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Plague Inc. Virus Mega-Brutal Guide/ Walkthrough

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A MUTATION 10 MEGA-BRUTAL GUIDE FOR VIRUS HAS BEEN POSTED. CHECK IT OUT.

After getting a good strategy going on Bacteria on Mega-Brutal difficulty, Virus seems so much easier(I happen to think so). I found two strategies that work well in this difficulty. In my opinion, the Virus' innate ability to cause faster mutations actually make it easier to beat it in mega-brutal. This is because mutations save you DNA which can be allocated elsewhere. Having the freedom to focus on transmissions early on because of these mutations makes your plague run so much easier.

But of course this ability to mutate has its disadvantages as well. Mutations are unpredictable and devolving symptoms isn't really an option while playing a Virus plague type(it costs a lot of DNA to devolve). This being said, mutations can work for or against you.


I'll post two strategies that I used to beat mega-brutal difficulty. It is completely up to you which one you'll use. The first strategy is geared towards utilizing mutations and letting your plague mutate freely while you focus on transmissions and abilities to infect the world faster. The second strategy is similar to the one I used to beat Bacteria in mega-brutal, it will shine more in Virus since mutations tend to work on your favor(most of the time).

Strategy 1
Gene Setup:
  ATP Boost
  Aquacyte
  Trans-Stasis
  Genetic Mimic
  Extremophile

  1. Start in China
  2. Evolve Viral Instability 1, 2, and 3
  3. Evolve Water and Air 2 then Extreme Bioaerosol
  4. Evolve every transmission as soon as you can
  5. Evolve Drug, Heat, and Cold Resistance 2 then Environmental Hardening
  6. Evolve some Genetic Re-Shuffle if you feel you need to
  7. Wait for the entire world to get infected then proceed to evolve lethal symptoms

Strategy 2
Gene Setup:
  ATP Boost
  Aquacyte
  Sympto-Stasis
  Genetic Mimic
  Extremophile
  1. Start in China
  2. Evolve Water and Insect 1
  3. Evolve the following symptoms: Nausea, Coughing, Rash, Cysts, Anaemia, Vomiting, Pneumonia, Sneezing, Sweating, Hyper Sensitivity, Abscesses, and Haemophilia
  4. Evolve Water and Insect 2
  5. Evolve Cold, Heat, and Drug Resistance 2 then Environmental Hardening
  6. Evolve the following symptoms if they have not mutated yet: Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Skin Lesions, Pulmonary Oedema, and Necrosis
  7. Evolve Genetic Hardening 1 and 2
  8. Evolve these symptoms if they have not mutated: Insomnia, Paranoia, Seizures Insanity, Paralysis, and Coma
  9. Wait until everyone is infected by your plague, then evolve every lethal symptom you can
  10. Use Genetic Re-Shuffles if you think it's necessary
If you ask me, I think strategy 2 is better but it's all about preference really. I managed to get 5 Biohazards with both strategies and finish within 365 days.

Alternate Strategies


If you've got any questions, tips, or another strategy you'd like to share go and post them at the comments below. I'll include any good tips and strategies along with this guide. Happy Gaming!

19 comments :

  1. Strategy 2 is BOSS... 5 biohazards, 8% cure (I used all 3 genetic reshuffles toward the end), 526530 score, 373 days.

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  2. I tried both but ould not get madagascar before it closed it's borders. I ended up getting it successfully at 4 stars following strtegy one but in the following order: Step 1, step 3, step 4, step 2, then step 5

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  3. Strategy 2 worked perfectly, except that Greenland closed its border. Got everyone except Greenland; I'll try again. ;p

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    1. Now Morocco. Always Morocco giving me trouble. >_>

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  4. I actually breezed through it with the first strategy. Just let it mutate, and put all my DNA towards transmission. Wiped out the planet with 461 days... 32% on the cure.

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  5. strategy 2 worked a treat! Managed to do it in less than 360 days and got 5 biohazards and the cure only reached 13%!

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  6. Strategy 1 was great with a small change: start in USA and get Drug 1 as the first thing. The fast spread speed makes such a difference, and it has plane or ship connections to many of the annoying to infect islands.

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  7. strategy 1 works!
    thx my game stats is :
    Time:519
    Cure:46
    Biohazard:4
    score:76560

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  8. Flavia Auditore da FirenzeAugust 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    First time trying Strategy 1, the plague died out in France. For some reasons I seem to always fail on my first time at Virus.

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  9. 5 biohazards on my first try using strategy 2! It's awesome!

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  10. I had trouble with the first strategy...played twice. Both time the virus mutated too fast and killing too fast. Canada and Greenland all infected people died faster than infection.

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  11. 377 days, 14 % of cure, 240760 points & 5 biohazards.


    Perfect!

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  12. Strategy 2, perfect! 337 daysm 18% cure, 5/5 biohazards.

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  13. Strategy 2 worked wonders for me if I didn't worry about evolving all of the symptoms you named off first. I only evolved the basic 5, leaving out insomnia. The others evolved themselves. 402 days with cute being at 23% 5 bios. Thanks!!

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  14. Why New Zealand and Canada!?!

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  15. Thank you so much, I tried so many strategies never got more than 4... Got 5 with the second one at the first try :)

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  16. Tried the 1st strategy but lost due to the virus evolving total organ failure too soon.

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  17. use strategy 2, a lot easier. 33%cure, 336 days, score 115740, 5 biohazard

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  18. Here's my playthrough. 4/5 biohazards, but I claim a moral victory!

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