The enemy will slowly move around, periodically stopping to look around before moving again.
  • Zombiemen will fire in salvos of three shots with moderate accuracy. They now can survive a few more hit and their AI has been improved so they are significantly more competent enemies. After 20 shots, they must reload which is accompanied by a new but incomplete animation. The zombie turns towards the camera while reloading its weapon before heading in its previous direction.
  • Shotgun Guys (Former Sergeants) now fire 7 (8 in v20) pellets per shot instead of only 3. Like the Zombiemen, they also must reload their weapons (by inserting 5 or 6 new shells) at times. Just like the Zombiemen, the Shotgun Guy's reloading animation is also incomplete. It has only the camera-facing frames of the reload process. Like the Zombiemen they can back up when at close range, have more health and are more intelligent overall.
  • As of v19, Zombiemen and Shotgun Guys can enter into a last stand and pull out a pistol when they have one of their limbs cut off. They will then die by themselves after making their last shots or be killed by being attacked again.
    • For the sake of explanation, please consider the "MONSTERS: X/Y" information field in the automap, where X is the count of defeated monsters and Y is the total count of monsters in the level. This causes a minor bug in which the former human's "last reaction" will increase the Y count by 1. If the agonizing zombie dies by itself instead of being killed by the player (or another monster) it won't increase the X count; resulting in tally errors to the detriment of players who gun for 100% kills.
    • In v20, both Zombiemen and Shotgun Guys can also backpedal a few steps before firing if the player (or another monster if they are attacking each other) gets too close to them, perhaps for more accurate shots, adding to the realism of their combat AI.
  • Chain-gunners now have completely redesigned sprites and carry a heavy hand-held minigun like the player's. They also take exactly half a second to aim before shooting (evidenced by its preceding revving sound) making them quite on par with their Doom 3 firearm-wielding counterpart.
  • Wolfenstein SS officers have changed radically and now resemble soldiers in accurate SS uniforms with a demonic appearance and fanatical military chatter. They possess more complex behavior; frequently dashing diagonally left and right making them difficult to hit. Their powerful MP40 submachineguns, mapped to key 8 (key 0 in v18, key 2 in v20b), can be picked up and used by the player. The MP40 has a 32-round magazine and higher rate of fire than the assault rifle. This was removed in v19 but later returned in v20b.
  • The Imp now has a lunging attack like the new imp from Doom 3 that it will use to quickly move into close range and can sometimes shoot two fireballs in quick succession. Its projectiles are now much more detailed with several sound and visual effects. The player will have bloody slashes marking his screen in the direction an Imp connected with a melee attack.

    Fatality (on players): in v20, if the Imp kills the player via the jumping claw attack, the monster proceeds to tackle the marine in a horse-mounted stance and claw his/her face multiples times until the marine's head gets completely shredded.

  • Melee-oriented monsters, such as Hell Knights and Demons, will perform fatalities on the player and even other monsters if they kill them with a melee attack.
  • Demons and Spectres are faster in movement, evasion and attack speed. The latter are completely invisible, save for their eyes, making them much harder to detect. They briefly flash into a translucent state upon attacking and taking damage. They become fully visible upon death with translucent red smoke marking the kill but the red smoke is removed as of v20. Being melee-only monsters, Demons and Spectres will always perform any available Fatalities on a successful kill. Spectres only will do this starting in v20, becoming partially visible while doing so.
    Fatality (on players): the Demon/Spectre rips and chews the marine's upper body multiple times, splashing blood everywhere. In v20, the Demon(s)/Spectre(s) will tear the flesh off the dead marine in a horrific and violent hunger.
    Fatality (on monsters): the Demon/Spectre chews the Zombieman/Shotgunner/chain-gunner/Imp's body, swallowing their upper half and spitting out the lower half.
    • In v20, sometimes the Demon/Spectre will have one of its arms shot off (the Spectre loses its invisibility ability thus becoming a regular Demon) begin screaming in pain and one of two random things will happen; the monster will either collapse by itself (instantly or after agonizing impotently for a few moments) or enter a "last rage" mode in which it will run, dodge and attack much faster and more ferociously but eventually die after a few seconds. It can also be killed by attacking it again. Both instances of the first situation allow the player to gain a health boost by exploding the Demon/Spectre's head with chainsaw or gunfire if done quickly.
      • (For the sake of explanation, please consider the "MONSTERS: X/Y" information field in the automap, where X is the count of defeated monsters and Y is the total count of monsters in the level) The Demon/Spectre's "last rage" mode, similar to the Zombieman/Shotgunner's "last reaction" mode, causes a minor bug in which increases the Y count by 1 but if the monster collapses by itself (instead of being felled by a player or another monster) the X count won't be increased, which ruins any chances of 100% kill count.
  • The Cacodemon will frequently shoot two consecutive projectiles and can shunt itself out of the way of incoming attacks. It also moves a bit faster than its classic Doom counterpart. Their melee attack now has actual sound effects unlike the classic Doom Cacodemon's silent gaping maw. As of v19, they can be killed with a single shot from the super shotgun at point-blank range.
    Fatality (on players): the Cacodemon bites a player to death, a sideways animation will be shown depicting the monster eating the player's upper torso then dropping the player's mutilated lower half to the floor as the monster squares back up to the camera.
    Fatality (on monsters): same as the player's one but instantly without chewing.
  • The Hell Knight now can sometimes rapid fire three projectiles similar to the Imp and Cacodemon. As of v19, it can be sometimes killed instantly with a point-blank head-shot from the super shotgun.
    Fatality (on players): the Knight grabs the Marine, throws them roughly to the ground and curbstomps his head.
  • The Baron of Hell has gained two new projectile attacks: first, it can launch three (five in v20) of its fireballs in a wide spread, which takes longer for the Baron to wind up. The second attack is after a former human gets into an fight with the baron and the baron wins with a melee. The Baron will either rip the head off a Zombieman or tear a Shotgunner in half then throw the corpse at the player, dealing nearly 300 damage. As of v20, the Baron has a third new attack, where the monster can grab and throw exploding barrels, similarly to a Berserk-powered player.
    Fatality (on players): the Baron grabs the Marine and rips their body vertically, then pauses for a second and slowly keeps ripping the corpse in a sadistic bloodlust.
    Fatality (on monsters): the Baron grabs the zombieman/shotgunner, rips its head off then throws the corpse towards the player. This also happens to the Imp but the Baron discards both halves without throwing them.
    • Starting in v20, both the Knight and Baron now use the PlayStation's Final Doom version of the "generic demon pain scream" when injured rather than the original PC version shared by other monsters.
    • Starting in v21, Barons cannot be killed in a single headshot from the super shotgun anymore.
  • Chain-gunners, Hell Knights and Barons of Hell can be kicked (the latter two ones can also be three-hit combo'd too) in the crotch, stunning them for a few seconds (applies only in both v18 and v19, removed in v20).
  • Arachnotrons are much larger, around the size of a Baron of Hell, and also move faster. Their plasma shots now are the same firing sound and blue projectiles fired by the player's own plasma gun.
  • Lost souls now have half of their original health and deal less damage, but fly around and attack much faster, which can potentially cause unlucky or slow players to miss attacks constantly — making them one of the more frustrating enemies in the game. Their flames also have been removed from the sprite and are now generated by particle emitters. Upon death, Lost Souls explode in a fire puff and leave small scorched bone chunks on the ground. Also, they no longer bleed when attacked, emitting instead metal sparks and even a metallic "rashing" sound when attacked via chainsaw. As of v19, when killed, they emit the same death screams from their Doom 3 new version.
  • Pain Elementals explode upon death (unless killed via fatality), causing heavy damage to nearby environmental objects, monsters and the player as well.
  • Revenants always fire two guided missiles at a time (matching their animation of both shoulder cannons lighting up when firing), and non-guided missiles are fired in volleys of four. Guided missiles are slower, have a much more limited fly pattern (they tend to travel downwards to the ground unless they can reach their target or hit any obstacle) and are now indicated by a reddish glowing color. Non-guided missiles are fired more rapidly, fly faster and straighter, and glow with a yellowish lens flare effect. As of v19, Revenants can be cut in half (either by the chainsaw or blasted in two parts by the super shotgun or any explosive means such as the rocket launcher), after which their upper half will remain alive, dragging itself across the ground and attacking (though only by firing single missiles and no longer by punching).
    Fatality (on players): the Revenant grabs and rips off the player's head, then nonchalantly drops both parts to the ground.
    Fatality (on monsters): the Revenant grabs the zombie/Imp through the leg, bashes them into the ground six times and throw them at the player, dealing very high damage - often killing the player with a direct hit, which range up to 300 damage.
  • Mancubus fireballs have a blast radius that deals slight fire damage. They leave damaging flames for several seconds after hitting a surface. For v20, the creature also has a short-to-medium range flamethrower attack, and will use it once its target moves closer to itself, the same one used as the secondary fire mode by the player's version of the flame cannon. Also in v20, Mancubi who are hit by rockets or point-blank super shotgun attacks will be knocked back and stunned defenseless for a moment, rendering them unable to retaliate rapidly and buying time for players to attack them relentlessly.
  • An Arch-Vile's attack takes longer to charge, however they can resurrect enemies without having to stop and face the monster's corpse. Their appearance has also changed as they now have a new "soft death" animation and sport large stereotypical ram-like demon horns. As of v21, they can also convert Tied Marines into Evil Marines, which will then attack the player with their equipped weapon.
  • The Cyberdemon has a new melee attack: a devastating stomp (a homage to the Doom 3 version) which always means instant death for the player. In addition it shoots its fire-engulfed rockets in volleys of four instead of three in a wider spread giving it a limited ability to lead its shots against circle strafing players. As of v18, using the "Offend" command in front of the Cyberdemon will enrage him; drastically increasing his aggression, firing speed, and the amount of rockets fired per attack. The Cyberdemon can also be offended three times, unlike other monsters, and roars when further enraged. Its death animation has been enhanced with a massive 3D explosion that, in v16 and below, will deal damage. Also, as an aesthetic correction, the rockets are now fired from the Cyberdemon's rocket launcher arm instead of the middle of his legs.
  • The Spiderdemon's gatling gun now fires high caliber explosive rounds, essentially a mini-rocket launching chain-gun. Its reaction speed is now much faster, nearly instantaneous, giving the player little time to get out of its way. However its projectiles travel slower than normal bullets so with enough open space they can semi-reliably be avoided, not taking spread into account. Perhaps the most dramatic change to this monster is that it has four times as much health as its vanilla counterpart (12000 vs 3000); however the "brain" portion of the Spider takes about 2.5 times more damage than normal. This, combined with the 50% increase in rocket direct hit, allows a skilled player to kill it faster than in Vanilla Doom. Another tactic, though very risky, has players attempt to rush towards the enemy and use chainsaw all the way until the demon is dead. As of v20, the player can run in-between the robotic legs of the Spiderdemon, but there is the risk of being squished under them akin to the Cyberdemon's stomp. The Spiderdemon explodes upon death; its robotic legs fly wild and can damage any players or monsters who are near.
  • Decorative props such as trees, hanging corpses and lights can be destroyed. Destroying hanging corpses will occasionally reward the player with health, armor bonuses, pistol magazines or stimpacks that were hidden inside them. Players are advised to destroy them for this reason.
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    Brain gibs scattered on the floor.

