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How to Beat "Plague Inc." Evolved Virus on Normal

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Plague Inc. Virus on Normal

Welcome to my walkthrough for Plague Inc. Virus on Normal. Before we get started, please note that this level is extremely complicated. Make sure that you follow this tutorial carefully, step-by-step. This tutorial works for both the mobile and the PC version of the game. You should also take a look at these tips if you need more help.


First things first:

  • A virus in this game mutates rapidly and is hard to control.
  • Allow all symptoms.
  • Remember to pop bubbles as they appear.
  • Start your virus in Saudi Arabia.

Before you start, don't forget: follow these steps closely and carefully! I've separated them out into singular moves for your convenience:

  1. Allow your points to reach the first mutation (usually 13–15).
  2. Get Drug Resistance 1.
  3. Build your points to about 20.
  4. Get Air Transmission 1.
  5. Build your points to about 20.
  6. Get Heat Resistance 1.
  7. Build your points to about 20.
  8. Get Air Transmission 2.
  9. Build your points to about 30.
  10. Get Water Transmission 1.
  11. Get Water Transmission 2.
  12. Build your points to about 30.
  13. Get Drug Resistance 2.
  14. Get Genetic Hardening 1.
  15. Build your points to about 40.
  16. Get Heat Resistance 2.
  17. Get Cold Resistance 1.
  18. Build your points to about 70.
  19. Get Cold Resistance 2.
  20. Get Environmental Hardening.
  21. Build your points to about 70.
  22. Get Blood Transmission 1.
  23. Get Blood Transmission 2.
  24. Build your points to about 100.
  25. Get Genetic Reshuffle 1.
  26. Get Genetic Hardening 2.
  27. Build points until everyone is infected.
  28. Go to Symptoms choose deadly symptoms i.e. Total Organ Failure.
  29. Now, watch everyone die.
  30. Don't forget to comment and subscribe!

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the same methods for beating Plague Inc. on normal difficulty work on brutal/mega brutal difficulty?

Answer: All you can do is try!

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Siri on June 24, 2020:

It worked but I got scared because the cure was 97% and only 800,000 died but I got total organ failure and everyone dropped like flies

Monkey on June 23, 2020:

Thanks for helping me for defeat the plauge inc

Emilie on June 08, 2020:

For mine I just got the virus instability and soon got a lot of symptoms and on top of that I even got total organ failure without using DNA points!!!

Sally on June 08, 2020:

I was kinda scared because the cure was coming along quickly but then everyone died!

RM on May 16, 2020:

Greenland got me worried cause it remained uninfected until seconds before they decided to close down the port. But them again Greenland is always a wild card. Continued upping the virus' resistance with the remaining points and it work very nicely. Finished with the cure at 50%, so thanks!

PV on May 09, 2020:

Followed steps exactly. Greenland never got infected, Iceland survived too. Maybe should do water transmission before air transmission to give them more time to get infected.

TFlu-20 my virus has win on April 01, 2020:

Thank you, it's first time try and first time win in virus mode.

alistar of david path on March 30, 2020:

close call i won the virus and the cure was 74% complete

alistar of David PATH on March 30, 2020:

im gonna try that now

idk on March 18, 2020:

tysm 597 days 38% cure

Me on March 11, 2020:

Nice you helpt me

Tosin on March 10, 2020:

What does the first step mean?

Someone was here on March 10, 2020:


My Name on March 05, 2020:

Nice Killed everyone in 559 days with 41% research

Nate on February 20, 2020:

Thank you so much, I was stuck for so long

Normal Gamer on February 16, 2020:

Thanks a lot man. I really appreciate it. It really worked.

Braydon on February 05, 2020:

THANK YOU! First try, 600 days, 44% research!

Courtney on January 30, 2020:

YOU ARE THE BEST! Worked on the second try - just had to follow steps exactly. Thanks!

Hawke on January 22, 2020:

Fckng cool bro!

I modified a couple things only but this guide is great, one time attempt and victory.

Max Towers on January 13, 2020:

This again worked on Brutal. You're a genius...

Courtney on January 11, 2020:

It didn't work. My virus did not reach Greenland.

