How to Beat Plague Inc. Nano-Virus on Normal

Updated on March 11, 2015

Plague Inc.'s Nano-Virus

Plague Inc.'s Nano-Virus is a pesky little bugger. It took me two weeks to build this tutorial and I have finally done it. It is a hard level, so if you don't get it the first time, don't worry. I do apologize. I have done it twice now and used a few genetic codes this time to make it a little easier and faster. This method will work if you do the same. Good luck!

Start your Nano-Virus with the following genes:

  • Metabolic Hijack (Optional)
  • Genetic Mimic
  • Aquacyte
  • Extremophile
  • Ionised Helix

Note: This plague is kind of tough. Keep in mind firstly that you'll need to allow your symptoms except insomnia.

  1. Start your plague in Brazil.
  2. Build your DNA points to 5. Abilities: Code Fragment Interception.
  3. Build your DNA points to 10. Transmissions: Water 1; Symptoms: Cysts.
  4. Build your DNA points to 10. Abilities: Code Segment Interception; Symptoms: Abscesses.
  5. Build your DNA points to 10. Transmissions: Insect 1.
  6. Build your DNA points to 10. Abilities: Radical Elements Stabilised.
  7. Build your DNA points to 10. Abilities: Cold Resistance 1.
  8. Build your DNA points to 15. Abilities: Drug Resistance 1.
  9. Build your DNA points to 15. Transmissions: Bird 1.
  10. Build your DNA points to 25. Abilities: Encryption Breached, Genetic Hardening 1.
  11. Build your DNA points to 20. Abilities: Genetic Reshuffle 1; Symptoms: Sneezing.
  12. Build your DNA points to 30. Abilities: Cold Resistance 2.
  13. Build your DNA points to 18-20. Transmissions: Water 2.
  14. Build your DNA points to 20. Abilities: Genetic Reshuffle 2.
  15. Build your DNA points to 35. Transmissions: Insect 2; Symptoms: Fever.
  16. Build your DNA points to 60. Abilities: Genetic Reshuffle 3, Genetic Hardening 2; Symptoms: Skin Lesions.
  17. Devolve any uber deadly symptoms that may evolve until everyone is infected.
  18. Build your DNA points to 100. Symptoms: Insomnia, Paranoia, Inflammation, Paralysis.
  19. Wait until everyone is infected or very close, then use the deadliest symptoms to start murdering your people.

Be sure to like and comment. I want to know how fast you killed everyone!

Video: Plague Inc. Evolved Nano-Virus Normal Walkthrough

About the Author

Hey guys, I'm ChillBilly aka Ashleign. I have been playing video games for more than 20 years. I enjoy a good bit of strategy style games mixed with online economies. MMOs are my specialty, but I do enjoy all kinds of games. My experience with Plague Inc. started when I picked up the game on my mobile phone. I immediately was hooked due to a long interest I have had in biology. I posted my first tutorial here on HubPages and it was so popular that I decided to make more.

I love helping people, and when I receive good comments and compliments, I feel that I have accomplished something. Please let me know what you thought of this tutorial in the comments below!

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      ADD1C73D 

      10 hours ago

      528 Days, cure 54%

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      kriszoie 

      24 hours ago

      544 days, 51% cure :)

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      Pirateneil 

      8 days ago

      570 days, 50% cure... had 111 DNA points left over

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      Emily 

      11 days ago

      555 days and 48% cure with no cheats!!

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      Enclave 

      12 days ago

      573 days. Worked like a charm!

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      wapster 

      2 weeks ago

      554 days with the walkthru

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      Zachary 

      3 weeks ago

      342 days thx for the walkthru

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      Wiggz 

      3 weeks ago

      You truly are a gaming wizard! Plague is by far one of the hardest and most strategic game for its age and you have nailed every disease, well done you really are a legend.

      Australia X

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      Ben 

      4 weeks ago

      414 days, unlocked all symptoms.

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      Mort 

      4 weeks ago

      635 Days. Amazing Walkthrough.

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      Ricky 

      4 weeks ago

      Beat bio weapon on normal with this guide in 582 days!!

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      Valhalla 

      5 weeks ago

      505 days and 48% cure research. Amazing.

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      Nick 

      5 weeks ago

      568 days. Couldn't have done it without this.

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      alloyend 

      6 weeks ago

      708 days first try. Thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.

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      Brent 

      7 weeks ago

      545 Days on the first try. Thanks for the help.

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      Taylor 

      8 weeks ago

      606 days. 50% complete. And I still had like 150 bio points left!!