  • As of v19, brain pieces now scatter in walls after a headshot.
  • All moving entities now wade through liquids instead of walking on top of them (their sprite appears partially submerged), causing splashing sounds to play. The various liquid textures are also greatly enhanced.
  • Enemies randomly drop demon strength runes upon death, which act similarly to berserk packs. The only real difference being that they replenish only 10% of health unlike the 100% health boost provided by the berserk pack.
  • Brutal Doom also has certain "mutators", or mods, available for download that tweak the gameplay further; such as by changing the rifle back to a reskinned pistol and giving the former humans the ability to speak and taunt the player.
  • (Prior to v19) Corpses can be mutilated upon death should the player wish to prevent Archviles from resurrecting things or simply for catharsis. This was temporarily removed in v19 because it caused bugs like preventing the player from obtaining the Revenant and Mancubus weapons. However, it was later re-added in v20b.

Previous and/or no longer applicable features[]

  • (Prior to v19), Commander Keen's head is replaced with that of pop star Justin Bieber.
  • Both the Cyberdemon's and Spider Mastermind's exploding death animations dealt heavy damage (or instant death) to anything near the explosion.
  • (Prior to v19) The BFG9000 energy ball could fatally injure the player if it exploded too close (though this self-inflicted damage would be greatly reduced if the energy ball hit an enemy).
  • (In early versions) the Cyberdemon had the ability to launch grenades as well as rockets.
  • (In early versions) the Spider Mastermind possessed a BFG.
  • (In v18) The mini-gun's continuous fire produced a recoil which constantly pushed the player's aim upwards. This was corrected in v19.
  • (In v18) A dodge system was introduced, allowing some enemies (mostly the weaker ones, such as Zombies, Imps, Cacodemons and Lost Souls) to occasionally dash/roll/fly sideways to avoid projectile attacks. This was removed in v19 (except for Cacodemon and Lost Soul) but will be added in v20 as an optional mutator.
  • (Prior to v18) Firing hitscan weapons too close to walls and other solid surfaces dealt minor shrapnel damage to whatever was too close, namely players and zombies finding themselves on the wrong end of bullet spread in a narrow corridor.

Doom Marine Quotes[]

Marines will say some stuff while they are following the player. This is a list of what the marines say.

Marine Quotes (Rescued)
- Let's Rock!
Marine Quotes (Moving)
- Be warned of those big guys, the ones with the rockets shots up
- We have to fire everything to bring that ugly F*ck down.
- Don't let those big things get near... You'll lose your arms in a second.
- I've got your back man, don't worry.
- I think I heard something.
- Lead the way, right behind you.
- Listen, we have been lucky so far. But, if I start to turn, 
- Promise you'll shoot. I don't want to become one of those f*cking things.
- Stay alert Marines.
- Stay Frosty.
- You guys think we'll make it out of this whole?
- You see those flying skulls man? Damn that's some creepy shit.
Marine Quotes (In Combat)
- I need to reload, back me up.
- Die Motherf*cker!
- F*ck You...
- Watch It!
- Eh hahaha, got you bitch!
- Eat Shit and Die.
- Damn It!
- Sarge, you're not looking so good. Here, have a stimpack.


Evil Marine Quotes
- Very Close.
- I smell Fear..
- I smell human.
- Sector Clear.
- I Will eat your soul!
- You will not escape!
- Hell Awaits You!
- Your Kind are over!
- Bleed, Mortal!
- Hey!
- Mortal!


Brutality Bonus Via Berserk[]

Upon taking the berserk powerup, all physical related attacks like punches and kicks will have their power multiplied by 5. Reducing an enemy's health to a certain percentage will cause Doom guy will deal a fatality and obtain armor and health bonuses. Be in mind the Doom Guy must be in "Rip and Tear" mode and not in "Smash" mode. The player can change modes by pressing the reload button. The table list below elaborates more on the subject for brutalities. Lost Souls will not be included here as they don't give any bonuses at all. The max value Doom Guy can reach is 300 HP and Armor, and gaining anymore bonuses will do nothing.