ALEXAAAA on January 11, 2020:

The calculations were a tiny bit off point because when i was getting total organ failure i needed 14 more points :\ appretiate ur help though

artemisaj on January 03, 2020:

I love you soo much!!! I couldnt win nothing until i follow your steps! actually when everyone got infected i keep getting deadly symptomps and then genetic reshuffle 2 and 3 for make it more quick haha :) thank you!! 633 days and cure at 38%!

lovcit on January 01, 2020:

Yes, it worked the first time! I didn't get genetic reshuffle 1 or genetic hardening 2, because the whole world was infected and i decided to get organ failure and after that i got genetic reshuffle 1, 2 and 3 and genetic hardening 2. 537 days? I'm not sure but it started with five hundred. 45% cure. Really good.

Gabriel on December 31, 2019:

661 days and 74% cure whoooo I’ll follow other disease guides everytime so that I can complete the game (hype)

Neel on December 30, 2019:


Gage on December 23, 2019:

OMFG Thank you I failed 3 times until this guide!

Vanessa on November 09, 2019:

Wow! Thanks!! 410 days and 23% cure!! This is so awesome! Thanks

Yessss on October 28, 2019:

My disease killed everyone in 559 days and the cure only reached 36%

Thanks on October 03, 2019:

What mode is this made for?

Hiro on August 26, 2019:

Thank you. 670 days with 66% cure.

Ken on July 21, 2019:

:( 1100 days with 100% cure...

Reese on July 06, 2019:

This worked perfectly! Thank you!

Sophi on June 26, 2019:

455 days 32% I didn’t do blood infectivity because everyone was already infected

Person on June 22, 2019:

496 days and 52 percent

Draizan on June 10, 2019:

I followed your instruction and succeed to eleminate all human at the first try. My afroviro first started in east africa (making air/water spread a bit useless), but after spreading into south africa and saudi arabia, the fun began

None on June 09, 2019:

484 days and 47%

An Alien on June 07, 2019:

Thanks! 675 days but was very close to losing at 95 percent cure

A Human Being on June 01, 2019:

Thanks, These tutorials are great!!!

Nikita Kulkarni on May 31, 2019:

worked in brutal mode too! cure got up to 73% but still! it works

Meghan on May 29, 2019:

Didn't work the first time around, but I think it was operator error if anything lol

637 days, cure was 53% complete, I got 3 biohazard symbols out of 5, and my total score was 10330! Best I've done on any level tbh Thank you!

Matilda on May 27, 2019:

Could someone explain the first step, lol dont really understand what its telling me.

Flerovium on May 23, 2019:

Bam, 678 Days

maslib e on April 13, 2019:

so what is the first steep?

Pamela Holbrook from Guyton, Georgia on March 29, 2019:

It worked until Blood Transmission 1 and 2, after that I had to go in a mutate it some more to go ahead and build up my points, to finish. Still love this cheat sheet though. Thanks Ashely

Jonny Klemmer on March 05, 2019:

So my mistake was to devolve all symptoms - quite the bottomless pit.

John on March 04, 2019:

Work very good for me

Jp on March 02, 2019:

Worked perfectly. Nice. I was so stuck on virus, its really hard to control. Thanks a lot!

William on February 28, 2019:

This didn’t even work

OneLilRaccoon on February 24, 2019:

Thank you a lot, it worked marvelously well for me! on February 23, 2019:

Didn't work for me

Danielle on February 08, 2019:

Followed to a T. Got everyone infected but the cure went too fast in the end.

nameless11121 on February 02, 2019:

if your virus randomly evolves, do you need to devolve it?

Ashton Grutzius on January 17, 2019:

Thank you so much that helped me alot.

