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General Information

Virus is a standard plague type in both Plague Inc. and Plague Inc: Evolved.

Overview

The Virus is a standard plague type introduced in version 1.0. It possesses a high natural tendency to mutate traits alongside its ability Viral Instability, but it struggles to neutralize these mutations. and so requires a different play-style that relies on fast enough infection to nullify any human counter-attack. The gene Darwinist best complements this natural ability, while Creationist can make the mutation rate seemingly more controllable. This is crucial as without the assistance of other genes, it can only mutate symptoms, and that free symptoms can help late game (especially Mega-Brutal) when the early transmission was properly handled. Additionally, devolving traits will cost DNA, increasing as more are done unless the Translesion + Gene is included to prevent the increment.

Special Ability

The special ability for Virus is Viral Instability. It makes DNA unstable, which further increases the number of random mutations to occur.

Trivia

  • The Virus was one of the 3 plagues from Pandemic, the spiritual predecessor to Plague Inc., alongside with Bacteria and Parasite
  • The virus playable is said to have DNA; in real life, DNA viruses are relatively stable, while the RNA viruses are known to be genetically unstable, with differing degrees.

Stages of Evolution

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Final stage
Standard Plague Types
BacteriaVirusFungusParasitePrionNano-VirusBio-Weapon

BacteriaVirusFungusParasitePrionNano-VirusBio-Weapon

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