Wednesday, June 13

Plague Inc. Myth #1 - I won, but the next level won't unlock

Wrong!

One of the common complaints against Plague Inc. is that a user apparently wins a game but then the next level does not unlock.  Plague Inc. might be a tad glitchy at times but this is almost always because the user did not in fact kill everyone.  Plague is not about killing 6.5 billion, its about killing EVERYONE.

So how does this happen?  A game ends and you look at your chart, and it's clear that everyone is dead right?  It probably looks something like this:


In fact, when this graph was taken, 500,000 people remained alive.  The graphs are interesting but can be misleading.

The problem is, you did NOT in fact kill everyone.  This happens when your disease is too deadly to be actively transmitted throughout a country.  If you have not received notification that "There are no more healthy people in the world" and the game ends, you have lost.  The most likely culprit is probably Greenland or Iceland.  Pathogens can be extremely difficult to transmit throughout the entire populations.

If you find yourself in a situation like this you need to enhance your pathogens ability in cold climates, that's the "snow flake" to level 2. That'll get those pesky Greenlandians! Otherwise, your only hope is necrosis. 

20 comments:

  1. Also, FYI, if you don't beat it on Normal or Brutal difficulty it will not unlock the next level.

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  2. I am having this problem, although all my population is infected and the data table shows this just before everyone dies.. But no next level.. :(
    I've uninstalled and reinstalled with no joy either. Any ideas? Thanks :)
    P.S. I am on normal difficulty playing the bacteria (1st) level

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  3. You need to look at the world tab that will tell you how many people are dead, infected, and healthy with a number not a graph

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  4. this is actually a glitch, don't try to tell me its not cause its happened to me the last two games i played. i infected everyone, and received the notice that no one on earth is healthy anymore. then i mutated my parasite and killed EVERYONE. When it was over i got a blue screen, and it didnt unlock the next plague. this happened 2 times in a row.

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    1. Blue Screen means that the scientists botched your plague.

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    2. you were probably on relax mode... chill out spazz

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  5. I got a red screen at the end telling me I was victorious I had exterminated humanity but the next one did not open.

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    1. you have to be on normal or brutal mode to unlock the next plague

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  6. i beat virus on normal 3 times and yet i cant get the achievement...

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  7. 1Mobile Store... pie graph glitches but it always unlocks the next mode... im up to fungus

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  8. I have the free version, and have beat bio-weapon on brutal, yet i can't go on because i refuse to purchase, i even have my viruses dna to 100%, without being able to manipulate my dna... I think i should be able to proceed without paying at this point! I call b.s.

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    1. Did you beat ALL plagues on brutal?

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    2. Yeah it costs like a buck as well man, just upgrade.

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  9. I'm having the opposite problem. I'd like to pay and unlock the gene manipulation abilities, but the unlock or purchase links don't do anything but occasionally redirect me to the plague inc main screen.

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  11. THANK YOU. I was so frustrated because I could not get past fungus. I took your advice and BOOM.

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  12. Ever since I have downloaded this game I have never played on any level but brutal. I have beaten all levels to bioweapon on brutal I was hoping for a new level that should b unlocked now and to my dismay ....nothing how can this be or is there away to unlock necro without purchasing? This is a fun challenging game n would like to continue

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    1. You need to buy the full version to unlock the special scenarios by playing. It's only $1.06 and trust me it's worth it.

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  13. Same prblm here. I beat all on brutal, have gotten the notice that no healthy person was left but nothing unlocks, no cheats or anything

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