How to Beat Plague Inc. Nano-Virus on Normal

Updated on March 28, 2019
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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!

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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Questions & Answers

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

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

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

    Yep.

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      Catherine 

      3 days ago

      606 days, 57% cure complete

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      BULDOGGER 

      4 days ago

      541 days 32%

      BUD EVERYTHING WAS A BIT LOWER IN PRICE BY ME

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      Idk 

      5 days ago

      533 days

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      JD 

      8 days ago

      579 days with a 53$ completed cure.

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      Ashleign 

      8 days ago

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

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      Sickly 

      2 weeks ago

      587 days with no genetic mutations

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      PAX-12 

      2 weeks ago

      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.

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      Meme 

      2 weeks ago

      I got 543 days

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      Michelle 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Michelle 

      2 weeks ago

      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!

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      Mrwiz 

      2 weeks ago

      How do you do it without genes?

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      Gaz 

      3 weeks ago

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

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      Danno 

      3 weeks ago

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

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      JerseyJoe 

      3 weeks ago

      Got it the first try!

      Only 539 days & 48% cure.

      Thanks a lot, man!

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      ekil12/Nekiś 

      3 weeks ago

      465 days, 56% cure

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      Alle 

      4 weeks ago

      First try on normal

      It took 570 days and the cure got to 52%

      Thank you soo much!!!

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      Kjhalsio 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Matty 

      4 weeks ago

      Worked first time, cure at 51% 498 days

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      Nina 

      5 weeks ago

      Everybody got infected except the people from Greenland :(

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      Mark 

      6 weeks ago

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

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      Alex 

      6 weeks ago

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

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      JennaPuff 

      6 weeks ago

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

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      Erick 

      7 weeks ago

      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

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      Sai 

      2 months ago

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

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      Barry McCockinner 

      2 months ago

      113 days

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      nhgnbvn 

      2 months ago

      First try your the best!

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      Memyselfandi 

      2 months ago

      914 days, it works, thanks

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      Jaelen P 

      2 months ago

      588 days!

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      Blah 

      3 months ago

      514 days, great strategy

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      Alzee K. 

      3 months ago

      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

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      Andrew 

      3 months ago

      523 days! Is this the quickest so far??

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      BrutaLlll 

      3 months ago

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

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      Abby 

      3 months ago

      699 days _ thank you

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      Heather 

      4 months ago

      I beat it! I took me 660 days!!

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      Domique623 

      4 months ago

      It work 552 days!!!

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      Stonebug 

      4 months ago

      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!!!

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      Maia 

      4 months ago

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

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      Ed Elric 

      4 months ago

      All humans eradicated in 625 days

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      Person 

      4 months ago

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

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      Aislygn 

      6 months ago

      Brutal in 709 days, 1st try.

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      Kelso 

      6 months ago

      538 days

      50% cure

      14500

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      Ryan 

      6 months ago

      528 days

      Cure: 68%

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      Hubahub 

      7 months ago

      610 days

      Cure at 63%

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      Archie 

      7 months ago

      602 days with the cure at 40%.

      14200 points!

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      Frankie 

      7 months ago

      566 name. Mother in law.

      First try. Cheers mate

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      Samudra 

      8 months ago

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

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      Aspen 

      8 months ago

      621 Days

      Cure Progress 57%

      12130 points

      First try!!

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      Alan 

      8 months ago

      Somewhere around 450 days and did it first try

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      Mike 

      8 months ago

      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

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      Deadend 

      8 months ago

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

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      kre 

      8 months ago

      greenland didnt die

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      Foul Mouthed Fairy 

      8 months ago

      507 days - thank you!

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      Hggrgfttfgfh 

      8 months ago

      611 days and 58%, no genes

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      Notmynamelmao 

      8 months ago

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

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      Morgan 

      8 months ago

      607 days with 58%, works great!

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      LOL 

      8 months ago

      Well not even a single soul infected on greenland

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      Mouse 

      8 months ago

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

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      8 months ago

      It worked out quite easily after the 18th time.

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

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      8 months ago

      Completed in 502 days at first try with this guide.

      Cure progress - 54%

      Score total - 13140

      Thank you so much

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      9 months ago

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

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      Logan 

      9 months ago

      Definitely helped, took me 631 days

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      Steven 

      9 months ago

      Thanks for your help.

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      Anshuman 

      10 months ago

      523 days

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      bob 

      10 months ago

      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!

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      Dwayne 

      10 months ago

      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!

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      Ofek 

      10 months ago

      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!!!

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      This is a fake name 

      10 months ago

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

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      Ashleign 

      10 months ago

      Been screamin that for years! Sing it Sister!

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      PreciousAmber47 

      10 months ago

      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!!

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      Hahaghskskahasv 

      10 months ago

      63% cure

      658 days

      No genetic codes used

      ❤❤❤❤

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      Destructaconnnn 

      10 months ago

      555 days no cheats or anything! Nice!

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      Ashleign 

      10 months ago

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

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      Ryan 

      10 months ago

      Will it work without genetic code?

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      Laurenamanning1953 

      11 months ago

      710 days

      88 dna left

      Cure was 61%

      Thank you!!

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      UnstoppablePurple 

      11 months ago

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

      505 days cure 47%

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      ADD1C73D 

      11 months ago

      528 Days, cure 54%

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      kriszoie 

      11 months ago

      544 days, 51% cure :)

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      Pirateneil 

      11 months ago

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

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      Emily 

      11 months ago

      555 days and 48% cure with no cheats!!

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      Enclave 

      11 months ago

      573 days. Worked like a charm!

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      wapster 

      11 months ago

      554 days with the walkthru

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      Zachary 

      12 months ago

      342 days thx for the walkthru

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      Wiggz 

      12 months 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 

      12 months ago

      414 days, unlocked all symptoms.

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      Mort 

      12 months ago

      635 Days. Amazing Walkthrough.

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      Ricky 

      12 months ago

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

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      Valhalla 

      12 months ago

      505 days and 48% cure research. Amazing.

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      Nick 

      12 months ago

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

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      alloyend 

      12 months ago

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

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      Brent 

      13 months ago

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

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      Taylor 

      13 months ago

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

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      Hannah 

      13 months ago

      542 days

      52%

      One try!

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      FormulaX 

      14 months ago

      375 days

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      anon 

      14 months ago

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

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      Jozef 

      14 months ago

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

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      SilverBluggoe 

      14 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 

      14 months ago

      543 days ... love this game!

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      Aiman 

      14 months ago

      623 days, 65% cure. Amazing!

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      TigerZ 

      15 months ago

      405 days 42% cure. Awesome!!

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      Anthony 

      15 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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