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How to Beat "Plague Inc." Fungus on Normal

Ashleign has been playing video games for more than 20 years.

How to Beat Fungus on Normal

Warning: Fungus is by far the longest game level you will play on Plague Inc. It's not the hardest, but it is a long, drawn-out process.

I have reworked my tutorial for this to make it as fast as possible. Follow my directions carefully and you will succeed. There are a few things you need to know before we get started, though.

What You Need to Know Before the Walkthrough

  • You May Need to Check to See If Everyone Is Infected: At the end, when everyone is infected, it may not say, "Everyone is infected." You may have to check. All the countries will be red, but it may not pop up the message until after you start killing everyone. So, don't freak out.
  • Work Backward to Devolve Points: Secondly, once everyone or all the countries and people are infected, devolve the points you put in during the tutorial one by one. Work backward to devolve them. I cannot stress that enough. Folks who follow the tutorial still lose because they missed that point.
  • Send Me Your Feedback: Thirdly, I need your feedback. Fungus kind of burned me out on tutorials. I have beat the game and I do have strategies, but I need your help. Tell me in the comments section which level you need a tutorial for and I will do my best to post one. Follow me for more.
  • For an Easier Experience, Buy the Game: Lastly, I recommend you buy the game. It's a couple of dollars, but it will speed the game up by at least 50%, and the ads disappear. It's the single best decision I have made.

Let's get started!

This "Plague Inc." walkthrough includes everything you need to win one of the more difficult levels of the game.

This "Plague Inc." walkthrough includes everything you need to win one of the more difficult levels of the game.

Plague Inc. Fungus on Normal Walkthrough

  1. Start in India.
  2. Devolve all symptoms/mutations until everyone is infected.

Build Your DNA Points to 66

Put the 66 points into:

  • Air 1
  • Air 2
  • Water 1
  • Water 2
  • Extreme Bioaerosol

Build Your DNA points to 33

Put the 33 points into:

  • Drug Resistance 1
  • Cold Resistance 1
  • Cold Resistance 2

Build Your DNA Points to 75

Put the 75 points into:

  • Heat Resistance 1
  • Heat Resistance 2
  • Environmental Hardening

Build Your DNA Points to 70–80

Note: At this point, the last country may take a while to infect. You'll have the option of using a spore burst. This will infect the last country. Do so if you cannot wait.

Once all the countries are red, you must check each one to make sure everyone is infected.

Once all the countries are red, you must check each one to make sure everyone is infected.

Check Infection Status and Devolve

  1. Once all the countries are red, check to make sure everyone is infected.
  2. One by one, work backward to devolve your abilities and transmissions.
  3. Allow mutations; stop devolving them.
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Achieve Total Organ Failure

Work to Total Organ Failure. In this test, I went:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Immune Suppression
  • Total Organ Failure

Optional: You have waited long enough, spend the rest of your points as you see fit.

Fungus is one of the longest and drawn-out levels in the game.

Fungus is one of the longest and drawn-out levels in the game.

"Plague Inc. Evolved" Fungus Normal Walkthrough

Questions & Answers

Question: What happens if they start to cure and it goes really fast?

Answer: Bail out! Bail out! Seriously start over and go slow. Fungus sucks like that.


amazing! on September 09, 2020:

All plague inc. tutorials from you worked first try, now I’m on bio weapon.

peterson cooks on August 03, 2020:

worked first try

Epic Man on July 16, 2020:

I tried once and failed, tried again but once this time when I got total organ failure I got all the cure prevention abilities and won with the cure at 49%

Erin on May 12, 2020:

Cure was found too quickly all times.

Charles on April 16, 2020:

Tried twice, at the first try the cure was finished a little too fast but when i tried again this walkthrough worked perfectly for me.

Thank you so much Ashleign. Good job!

Mairead on April 12, 2020:

It worked perfectly on the first time! It gets worrying when the cure starts almost right away and cure planes start zooming left and right up and down but then everyone starts dying, and it’s satisfying to watch the work break down, I finished and won at 2062 days and 62% of the cure was completed, hope this

John on April 03, 2020:

doesn't work. Symptoms mutate to fast and cost to much. I was never even able to save up enough for the first set of upgrades

idk on April 02, 2020:

5 times I tried the same 5 times and the same happens always the cure goes fast like once it went from 40 to 95%

alistar of david path on March 31, 2020:

did not work

Andrew on March 23, 2020:

1,556 days with the cure at 58 % complete. You're a godsend, thank you so much. That was a pain

idk on March 18, 2020:

thx 1472 days cure 52% done'

Anu on March 18, 2020:

It worked at the first try!

Sexualchoco on February 24, 2020:

My plague named Itchy feet killed everyone in 1367 days and the cure was 55% done

Wief on February 24, 2020:

This worked great for me. Tip: you can speed up the gameplay by clicking on the calendar in the upper right corner. That really helps with the slow game-play (just be ready to pop bubbles quickly).

