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Another expansion is coming soonfor Hearts of Iron IV, so here's five more mods to welcome you back!

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The newest expansion, By Blood Alone, for Paradox Interactive’s critically acclaimed strategy game, Hearts of Iron IV, has just been announced. To celebrate, here’s five great community mods for the latest entry in the series!

NOTE: Major updates for HOI IV tend to break mods like those in this list until they're updated. Some are already updated to the previous expansion, No Step Back, but if not, you can rollback to 1.10.5 "Collie" or 1.10.8 "Collie Anniversary." Steam users can rollback by right clicking the game in the library, selecting "Properties" and selecting the desired version under the "Betas" menu. Thanks to Neverhoodian on our last HOI IV mod editorial for the tip!


VF's Brazil

By vilenerd

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Between 1930-1945 Brazil suffered one of it's most troubled political times and it's second biggest economical and industrial boom of the 20st Century. In light of this historical setting and the importance that such decades represents of Brazilian history, it's nothing but fitting for it to have a focus tree, complete with a plethora of decisions, military and civil leaders, ideas, songs, sounds, resources, manufactories, advisors and flavour, in both English and Portuguese.

Old World Blues

By Old World Blues Developers

OWB Custom Map


Old World Blues is a Fallout total conversion mod for HOI4, featuring a brand new map, entirely new technology, massive focus trees and many other new features. Total conversions putting this game into different eras or focusing on particular countries are quite common, but fictional universes are rarer, and even rarer still are tight, laser-focused conversions putting scale to the comparatively small segment of the world seen in Fallout: New Vegas.

Victorian Age

By Hearts of Iron IV Mod Group

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This will be a total conversion to the Victorian Age for Hearts of Iron IV. The year is 1850. The world is changing rapidly as technologies develop faster than ever. New empires will rise. Old ones shall crumble.
Which nations will succeed and stand the test of time? Lead your nation to victory!

The Epic War

By Novout

Map


'The Epic War' brings an innovative experience to the player in exploring other, alternative historical events and their impact on World War II, such as with the effect of a hypothesised American withdrawal. PAX ends up bringing new alternatives of histories and variations of government, which will prove very interesting for players as they determine which new branches are worth pursuing.

Belgium: A World Major

By Prime Workshop

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With this mod you can now play with Belgium, join the allies, the axis or the Soviet Union. Create your own alliance and become a master of Europe and the world. Revive old Burgundy or build a new empire. Replay the story or change it with the destiny of Belgium in your hands. The final goal has evolved beyond Belgium, being to make the game more immersive and with new possibilities for the so-called minor countries in the game.


Thicker Than Water

Hearts of Iron is a grand strategy franchise where players are required to plan great strategic moves on a global scale to claim victory for their faction. The games are traditionally set in the World War II period, placing players into the conflict in control of one of the major (or minor) nations that took part.

Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone Screens

By Blood Alone continues the tradition of expansions focusing on alternate storylines
and the potential to shape a different kind of world history

A Different History

The fourth entry in the series, also the newest, has received a handful of expansions so far such as No Step Back (which we covered back in November). The newest, By Blood Alone, explores alternate histories regarding Italy, Ethiopia, and the Swiss, and introduces an aircraft designer for particularly invested tacticians. 12 new music tracks will also feature to set atmosphere and scene, as well as peace conferences, embargoes, and new units that all diversify the systems available to players.

Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone Screens

Player choice and strategy play a large part in success within HOI IV's sandbox; the
right or wrong tactical play can cause domino effects hours later


Flying Solo

Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone is expected to release later this year, and will come with "a major update, free for all Hearts of Iron IV players." What form this update takes is not currently revealed, but it's safe to say devoted players and modders alike will have plenty more to dig into in the upcoming expansion.

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The_Preacher
The_Preacher

I dont even play vanilla HoI games anymore, especially not HoI IV, lol. I think many players are probably like that, too, maybe.

But Im the one who is only there for Old World Blues - generally tired of historical, ideological or even alt-historical playthroughs.

Dont know much about modding HoI IV (modding some other games), but if I would go to mod it, it would probably be either Front Mission franchise translated to an extent into HoI IV, or Dune franchise on brand new map. Dune would especially work. Front Mission would require more information (possibly from Front Mission World Historica book as main reference) to fill out some gaps.

There is Dune Revival mod for Civ IV, but HoI's combat mechanics blow out Civ fairly simplistic ones, at least from my perspective.

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Kralich/David Author
Kralich/David

There's quite a few games I wouldn't dare revisit without mods these days. When you can have sometimes whole new games of great quality on top of the original, there's no downside as far as I see it!

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DickyArya
DickyArya

oh come on we haven't even done with nsb yet

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DickyArya
DickyArya

Though I'm looking forward on 'bidding capital ship' of defeated nation. finally they wont just magically disappear

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BobbyWanKenobi
BobbyWanKenobi

If you are going to make a highlight of some cool HoI IV mods because of an DLC announcement, at least pick ones that are updated from the current DLC/update.

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Kralich/David Author
Kralich/David

Concerns regarding compatibility are exactly why we provided instructions at the top of the article how to rollback to a previous version of HOI IV, info gratefully provided by another user and HOI fan on-site :)

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primesith
primesith

Hello everyone,
I am the creator of the "Belgium a world major" mod. I'm grateful and surprised to see my mod listed.
for those who would like to play it, the latest version is fully compatible with the NSB dlc and the latest version of the game. I invite you to discover my mod. Feel free to comment and make suggestions.

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Kralich/David Author
Kralich/David

Great mod! Well done :)

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HeavySaber
HeavySaber

I thought Victorian Age mod was dead

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