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How to Beat Plague Inc.'s "Nano-Virus" on Normal

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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!

How to Beat the Nano-Virus on Walkthrough

How to Beat the Nano-Virus on Walkthrough

Start your Nano-Virus with the following genes:

  • Metabolic Hijack (Optional)
  • Genetic Mimic
  • Aquacyte
  • Extremophile
  • Ionised Helix
The right genes will make a winning combination.

The right genes will make a winning combination.

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!

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will this tutorial fro beating Plague Inc. work without genes?

Answer: Absolutely! These were done with genes to make it faster and less boring.

Question: Can you beat Plague Inc. Nano-Virus if you do it without any genes?

Answer: Yep.


Caters on June 14, 2020:

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495 days and 39% cure progress

mujdat on April 17, 2020:

thank you

Ava on April 16, 2020:

Worked perfectly on the first try, the cure starting straight away will worry you, but that’s only because it was man made. So don’t worry, some of the abilities listed here will bring it more than half of what it is then. When I got to over 75% lethality, the death count went from only about 7 million to 7 BILLION! Amazing, it only took over 600 days, and by the time there was 400,000 people left, the cure was going to take another 100 years to cure!

Thot-a-Roo on April 16, 2020:

513 days, cure progress 49%

The Potato Is Strong With This One on April 12, 2020:

559 days

Thank you! I advice everyone use this because it’s very helpful!

Chris on April 06, 2020:

Doesnt work, tried it multiple times. Dont use this

Jason on March 30, 2020:

Thank you all of your tutorials have been amazing!!!!!

DamnEssa on March 28, 2020:

631 days, thanks

Jonny on March 21, 2020:

504 days quickest for any plauge i ever fid thx so much

Leo on March 20, 2020:

No genes, started in India. 513 days and 45% cure. I took some liberties but almost 90% based on this guide.

Rick on March 15, 2020:

476 days 52% on the Cure but I started in Saudi Arabia

Addy on March 11, 2020:

550 days 3/5 biohazard cure 36%

Bob on March 06, 2020:

562 days no genes

Koanu on March 02, 2020:

590 days. No Genes

Boboooo?" on February 26, 2020:

What if you got to step 16 but Greenland is not infected?

Plablabla on February 26, 2020:

No genes, 529 days

sexualchoco on February 24, 2020:

i beat you I got 631 xD

Catherine on February 16, 2020:

606 days, 57% cure complete

BULDOGGER on February 15, 2020:

541 days 32%


Idk on February 14, 2020:

533 days

JD on February 11, 2020:

579 days with a 53$ completed cure.

Ashleign (author) on February 10, 2020:

Oh I read them.. It just takes a while. After 10 million views it never gets old to hear the thanks. Much appreciated!

Sickly on February 05, 2020:

587 days with no genetic mutations

PAX-12 on February 05, 2020:

Don't know if these comments get read but well... just wanted to say thank you for all the time and effort you put into this guide. I did have to adapt to some events and mutations, but even so, this guide made it seem like a breeze.

It also makes me want to try similar strategies on other pathogens. Now that I see how much fun it can be to *not* take the "stealth infect everyone, evolve killswitch" approach.

Meme on February 04, 2020:

I got 543 days

Michelle on February 04, 2020:

Sorry, I actually did it in 541 days, not 141!!!

Michelle on February 04, 2020:

Hi! It took me 141 days to destroy all of humanity, and the cure was 52% complete. I didn’t insert any of the recommended genes, and I was still able to win! Thanks for this tutorial! I wasn’t able to win without it!

Mrwiz on January 31, 2020:

How do you do it without genes?

Gaz on January 29, 2020:

600 days with no generic modifiers. Couldn’t have done it without your guide though

Danno on January 28, 2020:

I beat it in 573 days, with 52%. Would have been lower if I'd have saved my interceptor overload til the end :/

JerseyJoe on January 26, 2020:

Got it the first try!

Only 539 days & 48% cure.

Thanks a lot, man!

ekil12/Nekiś on January 24, 2020:

465 days, 56% cure

Alle on January 19, 2020:

First try on normal

It took 570 days and the cure got to 52%

Thank you soo much!!!

Kjhalsio on January 19, 2020:

I managed it in 664 days. Thanks for your help. Been stuck on it for a while now

Matty on January 19, 2020:

Worked first time, cure at 51% 498 days

Nina on January 15, 2020:

Everybody got infected except the people from Greenland :(

Mark on January 07, 2020:

Started with USA but followed everything else and passed on first attempt

Alex on January 07, 2020:

Terrific. Worked on Brutal with no genes. Done in 587 days, cure 72% complete

JennaPuff on January 07, 2020:

It took 599 days and they got to a 58% cure

Erick on January 01, 2020:

Well 589 days because i did a Lil mistake i removed two things and it have cure more, šo if i hadnt dobe it i could have finished it faster

Sai on December 13, 2019:

548 days, i didn't have one of the genes. 52% cure.

Barry McCockinner on December 11, 2019:

113 days

nhgnbvn on December 06, 2019:

First try your the best!

Memyselfandi on November 26, 2019:

914 days, it works, thanks

Jaelen P on November 22, 2019:

588 days!

