Covert Operations are missions that appear in the world campaign in orange and a white C instead of red with white numbers. The threat level description is always a color associated with yellow and orange, as well as colored within. They are unlocked as the campaign progresses. A Covert operation will grant a special unlock upon completion and will be randomly dotted on a level as the main campaign progresses afterwards.
All Covert Operations besides the last one require the player to kill a Terroist Leader, who is actually a Mook General.
Covert Operation #1
Main Article: Covert Operation 1
The player is required to fight through a Terroist Occupied Territory, taking advantage of the numerous Ammo Crates Scattered around the map.
Unlocks Ammo Crate.
Covert Operation #2
Main Article: Covert Operation 2
The player is required to fight through a Terrorist Occupied Territory, that has numerous large gaps which are harder to jump through as sprinting is introduced at the beginning of the level.
Covert Operation #3
Main Article: Covert Operation 3
The player is required to fight through a Terroist Occupied Territory. Nothing special except that there are so many Mooks around the area and it's hard to get through. However the Ammo Crates will help make this easier.
Unlocks RC Car Crate.
Covert Operation #4
Main Article: Covert Operation 4
The player is required to fight through a Terroist Occupied Territory. There are numerous Super Mooks and very large gaps as well as Ammo Crates to encourage the player to use their Mechs.
Unlocks Mech Drop.
Covert Operation #5
Main Article: Covert Operation 5
The player is required to fight through a Terroist Occupied Territory. Speed and maneuverability is the key as you won't get a path through if you are too slow, which makes arguably the hardest Covert Operation out of all.
Unlocks Time Slow.
Covert Operation #6
Main Article: Covert Operation 6
The player is required to fight through an Alien Infested Area. There a numerous infinitely re-spawning Xenomorphs that requires a little tactic to trap them from coming out.
Unlocks Alien Pheromones.
- During a Covert Operation, the player is given only one life and no Prisoners of Wars to rescue, unless one player dies on multiplayer, then one will spawn.
- This explains why they never appear in IronBro Mode, as this is conflicting with the IronBro's life mechanics that carries all lives to next level.
- Players start out with NO special on their Bros. In compensation to this, Ammo Crates are dotted around the level for all Covert Operations.