Hearts of Iron IV’s No Step Back growth and free 1.11 replace are coming subsequent week, and I’ve not felt as enthusiastic about an growth in a protracted whereas. One of the acknowledged targets of the incoming content material is to shake up the technique game’s pretty stale fight meta, the place designing divisions in your armies has been decreased to a reasonably medical set of optimum decisions.
The preliminary bones of this variation could be seen in the current patch notes, the place the fight width for various varieties of provinces is altering. This means the outdated 40/20 meta (the place you’d construct divisions of both 40 fight width or 20 fight width) is formally no extra. Players have been celebrating this impending altering of the guard by sharing their favorite meme division templates.
User Comander-07 on the Hearts of Iron IV subreddit has shared an absolute beast of a template, which has a fight width of 60 and options ten battalions of super-heavy tanks (and 15 infanty battallions), which they’ve referred to as ‘Big Chungus’. You’d solely want two of them to utterly dominate a battle, though the useful resource necessities to truly construct and preserve one could be crippling to most economies.
You can learn the thread in full beneath, alongside with some dialogue as to what the new meta would possibly end up being after the 1.11 patch:
For the end of the current meta, lets have a good time the greatest division template! from hoi4
There are some fascinating insights to glean. Essentially, the improvement group needs to scale back the efficiency of massive divisions, in addition to change up the ‘math’ in order that optimum division width is much less sure. Veteran gamers have but to come back to a consensus as to what the new meta would possibly appear to be, which I suppose was the level of the modifications in the first place.
As effectively as the province tweaks, there are separate modifications to how divisions select their targets in fight in addition to the mechanics round how divisions reinforce an ongoing battle.
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Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back and the 1.11 replace will launch on PC by way of Steam and the Paradox retailer on November 23.