Monster Name Minimum HP to Brutal Bonuses Gained Percentage
Min HP Max HP HP Bonus Armor Bonus To Brutal
Zombieman 40 40 5 5 Instant
Shotgun Guy 40 40 5 5 Instant
Heavy Weapon Dude 80 80 5 5 Instant
Imp 80 80 5 5 Instant
Pinky/Spectre 50 200 10 5 Deal 75%
Pain Elemental 60 400 10 10 Deal 85%
Cacodemon 60 400 10 10 Deal 85%
Hell Knight 100 500 10 10 Deal 80%
Mancubus 60 600 10 15 Deal 90%
Revenant 60 500 10 15 Deal 88%
Baron of Hell 175 1200 15 15 Deal 85.42%
Archvile 60 700 20 20 Deal 91.43%
Arachnotron 60 700 5 10 Deal 91.43%
Cyberdemon 60 5000 30 30 Deal 98.90%
Spider Mastermind 60 4000 30 30 Deal 98.50%

Weapon Testing Map[]


This place is made to test weapons and stuff. Weapons that cannot be obtained through normal means are also here. There is buttons that summons demons and special demons that doesn't exist in the vanilla Doom versions. There are targets for shooting in this map, and tanks/aircrafts for piloting.

New Weapons[]

Nuke Rocket Launcher
- Uses magazines as ammunition. Cannot be reloaded. Can be fired only once.

- Powerful enough to take out a Cyberdemon in a single shot.

- Deals more than 5000 damage.

New Enemies[]

Ancient Arachnotron
- HP 1250
- HP 2000
- HP 2500
- HP 6000

Individual Weapon Details[]

The following weapon information are based on Brutal Doom v21 Gold Edition.

  • Based on recent update August 29, 2018.
  • When dual wielding a gun, the alt-fire option will disappear and the max firing ammo of gun will be doubled. However, a gun's dual wielding can only be accessed when the player picks up two guns of the same type.
  • Weapon damage doesn't include splash damage, only single targets.
BDV21 Punches
- Advantages: Can be used to silently and instantly kill Zombies and Imps if their backs are facing the player. Can also initiate a kick punch combo.

- Instant kill/tortures Various Zombies and Imps while under a berserk state. Defeated enemies give 5 armor and health.

- Deals 10 damage per punch.

- Deals 60 damage per berserk punch.

- Disadvantages: The player needs to be close to the monsters in order to attack effectively.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Throws a right hook..

- Max Ammo and Ammo Class: Infinite.

BDV21 Kicks
- Advantages: The ability to knock back weak monsters & the ability to stun some monsters, such as the Commando, for a while. Can also be used to initiate a kick punch combo.

- Deals up to 55 damage per kick.

- Damage doesn't change much when under berserk.

- Disadvantages: The player needs to be close to the monsters in order to attack effectively.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Max Ammo and Ammo Class: Infinite.

BDV21 Grenade
- Advantages: The player can throw the grenade down pathways or up platforms to critically damage nearby enemies. This way, the player can thwart some ambushes.

- Disadvantages: The grenades bounces back and forth off walls and monsters. Causes damage to the player if it explodes too close.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Grenades with a shorter fuse.

- Deals 100 damage per grenade.

- Max Ammo and Ammo Class: 20, Grenades.

- Drop From: Zombies of any kind.

- Backpack gives 5 Grenades.

Brutal Axe
BDV21 BrutalAxe
- Advantages: The ability to "charge" up and deal significant damage.
Berserk On Damage (Max Damage)
W/o Charge Att W/o Charge Headshot With Charge Att With Charge Headshot
225 400 250 450
Berserk Off Damage (Max Damage)
W/o Charge Att W/o Charge Headshot With Charge Att With Charge Headshot
100 175 125 200

- Disadvantages: The player needs to be close to the monsters in order to attack effectively.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Max Ammo and Ammo Class: Infinite.

- Drop From: Axe-Wielding Zombies.

Brutal Chainsaw
BDV21 BrutalChainsaw
- Advantages: The ability to deal massive continuous damage.

- Disadvantages: The player needs to be close to the monsters in order to attack efficiently.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Overhead slash instantly kills enemies.

- Max Ammo and Ammo Class: Infinite.

Brutal Pistol
BDV21 BrutalPistol
- Advantages: First weapon from the start.

- Disadvantages: The weakest long ranged weapon.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Switches between burst-fire and normal mode. The burst-fire mode uses 3 bullets in a single shot.

- Deals 15 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 16 and Bullets.

- Drop From: Pistol-Wielding Zombies (Gives 10 Bullets).

- Backpack gives 100 Bullets.

Dual Brutal Pistol
BDV21 DualBrutalPistol
- Advantages: Deals decent damage when facing lower tier enemies.

- Disadvantages: Uses up Bullets fast.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 32 and Bullets.

Brutal SMG
BDV21 BrutalSMG
- Advantages: A decent weapon, and the best weapon best suited for mid range shooting.

- Disadvantages: Can only be used on the weaker monsters such as the Imps and the zombie series.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Iron sight aiming.

- Deals 12 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot. - Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 41 and Bullets.

- Drop From: SMG-Wielding Zombies (Gives 20 Bullets).

Dual Brutal SMG
BDV21 DualBrutalSMG
- Advantages: A powerful weapon that dishes out damage fast.

- Disadvantages: Uses up bullets faster than Dual Brutal Pistols.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 82 and Bullets.

BDv21 MP40
- Has a higher firing rate than SMGs.

- Disadvantages: Only found in secret maps like Doom 2's Nazi map.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Iron sight aiming mode.

- Deals 15 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 32 and Bullets.

- Drop From: Nazis (Gives 10 Bullets).

Dual MP40
BDv21 DualMP40
- Advantages: None.

- Disadvantages: None.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 400, 64 and Bullets.

Assault Shotgun
BDV21 AssaultShotgun
- Advantages: A rapid-fire shotgun. Deals devastating damage. Can be used against upper-tier enemies if the player has plentiful shells.

- Disadvantages: Uses up shells very rapidly.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Iron sight aiming mode.

- Deals 99 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, 20 and Shells.

- Picking up Weapon gives 10 Shells.

- Backpack gives 8 Shells.

BDV21 Shotgun
- Advantages: Tactical Shotgun that kills low tier enemies in one shot. Can release health bonuses from dying monsters too.

- Disadvantages: Slow rate of fire and small magazine may leave the player surrounded.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Iron sight aiming mode.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, 10 and Shells.

- Deals up to 120 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 shell per shot.

- Picking up Weapon gives 8 Shells.

- Drop From: Shotgun-Wielding Zombies (Gives 2 Shells).

Super Shotgun
BDV21 SuperShotgun
- Advantages: Powerful shotgun that can sometimes instant kill Cacodemons, Revenants, Pinkies and Hell Knights in one shot, at close range, by aiming at their head.

- Disadvantages: Time between shots is longer than the regular shotgun given constant reloading.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: The Super Shotgun Fires one shell instead of two.

- Deals up to 275 damage per shot.

- For some reason, the Super Shotgun is able to dispatch a Cacodemon in a single shot, despite the target's health being over 275.

- Uses 2 shells per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, 2 and Shells.

- Picking up Weapon gives 12 Shells.

Machine Gun
BDV21 MachineGun
- Advantages: One of the best weapons that can fire continuously without the need for reload. It is also better than the Mini-gun because its recoil doesn't cause the muzzle to rise when firing.

- Disadvantages: Loses accuracy when firing long range targets.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Fires an under-rifle grenade.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600 and 100, None, Clips and Rockets.

- Deals 40 damage per shot.

- Uses 2 bullets per shot.

- Picking up Weapon gives 50 rounds.

- Backpack gives 30 rounds.

BDV21 Rifle
- Advantages: A good starting weapon.

- Disadvantages: Overshadowed by the other weapons when they are obtained.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Iron sight aiming mode

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, 31, magazines.

