Sovereign Default is a scenario in which a failure to extend the debt ceiling in the USA triggers a major financial re-balancing. A few countries benefit, but most suffer catastrophic damage to their economics with impacts on healthcare and research capability. The Complete Sovereign Default achievement can be earned for winning this scenario with three biohazards.
What happens in this scenario?Edit
Most countries have a significantly reduced cure capability. For example, France, the UK and the USA have 10 flasks on a normal game. However, with Sovereign Default, they have 5-6, making cure research funding lower than normal. In a normal game, there are 340 cure bottles, but in this scenario, there are only 282. Some countries do benefit, however, such as Saudi Arabia and China. They have increased research capability, and so, are considered Rich. This makes it highly imperative that Drug Resistance be bought soon after the start of the game to counter this effect, especially when starting in said country.
|Country||Number of Flasks (normal)||Number of Flasks (scenario)||Flask amount change|
|Scenarios in Plague Inc. and Plague Inc: Evolved.|
| Artificial Organs ● Black Death ● Created Equal ● Frozen Virus ● Global Warming ● Golden Age ● Ice Age ● Mirror Earth ● Nipah Virus ● Pirate Plague ● Santa's Little Helper ● Shut Down Everything ● Smallpox ● Sovereign Default ● Swine Flu ● Teleportation ● Unknown Origin ● Volcanic Ash ● Who Cares ● Xenophobia ● Mad Cow Disease ● Where Is Everyone? ● Flight Club|