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Black Ops Cold War: Operator Portnova – How To Unlock This KGB Agent?

Weapons aren’t the only unlockable in Black Ops Cold War, Operator Portnova is another unlockable you might be struggling with. Here’s how you can unlock Portnova… She’s a fanatic loyalist to Soviet Russia.

Unlike Modern Warfare, generic Mil-Sim skins are a thing of the past. Both NATO and the Warsaw Pact have two Operators already unlocked at launch. Hunter and Song make up the NATO Mil-Sim forces, while Vargas and Powers are working with the Warsaw Pact.

There are, however, a couple more Operators for you to unlock. Not only do these unlock in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer. You can also use them in Black Ops Cold War Zombies and Warzone. So, it’s worth putting the effort in.

For all the Operator unlocks in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll need to complete the relevant Operator Challenge on Black Ops Cold War. If you own Treyarch’s newest Call of Duty, you’ll already have access to Hunter, Song, Vargas, and Powers though.

Moving on… Here’s Portnova’s in-game biography to get you acquainted…

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.”

Yirina Portnova, Warsaw Pact, In-Game Biography

Black Ops Cold War Operator Portnova Needs A Spy Plane

The KGB are experts at revealing and eliminating enemies of the state. You will need to be too.

Cold War Operator Portnova
Portnova as she appears in-game / Credit: Treyarch

In order to unlock Operator Portnova, you will need to kill 50 enemies revealed by Scorestreaks or Field Upgrades in Multiplayer.

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This is a lot easier than it seems. Spy Planes are pretty common-place in Black Ops Cold War so you’ll find they are active a couple of times a game. If not? Using the Field Mic Field Upgrade might be able to help you. This reveals enemies in a smaller area and is perfect for objective-based game modes.

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