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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        Noah 

        9 days 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 

        2 weeks 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 

        2 weeks ago

        605 days, 59% Cure

        Folowed your exact strategy

        Total score 12150!

        Thanks for your help

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        Vanessa 

        2 weeks ago

        648 days, Cure 57%

        Started in Greenland instead

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        Fed 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        Parker E. 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        Jonathon 

        6 weeks ago

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

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        Anonymous 

        6 weeks ago

        596 days awsome guide

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        Anonymous 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks ago

        618 days.. Thanks for the guide

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        Anonymous 

        6 weeks 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 

        6 weeks ago

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

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        Wednesday 

        8 weeks ago

        789 days and no special genes.

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        BigJohny 

        2 months ago

        666 Days, maybe devil helped me

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        Yun 

        2 months ago

        520 days cure 54%. Amazing tutorial.

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        Wren Hel 

        2 months ago

        628 days cure 56%

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        Quinne 

        2 months ago

        596 days, cure @ 60%

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        Itsjustbradders 

        2 months ago

        590 days

        51%

        No enhancements

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        Captain_Shelgon 

        2 months ago

        508 Days and %48

      • profile image

        Sagent24 

        2 months ago

        551 days and 51%

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        Callum 

        2 months ago

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

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        sohaib 

        2 months ago

        i completed it in 646 days without the genes thx

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        Sam 

        2 months ago

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

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        ??? 

        2 months ago

        561 days 54% cure

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        Ryan 

        2 months ago

        483 days

        Cure 50%

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        Blace 

        2 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 

        2 months ago

        572 days. Thanks!

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        ErrorDaError 

        2 months ago

        Worked for me without any genes

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        Sarah 

        3 months ago

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

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        Aj 

        3 months ago

        647 days to kill everyone

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        Twinkie 

        3 months ago

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

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        3 months ago

        512 days

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        Kailee 

        3 months ago

        i killed everyone in 600 days yeet

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        Me 

        3 months ago

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

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        Brez 

        3 months ago

        545 Days

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        Gabriel 

        3 months ago

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

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        Pt0 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        3 months ago

        it only took 549 days lmaoooo

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        Some Girl 

        3 months ago

        Time: 553 Days

        Cure: 51% Done

        Score: 16220

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        Yay 

        4 months ago

        Thank you!

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        Sarah Pants 

        4 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 

        4 months ago

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

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        Antonella 

        5 months ago

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

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        Antonella 

        5 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 

        5 months ago

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

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        Sarah 

        5 months ago

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

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        Ram 

        5 months ago

        Thanks buddy

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        L Bigelow 

        5 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 

        6 months ago

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

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        N/A 

        6 months ago

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

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        n/a 

        6 months ago

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

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        TheAceAttorney1277 

        6 months ago

        633 days, thanks a lot! :3

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        Rachel Rowe 

        6 months ago

        546

        % 50 cure

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        Swag21 

        7 months ago

        551 Days

        51% Cure

        14460 Score

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        Anonymous 

        7 months ago

        654 days

        61% Cure

        12250

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        Kenz 

        7 months ago

        505 days

        50% cure

        10600

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        Felecia 

        7 months ago

        560 Days

        57% Cure

        10600

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        Chris boyst 

        7 months ago

        493 days

        50%

        14920

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        Mink 

        8 months ago

        581 days

        50% cured

        16660

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        Hipkkier162 

        8 months ago

        Killed everyone but Greenland

      • profile image

        Nate 

        8 months ago

        576 days

        No genes

        56% cure

        Game crashed before I could see the score...

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        Brayden 

        8 months ago

        512

        43%

        20680

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        Devin 

        8 months ago

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

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        Aria 

        8 months ago

        651 days

        Cure Progress: 53%

        Used no genes.

        Strayed off the toutorial at devolve any uber deadly symptoms.

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        Darren 4774 

        9 months ago

        574 days, no genes, 61% cure

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        Assemblers 

        9 months ago

        Killed everyone in 620 days!!! Thank you!!!

