Our Starcraft 2: Nova Covert Ops walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this real-time strategy game DLC on the PC & Mac.
This DLC campaign takes place a few years after the epilogue of Legacy of the Void (post-2508). The first three missions of the Nova Covert Ops single-player campaign have arrived for StarCraft II today. Your decrypted briefing is ready, Commander.
Let’s start the Starcraft 2: Nova Covert Ops walkthrough with an introduction video!
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Starcraft 2: Nova Covert Ops Walkthrough
Nova Covert Ops is a new single-player campaign that’ll take you inside the web of intrigue surrounding StarCraft’s enigmatic—and feared—shadow operatives.
In nine action-strategy missions spanning three mission packs, you’ll play as Nova Terra, the Dominion’s most powerful Ghost, and undertake assignments that are as dangerous as they are vital to the survival of the Dominion: infiltrating enemy bases, intercepting planetary invasions, helming experimental stealth ships, and other top-secret operations.
Pre-purchase the complete bundle now and receive an in-game portrait of Nova and a special Covert Ops skin for your Ghosts in StarCraft II. – While the Nova portrait is a pre-order bonus only, you can actually unlock the Ghost skin without the pre-purchase after completing all nine missions of the Nova campaign.
In the first of three mission packs, you assume the role of Nova Terra. Re-immerse yourself in the Koprulu sector, strategize against the Defenders of Man, and help Emperor Valerian Mengsk restore peace and unity to the Dominion. – Customize your equipment, select special army upgrades, and utilize powerful psionic ghost abilities to work your way through each mission to victory.
Key Game Features:
- Customize your loadout and gain the upper hand in combat with iconic gear like the Stealth Suit, the C-20A Canister Rifle, and an armory of brand-new prototype gadgets.
- Before you head into the field, modify your army to produce units that can respond to any threat, like cliff-scaling Siege Tanks and jet-boosted Hellbats.
- Should the conflict escalate, you’ll be granted clearance to unleash the full fury of the Dominion’s nuclear arsenal.
Name: November Annabella Terra (Agent X41822N)
Date of Birth: XXXX
Bio: November “Nova” Terra spent the best parts of her youth as the golden child of one of Tarsonis’ wealthy Old Families. Though she exhibited signs of burgeoning psionic potential, Nova’s parents insisted that she was merely sensitive or “empathetic,” hoping to keep her abilities a secret (as much from the Ghost Academy that would conscript their child as from Nova herself).
When her family was violently betrayed and her telekinetic powers became destructively apparent, Nova was forced into hiding in the crime-ridden slums of Tarsonis’ Gutter. The story of Nova’s emergence from the Gutter is apocryphal, but the burden of psionic abilities and the pain of her family’s ruin led her to seek refuge among the very Ghosts her parents hoped to keep her from.
Supremely dedicated, Nova excelled as a trainee in the Ghost Academy on Ursa, eventually earning the questionable reward of a mind-wipe that erased all recollection of her tragic youth – and the majority of her long-term memory with it.
As a full-fledged Ghost operative, Nova’s duties have included battling zerg, investigating the psionic killers known as Spectres, and even dealing with noted enemy of the people Jim Raynor. Her service record has seen her assigned tasks of increasing importance to the leadership of the Dominion, and she stands ready to be dispatched on missions that will make her past pale in comparison.
Welcome to the Starcraft 2: Nova Covert Ops walkthrough!
Important Note: Nova Covert Ops mission packs require at least the “StarCraft II Starter Edition” to download and play them. – Although Internet Connection is required, as well as Battle.net registration and the Battle.net Desktop Application are required for use.
How To Start The Nova Mission Packs: The first mission pack consists of three missions and can be accessed by selecting “Campaign” and then going to “Nova: Covert Ops”.
Nova Mission Pack 1 Synopsis: November “Nova” Terra (Agent X41822N) awakens in an unknown military facility. She has no memories of where she is, or what her mission was… her memory has been wiped.
You join Nova as she seeks to remember her mission, and investigate new threats to the safety of the Terran Dominion. Are the Zerg moving to capture Terran worlds? Is a new Terran faction seeking to seize power?
It falls to the most elite covert operative in the Dominion to find the answers.
Video Guide: I will be your voice-over commentator guiding you around the game’s map areas on Brutal difficulty mode!
• [00:00] — Nova Mission 1: The Escape
• [32:30] — Nova Mission 2: Sudden Strike
• [54:30] — Nova Mission 3: Enemy Intelligence
Custom Loadout Tips: Along the way, Nova will become increasingly powerful and customizable as you discover and unlock additional equipment for her to take into the field. Ever wonder how unstoppable a cloaked Nova would be like with a shotgun in her hands? Now you can find out.
Beyond Nova, you can also customize your units and the equipment they bring into battle. For example, if a map has a lot of cliffs and ravines, you might want to consider equipping your Siege Tanks with Jump Jet Technology so that they can easily make their way up and down those steep cliffs! Alternatively, you may want to opt to grant them defensive Spider Mines so that they are more difficult to take down.
Strategy Tips: In Nova Covert Ops you can expect to find missions unlike anything you’ve played before. Use your tactics in stealth and strategy to overcome situations that are impossible with brute force alone and feel what it’s like to be a trained Dominion Ghost in the field. As the story progresses, those who apply tactical planning towards their objectives will find the greatest success, but don’t expect to be able to plan for every turn of events!
Throughout Mission Pack One, you’ll navigate complex facilities while avoiding detection, pilot vehicles to help achieve your objectives, and assassinate critical targets, all while acquiring intel on your opponent’s mission. We can’t say too much of course, but Nova: Covert Ops is sure to provide a new angle on the StarCraft II campaign-style of mission.
[Work-In-Progress: Nova Mission Packs 2 and 3 for Missions 4 to 9 will be released on or before December 1, 2016.]
Mission Pack One will serve as the launching point for the rest of Nova Covert Ops, while also sending you on espionage-filled journeys across the sector to discover the secrets being held by the Defenders of Man. Knowing is half the battle, and the intel you gather in Mission Pack One will serve you well in the days to come as the battle for the Dominion’s newfound freedom is in your hands.
– Nova Mission Pack 2 Synopsis: The conspiracy against Emperor Valerian takes a dark turn as you and your crew race to stop a vicious zerg attack before thousands of lives are lost.
UPDATE: Our guide is up on the “StarCraft 2: Nova Covert Ops – Mission Pack 2 Walkthrough” page.
– Nova Mission Pack 3 Synopsis: With no alternatives left, you must make sacrifices to ensure the future of the Terran Dominion.
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