The Hearts of Iron 4 development team has shared new details on the upcoming 1.11 ‘Barbarossa’ update, as well as the new unannounced DLC that will be launching alongside it. The theme of the next wave of improvements will be on the Eastern Front and land warfare, one of the core systems of the WW2 grand strategy game.
A new season of dev diaries kicked off today with an early look at the new supply system that will be introduced in the upcoming patch. Other areas the team wants to improve include how weather impacts combat, as well as shaking up the current meta of division builds, which currently skews towards larger formations.
Historically, logistics were a vital part of planning a campaign, especially on the Eastern Front where supplies were scarce and infrastructure was poor. Quite often, expanding a long the major railway lines dictated the course of the campaign, where as in Hearts of Iron 4 supply and logistics are only something you worry about when there’s a problem, and you’re less inclined to worry about terrain ahead of time.