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        EpicGrimm 

        9 months ago

        Been using your tuts to get thru everything on normal, as I always get symptom happy too early. Lol :) but here ya go:

        Time: 601 Days

        Cure Progress: 49%

        Score: 14010

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        Tompie 

        9 months ago

        I love this website it has helped me with a lot more than just the nano virus!!

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        Darrin 

        9 months ago

        628 days 50% thanks

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        Dustin 

        9 months ago

        I won in 592 days

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        uchboy 

        9 months ago

        601 days cure 57% score 13460

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        Neryma921 

        9 months ago

        627 days! Cure @ 53% score 9730!!

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        Ladislaus 

        9 months ago

        578 days and 90%

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        Kimmy 

        10 months ago

        578 days, cure 52%

        I forgot the score.

        I didn't use any genes either.

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        Xavier Ramirez 

        10 months ago

        Its easy, the special genes aren't that important, but they're useful.and I succeeded first try, along with the prion and fungus!!!

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        Aldones 

        10 months ago

        If you need the correct genes, just do a few casual runs to accumulate most of them. I was able to use this guide without all the required genes, using the best ones I had.

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        TKT 

        10 months ago

        Your other tutorials were exstreamly helpful, however I cannot do this one because I don't have the right genes. Please can you update this tutorial so you don't have to use genes

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        Transpoin 

        10 months ago

        479 days, cure 44%, 20790 final score

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        Hope 

        10 months ago

        594 days, 57% cure, 12910 final score. Thanks fam I've been stuck on this for a few weeks.

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        Alix 

        10 months ago

        Only took 671 days to wipe out humanity

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        Geoff KCMO 

        10 months ago

        700 days...58% cure 9670 pts. Allowed some extra points to accrue, but nice tutorial...speed up ftime for eradication by throwing all symptoms into the mix.

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        Henta 

        10 months ago

        740 Days with 68% cure

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        Jacob 

        10 months ago

        Days: 599

        Cure: 59%

        DNA Sequence: Complex

        Score Total: 11950

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        Liljja Winther 

        10 months ago

        Thank you so much! Killed everyone in 548 days on my try. They fought bravely but only got the cure up to 52%.

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        Grady 

        10 months ago

        I wiped out the earth with the nano virus in 618 days

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        david 

        11 months ago

        Started in India, 450 days, Cure 34% , Points 16320

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        Kelly 

        11 months ago

        546 Days / Cure 55% / 14060 points

        I was having so much trouble with the nano virus on my own. Thank you so much for the guide! You're an evil genius :)

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        smhailey 

        11 months ago

        I used your guide to beat the Nano-Virus. It took me 578 days (57% cure & 13,300 points). I only have 6 genes unlocked (thanks to your guides) so I used the following: ATP Boost, Travel Genes, Ionised Helix, Darwinist, & Xerophile. Thanks again for writing these guides. I’m learning a ton about this game.

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        Cat lover 

        11 months ago

        414 days it went by fast thanks for the tips!

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        Cat 07 

        12 months ago

        548 days

        51% cure

        13130 points

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        Jeff 

        12 months ago

        Days-638

        Cure-57%

        Points-14600

        Ashleigh awesomeness-110%

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        Bido 

        12 months ago

        Started in India instead of Brazil still worked great, 737days, 60%cure, love your tutorials, thanks

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        Anshul Agrawal 

        12 months ago

        568days

        Cure 58%

        Points 12470

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        Hanbanan 

        12 months ago

        609 days 55% cure!

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        Hii 

        12 months ago

        522 days, with none of the extra genes!

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        Ryan 

        12 months ago

        Killed in 614 days, 112 DNA left, cure at 58%

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        sara 

        13 months ago

        killed everyone in 682, cure 55% 107 dna

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        AmiTo 

        13 months ago

        548 days with 53% cure and 3 biohazards. Thanks, Ashleign! :)

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        Jake H 

        13 months ago

        Didn't have any of those gene helper things but 554 with 50%!!! thanks!

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