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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile

"A child mathematical genius, Portnova worked in cryptography before being inducted into KGB Directorate V. Brilliant, deadly, and fanatically loyal to the state, she represents a threat either on or off the battlefield."
— In-game biography

Yirina Portnova (Russian: Ирина Портнова) is an operator for the Warsaw Pact faction featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. She is playable in Multiplayer and Zombies modes within Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, as well as in Call of Duty: Warzone upon purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.


Born in 1955, Yirina Portnova graduated in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine Building in 1971 at the age of 16.

Two years later, she was awarded a PhD in Cryptography from the Technical Faculty of the KGB Higher School. It was during this period that she was recruited by the KGB and worked in the Second Chief Directorate, receiving training in counterintelligence and spy craft. In 1976, she received a professorship in Applied Mathematics at the Moscow Mechanical Institute in order to infiltrate, monitor and disrupt dissident circles within the student body.

In 1981, she was one of the first recruits for the newly formed Directorate V of the KGB, a Spetsnaz unit specialized with counterintelligence, assassination of foreign leadership and sabotage of critical enemy infrastructure in the event of war.



Name Rarity Image How to obtain
Bittersweet Base Portnova Bittersweet Skin.webp In Multiplayer, kill 50 enemies revealed by Scorestreaks, Equipments, or Field Upgrades.
Dispatch Rare Portnova Dispatch Skin.png Battle Pass Season Six Tier 10
Grain Rare Portnova Grain Skin.png Operator Mission
Ocean Break Rare Portnova Ocean Break Skin.png Operator Mission
Red Fever Rare Portnova Red Fever Skin.png Operator Mission
Tropic Heat Rare Portnova Tropic Heat Skin.png Operator Mission
Artist Rare Portnova Artist Skin.webp Battle Pass Season Two Tier 50
Militia Rare Portnova Militia Skin.webp Operator Mission
Tree Hugger Rare Portnova Tree Hugger Skin.webp Operator Mission
Safecracker Rare Portnova Safecracker Skin.webp Battle Pass Season One Tier 50
Menace Rare Portnova Menace Skin.webp Operator Mission
Blizzard Rare Portnova Blizzard Skin.webp Operator Mission
Assassin Epic Portnova Assassin Skin.png Battle Pass Season Four Tier 0
Plaid Punk Epic Portnova Plaid Punk Skin.png Operator Mission
Saboteur Epic Portnova Saboteur Skin.png Operator Mission
Blue Beret Epic Portnova Blue Beret Skin.webp Bundle Kompromat
Comrade Epic Portnova Comrade Skin.png Bundle Iron Sorrow
Easter Bunny Epic Portnova Easter Bunny Skin.png Bundle Hippity Hoppity
EOD Epic Portnova EOD Skin.webp Bundle Bomb Squad
Hypersonic Epic Portnova Hypersonic Skin.png Bundle Special Ops: Pro Pack
Ice Queen Epic Portnova Ice Queen Skin.webp Bundle Winter Sniper
Moving Target Epic Portnova Moving Target Skin.webp Bundle Rookie Mistake
Rock Show Epic Portnova Rock Show Skin.png Stagehand Bundle
Shadow Epic Portnova Shadow Skin.webp Bundle Tracer Pack: Rouge
Tactical Goth Epic Portnova Tactical Goth Skin.webp Bundle Dominator
Fitness Instructor Legendary Portnova Fitness Instructor Skin.png Bundle Workout Plan
Funny Bone Legendary Portnova Funny Bone Skin.png Bundle Tracer Pack: Big Joke II
Ghost Legendary Portnova Ghost Skin.png Bundle Hellscream Mastercraft Bundle
Killer Bee Legendary Portnova Killer Bee Skin.webp Bundle Disavowed Assassin
Laboratory Legendary Portnova Laboratory Skin.png Tracer Pack: Stoner's Delight III
SIGINT Legendary Portnova SIGINT Skin.png Bundle Cyber Space
Necro Queen Ultra Portnova Necro Queen Skin.png Tracer Pack: Necro Queen Reactive Mastercraft Bundle

Call of Duty: Mobile

Portnova appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added on April 26, 2022, during Season 3: Radical Raid as part of the Total Body Draw. [1]


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


  • Portnova's blood type is B-.
  • Portnova - is a common Russian surname, which literally means "tailor's daughter".
  • Portnova's "Killer Bee" skin bears similar appearance to the character of "The Bride" and her primary outfit from Kill Bill: Volume 1, while the name derives from a quote from Kill Bill: Volume 2.
  • Similar to the Clown skin for Baker, the Funny Bone skin for Portnova is a reference to the outfits worn by the Joker's thugs in the film The Dark Knight.