Hearts of Iron IV Launching the Eastern Expansion November 23

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Time to make new history. Paradox Interactive

Hearts of Iron IV is set to give new depth to the Eastern Front with the upcoming No Step Back expansion. This much-awaited add-on is sure to challenge players with new alternate history paths and new game systems. No Step Back is coming out on November 23 and is available for $19.99.

One of the things that this new expansion offers is the National Focus Trees. This allows players to imagine how World War II happened in Eastern Europe.

Those who pre-order the upcoming expansion get a special bonus, which is a musical treat. It’s actually a new arrangement of the Soviet wartime folk song titled Katyusha. This was composed before the war and named for the celebrated Red Army rocket launchers.

Features of the No Step Back expansion include:

  • New Soviet National Focuses
    • Communist Soviet rulers need to deal with a government system full of distrust and betrayal.
    • Players can lift up party opposition to the powerful leader or go the reactionary path of restored monarchy.
  • New Polish National Focuses
    • Write a new history of Poland with choices like reforming the government, entrenching military rulers, and supporting a popular pro-Soviet uprising
  • New Baltic National Focuses
    • Shared alternate history paths for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
    • There are also unique paths for each of the countries.
  • Army Officer Corps
    • Build a general staff by drawing on the talents and expertise of available officers.
    • Be sure to take advantage of the changes in technology and tactics.
  • Army Spirits
    • Put certain characteristics of the military arms.
    • Add general bonuses to certain unit types or help with division design.
  • Supply System Updates
    • Experience scorched Earth tactics, floating harbors, and special supply units added to the logistics system.
  • Tank Designer
    • Design your very own armored force with modules that prioritize speed, gun power, armor, and production cost
  • Railway Guns
    • Commission the grandest and most prestigious of artillery pieces, each uniquely designed to deal with entrenched foes and fortified positions.

The new expansion also includes a major update free for all players.

Hearts of Iron IV was released back in 2016 on PC.

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