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How to Beat Plague Inc. Bacteria on Normal

Updated on August 29, 2016

A Walkthrough of Plague Inc. Bacteria on Normal

Looking for a walkthrough of Plague Inc.'s Bacteria on normal? Look no further! Recently, I've updated the original walkthrough to something a little easier, with less frills—a more direct approach. This walkthrough of Bacteria on Normal is 100% guaranteed to succeed: it has worked five times for me so far, so I am going to go ahead and release it to the public. Good luck!

First and foremost, some rules for completing the walkthrough:

  • Devolve all symptoms until everyone in the world is infected. There will be a message for this.
  • Follow the walkthrough to the T; build the points to the exact amount.
  • Burst: all bubbles, new infected countries, and so forth.
  • Purchasing the game adds more fun without all the ads. The purchased version also comes with the ability to fast forward, to change DNA stuff, and cheats!
  • Have fun!

  1. Start your Bacteria in South Africa.
  2. Build your points to 50. Devolve any symptoms. Put points into: Air 1, Water 1, and Water 2.
  3. Build your points to 100. Devolve any symptoms. Put points into: Drug Resistance 1, Drug Resistance 2, Heat Resistance 1, Air 2, and Extreme Bioaerosol.
  4. Build your points to 30. Devolve any symptoms. Put points into: Cold Resist 1 and Cold Resist 2.
  5. Build your points to 100. Devolve any symptoms until everyone is infected.
  6. Once everyone is infected, start your points in any symptom. I prefer to start with Insomnia.
  7. Work your way to the middle where you will find Total Organ Failure (image below.)

This is your ticket to killing everyone in the world. Congrats!

Total Organ Failure
Total Organ Failure
Proof of completion.
Proof of completion.
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Video: Plague Inc. PC Version: Bacterial Normal Walkthrough

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      Dan the Stan 45 hours ago

      For whatever reason, there were 2,306 people dead before any symptoms even mutated :/ maybe due to natural disasters, idk... anyway, it worked so thanks :D

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      pusky 7 days ago

      it worked!

      I started from Egypt and followd every step from above. works really fine, the cure was only half way done when everyone was dead

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      DaveDrato 10 days ago

      It didn't work for me when I did South Africa but it did work when I switched to Brazil. I think I did something wrong the first time. Thanks!

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      Aldones 13 days ago

      Ignore my previous post...that was for casual difficulty. I follow the same method for normal, but my stats are not nearly as high.

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      Aldones 2 weeks ago

      Based on the reviews this seems a bit of a lengthy process. I usually can get bacteria on normal in about a year with the cure around 30%. Start in China (boring but the tutorial often has reasons for its madness). Focus on air and water, max all 5 nodes. Take drug resistance 1 and 2. Grab blood 1 and 2. By now you will likely have the majority of the world infected and can start focusing on all the lethal symptoms you can find, don't devolve anything unless you (1) have the world infected and don't need transmissions anymore or (2) end up killing yourself off faster than the disease can finish spreading. Heat and cold resistance is good for when a plague is in a country but spreading too slowly...know your geography! Note: I usually will need at least 1 point in cold for Greenland, Iceland, and Canada.

      I haven't tried brutal yet and currently mousing through fungus.

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      Anonymous 2 weeks ago

      I did this but it killed too quickly

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      jeff 2 weeks ago

      Doesn't work for me, everyone gets infected and I stop getting points at around 70 points

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      ... 3 weeks ago

      This was extremly helpful

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      Somebody 4 weeks ago

      It's work! Thank you very much.

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      Some guy 4 weeks ago

      I tried it out and it worked on the first time

      I am genuinely thankful to you, since now I can have a quick way to get all the genes in a legit way

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      Damien 4 weeks ago

      Don’t start in South Africa, it is noticed drastically faster...

      A tip is to start in Canada because it is the hardest place to infect

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      JackHargreav 5 weeks ago

      My god once I was ao close to kill everything but they finished the cure. I will definitely try this out.

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      Your mums name here 5 weeks ago

      God damn if this don't work yu are either stupid or you just shouldn't be playing game

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      Mike 6 weeks ago

      Didnt work. Not everyone is getting infected.

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      nya 7 weeks ago

      I hope this works!

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      pan pan 7 weeks ago

      it works! im trying it now on brutal mode and on the next virus!

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      Nix 2 months ago

      Worked perfectly!! Thank you thank you!!

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      Russkies_Queen 2 months ago

      Even worked on Brutal as well!! Thank you so much!

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      Me 2 months ago

      GG helped me understand the game a bit more thanks

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      Dan 2 months ago

      Thank you this really helped me beat the game!

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      No Name 2 months ago

      Well 111 maybe that's the reason it didn't work.

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      111 2 months ago

      Didnt work, the cure started rapidly developing despite using genetic hardening and genetic reshuffle

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      The Silent Truth 2 months ago

      The tips are helpful, but they have you wait a long time. Worth the wait though. Currently, I am working on killing the population. Hopefully this is the thing that helps me.

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      Miss Main 3 months ago

      Doesn't work. They find a cure.

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      john 4 months ago

      this worked I finnessed the world

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      A. P. 4 months ago

      This worked great! I ended up doing something similar with viruses, got it first try!

      Thanks heaps!

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      Nobody 4 months ago

      It didn't work

      I couldn't reach 100 DNA points at the end

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      The Hassan 4 months ago

      Oh you didnt upgrade the Genetic harder / reshuffle?

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      Grey 4 months ago

      Wow it worked, but you have to add at the end: Genetic ReShuffle 1, to help stop the cure for a several months

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      DUDESR 4 months ago

      Why need to wait the points reach 50, 100, 30 before building?

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      Rusty 4 months ago

      Works on ps4

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      Steven 4 months ago

      This work Thanks

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      Nastinka 4 months ago

      Worked like a charm! Thanks :)

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      Lolo 5 months ago

      42% 4509 days

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      flashwingfelix 5 months ago

      32% cure and 1109 days thanks!

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      Thanks 5 months ago

      21% Cure and it took 684 days!

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      Jedan 5 months ago

      28% cure lol thanks alot

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      Martha 5 months ago

      I tried this with brutal. It worked like a charm!

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      RyanxJxP 5 months ago

      This guide actually works for beating Brutal mode, as well as normal.

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      Anonomyous 5 months ago

      It didn't work at all

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      orteam 5 months ago

      Thanks.Im tryed to beat it 10 times and i failed everytime :(

      and now! Im unlocked virus!Thanks man,really!

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      :)) 6 months ago

      This definitely works! Thanks you so much! 581 days and 25% cure

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      Hannah 6 months ago

      It worked! 689 days and 41% cure

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      Anonymous 6 months ago

      I did have to develop more cure resist, so maybe think of adding that. But otherwise, it did work.

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      Von 6 months ago

      Although I started in Greenland, I used that same tactic in 1653 days cure was at 57%

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      John the Baptist 6 months ago

      This tactic is amazing!

      Humans didn't even notice the disease until nearly everyone was infected.

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      Samabtha 6 months ago

      979 days 68% cure works!

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      You know ;) 7 months ago

      975 days, 73%complete and it died out! This method is not working. Tried alot of times...!

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      Shayne 7 months ago

      You have no idea how troubled I've been with this game. Thank you.

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      Iain 7 months ago

      Works every time!

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      Jaida 7 months ago

      1125 Days and just 32%!

      Thank you!!

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      CykaBlyat 7 months ago

      Beat it in 994 days with 21% cure at Christmas Day

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      Angelo 7 months ago

      Nobody's found me and there are no more healthy people

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      Velocifaptor 7 months ago

      I just wanna say, I took some cues from the post, and some hints from the comments section, and I succeeded! Poor humans had their cure progress at 36%! As someone else here said, it's best to start your disease in Saudi Arabia. Also, stock up on DNA points on step 1 itself. This will take longer, but is more effective. I had more than 100 DNA points before I evolved MY bacterium. It also helps to buy the full game, as that gives you access to the fast forward feature. Thanks a lot to everybody here!

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      Lorenrosenhal 7 months ago

      Worked till mega brutal, thanks man :D

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      7 months ago

      Wow 38% cured wiped out humanity in 685 days thanks dude

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      Sapper18C 7 months ago

      566 days 17 percent cure. they didn't have a clue. gonna try on brutal now

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      mmm 7 months ago

      1036 day 20 percent cure

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      Jamew 7 months ago

      Thanks

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      hi 7 months ago

      Thank you

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      Daniie 7 months ago

      964 days, 33% cure. Thanks man

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      anon 8 months ago

      574 Days

      24% cure

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      Lexi 8 months ago

      Beat this

      945 days with 44%

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      Anon 8 months ago

      1030 with 65% cure completion. Thanks!

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      Dr. Evil's illegitimate son 8 months ago

      1129 days

      54% cure

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      Dr. Evil 8 months ago

      Eradicated all life in 1114 days with 56% cure research

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      doc evil 8 months ago

      eradicated all life.. 56% cure

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      Random 9 months ago

      Well followed it, finished it with 35% cure and 940 days

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      Micky Tee 9 months ago

      Worked first time, you gotta follow exactly the way instructed...1229 days 41%cure. Anyone says it doesn't work ain't following it right. Well done.

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      9 months ago

      I won using this stragtegy even on brutal. Thank you!

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      1234 9 months ago

      If you do this exactly as explained (though it will take a little longer) you will complete the level. Saving the points will take a while, but its worth the wait when you succeed. Also be sure to fight the cure by adding in the Abilities to reduce cure speed 1 and 2. You may even be able to add the Ability to increase cure workload. But do not add these abilities until you have followed all of the above instructions. I was able to beat the cure with it only have completed 56%

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      Jacko 9 months ago

      Still had 6 billion infected when it was cured. Waited until everyone was infected before killing too. Absolutely did not work.

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      Srt13 9 months ago

      1152 days and my cure progress got to 47%

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      Fuckyameanboy 9 months ago

      Didn't work at all. Literally nowheres close. Still had 2 billion infected by the time they cured it. You definitely did not beat the game with this strategy. Maybe you beat it on super super super super easy mode (if there's such a thing). Not even close lmao

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      Arshad 10 months ago

      TO ANYONE READING. ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE ENTIRE WORLD IS INFECTED BEFORE YOU START KILLING

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      Will 11 months ago

      Works but I killed people to early so lost my first attempt. Wait for all to be infected.

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      Anhuabhah 11 months ago

      This also worked on brutal :)

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      PlagueDude 11 months ago

      This for some reason never works for me.

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      Ursaring 11 months ago

      Thanks m8, worked perfectly. 41% Cure

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      Ashleign 12 months ago

      "Trains," you wine drinking wine-o. May fire rain down on your soul. Apparently the cheat is strong in you, because I didn't come to your tutorial on how to be a "regular non-winner." Actually, I just really liked the style of your comment so I decided to make one similar. I really don't want fire to rain on your soul. Actually, I think I love you. That moment we just had just now.. I think it's the happiest I have ever been. Will you marry me?

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      Billy 12 months ago

      Thanks!

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      Wine 12 months ago

      "Juice", you ungrateful sod. A pox upon thee. Maybe if you didn't "waste" so much time looking to cheat the game you'd actually learn something and beat it legitimately.

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      Thomas 12 months ago

      1,016 days. The cure was 31% completed. Throwing in the genetic hardening/reshuffle helps if you have the extra DNA.

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      Ashleign 13 months ago

      I am sorry it didn't work out for you. Many others have had success. Perhaps if you tell me where things went wrong we can work it out together. Thanks for the comment.

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      Juice 13 months ago

      Followed the instructions to the T. Yet the cure still ended up coming out and wasted my time. Maybe next time I'll actually find a good walk-through. Btw I can't vote because the no is not just a solid no vote.

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      gunnarjon 13 months ago

      worked for me, 43% cure. thanks! could never get greenland or iceland but this did it.

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      Hi 13 months ago

      Go from amnesia and get the upgrade in the middle. It is fairly lethal.

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      :D 13 months ago

      Thank you! 780 days of success!

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      alex 14 months ago

      if you start in a hot country (egypt/saudi arabia are the best imo) you can skip heat resistance 1. Also for total organ failure go from the coughing tree-line because you need fewer points for that. You also don't need to gather so many points for the upgrades. I just upgrade the moment I get the points for each one. Air1 Air2 or water1 then the other one. water 2 , extreme bioaerosol, then drugs 1 2 cold res 1 2. Then wait for all to be infected. GG

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      ALeigh 14 months ago

      This did not work for me. they found a cure much faster than the disease killed people. It did get everyone infected though.

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      Ixy 14 months ago

      Nvm I got it to work! I also used the bird and livestock transmission choices and it helped to infect Greenland.

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      Ixy 14 months ago

      So I tried it, but it didn't infect Greenland. I did everything right.

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      bruh 14 months ago

      Mine kinda worked.. it infected every country exept Greenland.. DAMN YOU GREEEENLAAAAND!!

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      Ng 15 months ago

      It didn't work South Africa started protesting and then they found a cure so USA shut all of its borders and flights and boats and USA survived.

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      REDHEADEDTAX7 16 months ago

      I ADDED SEIZURES AND INSANITY I HOPE IT HELPS

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      Deadpool 16 months ago

      You are the best

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      Nabians 16 months ago

      It does work! Thanks a lot buddy!

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      Jasmine 16 months ago

      Thank you for the walk through. It worked! :-)

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      Aric Patrick 18 months ago

      It didnt work i failed with 62% dead

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      Gon 18 months ago

      It worked i tried 2 times and the 2nd time worked in 1082 days :D