AL on January 04, 2019:

Worked for me first try

Anno on December 26, 2018:

It didn’t work maybe next time though :)

Sullivan on December 14, 2018:

Followed to the T and everyone outside of Greenland died. Not a single person in Greenland got infected

Krysteouf on December 03, 2018:

Lmao I've been trying to do this for a week now and this works straight away

Anon on November 13, 2018:

Only worked when i started in russia and swapped cold resist for heat because greenland blocking ports. Still helpful though

Tyler on October 22, 2018:

Did not work

Jacob on October 11, 2018:

Followed to the T finished in 536 day's

DarkwolfGirl323 on October 02, 2018:

got unlucky with mutations. virus killed all of its hosts at the last minute. otherwise, this works.

i am dapper on September 22, 2018:

666 days and 58 percent works

Phoenixo on August 12, 2018:

Thanks, now only 533 days with 36% cure

Anonymous on August 08, 2018:

I started in south Africa instead of Saudi Arabia. Thats why i failed

PD-IX 42 on August 07, 2018:

Thanks man, now only 660 days with 53% cure

- Don't be worry and DO NOT EVER devolve any symptons!

Anonymous on August 01, 2018:

are there any genes I should use

Isaiah on July 23, 2018:

519 days and only 33% completed cure

A person on July 11, 2018:

Attention to everyone saying that they’ve devolved the symptoms, DONT! It say to it do that

Leeim on July 08, 2018:

It worked so well you are amazing

No name on June 30, 2018:

It was working until step 27 where a mysterious symptom evolved and started killing to quick and made me desparetly devolve all my symptoms trying to find it. This wasted all my points and I crumbled hard.

Anonymous on April 08, 2018:

Worked great! Cure got to 84% but tgere was still 10 years left to get it finished.

*Romans 8:18*

woody johnson on March 30, 2018:

its funny when you name it the kkk

Someone on March 27, 2018:

I started in russia to infect the greenland because i have troubles with infecting it

Courtny Bindewald on February 23, 2018:

I tried using this in Brutal, and still worked. Cure got up to 75% though, still won!

Wassup on February 20, 2018:


Yui on January 31, 2018:

Greenland is kinda lucky to get, you need to decrease mutation rate by genes then focus on transmission and Cold/Heat resistance then kill them all!

Ella on January 27, 2018:

Yes, but I had to evolve around 8 more symptoms as the cure got to 90%

Simone on January 21, 2018:

My virus “comunism” have destroy all humanity in 534 day and 31% cure.

Start from Russia

Choo choo on January 05, 2018:

Is the first mutation the ability or does it just happen?

Hannah on December 23, 2017:


600-something days and 31% cure

Thanatos on December 21, 2017:

Work great, lucky to have TOF in my mutations. 40% cure progress, around 650 days.

Jason on December 21, 2017:

Worked apart from I didn’t get Greenland.

Anon on December 13, 2017:

killed everyone and infected everyone... EXCEPT GREENLAND FOR THE 7TH TIME XD

David on November 28, 2017:

It worked for me (don't devolve anything)

No on November 22, 2017:

Didn't work at all. At step 20 it fell apart. I could no longer devolve any symptoms and couldn't recover.

YES on November 20, 2017:


Priobanium on November 12, 2017:

Worked! Cure 34% 471 days with 18890 points

Enodnewioncedkeex on November 09, 2017:

It worked! Thanks

Christian on November 08, 2017:

It didn't work for me

Jim on October 30, 2017:

Uhmm it didnt work...

Dank on October 07, 2017:

Thanks for this strategy! Virus was very difficult to beat.

In my playthrough, the cure was 90% complete, but I got lucky and got Total Organ Failure through a mutation.

panpan on September 28, 2017:

thank you! it works! cure 55%, about 622days for everyone to die, 10330points.

Kuldar on August 25, 2017:

Thanks man, very effective. A question arose for me, are you somekind of a doctor or a scientist or just someone who is really bored? :D

Joe on August 23, 2017:

Thank you Ashleighn At the end make sure you have the 100 point, it really helps :Cure 44%

on August 06, 2017:

You are the best ty always works

MoonlitMidnight on July 29, 2017:

No we just need strategy for brutal and mega brutal ^-^

MoonlitMidnight on July 29, 2017:

It worked like a nuclear exploration. Great strategy.

^^ on July 26, 2017:

Cure reach 32%, 503 days, about 13000 points. Love you Ashleign

pat on July 15, 2017:

cure reached 35% then everyone died