DonnellyCtt on February 21, 2020:

So i followed every step and i'm stuck at 43 DNA points. Groenland, Madagascar and Philippines are not infected. The problem is, they don't have an airport and my fungus doesnt travel with boats. I'm gonna try again

It didnt work thanks for the 1 hour wasted on February 14, 2020:


P on February 08, 2020:

1041 days to destroy humanity!!!

David on February 04, 2020:

It hasn't worked for me, tried two times.

I think that the problem is in me, or should I buy more drug res'?

aka on February 02, 2020:

I think air n wat 1-2, cold n heat res 1-2 will be the main progress?

blin on February 01, 2020:

it worked for the first time!

i didn't need to devolve my abilities and transmission stuff and i saved up to around 60-70 dna till i worked up to total organ failure

worked from what you said + insomnia, paranoia, insanity, and coma

1669 days 45% cure tysm

yeah on February 01, 2020:

same as below bruh

Dafuq on February 01, 2020:

This method did not work, they cured that bih so fast and I never get back enough dna for organ failure

Loveyoulongtime on January 31, 2020:

1602 days, 50% cure.

I will never forget it, thank you.

Courtney on January 30, 2020:

2121 days Cure 42% done - on the first try :) Thanks for the walkthrough. Followed step by step and it worked.

Jamieleel1983 on January 27, 2020:

Finally beat it at day 1554 and 93% cure...i may have jumped the gun a little bit when it was time for total organ failure lol Thank You!

V on January 26, 2020:

It worked! It took 1416 days. You have to wait until EVERYONE is infected and devolve EVERY symptom that appears automatically until then. After that develop the above mentioned symptoms and wait until everyone hopelessly dies.

Jenz on January 23, 2020:

Your tutorials are awesome, thanks for making them :)

Joe on January 22, 2020:

I won day 1114 With the cure at 54%. After you follow the step you will want to devolve all of the point except for drug Resist. Also try to get as much DNA as you can before upgrading your symptoms because if you do upgrade them too slowly then they have enough time to make a cure.

Guest on January 04, 2020:

This was perfect! 1515 days, 48% was the highest they ever got the cure.

Gabriel on December 31, 2019:

I did it! In 1,712 days and 72% cure, I won!

But, please remember this:

Devolve any mutated diseases that pop up on the screen. If you did not devolve it, the cure will start earlier. To devolve, if something appears in the screen, rather something like this: “Nausea has been mutated”, go to Disease, go to Symptoms, find the symptom that has been mutated ex. Nausea, and devolve it for a refund of 2 DNA points. The reason why you should devolve the mutated disease is because it can start the cure earlier because of a minor checkup, and it will be researched, and cure effort will increase, which is bad for you. Also, it can be beneficial because it can speed up the process by refunding 2 DNA points.

And some people complained that the devolving ruined everything. No, it’s not. It can save you some points to kill humanity.

Those are some common problems that make people complain.

hdf on December 23, 2019:

didnd work

Chrisie on December 12, 2019:

This worked great for me. 2192 days, 32% Cure, score 8500. I also did insomnia, paranoia, inflammation, paralysis, coma as well as the ones suggested and any which increased severity. Don't do fever though, that helps the cure.

The great unknown on December 12, 2019:

The cheats also didn't work for me but i am going to try amit again and not devolve any of the abilities

Jeff on December 08, 2019:

Doesn’t work well, I tried it multiple times and it did not work.

Hi on December 08, 2019:

Best fungus walkthrough it's perfect

Elyse on December 06, 2019:

I tried this one again only I did it with brutal to see if it work. It did, although I did have a few variations. I used the genes: (DNA) Catalytic Switch, (Mutation) Genetic Mimic, (Travel) Suppression, (Environment) Extremophile, (Evolution) Translesion+. I also devolved any symptoms that mutated. You must use genes to beat brutal or mega brutal.

Christa on December 06, 2019:

Worked wonders for me! Freaked out for a bit cuz cure was going pretty quick. It's at 72 and they are about dead. Thank you

Elyse on November 12, 2019:

Instead of doing: coughing, sneezing, immune suppression, total organ failure, I did: insomnia, paranoia, inflammation, paralysis, coma, and then total organ failure. It may have taken more points but my cure percentage did not go higher than 48%.

Jessica on October 28, 2019:

I won but it was scary. The countries were dying but the cure was increasing very fast after I devolved the abilities. By the time I got all the drug abilities back, the cure was at 83% til I got the genetic reshuffle. It went down to 68%. It wiped out the planet when the cure reached 76%. Nerve wrecking, but this helped a lot

Patrick on October 27, 2019:

Ayyyy! Thanks for this! Greenland ended up being a spore country at the very end because it just would not move to it for whatever reason I got a little nervous cuz the cure got to 68% but petered out there as the world population dropped to 40k. Finally I can move onto the next level

SMR on October 25, 2019:

YESSSS!!! It worked! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Chris Wright on October 24, 2019:

Thanks for walk through followed it to the letter and it worked perfectly

Freddie on October 23, 2019:

This did not work. Devolving everything ruined it. Thanks for nothing.

Gina on September 09, 2019:

Thank you so much!! This level was driving me up a wall. I could not beat it and often rage-quit. I followed this and won! Thanks again!

Danyusha on August 28, 2019: