How to Beat Plague Inc. Bacteria on Normal

Updated on March 28, 2019
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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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Questions & Answers

  • I tried this walkthrough and got close to winning. However, a cure was created before my disease could kill everyone. Any tips?

    Try again, this time pay attention to all the point builds!

  • When following this guide to beat Plague Inc. Bacteria, from what I can see, I don't upgrade anything until I reach 50. Why not upgrade those as I get the DNA?

    Short answer: It breaks. Building points gives time for your bacteria to multiply. Making the changes you make even more powerful over time.

  • is there a way to beat Plague Inc. without devolving?

    There are plenty of ways to beat this one. However, I find this is the easiest, slacker way. Lazy, if you will.

  • How do you infect Greenland in Plague Inc.?

    Gotta follow the tutorial to the letter my friend.

  • Are we able to do these out of order with the same outcome to beat Plague Inc. Bacteria?

    Nope!

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      Donovan 

      4 weeks ago

      This even worked on brutal

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      Yay!! 

      2 months ago

      I completed it in 722 days with only 15% of the cure done!!!

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      Yeet 

      2 months ago

      Did this one brutal and 1170 days 73% cure but worked

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      Draizan 

      3 months ago

      I've tried this game maybe a hundred times and managed to win once (at easy level) but failed to win in normal. Finally a gave up and check any tips. I followed your tips, failed at the first time coz i misstep (cold ressist 1st). The 2nd time i followed it correctly and everybody dies

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      Anonymous 

      3 months ago

      Walkthrough also works on Brutal. I did not try it on Mega Brutal as I did not purchase the full version.

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      God Speed 

      4 months ago

      697 days and 21% cure worked super well and if you refund the transmission you get points and do genetic reshuffle and it makes your cure % lower and take longer. I am happy to say that Chlamydia has destroyed our planet

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      foxy033 

      4 months ago

      if you go insomnia path also get seizures and insanity then dysentery it kills a lot faster and makes it harder to cure

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      Satan 

      4 months ago

      720 days 24% cure ......

      But i started in India

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      Jesus 

      4 months ago

      Worked like a charm, 854 days 26% cure. Good tactic. The people saying it didn't work must have done it wrong lol

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      Panzerschrekt72 

      4 months ago

      Saudi Arabia is easier. Start with cysts, then abscesses, rash, sweating, air 1, air 2, bird 1, bird 2, antibiotic 1, bacterial resilence 1, skin lesion, bacterial resilence 2, bacterial resilence 3, anaemia, paranoia, coughing, pneumonia, cold 1, cold 2, hyper sensitivity, sneezing, water 1, water 2, genetic hardening 1, genetic hardening 2, seizure, insanity, necrosis, paralysis, coma, haemorrhagic shock, internal haemorrhaging, genetic shuffle 1, shuffle 2, shuffle 3, Total organ failure. Always use this strategy to beat Mega Brutal Bacteria. Dont devolve symptom, Use Metabolic Jump, Genetic Mimic, Aerocyte, Sympto-stasis, and extremophile. If you failed to infect Greenland. Focus to cold resistance, water, air and antibiotic, Greenland sea route is to and from Russia and Norway.

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      Eyyyyyyy 

      5 months ago

      Is there a faster way to do this? It seems like it would work but take a long time

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      Apex legends sucks 

      5 months ago

      It worked

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      Ashleign 

      5 months ago

      This usually happens when you don't follow the tutorial line for line. How many times have you tried it?

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      Edwin 

      5 months ago

      Every country fell except for Greenland and Iceland,

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      Ashleign 

      5 months ago

      Thanks for the tip! This tutorial has been viewed over 6 million times. :)

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      ThatOneDusty801 

      5 months ago

      First of all, you start your plague in China, not south Africa. Second, you want to get early symptoms, that's how you get DNA points.

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      Potato 

      6 months ago

      Ive veen trying for ages to win as bacteria and now I can finally see what virus is like

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      Eberhardt 

      6 months ago

      It worked to get the plague started, but you have to continue making the plague stronger and more resistant to the pharmaceuticals and environmental changes. Then you have to put as many points as you can into alternative ways of making the plague deadly.

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      also yeet 

      6 months ago

      After everyone is infected you can refund all the transmission thingos and get more points cuz they dont matter if everyone is infected

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      yeet 

      6 months ago

      mine worked but when i got symptoms it was straight up noticed and destroyed xd

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      WAKA WAKA 

      6 months ago

      22 hours later I played again the same steps except I made a mistake the first time I didn't devolve I evolved OOF. :)

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      WAKA WAKA 

      6 months ago

      This Didn't work the cure was formed to fast and you didn't form enough DNA points :00F

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      Hakotako 

      6 months ago

      I did this but nick cage doesn’t kill everyone

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      Sophie 

      6 months ago

      I was so close to winning but not everyone in the world was infected :(

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      Dr.TurtleEX 

      6 months ago

      I tried heaps of times and Greenland always survives!

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      Ashleigh (without the 'n') 

      6 months ago

      After years of playing this game and always losing (but still replaying, because it's so good), I never bothered to look up a walkthrough until today. Thank you for the guide, Ashleign!

      1100 days, 35% complete.

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      Will 

      7 months ago

      5 stars. 27% cure. This worked for me the first time and is very straight forward and strategic.

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      Person 

      7 months ago

      Good on iPhone, won in 1090 and 34% cure

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      Alexandra Aly 

      7 months ago

      Worked on Android!!

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      Ich 

      9 months ago

      Worked

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      Andreas 

      9 months ago

      It works also on brutal but not at mega brutal! (Mabye if you reduse the mutation rate it will)

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      Idk 

      9 months ago

      I start in India and upgrade water and air to extreme bioaerosol get drug resistance 1 and bacterial shield to 3 and cold resistance 2 and wait for everyone to get infected (devolving any mutations) then I get total organ failure and then I watch the world end ( also works on brutal)

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      9 months ago

      It works but at this rate the population will die of natural disasters before the disease kills them

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      Daniel 

      10 months ago

      All that is needed for the transmission stage all the way through prions is water 1, water 2, heat resist 1, cold resist 1, cold resist 2, and drug resist 1.

      Air transmission is a waste of points as there are several isolated islands, notably Greenland, that have water ports but no airports, but none with airports and no water ports. Heat resist 2 is not needed if you start in a hot country like South Africa. Drug resist 2 will speed infection rates in advanced countries but is a luxury that should be skipped if points are tight. It is assential to devolve all symptoms until all humans are infected.

      Once all humans are infected evolve complete organ failure and then buckle down to fight the cure the humans will start researching shortly after your plague shows any symptom.

      Ashleign's guides seem to understate the importance of fighting the cure. In my experience it is neccessary to spend a ton of points on cure fighting traits in the end game to finish off the humans entirely -- failing to do so will let them complete the cure before everyone dies, and in my view any game that does not result in complete extermination is a failure.

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      Me 

      10 months ago

      Worked wonderfully on Android! I won in 1169 days, 51% cure and 11 DNA left over!

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      Shadow 

      10 months ago

      Wow, it worked, i won in 1071 days and the cure was only 34% complete! this is legit guys, no kidding

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      Anon 

      11 months ago

      Did not work for android

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      Rainbow 

      11 months ago

      nice, won the game with %57 cure percent

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      Ricardo Mestre 

      12 months ago

      It worked perfectly! You rock, great tutorial!

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      Rindou 

      12 months ago

      Killed the entire world in 661 days.

      Thanks for this guide!

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      Dario The Scottish Vicar That Loves Cars 

      12 months ago

      No not worked

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      Person 

      13 months ago

      This worked! It took me 752 days and they eventually stopped working on the cure because the government was failing. I won with 33% of the cure complete.

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      Phoenixo 

      13 months ago

      I followed this tutorial, I just changed start location to China to take the advantage of more people to be infected at game start.

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      Taf 

      13 months ago

      Got it with 52% Cure completed - thanks very much

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      James Ballard 

      13 months ago

      This worked for me, it was very good.

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      Eric 

      13 months ago

      I beat normal bacteria in 453 days without using the guide. Maybe this guide is.. garbage?

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      Isaiah 

      14 months ago

      876 days, noice!

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      Shawol 

      14 months ago

      i had to envolve a second symptom "strang" otherwise the cure would've been enveloped too fast....

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      Sydney 

      14 months ago

      Effective and efficient, killed everyone in 1342 days

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      ur mom 

      14 months ago

      thx 900 days

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      Teddy 

      15 months ago

      Thank you so much !

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      Sami 

      15 months ago

      This is actually a really great technique, so long as you remember to devolve all symptoms constantly before the planet is fully infected they dont even really notice the disease at all and dont start working on the cure, then once you have infected the entire population BANG you hit them hard with total organ failure and watch as the whole population helplessly comes to an end.

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      shayne 

      15 months ago

      doesn't work, they star the cure too fast

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      Mohannad Hakmeh 

      15 months ago

      It worked even in BRUTAL mode

      love love love

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      Person 

      15 months ago

      It worked! I killed everybody in 946 days with the cure topping at 33%.

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      person 

      16 months ago

      i made a mistake and wasted some dna but it still worked, i almost failed lol

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      ZestyWings 

      17 months ago

      Worked like a charm on ps4. All these ppl saying it doesnt work confounds me. Just follow along and ull beat it. Not that difficult lol

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      Garfielf 

      17 months ago

      water1 water 2 and air 1 all together cost more than 50

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      wwei23 

      17 months ago

      Try starting from rash. It has access to Total Organ Failure AND Necrosis!

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      Jason Bowen 

      18 months ago

      This is a horrible game. Can tell a game is garbage when you have to use walkthroughs like this to win in it.

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      Alex Hansen 

      18 months ago

      Yes! Thank you so much.

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      Some noob 

      18 months ago

      Worked flawlessly, damn!

      I've just had the right idea, even did the "wait until everyone gets infected", devolving any symptoms and even trying to get to the middle of all symptoms, but always fall short of dna point. The key in my personal case was that raising/waiting without improving more than just a little the abilities and transmitions tabs.

      Anyways, thanks dude for your service!

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      Polyanimal 

      19 months ago

      Worked beautifully!

      Turns out I had the right idea before I saw your guide, I was just going about it the wrong way... I didn’t think to not have ANY symptoms... in fact, I didn’t even know it would continue to spread without them. I think that was my downfall.

      Anyway, guide works perfectly first time. Good job explaining simply and effectively. Kudos.

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      Sherry 

      19 months ago

      Worked great! Thank you!

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      Roman Sharp 

      19 months ago

      You know, I honestly, for some reason couldn't beat Bacteria on normal mode. It is so simple when "You" describe it. If you can email me @romansharp32@gmail.com. And tell me how to beat all of the other modes, if and when I need them. Thanks I hope I hear from you soon.

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      djfaiojdfl 

      19 months ago

      the cure became 100% and the disease was eradicated.

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      Creeper 

      19 months ago

      So cool and it works!I am doing it again to see if I remember how

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      Danielle 

      19 months ago

      Worked! Thank you :)

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      Marshmallow 

      19 months ago

      I won in 1215 days on BRUTAL with 54% cure progress. Thank you!

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      RammerHammer 

      20 months ago

      I beat it in 942 days with 32% cure progress

      THANK YOU!

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      Annomus 

      20 months ago

      IT DID NOT WORK IDIOT

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      Steam_user 

      20 months ago

      Even works with the pc version.

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      player 

      20 months ago

      THX works well!! :)

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      Polar 

      20 months ago

      Well thanks, the cure stopped at 41% :)

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      21 months ago

      Worked cure stoppped at 44 and the world was left empty.

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      dead 

      21 months ago

      yea it woks messed it up a few times but got it on the first try on 48% cure

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      Harambe Lives 

      21 months ago

      49 % cure, thank you so much, it was easy. I don't see how some people couldn't do it. I tried a similar tactic for the virus, and it worked on the third or fourth time (first time on easy virus though). Thanks again.

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      ObeseManChuck 

      21 months ago

      Works although i did egypt

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      little red 

      21 months ago

      yeah, no this dosnt work, the cure was at 83% and only 291,114,109 were dead. thanks for a waste of time

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      Dan the Stan 

      22 months 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 

      22 months 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 

      22 months 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 

      22 months 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 

      22 months 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 

      22 months ago

      I did this but it killed too quickly

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      jeff 

      22 months ago

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

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      ... 

      22 months ago

      This was extremly helpful

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      Somebody 

      23 months ago

      It's work! Thank you very much.

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      Some guy 

      23 months 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 

      23 months 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 

      23 months 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 

      23 months 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 

      23 months ago

      Didnt work. Not everyone is getting infected.

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      nya 

      23 months ago

      I hope this works!

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      pan pan 

      23 months ago

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

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      Nix 

      2 years ago

      Worked perfectly!! Thank you thank you!!

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      Russkies_Queen 

      2 years ago

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

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      Me 

      2 years ago

      GG helped me understand the game a bit more thanks

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      Dan 

      2 years ago

      Thank you this really helped me beat the game!

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      No Name 

      2 years ago

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

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