- Deals 20 damage per shot. dual - Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Drop From: Rifle-Wielding Zombies (Gives 10 rounds).

- Picking up Weapon gives 10 rounds.

Dual Rifle
BDV21 DualRifle
- Advantages: A powerful weapon that out damage fast.

- Disadvantages: Quickly uses up ammo

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, 62, Clips.

BDV21 Minigun
- Advantages: The weapon has the ability to engage large crowds, enabling the player to gain many health bonuses over a short period of time.

- Disadvantages: Recoil causes muzzle to climb up when firing the Mini-gun, inaccurate at long range.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Spins up the barrels for increased firing rate and increased wastage.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, None, Clips.

- Deals 32 damage per shot.

- Uses 2 ammo per shot.

- Drop From: Commandos (Gives 10 Clips).

- Picking up Weapon gives 20 Clips.

Hitler's Nazi Buzzsaw
BD21 HitlerBuzzSaw
- Advantages: The weapon has the ability to engage large crowds effectively enabling the player to gain many health bonuses over a short period of time. Like the Machine Gun the muzzle does not climb while firing.

- Disadvantages: Rarely seen in maps.

- Deals 64 damage per shot.

- Uses 2 ammo per shot.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, None, Special Clips.

- Backpack gives 20 Special Clips.

Grenade Launcher
BDV21 GrenadeLauncher
- Advantages: The weapon can lob grenades in an arc, allowing the player to engage targets behind walls and through windows more effectively than with the rocket launcher.

- Disadvantages: This weapon can be somewhat difficult to find

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Steeper arc of fire

- Deals 250 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, None, Rockets.

- Picking up Weapon gives 8 Rockets.

- Backpack gives 6 Rockets.

Rocket Launcher
BDV21 RocketLauncher
- Advantages: Good for engaging clusters of weak enemies or single, large enemies.

- Disadvantages: Player can be hurt by the splash damage, dangerous to fire if walls are close by, rocket flies relatively slow so targets must be led.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Zoom-In Mode allows pinpoint accuracy at medium and long range

- Deals 300 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, 6, Rockets.

- Picking up Weapon gives 2 Rockets.

BDV21 Railgun
- Advantages: This weapon can be used to kill an Archville or a Baron in a single headshot if aimed correctly. Weapon uses up 10 cells per shot.

- Disadvantages: Constant moving of monsters make this weapon hard to use.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Zoom-In Mode allows pinpoint accuracy at medium and long range

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, 50, Cells.

- Deals 400 damage per shot.

- Uses 10 ammo per shot.

- Picking up Weapon gives 100 Cells.

- Backpack gives 20 Cells.

Plasma Gun
BDV21 PlasmaGun
- Advantages: Rapid fire, powerful shots with minor splash damage

- Disadvantages: Less useful when Cyberdemon-class monsters.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Charges up the Plasma Gun to unleash a powerful attack. Consumes 10 Cells.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, 50, Cells.

- Picking up Weapon gives 50 Cells.

Dual Plasma Gun
BDV21 DualPlasmaGun
- Advantages: Powerful against most enemies.

- Disadvantages: Using the Dual Plasma Guns is considered a wastage of cells when facing Cyberdemon-class monsters.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, 100, Cells.

- Advantages: Destroys most enemies with a single shot that costs 5 cells.

- Disadvantages: Takes too long to charge up, uses up Cells rapidly when holding down the fire key.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, None, Cells.

- Deals 300 damage per shot.

- Uses 5 ammo per shot.

- Picking up Weapon gives 200 Cells.

BDV21 Unmaker
- Advantages: Unleashes a long range gout of flame

- Disadvantages: Unable to find on normal maps unless cheat codes are used, uses ammo quickly

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Deals 200+ damage per shot.

- Uses 8 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 999, None, Human Souls.

- Picking up Backpack gives 0 Souls.

- Advantages: Capable of ending many enemies in a single shot.

- Disadvantages: The BFG needs time to charge up.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Deals 4500+ damage per shot. (Point Blank Shot)

- Uses 50 ammo per shot.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 600, None, Cells.

- Picking up Weapon gives 100 Cells.

Hellish Missile Launcher
BDV21 HellishMissileLauncher
- Advantages: Now fires much faster with greater accuracy. Able to kill pinkies with a single rocket.

- Disadvantages: Best used in open terrain. Use in close quarters is unadvised.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 100, None, Revenant Missiles.

- Deals 50 damage per shot.

- Uses 1 ammo per shot.

- Drop From: Revenants (Gives 4 Missiles).

- Picking up Backpack gives 0 Missiles.

Flame Cannon
BDV21 FlameCannon
- Advantages: Can be used to take out multiple low HP enemies while conserving flame ammo.

- Disadvantages: The Mancubus Flamethrower's range is lower than that of the Official Flamethrower.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: Fires short bursts of flames at the enemies just like the Mancubus. Costs 28 flame ammo for a single burst of flame.

- Deals 100 damage per fireball.

- Uses 16 ammo per fireball.

- Deals 175 damage per burstflame.

- Uses 28 ammo per burstflame.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 999, None, Mancubus Flame Cannons.

- Drop From: Mancubus (Gives 50 Flames).

- Backpack gives 100 Flames.

The Official Flamethrower
BDv21 Flamethrower
- Advantages: Can be used to take out multiple low HP enemies stuck together in a small room. The fire will spread and will damage more monsters.

- Disadvantages: The flamethrower uses up ammo faster than the Mancubus Flame Cannons and can only be obtained through cheats in some versions of the game. Enemies set on fire will run a short distance so keep your distance to avoid being hurt.

- Deals 350+ damage per shot. (Not counting side burns.)

- Uses 40 ammo per shot.

- Alternate Fire Special Ability: None.

- Max Ammo, Ammo per Reload and Ammo Class: 999, None.

- Backpack gives 100 Flames.

Individual Ammo Details[]

Pistol Ammo
Gives 10 Pistol Bullets.
- Can only be found by destroying hanging dead corpses that sometimes spawn in maps.
Rifle Clip Ammo
Gives 30 Clips.
Gives 100 Clips.
Shotgun Ammo
Gives 4 Shells.
Gives 20 Shells.
Rocket Ammo
Gives 1 Rocket.
Gives 3 Rocket.
Plasma Cell Ammo
Gives 20 Cells.
Gives 100 Cells.
Flamethrower Ammo
Gives 20 Cells.

Monster Species Data[]

  • Since every weapons in the mod has been boosted in a way or another, all of the monsters have their max HP increased to a maximum of 25%.
Zombie Class
- Close Range: Lower Tier Guns, Flamethrower if there is a lot of them

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher, Lower Tier Weapon Sniping.

- Rifle Zombie : 40 HP

- Shotgun Zombie : 40 HP

- Minigun Zombie : 80 HP

- Trap Range: Grenades.

- Close Range: Lower Tier Guns, Flamethrower if there is a lot of them.

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher, Lower Tier Weapon Sniping.

- Health Points : 80

- Trap Range: Grenades.

- Close Range: Super Shotgun.

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher.

- Health Points : 200 HP

- Trap Range: Grenades.

Lost Souls
Lost Souls MAP20
- Close Range: Shotgun.

- Health Points : 100 HP

- Long Range: MP4/SMG/Rifle.

Revenant sprite
- Close Range: Super Shotgun.

- Health Points : 300

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher.

Cacodemon (DOOM)
- Close Range: Super Shotgun.

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher.

- Health Points : 400

Hell Knights
- Close Range: Minigun(Head).

- Health Points : 500

- Long Range: Railgun(Head)/Rocket Launcher.

Map07 mancubus gathering
- Close Range: Minigun.

- Long Range: Railgun(Head)/Rocket Launcher.

