How to Beat Plague Inc. Evolved Virus on Normal

Updated on February 6, 2018
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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!

I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have enjoyed this game, you should check out this list of similar titles that may interest you.

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      Wassup 3 days ago

      Brilliant idea:START IN GREENLAND

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      Yui 3 weeks ago

      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!

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      Ella 3 weeks ago

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

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      Simone 4 weeks ago

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

      Start from Russia

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      Choo choo 7 weeks ago

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

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      Hannah 2 months ago


      600-something days and 31% cure

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      Thanatos 2 months ago

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

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      Jason 2 months ago

      Worked apart from I didn’t get Greenland.

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      Anon 2 months ago

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

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      David 2 months ago

      It worked for me (don't devolve anything)

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      No 3 months ago

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

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      YES 3 months ago


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      Priobanium 3 months ago

      Worked! Cure 34% 471 days with 18890 points

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      Enodnewioncedkeex 3 months ago

      It worked! Thanks

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      Christian 3 months ago

      It didn't work for me

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      Jim 3 months ago

      Uhmm it didnt work...

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      Dank 4 months ago

      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.

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      panpan 4 months ago

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

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      Kuldar 6 months ago

      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

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      Joe 6 months ago

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

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      sı 6 months ago

      You are the best ty always works

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      MoonlitMidnight 6 months ago

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

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      MoonlitMidnight 6 months ago

      It worked like a nuclear exploration. Great strategy.

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      ^^ 7 months ago

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

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      pat 7 months ago

      cure reached 35% then everyone died

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      Mordecai 7 months ago

      Didn't work, the cure was finished right before everyone died, so Turkey was cured and all it's neighbors had died off. So like 100 people lived and I failed because of that

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      Amaya 7 months ago

      I didn't even make it to step 22 before everyone was infected

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      alex 7 months ago

      do we have to let the mutations?

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      A Pitied Hairy Bean (Bacteria) 7 months ago

      I used this guide and I was eradicated 4 times and the game took pity on me.

      I used the guide in pity mode and still failed.

      So I decided to delete this game and waste money.

      I think it's not the guide's problem though.

      I think I'm the one that sucks.

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      AndrewGaming 8 months ago

      Its great to see everyone on this planet including me died

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      Captan Pee Pants 8 months ago

      There is no genetic hardening.

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      DragonSkitters 8 months ago

      Your tutorials have been helping me so much Thanks!!!!!!! (I'm to lazy to figure it out myself)

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      Witherkid 8 months ago

      590 days 37% cure. score 11690.

      GG boiii

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      Random guy named lucas 8 months ago

      Works on brutal!

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      Sebastian 9 months ago

      Worked great. Thanks.

      711 Days

      66% Cure

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      orteam 9 months ago

      Worked,thanks :)

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      Joshua 9 months ago

      484 days, 48% cure. Thank you!

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      George 9 months ago

      580 70% cure

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      xmas 9 months ago

      58% 604 days

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      Samantha 9 months ago

      635 days 64% cure

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      Dark Black 10 months ago

      This is the best normal mode virus tutorial around. Period.

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      Leyla 10 months ago

      thanks SOOO much I have been stuck on Virus for ages!

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      Kara 10 months ago

      Mine only lasted 532 days when everyone infected died and there were survivors. I can't figure this game out! My husband can kill everyone so easily but I never can!

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      Jocelyn 10 months ago

      603 days as cure at 48. Best thing ever... I tried to supress the systems but this worked so well

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      Drayton 11 months ago

      For me it did not infect Greenland for me

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      jo 11 months ago

      How can you win as fungus the fungus

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      Shawn 11 months ago

      nice tips I won in 496 days and 26%cure thanks!

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      Dave 12 months ago

      Awesome tips, I won at 45% cure. But the first time a I tried it, I failed ant it took way too long. So plz try to shorten any further tips. Thank you.

