The Life of the Party Covert Op is a special operation that allows you to acquire the hero Volstagg in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. You must complete 11 tasks in 21 days in order to finish this special operation. Additionally this covert operation is linked to the 99 Tankards Covert Op, which you must complete to unlock the Asgardian Tankard. The following guide will help you complete this task with minimal effort in the time allotted.
99 Tankards – You are not required to complete the 99 Tankards Covert Op in order to obtain Volstagg, but the reward for completing it is valuable and it can only be worked on while working on the Life of the Party Covert Op. In order to complete 99 Tankards, you need to obtain 99 tankards in season 2 battles and purchase Volstagg. The former will require you to perform roughly ten battles per day and the latter will require 90 command points. If you have the time and resources, you should work on both covert operations simultaneously.
What You Need – In order to complete this covert operation, you need to have unlocked chapter 4 of season 2. If you haven’t, it is basically impossible, though you can spend 90 gold to skip all tasks that require chapter 4, if you have it and want to spend it. Additionally, you will need the following heroes: Emma Frost, Fandral, Sif, Hercules, Thor, and Mr. Fantastic. If you don’t have these heroes, they cost over 500 command points to purchase. You can save 380 command points by spending 20 gold and save 90 more command points by spending 5 gold. The other costs are low enough that you should simply spend command points on them or convert gold to command points and buy the appropriate heroes. Additionally, if you don’t intend to skip the tasks that require Sif or Fandral, buy them early and start leveling them as fast as possible. You need to win battles with them to complete this covert operation.
Task 1 – You only need to complete 3 flight deck missions to complete this task. You can do that in just a few minutes without spending energy. Don’t skip this with gold.
Task 2 – To finish this task, you need to defeat seven AIM minions in season 2. You can fight them in any chapter, but assuming you have chapter 4 unlocked, you will find them in mission 2. Fight the easiest battles and you can finish this task quickly.
Task 3 – This task will take a while, no matter what you do. You need to collect five glazed hams which only drop in mission 3 of chapter 4. Bosses and hard threats are more likely to drop this item, but no matter what the drop rate is low. You will probably have to battle through the mission at least three times before you collect enough. Assuming you have the time, just muscle through. You will collect a lot of tankards and can level up Sif and Fandral at the same time, in order to maximize efficiency.
Task 4 – To complete this task you need only complete three PvP battles. Win or lose you get the credit. Bring a weak part and challenge the hardest enemy you can in practice battles. You should lose quickly and get complete this task in just a few minutes.
Task 5 – You can easily hit a wall here. You need Sif to win her heroic battle in mission 3 of chapter 4. This is a very hard battle and basically only possible if Sif is at least level 9 or level 6 and you have purchased her alternate scrapper costume. If you don’t own Sif at the start of this covert operation, level her as fast as you can and be prepared to lose this battle a lot before you get lucky and win.
Task 6 – To complete this task you need to win an incursion. The best way to win an incursion is to use your best items as quickly as possible and to rearrange your team to counter the enemy heroes. You can basically try infinitely, so eventually you will get an easy opponent and win.
Task 7 – This task is pretty much like task 3, except you need to get brined turkeys, which can only be found in mission 4 of chapter 4. Do the same thing you did for task 3 and continue to level up Fandral while you are at it. You just need persistence for this task.
Task 8 – To complete this task you need to deploy Mr. Fantastic in mission 5 of chapter 4. You can skip this task by spending 10 gold, but Mr. Fantastic is cheap enough that you shouldn’t.
Task 9 – Once you have deployed Mr. Fantastic, just complete the mission and defeat Savin. Like any boss fight, bring a good team and use items as needed.
Task 10 – This is the one task you may need to skip with gold. If you don’t already have Emma Frost, Thor, and Hercules, those three heroes cost 200, 90, and 90 command points respectively and they are all required to complete this task. To complete this task, you need to defeat Destroyer, the epic boss of mission 3 of chapter 4. You will need to complete every deployment on the mission and defeat every threat, though you can ignore the incursion and the heroic battle. That will unlock Destroyer. He isn’t too hard to beat, but you will want to bring blasters to face him and be ready to use items.
Task 11 – The final task requires Fandral. If you have him, you can do a heroic mission in mission 6 of chapter 2 of season 1. As long as Fandral is at least level 6, you should be able to complete this heroic mission relatively easily. Once completed, you can purchase Volstagg, and assuming you have already acquired 99 tankards, you should also get the Asgardian Tankard from the Marvel: Avengers Alliance 99 Tankards Covert Op.