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Build a new empire, resist foreign aggression or explore the limits of neutrality in Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone. This new expansion for Paradox Interactive’s World War II grand strategy wargame adds new alternate history options and gameplay variety for three nations, as well as other significant changes.

Features of Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone include:
  • New Italian Focus Tree:

    Follow the historical path of Mussolini's Italy or rewrite history by restoring power to the monarchy, leading a Communist revolution or replacing Mussolini with one of a variety of new contenders.
  • New Ethiopian Focus Tree:

    Defy the odds to defeat the Italian invader or resist the conqueror from abroad using unique Government in Exile abilities.
  • New Swiss Focus Tree:

    Surrounded by France, Germany and Italy, the mountain nation of Switzerland finds strength in its neutrality, balancing competing factions and overtures from the great powers.
  • New Peace Conference Options:

    Demilitarize zones of the map or entire nations, bid on the capital ships of defeated powers, or claim control of enemy resources or factories as reparations.
  • Aircraft Designer:

    Design and build your own planes, from nimble interceptors that prioritize speed to durable bombers crafted to unload tons of destruction from high above.
  • Unit Medals:

    A log of each division’s accomplishments lets you track their performance, and even allows you to award unique medals to division commanders for their actions in the field.
  • Embargo Interaction:

    Embargo your enemies with a new diplomatic interaction, preventing them from trading with you if they have generated enough world tension.
  • New Unit Models:

    Over 20 new unit models for Italy, Ethiopia, and Switzerland
  • New Plane Models:

    67 new plane models
  • 12 New Music Tracks

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64 Bit | Windows® 8.1 64 Bit | Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 750 | AMD® FX 4300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 470 (1.28GB) | AMD® HD 5850 (1GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake) | AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 | Steam Deck
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K | AMD® Ryzen 3 2200G
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 570 (1.28GB) | AMD® Radeon™ HD 7970 (3GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.60 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6970M
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.90 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon R9 390M / NVIDIA GeForce 750M (1GB VRAM)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 (1GB VRAM). Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 (2GB VRAM). Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

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