- Health Points : 600

Baron of Hell
Meet baron
- Close Range: Minigun(Head).

- Health Points : 1200

- Long Range: Railgun(Head)/Rocket Launcher/BFG.

Map11 meet archie
- Close Range: Railgun(Head).

- Health Points : 700

- Long Range: Railgun(Head)/Rocket Launcher/BFG.

Meet arach
- Close Range: Super Shotgun.

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher/BFG.

- Health Points : 750

Pain Elemental
Map09 oh noes two elementals
- Close Range: Berserk Execution.

- Long Range: Rocket Launcher.

- Health Points : 400

DoomII Spiderdemon
- Long Range: Rocket Launcher/BFG/BFG 10K.

- Health Points : 4000

Meet cyberdemon
- Long Range: Rocket Launcher/BFG/BFG 10K.

- Health Points : 5000

Brutal Doom Installation Manual[]

Google Drive Link for Editing






Change Logs based on BD V21[]

- Many bugs fixed. - Much smoother dirt particles when shooting the floor. - Further gore improvements. - Punching is more efficient. - Grenade Launcher has a proper ammo indicator. - Whenever the player has Berserk strength, there will be a small red square with a black cross next to the player's mugshot. - When the player fires the Machinegun's underbarrel grenade, it will display a small red dot next to the player's crosshair until the grenade is reloaded again or the weapon is switched.

May 17, 2019 v21 GOLD Release
- Fixed several more bugs.

- All 10 DM levels are now functional.

- Fixed thing spawns on Doombuilder, added spawns for Brutal Doom's custom monsters and weapons.

May 16, 2019 Release Candidate 11
- Fixed a few more bugs.

- Further improved the gore system.

- All PSX Maps fully working.

- Flamecannon and Flamethrower now moved to Slot 9 as it was supposed to be.

- All armor types now saves 50%, to match classic Doom's Blue Armor, and solve issues with vehicles and the IDFA cheat.

- Revolver now allows to change ammo for rifle bullets as alt-fire.

May 8, 2019 Release Candidate 10
- Fixed several bugs that caused the game to crash.

- Several improvements on blood effects.

- Friendly marines no longer turn solid when attacking.

- New indicator icon when the Machine Gun's Grenade Launcher is out of ammo.

- Rocket backblast no longer hurts friendly marines.

- Bonus Items dropped by destroyable decorations no longer counts towards maximum item count to prevent bugs

- Removed the annoying "UHHHH HAAAHAAA" sound from rescuing marines (replaced by D64 Guy taunt sound).

March 31, 2019 Release Candidate 9
- Fixed bugs reported on RC8.

- Axe revamped. New sprites, new alt fire, Dual Wield button throws it.

- New sprites for the sub-machinegun and machinegun reload.

- Reduced companion Marine chatter by 50%.

- Nerfed pinky attack range.

- Zombies no longer attack other burning zombies to prevent bugs.

- There is a total of 9 functioning Deathmatch maps now (BDM01, BDM02, BDM03, BDM04, BDM05, BDM06, BDM08, BDM09, BDM10)

March 1, 2019 Release Candidate 8
- Many bugs fixed.

- Much smoother dirt particles when shooting the floor.

- Further gore improvements.

- Punching is more efficient.

- Grenade Launcher has a proper ammo indicator.

- Whenever the player has Berserk strength, there will be a small red square with a black cross next to the player's mugshot.

- When the player fires the Machinegun's under-barrel grenade, it will display a small red dot next to the player's cross-hair until the grenade is reloaded again or the weapon is switched.

January 18 Release 2019 Candidate 7
- Fixed bugs reported on previous RCs.

- Added an option to disabe auto-reloading.

- Pistol has now a burst-fire mode that can be activated with alt-fire.

- Started the final replacements of old gore sprites (on this build, notably on zombie death sprites and gibs).

December 16, 2018 Release Candidate 4
- Merged with the new gore system of Bolognese. New sprites and new effects for gibs falling from the ceiling, flying brain pieces, and more.

- MUCH more efficient friendly marine re-spawn system. Now a marine that survives a level will spawn on the next level 99% of times, and will spawn instantly, with no teleport effects.

- Chainsaw rewritten, better attack sprites, more chances of stunlocking enemies.

- Fixed a bug that allowed the player to keep firing both guns when dual-wielding even after the mag on the single weapon version was empty.

- Fixed a RC3 bug that made bloody footsteps disappear.

- Fixed a bug that caused weapons to disappear after death on GZDoom.

- Shotguns rebalanced in a way that makes them easier to hit multiple enemies without losing their accuracy.

- BFG tracers will no longer target friendly marines.

- Removed blood dripping from the player when health is low (useless, annoying, and only polluted the code).

- Fixed bugs on unloading autoshotgun.

- Grenades can now go through teleports.

- Fists improved, better movements, jabs are faster, you can do a left hook after two jabs.

- Tactical class now will feature better and fast weapons, but got move speed further reduced by 10%, weapons have recoil, and now takes damage from bullet shrapnel and can't dual wield rifles and smgs.

- Added more difficulty options.

- Improved weapons mode description (like, Purist now explains that it's an oldschool mode, etc.).

- Improved head hitbox and attack animations for Revenants.

Bolognese Mod Explanation
- The Bolognise Mode is a more extreme/upgraded version of the original BD Ketchup Mod, where blood fountains and shattered body parts can be easily "exploded" from the monsters by using various weapons.

-there are 5 tiers of gore, with each levels increasing the already ridiculous blood spraying from the enemies. However, this amusement comes at the player's decrease in FPS.

-This is a link to the video posted by the mod user.

November 10, 2018 Release Candidate 3
- Now it is possible to aim down the sights both by a toggle aim mode (press alt fire once) or holding the alt fire button.

- Shotgun can only carry 8 shells in the tube + 1 shell in the chamber, for realism and balance purposes.

- Improved head hitbox for mancubus. - SMG Zombies no longer spawn rifle casing.

- Changed BFG 9000 ammo cost per shot from 40 to 50, increased splash damage from 100 to 200.

- Changed BFG 10k projectile type, fixing some bugs.

- Fixed an exploit that allowed the player to have infinite ammo for the Super Shotgun.

- Fixed a bug that allowed the player to eat a tank and absorb its hit points.

- Removed muzzle climb for all regular weapons (now they only have it when dual-wielding).

- Power up durations will now show properly on alternative huds.

- Now the Shotgunguy will have a visible carry strap on its weapon just like the player (sprites by Xamp)

- Added Blackmore1014's grenade sprites, to replace the old unfitting Vietnam era-like grenades.

- You can no longer upset explosive barrels until they explode.

- Several small bugs fixed.

October 28, 2018 Release Candidate 2.B
- Reverted aiming mode to toggle mode.

- Fixed a bug that caused the Revenant Mode to not fire any weapons.

- Fixed missing texture error messages.

- Added a CVAR to disable rocket backblast (bd_rocketbackblast)

- Added a CVAR to disable voxel decorations spawned by the Map Enhancement System (bd_voxeldec) because Voxels causes Android users to crash.

October 27, 2018 Release Candidate 2
-Non-monster objects will no longer show health bars.

- Map Enhancement System is finished for Doom 1.

- New Assault Shotgun sprites.

- New brightmaps and better light effects for all firearms.

- All aiming modes (with exception of scoped weapons) now requires to hold the alt fire button instead of pressing once to switch. This makes the code better, allowing faster action, fixing a bug that caused the weapon to not fire if the aim mode was used and the fire button pressed immediately, and makes the aim mode more similar to recent modern games.

- Fixed an old bug that caused imp and pinky demons melee attacks to be impossible to sidestep away.

- Reloading the shotgun during the pumping animation will skip directly to the reloading sequence smoothly (only with BD's own reload button)

- Playing on higher levels of blood settings now increases the amount of blood decals.