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      Hannah 

      2 months ago

      542 days

      52%

      One try!

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      FormulaX 

      2 months ago

      375 days

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      anon 

      2 months ago

      602 days, 52% complete. Took me three tries because Greenland and Iceland weren't getting infected

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      Jozef 

      2 months ago

      581 days, 56% cure. Holy crap. Onto Bio-Weapon now!

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      SilverBluggoe 

      3 months ago

      Followed to a T and got it on the first try with the cure at 52% in only 551 days.

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      Erin 

      3 months ago

      543 days ... love this game!

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      Aiman 

      3 months ago

      623 days, 65% cure. Amazing!

    • profile image

      TigerZ 

      3 months ago

      405 days 42% cure. Awesome!!

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      Anthony 

      4 months ago

      Was a lot of help thanks did a few things different but was able to do it in 607 days

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      Bjsrj 

      4 months ago

      Changed a few things, but still beat in 612 days! Awesome tutorial.

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      ChillBillyIsNoice 

      4 months ago

      Followed same tutorial with changed order. No devolution of transmissions or abilities. Got 413 days on brutal with 33% cure progress. Score 39,780

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      Esther Nairn 

      4 months ago

      Followed exactly, would have been perfect but Greenland didn't get infected

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      Muffin 

      4 months ago

      526 days first try but i exited the app too early and it didnt count ;3; but thank you so much for this

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      Ewka Konewka 

      4 months ago

      I've changed some genes (metabolic jump and sympto-stasis)

      547 days

      62% cure

      35210 score

      And that's on brutal mode! Your tutorials are amazing! Thank you :)

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      Kelsey 

      4 months ago

      663 days

      67% complete

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      KK 

      5 months ago

      443 days

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      Jake Jameson 

      5 months ago

      489 days

      34% cure

      32,510 score

      Used almost exactly but used gene for no increase in symptom cost, red bubble gene, car gene. Did air instead of water for transmission and started in Saudi. Way more effective. End with buying all symptoms

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      Matheus 

      5 months ago

      632 days, 58% cure, 11670 score

      first attempt

      Love you

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      Ciaran 

      5 months ago

      592 days, 52% cure. 16,840 score :O

      First attempt, no DNA available. Thanks!

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      Noah 

      6 months ago

      448 Days 43% Cure

      I used Metabolic Jump and started in Saudi Arabia instead, and I think both helped significantly.

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      Erik 

      6 months ago

      497 Days 46% Cure

      Followed everything to 100% (altough i let my mutations be so people died reaaaal soon)

      19620 Score

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      Midas 

      6 months ago

      605 days, 59% Cure

      Folowed your exact strategy

      Total score 12150!

      Thanks for your help

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      Vanessa 

      6 months ago

      648 days, Cure 57%

      Started in Greenland instead

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      Fed 

      7 months ago

      617 days, without genetic codes (cure reached 60%). Thank you!

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      Parker E. 

      7 months ago

      475 days, 45% cure progress first try, didnt have the same modifiers, but it worked out

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      Jonathon 

      7 months ago

      I didnt have the genes you suggested, but i still won. The cure research only got to 50

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      Anonymous 

      7 months ago

      596 days awsome guide

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      Anonymous 

      7 months ago

      551 days. Used wrong genes, I had Metabolic Jump, Aerocyte, Ionized Helix, Darwinist, and Xerophile, i think the extra DNA from metabolic jump served me well. I got 3-4 DNA from every bubble.

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      Amoru 

      7 months ago

      618 days.. Thanks for the guide

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      Anonymous 

      7 months ago

      Amazing. Worked first time. Thanks so much. Seemed impossible to beat this one, but, once again, you manage to beat it.

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      just my effin luck 

      7 months ago

      damn you iceland, was not able to infect it, everyone else got killed, gg try number 2 next

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      Wednesday 

      7 months ago

      789 days and no special genes.

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      BigJohny 

      7 months ago

      666 Days, maybe devil helped me

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      Yun 

      8 months ago

      520 days cure 54%. Amazing tutorial.

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      Wren Hel 

      8 months ago

      628 days cure 56%

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      Quinne 

      8 months ago

      596 days, cure @ 60%

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      Itsjustbradders 

      8 months ago

      590 days

      51%

      No enhancements

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      Captain_Shelgon 

      8 months ago

      508 Days and %48

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      Sagent24 

      8 months ago

      551 days and 51%

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      Callum 

      8 months ago

      Completed in 662 days with cure progress at 60%. Amazing tutorial

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      sohaib 

      8 months ago

      i completed it in 646 days without the genes thx

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      Sam 

      8 months ago

      68% and 680 days. The best I've ever done. Period.