Blah on November 20, 2019:

514 days, great strategy

Alzee K. on November 16, 2019:

Thanks bro!! This level had been driving me crazy and I followed this and got it first try. 561 days. By then I’m usually wiped out. XD

Andrew on November 15, 2019:

523 days! Is this the quickest so far??

BrutaLlll on November 11, 2019:

I used this method with no genes on Brutal level and it worked! Thank you!

Abby on November 09, 2019:

699 days _ thank you

Heather on October 22, 2019:

I beat it! I took me 660 days!!

Domique623 on October 21, 2019:

It work 552 days!!!

Stonebug on October 20, 2019:

Done in 589 days!! Thanks so much I had been at it forever and would get close just couldn’t get the right combo!! Amaaazing!!!

Maia on October 09, 2019:

On my first try using this method I wiped out the world in 557 days.

Ed Elric on October 07, 2019:

All humans eradicated in 625 days

Person on October 05, 2019:

I've been trying forever to beat the level and I finally did! Thank you

Aislygn on August 21, 2019:

Brutal in 709 days, 1st try.

Kelso on August 20, 2019:

538 days

50% cure


Ryan on August 01, 2019:

528 days

Cure: 68%

Hubahub on July 22, 2019:

610 days

Cure at 63%

Archie on July 17, 2019:

602 days with the cure at 40%.

14200 points!

Frankie on July 04, 2019:

566 name. Mother in law.

First try. Cheers mate

Samudra on June 19, 2019:

It worked for me, but i started in canada. 688 days with 68% cure completed

Aspen on June 18, 2019:

621 Days

Cure Progress 57%

12130 points

First try!!

Alan on June 15, 2019:

Somewhere around 450 days and did it first try

Mike on June 11, 2019:

I had the problem with greenland, but the tips were good. Ended up starting in canada, the other countries had greenland shutting down the port too fast

Deadend on June 11, 2019:

588 days with 51% cure completed. I got 14450 in scores. The tutorial works for me!

kre on June 08, 2019:

greenland didnt die

Foul Mouthed Fairy on June 03, 2019:

507 days - thank you!

Hggrgfttfgfh on June 02, 2019:

611 days and 58%, no genes

Notmynamelmao on June 02, 2019:

Beat the game in 432 days with 35% cure (:

Morgan on June 02, 2019:

607 days with 58%, works great!

LOL on June 01, 2019:

Well not even a single soul infected on greenland

Mouse on June 01, 2019:

Thank you so much!! Finished first try with 61% cure, no genes and in 654 days!!

D on June 01, 2019:

It worked out quite easily after the 18th time.

Though at the end I had to use the cure interception to get 3 stars.

L on May 29, 2019:

Completed in 502 days at first try with this guide.

Cure progress - 54%

Score total - 13140

Thank you so much

H on May 10, 2019:

521 days - cure 35%! Thanks for the help!

Logan on May 02, 2019:

Definitely helped, took me 631 days

Steven on April 25, 2019:

Thanks for your help.

Anshuman on April 24, 2019:

523 days

bob on April 20, 2019:

i have been using these Tutorials and they really help! thx for putting in time to make these really accurate and reliable, they work well every time ❤️ thx again!

Dwayne on April 16, 2019:

Thanks for the tips, I didn’t use any genetic codes, I did everything you said and killed everyone in 520 days, cure was at 49% and had over 15000 points. Was fast and deadly!

Ofek on April 12, 2019:

Awsome guide, I followed the nain idea (why to use genetic reshuffle when there are 60 % cure) and I had no genes, and I won in 674 days with 64% cure. I couldn't win without this guide, thanks!!!

This is a fake name on April 11, 2019:

Thanks for the help! Was able to finally get the world in 651 days with only 50% cure!

Ashleign (author) on April 11, 2019:

Been screamin that for years! Sing it Sister!

PreciousAmber47 on April 07, 2019:

Yes!! In just 518 days, i successfully killed the entire population of earth! If you follow this step by step, you will, in fact, beat nano on normal. DO NOT devolve symptoms until told to do so, until step 17. You will win!!

Hahaghskskahasv on April 03, 2019:

63% cure

658 days

No genetic codes used


Destructaconnnn on March 28, 2019:

555 days no cheats or anything! Nice!

Ashleign (author) on March 28, 2019:

Sure will! I just use metabolic hijack to pop the bubbles for me.

Ryan on March 27, 2019:

Will it work without genetic code?

Laurenamanning1953 on March 25, 2019:

710 days

88 dna left

Cure was 61%

Thank you!!

UnstoppablePurple on March 20, 2019:

Good job didn't think it would work but it did!

505 days cure 47%

ADD1C73D on March 19, 2019:

528 Days, cure 54%

kriszoie on March 18, 2019:

544 days, 51% cure :)

Pirateneil on March 11, 2019:

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

Emily on March 08, 2019:

555 days and 48% cure with no cheats!!

Enclave on March 07, 2019:

573 days. Worked like a charm!

wapster on March 01, 2019:

554 days with the walkthru

Zachary on February 21, 2019:

342 days thx for the walkthru

Wiggz on February 20, 2019:

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.

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