- Kicking windows no longer kills the player.

- Improved the footstep system to make sounds be played closer to the player.

- I have opened a bug reporting forum on Moddb. Post any of your bug reports and suggestions there, and do not message them to me on social media, because I am not able to track them if you do.

- Several bugfixes I forgot to mention.

August 25, 2018 Release Candidate 1 Emergency Quickfix
- Fixed a code error that caused a bug with the latest version of Extermination Day making the keys not teleport in EDAY28.

- Fixed a bug that caused the Archvile's dead body after a fatality have a clone of the player riding it.

- Fixed a bug that caused Pinky demons to desync online after attacking a player, and another bug that caused them to unable to attack players after being taunted.

- The Flamethrower now leaves better leftover flames after burning stuff, they also cause damage for some time.

- Fixed a bug that caused Doomguy to wear his boots on the wrong feet.

- New sprites for the Purist's chain-gun, featuring the missing link belts.

- New feature: You can bind a quick pistol draw button which selects the pistol (if you have one) faster. Check control options.

August 25, 2018 Release Candidate 1
- Added stun animations for zombies and imps when hit with non-fatal attacks in the head.

- Several fatalities improved, many new frames added, some new gory sounds, reduced the camera shakiness, and improved the amount and location of blood splattering.

- Improved the headshot system to include more accurate damages for small firearms.

- Better dirt particles.

- Better effects for the Cyberdemon stomp attack.

- Reduced the number of particles spawned by water splashes (exploding the barrels on Doom 2's Map02 for example will cause less FPS drops)

- Fixed a bug causing Pinkies to act weird online. (hopefully)

- Added a better animation for the pinky's pounce attack. Now he stops for a moment before doing the attack, so you can prepare to avoid it.

- Now I am 100% sure there wont be palette fuckups when playing this with Ancient Aliens or Back to Saturn X.

August 2018 Private Beta
- Added first version of Brutal Doom's manual. Thanks to Black Metal Chainsaw for making a revision.

- New Weapon: Flamethrower. Rare replacement for BFG.

- Rebalanced Grenade Launcher, added more impact damage (can kill Pinkies in a single hit).

- New animations for the Machinegun's underbarrel grenade launcher. Reloads faster, can be reloaded with the Reload key.

- New blood particles.

- Added Hell Knight and Baron of Hell's crotch pain animation rotations. (thanks to Dox).

- Better shotgun reloading frames (thanks to Tootsybowl)

- Killing an imp with an axe or vertical axe cut will show a new animation.

- Changed Axe's damage from 50 to 90.

- An axe attack will deal 150 damage when the player has the Berserk (can chop a hell knight or mancubus head off with a single strike).

- Tweaked green and blue blood codes to behave more like the original blood (thanks to Cacodemon345)

- Added new lava fall textures.

- Improved optimization on wall decals generated by killing small enemies with the SSG.

- You can cancel the recoil/reloading of many weapons by switching to different ones. This can make gun combos such as firing a rocket, immediately switching and firing the SSG, then switching to a submachinegun.

- When cancelling the SSG reload, when you switch back to it, the raise state will start midway through the animation of putting the shells into it, making it much faster.

- Purist can now use the MG42.

- Revenant Missile Launcher greatly buffed.

- Fixed missing Romero head easter egg.

- Indexed all gibs into the sv_corpsequeue cvar. This means better performance for slaughtermaps as you can get rid of gibs easier.

- Added shootable Icon of Sin boss fights for TNT, Plutonia, Plutonia 2, Plutonia RCP, Epic 2, Whispers of Satan, Doom 2 Reloaded, and Alien Vendetta. Still needs some work.

- Indexed all Final Doom maps into the Map Enhancement System. Now all maps features better skies, and will play the correct music when playing with Doom Metal Volume 5 (also released on this date).

- Now all trees and plants can be burned with napalm or plasma.

- Detailed Credits lump finished.

- Killing a Pain Elemental with a fatality will leave a destroyable and pushable body that can work like an explosive barrel.

- New HUD sprites for the Tank. Now you can see the lower part better, so you can have a better idea of where the base is currently facing.

- Now the Radsuit powerup will protect you both from nukage, splashed lava, fire hazards, and flamethrower splash damage.

April 26, 2018 Changes
- Players can kick zombie heads by walking over them just like in Blood (only works on Single player for performance measures)

- Fixed lots of bugs related to weapons.

- Added muddy blood pools for both blue and green blood types when falling over liquids.

- Added a key binding (default O) to select the ammo drop function.

- Player's health and armor can no longer go past 300 when collecting Health or Armor bonuses. However, the limit can be exceeded by performing various execution bonuses with the Shotgun and Minigun while the enemies are in a "Near death state".

- Fixed a bug causing a dying imp to spawn infinite head hitboxes.

- Health and Armor bonus won't re-spawn in multiplayer to prevent players from abusing it and slowing down Survival games.

- Increased player's resistance to shrapnel damage, so the extra damage caused by barrels wont cause unintended deaths.

- Fixed meat-shields for all zombies (Still missing a few sprites/placeholders).

- Fixed a bug that didn't allowed the player to rocket jump.

- Added new weapon icons for dual wielding.

- Fixed missing evil marines on A.L.T. wad, and Mr. X on Scythe 2.

March 27, 2018 Changes
- Tanks entirely remade. They were re-balanced, now have 3D models, works both on first and third person mode, and in case the tank is destroyed, the player is always safely ejected Necrodome-style.

- Improved the way some enemies reacts to tanks, like the Cyberdemon won't try to inefficiently stomp it, and imps and pinkies wont suicidally run under its threads.

- Zombie tanks code also remade. Now they behave like actual tanks and added weak points on their rears.

- Player can now roll left/right by holding the Shift button and pressing A or D.

- The Rocket's backblast area now working properly.

- Improved rail gun wall piercing code.

- New explosion particles.

- Fixed a bug related to MP40's ammo.

- Rebalance: The SSG can no longer instakill Barons with a single head-shot. You need at least two perfect headshots to kill a Baron.

February 24, 2018 Changes
- Added a SMG zombie variation that has a small chance of replacing the Shotgun zombie. It deals exactly the same DPS, and drops the SMG. This will make the SMG easier to find on most playthroughs.

- You can dual wield the Mp40s.

- Improved gore gut sprites and large blood pools.

- Added new rotting decorative gore sprites.

- Pinky Demons can be enraged by taunts. They will become twice as fast, and will infight with absolutely anything that hits them.

- Any pinky demon will get enraged if it is able to see the player from a very long distance. This change will be mostly noticed on Eday's city maps.

- Fixed the nazis on the wolfenstein level not giving the Purist player ammo drops.

- Changed MP40's sounds to something sharper that sounds more like the real gun.

- Fixed an unintended difficulty setting that made enemies respawn on Black Metal difficulty.

- Changed the purist's smg, now it has bigger rate of fire, spread, and updated sprite.

- Added a cvar to disable footstep sounds (bd_footstepsounds 1 to enable, 0 to disable, can be changed on options)

- Added a special menu for Credits.

- Many minor fixes.

January 2, 2018 Changes
- Doubled pistol and smg maximum ammo pool.

- Fixed a bug on the Evil Marine's death animations that often prevented the exit doors on EDAY06 from opening.

- Increased Machinegun's damage per bullet by 1.

- Reduced the Super Mastermind's health by half.

- Fixed a bug that didn't allowed the axe to be picked up on multiplayer.

December 31, 2017 Changes
- Fixed several weapon bugs.

- Re-introduced the Evil Marines. Now they can either have a rifle or plasmagun and have the ability to jump over obstacles.

- Archviles no longer kills captured marines, instead, turns them into Evil Marines.