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      ??? 

      8 months ago

      561 days 54% cure

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      Ryan 

      8 months ago

      483 days

      Cure 50%

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      Blace 

      8 months ago

      I didn't just beat nanovirus, i also beat the tutorial by using only one of the genes: ionized helix.

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      Emily 

      8 months ago

      572 days. Thanks!

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      ErrorDaError 

      8 months ago

      Worked for me without any genes

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      Sarah 

      9 months ago

      I win in 564 days! My best score of all the disease to this day!

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      Aj 

      9 months ago

      647 days to kill everyone

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      Twinkie 

      9 months ago

      I killed everyone in 578 days! Fastest time for any disease I have played! Thanks a lot, Ashleign.

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      9 months ago

      512 days

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      Kailee 

      9 months ago

      i killed everyone in 600 days yeet

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      Me 

      9 months ago

      Thank you so much! I'm new at playing Plague so your tutorials are VERY helpful

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      Brez 

      9 months ago

      545 Days

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      Gabriel 

      9 months ago

      Managed to take everyone out in 592 days, my fastest so far.

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      Pt0 

      9 months ago

      Country: UK

      Time: 534 days

      Cure: 57%

      Score: 14620

      I followed your intructions however I didn't use the startup genes and I regressed the cure progress when it was getting too high.

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      Juno 

      9 months ago

      Time: 537 days

      Cure: 50%

      After following up the walkthrough, I’ve chosen to put the extra dna points to total organ failure and necrosis.

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      aaaaa 

      9 months ago

      it only took 549 days lmaoooo

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      Some Girl 

      9 months ago

      Time: 553 Days

      Cure: 51% Done

      Score: 16220

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      Yay 

      10 months ago

      Thank you!

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      Sarah Pants 

      10 months ago from Lake Stevens, WA

      I accidentally did air one and two but I beat it in 602 days and 51% cure. Thanks for the help!!!

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      Vincenr 

      10 months ago

      Destroyed humanity in 579 days with your strategy.. Thank you

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      Antonella 

      11 months ago

      Also wanted to tell you that it worked for me without genetic enhancements.

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      Antonella 

      11 months ago

      Yes. Me again. This one worked for me really well. When they started working on the cure inmediately I thought I was screwed, but it stopped at 56% and I was like... WOOHOO!

      I got over 11000 points and 3 hazard symbols!

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      Jayden 

      11 months ago

      Wow dude thanks I dont have any of the genes for it

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      Sarah 

      11 months ago

      Omg thank you been stuck on this for a while!!!

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      Ram 

      11 months ago

      Thanks buddy

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      L Bigelow 

      11 months ago

      428 days, cure progress 29%, 3 biohazards with 8030 points, was worried early on when the virus was immediately noticed and the cure began but following ur tutorial, that was no issue, the 3 genetic reshuffles kept those pesky researchers guessing not to mention the genetic hardening. Thanks again

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      Timur Liplijn 

      12 months ago

      Killed all in 447 days thanks i got here with ur tutorials.

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      N/A 

      12 months ago

      The cure didnt even reach half way! (42%)

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      n/a 

      12 months ago

      Worked Great! Won in 593 days, the cure was 52% complete, with a total score of 13060!

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      TheAceAttorney1277 

      12 months ago

      633 days, thanks a lot! :3

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      Rachel Rowe 

      12 months ago

      546

      % 50 cure

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      Swag21 

      13 months ago

      551 Days

      51% Cure

      14460 Score

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      Anonymous 

      13 months ago

      654 days

      61% Cure

      12250

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      Kenz 

      13 months ago

      505 days

      50% cure

      10600

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      Felecia 

      13 months ago

      560 Days

      57% Cure

      10600

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      Chris boyst 

      13 months ago

      493 days

      50%

      14920

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      Mink 

      14 months ago

      581 days

      50% cured

      16660

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      Hipkkier162 

      14 months ago

      Killed everyone but Greenland

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      Nate 

      14 months ago

      576 days

      No genes

      56% cure

      Game crashed before I could see the score...

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      Brayden 

      14 months ago

      512

      43%

      20680

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      Devin 

      14 months ago

      546 days...53% cure progress... 17370 score

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      Aria 

      14 months ago

      651 days

      Cure Progress: 53%

      Used no genes.

      Strayed off the toutorial at devolve any uber deadly symptoms.

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