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"The Underground Complex"
IconMap Qat Laboratory.png
WIP Name Laboratory
Realm Hawkins National Laboratory
Area in square Tiles 138
Area in m2 8832
Minimum # of Hooks 7
Maximum # of Hooks 14
Probability WeightCoefficient representing a probability the map will be selected for trial
0
Release Patch 3.2.0
Map Layout
TheUndergroundComplexOutline.png

The Underground Complex or "Laboratory" is the only Map in the Hawkins National Laboratory Realm.

With the retraction of the Stranger Things Chapter after 17 November 2021, the Map and its associated Realm have been removed from the Game.


Lore

Located below the Hawkins National Laboratory, this underground complex released dozens of inter-dimensional creatures in November of 1983, before the rift was sealed.

The site kept some vestiges of its past as the mental health institute, including a mouldy isolation tank used by patients suffering from acute anxiety that was later modernised for mind control experimentation on promising test subjects.

Now the walls of the abandoned facility are sprayed with bullets and blood, evidence of a battle against inter-dimensional creatures.


Landmarks

The Rift Lab

The Rift Lab was the main Landmark on The Underground Complex Map.

Contents

  • The Rift Lab potentially contained a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png on the Upper Floor.
  • The Rift Lab potentially contained a Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png beside the staircase to the Upper Floor.
  • The Rift Lab contained multiple Lockers IconHelp lockers.png on the Lower Floor.
  • The Rift Lab potentially contained a Chest IconHelp chests.png.
  • The Rift Lab potentially contained a Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png.
  • The Rift Lab potentially contained an entrance to the Basement IconHelp basement.png.

Layout

The Rift Lab consisted of two floors:
The Upper Floor could be accessed by going up a staircase.

  • The Lower Floor consisted of a closed Lab Room, and the Rift, a portal to the Upside Down.
    • The Rift section of the floor could be accessed through a vault or a doorway.
      The Window IconHelp window.png vault was located beside a desk in the Room.
    • There was a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png between a desk and a wall at the back of the Lab Room.
  • The Upper Floor featured multiple drop-offs.


The Interrogation Rooms

The Interrogation Rooms were the secondary Landmark on The Underground Complex Map.

Contents

The Interrogation Rooms potentially contained a Chest IconHelp chests.png. The Interrogation Rooms potentially contained a Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png. The Isolation Room beside the Interrogation Rooms contained a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png.

Layout

The Interrogation Rooms were all located on the Upper Floor of the Map.
There were various vaults in the Rooms.
Some potential Pallets could spawn over there.


Trivia

  • In the Game files The Underground Complex was referred to as "Lab".
  • The Underground Complex was the first Map to feature Exit Doors instead of Exit Gates IconHelp exitGates.png.
    • The main reasoning for this was the low ceiling of the Map preventing the Developers from placing proper Exit Gates.
    • The opening animation was very different from Exit Gates too: both sides of the door slid to the sides and a metallic plate behind the door rose upwards.
  • It was possible to see the Upside Down inside the Exit Doors.
  • Similarly to the Map The Game, several Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png would open connected sliding doors upon completion.
  • Even though The Underground Complex was at the time the Map covering the smallest surface area, its numerous catwalks remedied that, making its actual play-able size similarly to Coal Tower or Rancid Abattoir.

Hidden Room

  • There was a hidden room behind a closed, metal door located in the Rift Lab (one of the two possible locations of the Basement IconHelp basement.png staircase).
    It could only be accessed by The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png by blinking into the wall at that location, and only if the Basement staircase had spawned at the other location.
  • There were four dead scientists in the room, each one with a bottle in their hands.
    There were also two cooling-crates with additional bottles scattered throughout the room, and a monitor and a PC on the floor.
    The main element of the room was a whiteboard with the following writings/drawings on it:
    • "EGC"
      This referred to the abbreviation for the then still relatively recent mechanic of the Endgame Collapse IconHelp endGame.png.
    • "[Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s1"
      This referred to the electron configuration of the element Gold (Au).
    • A drawing of a molecule
      This referred to the molecule formed by combining "terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol", which forms a compound "ethylene terephthalate", commonly referred to as "Polyester".
      • This was a reference to the YouTube Content Creator Paulie Esther, who was known for diving deep into Dead by Daylight's secrets.
  • The hidden room was added as a clue to the location of the Golden Toolbox as well.


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