- Fixed some bugs necessary for the latest version of Extermination Day beta to work.

December 16, 2017 Changes
- Archvile's attacks will now thrust the player upwards just like in Vanilla Doom.

- Increased the fire rate of the Shotgun and the Super Shotgun.

- Decreased minigun spread and wind up time, increased recoil.

- New fire sound for the minigun.

- Fixed a bug that caused infinite heads of a Hell Knight to explode, causing a lot of lag.

- Assault Shotgun's reload can be stoped to switch to another weapon.

- Removed a screen effect when taking damage from explosives that caused the game to desync online.

- Rifle magazines gives 30 ammo instead of 10.

- Fixed a bug that caused enemies to scream infinitely when killed outside the player's view.

- Increased damage caused by hook and uppercuts while on Berserk mode.

- Flying monsters (cacodemon, pain elemental, lost soul) now takes 3x bonus damage from shrapnel, making frags and the grenade launcher much more effective against them.

- Restored over the top death animation for zombies and imps when killing them with shotguns at point blank range.

- Now after the eye removal fatality on Cacodemons, the player is able to throw the cacodemon's eye (knocks down small enemies).

Test Logs based on BD V21[]

January 25, 2017 Test Logs
- Skulltag weapons fully functional, added a new skill level that has 25% chance of replacing the Rocket Launcher, BFG9000 and Plasmagun with Grenade Launcher, BFG10k, and Railgun respectively.

- New plasmagun sprites based in an HD version of the original sprites. Dual wielding sprites still not replaced, no need to report anything related to them.

- New blood decals.

- New effects for candles and torches.

- Improved feedback on all weapons.

- Improved reload speed on most weapons.

- Shotgun now will stop reloading sequence by pressing alt fire.

- Added an option to start the game with the pistol instead the rifle, not finished yet, no need to report any bugs related to the pistol.

- New sound effects for some weapons.

February 1, 2017 Test Logs
- Now you can bash enemies with the butt of your rifle. To do so, press Q when aiming down the sights. Continue to press Q to perform several bash attacks in sequence.

- Quick Executions can be performed on zombie-men, and imps whenever you knock them down.

- Fixed a bug that did not knocked imps down when kicking them in the head.

- Removed the custom E2M8 and E3M8 maps. Now added a script to detect the bosses of this level, and replace them.

- Doom 1's E1M8 will feature stronger barons with three times more hp and moves three times faster. (KNOWN BUG: WALLS STILL DONT LOWER AFTER KILLING THEM)

- Special blood decals will be spawned on water.

- Revamped chainsaw.

- Improved responsiveness of melee attacks.

- You can switch weapons right after firing the Supershotgun without having to reload it (but after you switch back, you will need to reload it before firing).

February 24, 2017 Test Logs
- Green blood for Hell Knights and Barons of Hell is fully implemented (has a know bug of sometimes spawning small white decals, I already know that).

- Added AA12 for Skulltag mode, and fully implemented the pistol.

- Fixed several bugs introduced on earlier tests.

- Improved sound effects for chainsaw, added new decals for it.

- KNOWN BUG: Sometimes blood decals spawns on sky.

March 4, 2017 Test Logs
- Fixed ammo counters on fullscreen hud.

- Fixed several bugs that showed up on previous tests.

- Made the pistol right-handed.

March 5, 2017 Test Logs
- Fixed some issues found on previous test.

- Added alt fire for BFG based on the alpha BFG attack.

- Added brightmaps.

- Added better nukage and lava textures.

- New better burning barrel and candelabra sprites (they also have brightmaps and look better in the dark).

March 13, 2017 Test Logs
- New sprites for Rocket Launcher, SSG, and Minigun.

- Many new sound effects.

- Improved blood puffs.

- "Enhanced Night Vision Mode" is permanently disabled.

- Invulnerability makes the screen grayscale again (but not with an inverted palete, so its easier on the eyes than in the original game).

- Added flashlights (doesn't works with dual wielding weapons).

- Remade Railgun.

April 4, 2017 Test Logs
- Starting to test the huge Map Enhancement System. Currently Doom's E1M1 E1M2, Doom 2's MAP01 and MAP13, TNT Map01 and Plutonia MAP01 are the only maps containing this.

- Changed flashlight controls to operate exclusively inside the Flash states, so you can turn it on/off even when while reloading, firing, etc.

- Changed minigun's engine sound slot so it won't conflict with pickup item sounds.

- Fixed several bugs found on latest bug.

- Introduced "Realism" class, which can use sprint (press Run key). There still is a bug that not all weapons have proper sprinting animations.

- New shotgun sprites by DoomNukem, fits the reloading sprites much better (still going to implement ADS mode sprites).

- Fixed a bug that caused trees to be pushed by explosions.

April 12, 2017 Test Logs
- Added better effects for archvile attacks and a new death animation for the player when being killed by it.

- Gibs are no longer targeted by BFG hitscans or autoaim.

- Purist mode now can use autoaim.

- Friendly marines will use teleports silently.

- Fixed a bug that allowed the player to resurrect dead captured marines by pressing Use on them.

- Started using the bugtracker.

April 14, 2017 Test Logs
- Added proper casings for pistols.

- Remade Purist chain-gun.

- Purist weapons will display their own pickup sprites.

April 23, 2017 Test Logs
- Added sub-machine-gun, works both for regular players and purists.

- Added new bullet type for pistols and smgs, reduced rifle/minigun bullet limit from 600 to 400; Still not fully implemented.

- Reorganized menus.

- Tactical Class removed. Now it's a cvar, disabled by default.

- Skulltag difficulty removed. Now it's a cvar, enabled by default.

- Split advanced decorations and map enhancement system into two different cvars.

- New iron sights for the assault rifle when aiming down the sights.

- Buffed Grenade Launcher.

- Changed Assault Rifle to slot 4.

April 24, 2017 Test Logs
- Fixed some bugs with rifle iron sights.

- Added an Axe to slot 1. Weapon still is not finished and still no way to get it in-game without cheating.

April 27, 2017 Test Logs
- The objective of this build is to test how the pistols and sub-machine-guns will impact the game.

- Rifle start no longer starts with grenades, while pistol start has 2 grenades.

- The axe-wielding zombie scientists can sometimes replace the zombiemen. This is temporary and just to see how the axe will affect the game. On the final version they will only spawn on some lab-themed levels using the Level Enhancement Script.

- Added a cvar to disable dual-wielding.

April 28, 2017 Test Logs
- Rifle fire rate was raised from 420 bpm to 525bpm at the cost of decreased accuracy when firing from the hip at full auto.

- Improved rifle iron sights.

July 7, 2017 Test Logs
- New MP40 sprites.

- Added a grab system. When you have a Berserk Pack, you can grab zombies and imps by pressing R near them. Only works on zombiemen, shotgun-guys, and imps for now. It will work on chain-gunners and civilians in the future.

- Map Enhancement System added to Doom 2 maps 15 and 16.

- Reverted the whole sprint system back to a class based one because of bugs.

- Added ammo drooping system, use Slot 0 to select it (fuel still has no pickup icon).

- I am starting to make the basis for a female player. Currently setting the gender to female changes the hudface and pain sounds.

- Railgun uses 5 ammo instead of 10.

- Rocket pickups can be detonated by shooting at it. In combination with the ammo droping system, now you can use them as an effective improvised weapon by dumping several of them and waiting for monsters to walk near it.

- The axe can be smeared with blood.

- For whatever reason the Wolfenstein SS script stopped working and evil marines were spawning in place of nazis.

- Weapons can be reloaded using GZDoom's built-in reloading bind.

July 21, 2017 Test Logs
- Added a huge testmap that can be accessed with either typing "map test" in the console, or the "load test map" option in the Brutal Doom options menu. Map is still WIP, no need to report anything about it.