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      Ben 12 months ago

      Your great

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      Key 13 months ago

      It took a few tweaks at the end and I think the mutations just played in my favor at the end but this can be used for bruatal as well thank you for the guide!

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      Ari 13 months ago

      My cure was at 100% forcing me to get the the third Genetic Reshuffle. After that, deaths occurred in the billions and the world was no more.

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      Trapjaw 13 months ago

      Took 529 days with cure @ 40%. Nice one :)

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      pavlina 13 months ago

      was a soooo closee ... in the 27. i bought more abilities. (in the close situation and cure is hight number my tip is buy paralysis,insanity (from insomnia) and paranoa (from insomnia)..... my cure was stopped in 85% .... good luck

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      Yousha Hossain 14 months ago

      Was a close call but I made it took me 721days with 79% cure completion :D

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      Henry 14 months ago

      This didn't work,because while i was saving up to 70 the world got infected,also my virus got discovered and every country around the world begins to research cure because these symtoms cost 10 points to devolve :/


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      Kay 14 months ago

      Didn't work for me :/, I went back and forth making sure everything was right but it still didn't work.

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      Plaguer 14 months ago

      Good advice but I improved Genetic Reshuffle 2 and 3 to prevent the research to go faster. Thanks for the tips.

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      Dyuzumi 14 months ago

      Kinda eishing I had written down what I did. I beat virus within 450 days. Greenland was a sweep

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      Matt 14 months ago

      it works great but Greenland, being the pain in my ass that it is, keeps closing its ports and i lose with almost the same results each time.

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      Copperpot 14 months ago

      Krakatoa_01 wiped the planet in 592 days with 56% cure research completion.

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      Kayla 15 months ago

      Worked perfectly :)

      581 days, 48% cure completed, 13,610 points, wiped out the entire World with no problem.

      As everyone keeps mentioning, it took Greenland the longest to become infected. So what?! Patience! It happens, you just gotta give it an extra 5 minutes.

      I really love your tutorials and I appreciate you posting them to help all of us! :) Keep up the good work, girl!

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      illusivesnail360 15 months ago

      if you see bacteria for me it worked like a charm but Greenland was so damn slow to get infected greenlad has less than 50k people and is as big as Africa in real check vsauce he saya that Greenland is as big as africa

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      Jim Smith 15 months ago

      Worked like a charm!

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      Ashleign 16 months ago

      Glad you could make it to the tutorial. Thanks for the tips.

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      This is risky 16 months ago

      Ok first off, as a Player who has beaten everything on mega brutal, This specific guide leaves too much up to chance its a good guide don't get me wrong but this can in no way guarente 100% and the best advice i can give you for future levels is to be as agressive as you can, try to get as much infectivity as soon as possible.

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      Thanks 16 months ago

      Took Me 618 Days and 48% of the cure was done on Mobile... Thank you Ashleign

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      Tsarcastic21 16 months ago

      It was amazing, I stumbled at the beginning but followed the rest and the result was the same :)

      Wiped the world out in 634 days at 48% cured

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      Manon 16 months ago

      556 days cure 52%!

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      NovanCrusader 16 months ago

      So... Do I devolve symptoms? Because my God they kept mutating and wasted all my damn points and made itself become cured.

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      Anonymous 16 months ago

      Finished in 652 Days and %56 Cure.


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      rookie 17 months ago

      463 days , 35%

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      Sohom Ghosh 17 months ago

      Briliant it worked 621 days and 45%cure but used virus instability


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      Caitlyn 18 months ago

      i killed the world in 657 days and 80% cured

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      Ethan 19 months ago

      I didn't need Genetic hardening 2 or Genetic reshuffle. I had the 100 points to buy those when everyone was infected and total organ failure mutated, so I just went ham on symptoms. Thanks a ton.

