Pre-Purchase Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack Bundle Today
Blizzard Entertainment announced the Nova Covert Ops mission pack is now available for pre-purchase with a 33% discount offer where you get all 9-mission maps as a bundle. To put that in context, once this limited-time offer is over players will have to buy individual mini-packs for $7.49 each (containing 3-mission maps each). The Nova Covert Ops will be released in increments of 3 maps approximately every 3-4 months.
It is important to pre-purchase because of the bonuses such as the Nova skin and Nova portrait which won’t be available in the individual $7.49 mini-packs. Read the Pre-Purchase FAQ below.
When I personally pre-ordered in US-Battle.net, the bundle costs $14.95 ($16.32 with tax/New York). Important to NOTE: This pre-order bundle can be gifted to a friend. This is the message I got after I pre-ordered:
Your account is up-to-date. You can access the first three missions for Nova Covert Ops, your Nova Portrait, and the Nova unit skin when they’re released on or before June 19, 2016! All three Nova mission packs are expected to release on or before December 1, 2016.
If you have no idea what the Nova Covert Ops is, I recommend reading our BlizzCon 2015 The Future of StarCraft II panel transcript where the developers discuss the storyline. Basically, the story is set a few years after the end of Legacy of the Void.
Nova Covert Ops: Mission Bundle
- Play in any game region
- Pre-purchase for 3 episodes containing 3 missions each.
- First Nova mission pack is expected to release on or before June 19, 2016.
- All three Nova mission packs are expected to release on or before December 1, 2016.
- StarCraft II Starter Edition required to play.
- Internet Connection, Battle.net® registration, and Battle.net desktop app required.
A conspiracy unfolds
The reign of Emperor Valerian Mengsk is under threat. Along with facing political opposition, several Dominion ghosts have gone missing in action while under his rule. Their trail leads to a secretive Terran group, the Defenders of Man. As Nova Terra, a psionic ghost trained to be the perfect covert operative, you must delve into the conspiracy before it’s too late for the Terran Dominion.
With a nine mission story told over the course of three mission packs, you’ll immerse yourself in the Koprulu sector as you work your way through each mission, strategize against the Defenders of Man, and help Emperor Mengsk restore peace and unity to the Dominion.
Follow Nova’s story line in vibrant, striking cutscenes as she searches the sector for answers and battles for truth.
Pre-Purchase Nova Covert Ops™ Today!
Nova Covert Ops, the brand new StarCraft II mission pack bundle, is set to launch by spring, but players can pre-purchase today and reap the benefits!
Those who pre-purchase Nova Covert Ops will receive a unique Nova portrait, as well as a Covert Ops Ghost skin for their Ghost units. The Nova portrait is limited to the pre-purchase bundle, and will be gone once the first series of missions launch.
What does the Nova Covert Ops bundle contain?
The bundle contains the entire story arc of Nova Covert Ops, which includes all three mission packs and the Covert Ops Ghost skin. Each mission pack contains three campaign-style missions. Those who pre-purchase the bundle will also receive a Nova portrait.
Can I buy each mission pack individually?
Yes, but only the Nova Covert Ops bundle is available for pre-purchase. Individual mission packs will be available for purchase when the first pack goes live in spring of 2016. Each mission pack contains three campaign-style missions.
Can I get the pre-purchase goodies after the first mission pack is live?
The Nova portrait is only available for those who pre-purchase Nova Covert Ops. The Covert Ops Ghost skin is available if you pre-purchase Nova Covert Ops, or own all of the mission packs. Please note: the Covert Ops Ghost Skin will be awarded once all of the mission packs are owned.
How much will each mission pack cost?
Each mission pack will be $7.49 USD, but you can pre-purchase all three now for $14.99 USD.
When will I receive the Nova portrait and Covert Ops Ghost skin?
If you pre-purchase the Nova Covert Ops bundle, you will receive the rewards on or before the release of the first mission pack.
Do I have to own a version of StarCraft II in order to purchase Nova Covert Ops?
No, you may purchase Nova Covert Ops through the Starter Edition without owning any version of StarCraft II. — source