- Temporarily disabled the first person executions, going to find another way to work around them.

- More work done on the map enhancement system, the first 3 maps of Doom 1 now have breakable lamps.

- Changed the damage on all weapons. Now weapons no longer deal randomized damage.

- Moved custom menus to the main menu (Brutal Doom Options) so it now will work on GZDoom 3.1 properly.

- Minigun fire rate raised to 1575bpm (previously 1000bpm, originally 720bpm on v20b)

- Removed the warp effect from smoke particles (it was causing bugs on software mode).

- Added the Machinegun (Slot 4. Purist still cant use it)

- Added the Unmaker (Slot 8. Still WIP. Purist still cant use it)

- Zombiemen gives 10 soul points on death (Unmaker's ammo).

- Fixed a bug causing some weapon pickups to not show up when playing on Tactical Mode.

- Wolfenstein SS soldiers outside the Wolfenstein levels are now replaced by headless zombiemen instead of evil marines (evil marines will be re-introduced later).

- Added more sounds.

August 6, 2017 Test Logs
- Added faux water physics (open GL only).

- Changed duplicated entries from IWAD. This fixes a glitch happening when you load a wad with custom weapon sprites such as "Back to Saturn X" in the wrong order.

- Changed the Medikit and Stimpack red cross symbol to a white cross over a green background (Not like the Red Cross complained about it {yet}, but it would probably happen sometime. Besides this can now replace the goofy-looking "pill" icon of BFG Edition players.)

- Better sprites for Imp Fireballs.

- Reduced the size of the test map.

- Map enhancement system: Added breakable windows to E1M1, E1M2, the Testmap, and Doom 2 MAP01. The falling glass can kill you.

- Working on to introduce the PSX Doom maps. Currently only 2 maps are playable (PSMAP29 reachable from Downtown, PSMAP58 reachable from Suburbs).

August 21, 2017 Test Logs
- Fixed a bug that would make the game to freeze when splashes were spawned over deep water.

- Tweaked the fire sound for assault rifle.

- Fixed several bugs related to weapons.

- Added HD fonts.

- Improved a lot of stuff on the custom HUD. Health changes color depending of how much you have left, and you can see how much % damage the armor will absorb.

- Fixed several bugs related to weapon behavior.

- Added some new death animations for the chain-gunguy.

September 5, 2017 Test Logs
- Added new arms for melee attacks.

- Now you can grab and throw any small enemy, and even other players in Deathmatch.

- Fixed a bug causing BFG projectiles to not explode on Deathmatch.

- Added the "Brutal Deathmatch" campaign so you can fight with bots and test DooM gameplay. It has 3 maps so far.

- Dual Wield weapons can no longer be directly selected, you must have a key binded to select them (check the options menu).

- This will make the weapon selection cleaner and easier.

September 12, 2017 Test Logs
- Improved muzzle flash of most weapons.

- Added iron sights to the Assault Shotgun.

- Improved Cacodemon's gib particles, now looks better and lags less.

- Revamped cacodemon's bodies. Now all bodies can be destroyed and crushed.

- Chainsaw is much more effective against the cacodemon now, as it can no longer escape when being stunlocked by it.

- Monsters can now be damaged and killed while performing fatalities.

- Player will no longer be pushed away when being bitten by a pinky demon.

- Pinky demon can make a small jump to attack and reach players from above edges.

- Archviles can now be killed by headshots.

- Archvile dead bodies can be shoot and squished by doors and crushers.

- Several new death animations for Mancubus. More yet to come.

- Now you can harvest fire cannons from every dead mancubus (minus mancubi killed by fire or plasma).

- Added a new area on the test map to test crushers.

- New iron sights for the assault rifle (thanks to EletricPulse)

September 22, 2017 Test Logs
- Dead bodies of Hell Knights and Barons of Hell revisited. Now they can be gibbed just like other bodies.

- Further cleaned up Rifle and Submachinegun iron sights.

- Chainsaw re-balanced for Deathmatch. Now it's a very powerful weapon.

- Improved some player sprites, improved player sprite sync. Fixed a bug from v20b where the player would be stuck on the fists animation after switching back to a weapon, making it look like it's shooting bullets from the dick.

- Greatly improved the head hitbox of Masterminds and Cyberdemons.

- Tons of bugs squashed.

September 29, 2017 Test Logs
- Added PSXDoom's map The Marshes. You can find it from the secret exit on Twilight Descends. Filename is PSMAP57 Still has some bugs.

- Made the MP40 more historically accurate, max ammo is 32, reduced recoil, added a small delay before you start firing.

- Ported some new fatalities from PB against zombiemen, shotgunguy, imp, and archvile. They still need to be cleanned up.

- Saluting animation is now done entirely in third person.

- The Motherdemon on E4M8 is now working properly.

- Cleaned up all the yellow warnings at startup.

- Spent bullet casings are now cleaned up by a different cvar. Check the performance options.

- Added beefier sounds and better firing animation to the machinegun.

- Added the hanging hooks from PSXDOom into some maps. You can notably find them at Doom 2 Map12 and PSMAP57 - More performance improvements.

- Shooting rockets at lava will spawn large lava particles that can kill the nearby player and enemies.

October 3, 2017 Test Logs
- Hell Knights and Barons of Hell have an actual crotch hitbox now, but you can only hit it when they are charging an attack.

- Doubled the chances of armless pinky demons to go berserk.

- Reduced friendly marine chat frequency.

- Added new pickup sound effects for shotgun shells and keys.

- Fixed a bug related to voodoo dolls lagging the game to unplayable levels (such as in Sunlust Map04 for example).

October 12, 2017 Test Logs
- Added the tanks, mechs, and helicopters from my vehicle mod. They currently can be found on Doom 2 Map16, Plutonia Map29, and Epic's Map02. They still need to be re-balanced and probably have bugs.

- You can find all vehicles and enemy variations on the test map.

- New DM map: BDM04

- Fixed a bug that allowed players to constantly stun cyberdemons in place with taunts.

- Several new death animations for the archvile.

- Flamethrower re-balanced, reduced FPS drops.

- Cyberdemon can be stunlocked with the flamethrower.

- If a zombie or imp is killed by a grenade or rocket's blast radius but is considerably far from it, it will lose a limb and enter a suffering state, allowing for gaining cruelty bonuses.

- Cyberdemon's fire rate was reduced, but its projectiles will always result in an insta kill.

- Added special terrain effects for sand textures. You can notice these effects on the Egyptian maps of Scythe 2, Epic 1/2.

- Added player weapon skins. Several weapons and jump animations still missing, I just ported the old sprites from v18.

October 23, 2017 Test Logs
- Added a pistol punch alt-fire for the pistol.

- Added infrared 3x scope to Rocket Launcher alt fire.

- Added disintegrating link belts to machinegun and minigun casings.

- Added smoke trails to used shotgun shells.

- Properly aligned shotgun shells when reloading the super shotgun.

- Added two new PVP fatalities and cleaned up the older one.

- Players will be able to knock each other out in Deathmatch with kicks. A knocked player can be stomped Mario-style. (players can't be knocked out if they are with the fists selected. This is not a bug, this is to prevent players from cheating on fist fights). - New sounds for zombies.

- Test map improved.

- Indexed several Final Doom maps into the Map Enhancement script, but most of these maps still have nothing new besides HD skies.

October 27, 2017 Test Logs
- More new deaths for the Mancubus.

- Friendly marines have different uniform colors, even when captured.

- Remade the falling damage system for when a small enemy is knocked out. Now the system is more reliable, and works on low-gravity environments.

- Living impaled humans decorations remade.

- Fixed a bug that caused a dying zombie to continue to scream even after you exploded it's head.

- Removed several screen pain effects.

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