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      Moo 19 months ago

      Oh wow it really did help thanks a ton (( adds to bookmarks ))

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      Tati69 19 months ago

      I beat it in 589 days with the cure 63% complete. However, in order to save my game, I may point out it may be necessary to evolve Genetic ReShuffle 2 in order to avoid the cure being completed.

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      Ryan 19 months ago

      561 days, cure 46% complete. Brilliant!

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      ryan 19 months ago

      worked on ps4 version


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      ??? 19 months ago

      It worked for the most part ...but green land didn't get infected

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      ... 20 months ago

      42% cure, killed them all in 601 days

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      hoi 21 months ago

      it is so hard w/ mutatos so -3 dna

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      Rob 22 months ago

      Nope, sorry. Ran it exactly as you described but wasn't fast enough to beat the cure. Tried it 3 times.

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      NoNameGamer 22 months ago

      My virus killed all its hosts...

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      a virus 22 months ago

      Thank you so much dude it was awesome. That was the only bacteria i couldn't beat thanks and good luck on your future.

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      Tanner 23 months ago

      wow. at first, I was skeptical, i mean, come on, why would you not devolve your synptoms? that way you can remain undetected. then, i started using the guide. wow. in 770 days, and with the cure 87%, i won. thank you.

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      Dirty Dan 23 months ago

      They cured it in 212 days -_-

      followed instructions to the letter...

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      Rozack 2 years ago

      i have genes at the start

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      Nameless 2 years ago

      holy shit this works!!! you rock sister. will use your site as reference till i finish this game.

      wiped out in 614 days!!!

      cure 48 per.cent.

      Thanks!!! :-D

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      John 2 years ago

      Hey Ashleign! Thanks for the tutorials I followed everything you posted here and it worked out well because of your help I've managed to beat all the plague types on ONE TRY now I'm in the middle of completing them in brutal mode so far so good Thanks again Ashleign!

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      Cassidy 2 years ago

      It worked perfectly! I finished in 583 days, with the cure 56% done. All countries wiped out.

      I had a bit of help from the Genes but apart from that, it worked brilliantly!

      (The genes were; ATP boost, Suppresion, Ionised Helix, Genetic Mimic and Extremophile)

      (Ionised helix I didn't need)

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      Galein 2 years ago

      First i would just like to say thank you for the beginning advice/tips, they have helped me drastically when it came to spreading my plague, etc. Now i don't know if anyone has done this and/or noticed... but there is a really easy way to unlock all the genetic code perks if one does not have them already unlocked.

      It's real easy and it works for ALL the plagues...

      right when you are near the very end of humanity (death to all humans), before your plague wipes out everybody save your game (1 of each plague type), then after it kills everyone and you get your final score, simply load up the same game, play it to the end (or fwd like i do), everyone is dead, game end - final score again, then wash & repeat until you have ever genetic perk available. EASY!

      that way you don't have to sit, watch, and wait til you get your hands on the good stuff

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      Trffgg 2 years ago

      Lol this helped me so much thank you

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      Johncena2372 2 years ago

      I beat it in brutal and here is what I got

      DNA sequence complex

      Difficulty brutal

      Time 586 dAys

      Cure progress 60%

      Biohazards 3

      And I did use Your tutorial but I made it easier to beat on brutal

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      Aly 2 years ago

      Thank u.. on the first atempt too.. in 733 days and with 52% cure

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      Jaylen 2 years ago

      I tried out your tutorial for the Bacteria, and it actually worked! Thank you SO much for these tutorials!

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      dave 2 years ago

      Virus brutal 617 days cure 95%

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      :) 2 years ago

      Worked great on first attempt!

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      bailey 2 years ago

      Everything worked out fine until Greenland closed there ports and borders then there's no way to infect Greenland

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      Wg 2 years ago

      Thanks so much! And how can we say you're beautiful if we can't see you?! ;)

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      nobody u know 2 years ago

      Greenland has less than 100k people and its quite big, so diseases will have a hard time reaching others especially without cold resistance and air transfer.